Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Circuit Courts Act and the Associate Judges Act.
Provides that in the Circuit of Cook County, after the effective date
of this amendatory Act, the chief judge shall not be chosen by the
circuit judges of the circuit but shall instead be appointed by the
Governor with the approval of the Senate. Provides that in the
Circuit of Cook County, an associate judge may not serve as Supervisor
Judge or in the Chancery, Law, or Criminal divisions of the court.
Provides that in the Circuit of Cook County, a vacancy in the office
of associate judge must be filled by appointment of a person who
resides in the subcircuit in which he or she will serve.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
705 ILCS 35/4.05 new
705 ILCS 45/2.5 new
Adds reference to:
705 ILCS 35/1 from Ch. 37, par. 72.1
705 ILCS 45/2 from Ch. 37, par. 160.2
Deletes everything. Amends the Circuit Courts Act and the
Associate Judges Act. Adds captions to Sections concerning the
judicial circuits of the State and the number of associate judges.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Administrative Office of Ill. Courts)
There is no fiscal impact on the Judicial Branch.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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