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CS/P 47: JUDICIARY, Eligibility; bar membership

PROPOSAL by Executive ; William “Bill” Schifino, Jr. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Hank Coxe

JUDICIARY, Eligibility; bar membership; Section 8 of Article V and to create a new section in Article XII of the State Constitution to require a person to have at least ten years membership in a bar in the United States of America, the preceding five of which must be in The Florida Bar, in order to be eligible to serve in the office of circuit or county judge.

Last Action: 1/19/2018 - Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
Proposal Text: Web Page | PDF
Committee References:
  1. Judicial (JU)
  2. Executive (EX)



Proposal History

Date Action
10/30/2017 • Filed
11/10/2017 • Referred to Judicial; Executive
11/17/2017 • On Committee agenda-- Judicial, 11/28/17, 1:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida
11/28/2017 • Favorable by Judicial; YEAS 9 NAYS 0
12/4/2017 • Now in Executive
1/12/2018 • On Committee agenda-- Executive, 01/19/18, 8:00 am, 401 Senate Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida
1/19/2018 • CS by- Executive; YEAS 6 NAYS 0
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading