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[Motion to Agree Sen. Sub] HB 88: Superior courts; qualifications for judges; revise

Voted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

I voted YEA on the Motion to Agree to the Senate Substitute of HB 88 regarding superior court and state court judges and the consequences of disbarment and suspension.

A superior and state court judge must still be at least 30-years old at the time of his or her election, be a citizen of the Sate of Georgia for three years, have seven years of law practice, and be a member of good standing with the State Bar of Georgia, however, the bill adds that a superior and state court judge must now remain in good standing while serving as a judge. When a superior or state court judge is disbarred or suspended from the practice of law by the Supreme Court, voluntarily or involuntarily, the office shall be vacated immediately, regardless of bar status at the time of election .

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 169 93.9% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 6 3.3%
Excused 5 2.8%