District court judges - increases - outreach position - reports - appropriation. The act increases by one the number of district court judges in the first, eighth, tenth, thirteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, and twenty-first judicial districts; by 2 in the fourth and nineteenth judicial districts; and by 4 in the second judicial district.
The act creates a new position in the judicial department for outreach and education of judicial positions. The position provides reports to the chief justice and the judiciary committees of the senate and the house of representatives, or any successor committees, concerning the background, professional history, and qualifications of judicial officers. The act also requires the state court administrator to annually report to specified committees of the general assembly specified case management statistics.
The act appropriates $7,417,731 to the judicial department to implement the increased number of judges and the new position.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)