Connecticut Joint Judiciary Committee & Virginia’s Judicial Redistricting panel meet July 7

The Connecticut Joint Judiciary Committee will be holding a Public Hearing July 7 to focus on the state’s judiciary’s procurement code (agenda here), something required under a law passed in 2007 that revised the way the entire state government handled contracts (SB 1600, Special September Session). The legislature gave itself and the judicial branch until February 2011 to come up with their own procurement codes (Sec. 4e-12)

(a) On or before February 1, 2011, the judicial branch and the legislative branch shall each prepare a procurement code applicable to contracting expenditures, including, but not limited to, expenditures: (1) Involving contracting and procurement processes for purchasing or leasing of supplies, materials or equipment, consultant or consultant services, personal service agreements or purchase of service agreements; and (2) relating to contracts for the renovation, alteration or repair of any judicial branch or legislative branch facility in accordance with section 4b-1.

On that same day, the Virginia Supreme Court panel studying proposed new judicial circuits and districts will hold its first public comment session (h/t Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly), with additional hearings set for July 11, 13, 14, 18 and 21.