TENHOUSE AND BIGGERT.
CON AMEND-COURT COMM MEMBERS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Proposes to amend the Judiciary Article of the Illinois
Constitution. Provides that the Courts Commission shall consist of 7
members appointed as follows: 2 Appellate Court Judges appointed by
that Court, 2 Circuit Judges appointed by the Chief Judges of the
Judicial Circuits, and 3 citizens appointed by the Supreme Court.
Provides for a like number of alternates to serve if a member is
disqualified. Provides for 4-year staggered terms. Allows for appeal
of Commission decisions to the Supreme Court or, if a Supreme Court
Judge is subject to discipline, to a Special Panel of Appellate Court
Judges. Both the Judicial Inquiry Board and the Judge may appeal.
Requires the Commission to adopt comprehensive rules. Makes other
changes. Effective upon approval of the electors.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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