Legislatures Coming Into Session
Committee Activity of Note
HB 4016 Provides sources of revenue for the Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Fund. Requires a $2 million transfer from the Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Trust Fund to the financing fund. Requires attorneys to pay additional fees to the state bar. Requires plaintiffs to pay additional fees when a civil action is filed. Provides for the collection and deposit of the $2 million and additional fees into the financing fund. Creates fair administration of justice fee of $10 or $20 in civil actions.
HB 2935 Abolishes the court of judiciary. Creates 16-member board of judicial conduct. Changes the burden of proof to investigate a judge to probable cause that misconduct occurred from substantial likelihood that it did.
SB 2671 Abolishes the court of judiciary. Creates 16-member board of judicial conduct. Changes the burden of proof to investigate a judge to probable cause that misconduct occurred from substantial likelihood that it did.
HB 541 Includes in crime of obstruction of public administration threatening or intimidating a law enforcement officer, public official, or other person relating to such person’s involvement in a judicial proceeding.
HB 997 Provides for the new crime of false lien statements against public officers, including all judges, or public employees, including every person employed by the judicial branch.
HB 4128 Requires all courts “In any case or controversy involving the enforcement of a debt…specifically enforce payment in gold or silver coin, or both.”
Review of Supreme Court Rules of Procedure