Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Election of certain juvenile judges. Provides that the judge of the St. Joseph County probate court is elected in a nonpartisan election instead of in a partisan election, beginning in 2018. Provides that the judge of the juvenile division of the Lake County superior court (court) is elected in a nonpartisan election instead of being subject to a retention election as are the other judges of the court. Provides that a vacancy in the judgeship of the juvenile division is filled by the governor rather than by the governor from a list of names submitted by the Lake County judicial Election of certain juvenile judges. Provides that the judge of the St. Joseph County probate court is elected in a nonpartisan election instead of in a partisan election, beginning in 2018. Provides that the judge of the juvenile division of the Lake County superior court (court) is elected in a nonpartisan election instead of being subject to a retention election as are the other judges of the court. Provides that a vacancy in the judgeship of the juvenile division is filled by the governor rather than by the governor from a list of names submitted by the Lake County judicial nominating commission. Provides that the first nonpartisan election of the judge of the juvenile division of the court is at the 2022 general election. Provides that in appointing magistrates, the judge of the St. Joseph County probate court and the juvenile judge of the Lake County superior court shall strive to reflect the ethnic and racial demographics of their respective counties. Makes a technical correction. ... View more