Subject to approval by voters at the statewide general election in November 2012, amends Section 10 of Article IV of the North Carolina Constitution to direct the chief district court judge (rather than the senior regular resident judge of the superior court) to appoint one or more magistrates to the district court from nominations submitted by the clerk of superior court in the county. Makes the amendment effective January 1, 2013, if approved by the voters.
Makes conforming changes to GS 7A-171 (pertaining to magistrates), effective January 1, 2013, if the constitutional amendment is approved by voters, and applies to appointments that take effect on or after that date.
CHIEF DIST. CT JUDGE APPOINTS MAGISTRATES
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TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE FOR APPOINTMENT OF MAGISTRATES BY THE CHIEF DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FROM NOMINATIONS SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE GENERAL STATUTES.Intro. by Clodfelter
Status: Ref To Com On Judiciary I (Senate Action) (Feb 28 2011)
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 Senate: Filed
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 Senate: Passed 1st Reading
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 Senate: Ref To Com On Judiciary I
Bill S 134 (2011-2012)Summary date: Feb 24 2011 - View Summary