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HR 0993 - Business court; state-wide jurisdiction; create - CA

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Chuck Efstration
Last Action: 5/6/2018 - Effective Date
House Committee: Judiciary
Senate Committee: Judiciary
Assigned To:
09. All CourtsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HR 993 proposes an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution by revising Sections I, II, III, and VII to create a new class of business courts. In addition, every judicial circuit shall have the ability to create a business court division of the superior court. Superior courts have the authority to move a case to the state-wide business court if the parties involved agree. The business courts will have statewide jurisdiction and venue will be determined by traditional already provided by code. All state-wide business court judges shall serve terms of five years with no term limits and shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to approval by majority vote of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees. 

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