Maryland: House committees reject all 4 bills seeking to end Circuit Court elections; Senate committee already rejected its version

Efforts to end elections for Maryland Circuit Courts were rejected by the Maryland House Judiciary Committee last week. HB 223, HB 224, HB 388, HB 448 discussed in detail here were all unfavorable reported by both the House Judiciary Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee (the bills were joint-assigned to both committees). The Senate had the week before rejected its version (SB 179, discussed here).