Maryland: Senate committee rejects 6-5 plan to end elections for Circuit Courts; focus now on 4 House bills

The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings on Thursday rejected an effort to end election for Circuit Court judges.

SB 179 was given an unfavorable recommendation on a 6-5 vote. The proposal had called gubernatorial appointment with senate confirmation for both initial terms and additional terms in office. Moreover, the plan had called for a reduction in terms in office from 15 years down to 10 years.

The focus on shifts to the House which has 4 separate proposals pending.

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