SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE

PROPOSED LEGISLATION/CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

  SJR0045 by Beavers Constitutional Amendments - Allows compensation of judges to be decreased or diminished during term of office as provided by law for judicial misconduct while in office. - Intro., P1C. 2/9/2011

HB0231 by Dunn
HB0231 by Dunn Courts, Supreme Court of Tennessee - As introduced, requires justices of the supreme court to be chosen by nonpartisan elections. - Amends TCA Title 2; Title 16 and Title 17. SB0281: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm. HB0231: Intro., P1C. 2/9/2011
HB 0231 by *Dunn. (*SB 0281 by *Bell.) Courts, Supreme Court of Tennessee - As introduced, requires justices of the supreme court to be chosen by nonpartisan elections. - Amends TCA Title 2; Title 16 and Title 17.

Fiscal Summary Not Available

Bill Summary This bill requires that one Tennessee supreme court justice be elected from each of five new districts. The elections will be held on a contested, nonpartisan basis. The general assembly will establish the boundaries of the new districts.

This bill prohibits candidates for justice of the Tennessee supreme court from personally soliciting or accepting campaign contributions. This bill prohibits the treasurer of the campaign of a candidate for justice of the Tennessee supreme court from divulging to the candidate the names of donors or individual amounts contributed to the campaign.

Under present law, justices of the Tennessee supreme court are initially appointed by the governor from a list of candidates supplied by the judicial nominating commission. The justices are subject to retention elections. Present law requires that no more than two justices reside in any one grand division of the state.



SB0281 by Bell
SB0281 by Bell Courts, Supreme Court of Tennessee - As introduced, requires justices of the supreme court to be chosen by nonpartisan elections. - Amends TCA Title 2; Title 16 and Title 17. HB0231: Intro., P1C. SB0281: P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm. 2/7/2011

Fiscal Summary Not Available

Bill Summary This bill requires that one Tennessee supreme court justice be elected from each of five new districts. The elections will be held on a contested, nonpartisan basis. The general assembly will establish the boundaries of the new districts.

This bill prohibits candidates for justice of the Tennessee supreme court from personally soliciting or accepting campaign contributions. This bill prohibits the treasurer of the campaign of a candidate for justice of the Tennessee supreme court from divulging to the candidate the names of donors or individual amounts contributed to the campaign.

Under present law, justices of the Tennessee supreme court are initially appointed by the governor from a list of candidates supplied by the judicial nominating commission. The justices are subject to retention elections. Present law requires that no more than two justices reside in any one grand division of the state.