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.