Under existing law, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama may assign a circuit or district judge to serve within another judicial circuit to address court congestion, court delay, backlog of cases, or other reasons necessary for the prompt administration of justice and a presiding circuit judge may assign circuit or district court judges within his or her circuit to serve within the circuit or in district courts within the circuit
These provisions do not apply in Jefferson County. This bill would make these provisions applicable in Jefferson County
To amend Sections 12-9A-7 and 12-9A-8, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to temporary assignment of circuit or district judges, to repeal provisions prohibiting the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama from assigning a circuit or district judge from Jefferson County to serve within another judicial circuit or district court and prohibiting the presiding Judge of Jefferson County from assigning a circuit or district court judge within the county to serve within the circuit or district court within the county.
|February 10, 2021||S||Pending third reading on day 6 Favorable from Judiciary|
|February 10, 2021||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|February 2, 2021||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary|
|Hearing||February 10, 2021||Room 325 Adjustments made/Added on SB210 at 08:30||Senate JUDY Hearing|