1998 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Mettetal
Senate Bill 2599
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 9-19-1, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ADD A MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 9-19-1, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
9-19-1. The Commission on Judicial Performance shall consist of the following members:
(a) One (1) circuit court judge to be appointed by the conference of circuit court judges;
(b) One (1) chancellor to be appointed by the conference of chancery court judges;
(c) One (1) county court judge to be appointed by the conference of county court judges;
(d) One (1) justice court judge to be appointed by the Mississippi Justice Court Officers Association;
(e) One (1) municipal court judge to be appointed by the Mississippi Municipal Judges Association;
(f) One (1) practicing attorney to be appointed by the governing board of The Mississippi Bar; and
(g) Two (2) lay persons who shall not be residents of the same Supreme Court district to be appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi. One (1) of such lay persons shall be appointed from a list submitted by the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association and one (1) of such lay persons shall be appointed from a list submitted by the Mississippi Prosecutors Association. Each of such lists shall contain the names of three (3) or more qualified persons.
An alternate for each member shall be selected at the time and in the manner prescribed for initial appointments in each representative class to replace those members who might be disqualified or absent.
SECTION 2. This act shall become effective upon the ratification of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 522, 1998 Regular Session, by the electorate in the election held in November 1998.