HB 981 - Magistrates; judicial assistance; certain counties; qualifications

First Reader Summary

A BILL to amend Code Section 15-1-9.1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to requests for judicial assistance from other courts, so as to provide that magistrates presiding in certain requesting courts need not be qualified to serve as a judge in the requesting court; and for other purposes.

Tolbert, Scott (25th)
Status Summary HC: Judy SC: LA: 03/14/97 H - Read 2nd Time
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House Action Senate
3/13/97 Read 1st Time
3/14/97 Read 2nd Time

HB 981                                             LC 26 0382 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 
                               AN ACT 
 
 
  1- 1  To amend Code Section 15-1-9.1 of the Official Code of 
  1- 2  Georgia Annotated, relating to requests for judicial 
  1- 3  assistance from other courts, so as to provide that 
  1- 4  magistrates presiding in certain requesting courts need not 
  1- 5  be qualified to serve as a judge in the requesting court; to 
  1- 6  provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and 
  1- 7  for other purposes. 
 
  1- 8       BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: 
 
  1- 9                           SECTION 1. 
 
  1-10  Code Section 15-1-9.1 of the Official Code of Georgia 
  1-11  Annotated, relating to requests for judicial assistance from 
  1-12  other courts, is amended by striking in its entirety 
  1-13  subsection (e) of said Code section and inserting in lieu 
  1-14  thereof a new subsection (e) to read as follows: 
 
  1-15    "(e) The administrative judge of the district receiving a 
  1-16    request for assistance shall designate a judge to preside 
  1-17    as requested. The designated judge may consent to preside 
  1-18    in the requesting court provided he or she is otherwise 
  1-19    qualified to serve as a judge in the requesting court; 
  1-20    provided, however, that in every county of this state 
  1-21    having a population of 35,000 or less according to the 
  1-22    United States decennial census of 1990 or any future such 
  1-23    census, magistrates presiding at hearings pursuant to Code 
  1-24    Section 17-6-1 need not be qualified to serve as a judge 
  1-25    in the requesting court.  The qualifications of residency 
  1-26    within a particular political or geographic subdivision of 
  1-27    the state shall not apply to a designated judge.  The 
  1-28    designation shall be made in writing and delivered to the 
  1-29    judge requesting assistance." 
 
  1-30                           SECTION 2. 
 
  1-31  This Act shall become effective on July 1, 1997. 
 
 
 
 
 
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  2- 1                           SECTION 3. 
 
  2- 2  All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 
  2- 3  repealed. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98

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