Florida: Seven House bills affecting courts “special ordered” to the floor for Thursday April 14

The Florida House Rules Committee yesterday specially directed some bills to the House floor, including several that I’ve been tracking lately. Among them:

Additional judiciary related bills potentially up on Thursday as part of the special order include:

  • HB 7023 Repeals provisions relating to regular terms of Supreme Court and circuit courts. Allows Supreme Court to set terms of court for Supreme Court, district courts of appeal, & circuit courts. Provides that appellate courts may withdraw mandate within 120 days after issuance.
  • HB 7113 Repeals provisions relating to restricting practice of law by retired justices, requirement to appoint Clerk of Supreme Court, requirement that clerk have office in Supreme Clerk Building, requirement that clerk perform duties as directed by court, & provision by which rules of court supersede statutes.
  • HB 7115 Repeals provisions relating to judicial census commissions. Until 1973, the Florida Constitution provided for one circuit judge for every 50,000 people in a judicial circuit. The statute related to judicial census commissions is no longer needed because the Constitution has been amended to provide for different method of determining the number of circuit judges.

 

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