BILL REQ. #: S-3422.1
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2014 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/23/14. Referred to Committee on Law & Justice.
BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
STATE OF WASHINGTON, IN LEGISLATIVE SESSION ASSEMBLED:
THAT, At the next general election to be held in this state the secretary of state shall submit to the qualified voters of the state for their approval and ratification, or rejection, an amendment to Article IV, section 17 of the Constitution of the state of Washington to read as follows:
Article IV, section 17. No person shall be eligible to the office
of judge of the supreme court, or judge of a superior court, unless he
or she shall have been admitted to practice in the courts of record of
this state, or of the Territory of Washington. No person shall be
elected or appointed to the office of judge of the superior court
unless he or she is a qualified voter in a county served by that
superior court. The legislature shall have the power to enforce, by
appropriate legislation, the provisions of this section.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the secretary of state shall cause
notice of this constitutional amendment to be published at least four
times during the four weeks next preceding the election in every legal
newspaper in the state.