Connecticut Legislative Year in Review

Law

HB 7029 Extends power of Council on Probate Judicial Conduct to include probate magistrates, attorney probate referees, and candidates for probate judgeships. Eliminates 3-judge panels to hear certain involuntary commitment. Requires each probate court to maintain a checking account for its annually budgeted office funds, as transferred from the probate court administration fund. Allows, rather than requires, the governor to call a special election to fill a probate court vacancy. Requires the probate court administrator to choose another probate judge to temporarily fill the vacancy.