House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends proposed new GS 7A142(c) and proposed new GS 7A142(d) to require vacancy appointees to the district court bench be residents of the district where the vacancy occurs.
Summary date: Mar 9 2017 - View summary
Summary date: Mar 8 2017 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends the proposed changes to GS 7A-142, concerning filling district court vacancies, to require the local bar of the judicial district where a vacancy occurs to nominate five persons for consideration by the General Assembly who are authorized to practice law and are residents of the judicial district (current law, which was deleted in the previous edition, includes similar provisions for the local bar to nominate five persons for recommendation to the Governor). Requires the district bar to submit the nominations, as specified, within 15 business days from the date the vacancy occurs. Establishes that the General Assembly is not bound by the nominations of the district bar in their appointment to fill a district court vacancy.
Makes organizational and conforming changes.
Summary date: Mar 1 2017 - View summary
Amends GS 7A-142 to require that vacancies in the office of district court judge be filled for the unexpired term by appointment of the General Assembly (was, by the Governor, with nominees selected by the judicial district's bar). Sets out the process for filing the vacancy depending on whether or not the General Assembly is in session.