Legislatures Coming Into Session
Committee Activity of Note
Missouri Senate Judiciary Committee
SB 261 Reduced number of meetings of the state judicial conference to every two years (currently annual). Adds specific cross-references in law for comprehensive analysis of judicial resources.
Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee
SB 292 Allows chief justice to reallocate judgeship to a different circuit after vacancy based on a study by Judicial System Study Commission.
CACR 18 Provides legislature may create “redress of grievance” panels to hear appeals of jury verdicts in criminal cases and jury decisions in civil cases.
Tennessee House Civil Justice Committee, Civil Justice subcommittee
HB 1559 Requires votes by members of the judicial performance evaluation commission on any report that is required to be published and disclosed to be by roll call in a public meeting.
Washington House Judiciary Committee
HB 2556 Authorizes and encourages the establishment of therapeutic courts such as drug courts, veterans courts, and mental health courts.