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HB 0097 - Election reform; judicial, state-wide office, and General Assembly; provisions

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Lindsey,Edward 54th
Last Action: 1/24/2007 - House Second Readers
House Committee: GAff
Assigned To:
02. Supreme CourtNext Bill
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05. Superior CourtsNext Bill
06. State CourtsNext Bill
07. Juvenile CourtsNext Bill
08. Probate CourtsNext Bill
09. Magistrate CourtsNext Bill
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Amend 15-1-8 and 21-5-41.  No judge or Justice of any court, magistrate, nor presiding officer of any inferior judicature or commission shall over the objection of any party, preside, act, or serve in any case or matter when in the last, previous, or present election cycle such judge has accepted a campaign contribution in the amount of more than $500.00 from a party interested in the result of the case or matter or a counsel for such party. 

The contribution limitations provided for in this Code section shall not include contributions or expenditures made by a political party in support of a party ticket or a group of named candidates except in the case of expenditures in support of a group of named candidates if one or more of those candidates are candidates in a nonpartisan race for judicial office.

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