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HB 0777 - DeKalb County; State Court; provide definitions

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Matthew Wilson
Last Action: 5/3/2021 - Effective Date 2022-01-01
House Committee: Intragovernmental Coordination
Senate Committee: State and Local Governmental Operations
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 777 provides that the DeKalb County State Court will be governed by general law relating to state courts. Twice a year, all judges of the State Court of DeKalb County are to conduct a meeting of the entire bench of the court, with nine judges constituting a quorum. The bill additionally removes outdated provisions, modifies the provisions related to the appointment of assistant solicitors, modifies the fee schedule of the court, and provides for the chief judge of the court, who is to be the longest serving judge of the court and serve as chief judge until December 31, 2022.  

HB 777 modifies the provisions for the punishment of contempt and provides for a new procedure for the selection and removal of the clerk, marshal, and chief probation officer of the State and Magistrate courts. Additionally, the bill provides for the uniform compensation and joint decision making for the state court judges and chief magistrate judge of the county. 

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