House File 2626 - Enrolled

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  1  1                                             HOUSE FILE 2626
  1  2
  1  3                             AN ACT
  1  4 RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OR ELECTION OF STATE JUDICIAL
  1  5    NOMINATING COMMISSION MEMBERS.
  1  6
  1  7 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  9    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  46.2A  SPECIAL APPOINTMENT OR
  1 10 ELECTION OF STATE JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEMBERS.
  1 11    1.  As used in this section, "congressional district" means
  1 12 those districts established following the 2010 federal
  1 13 decennial census and described in chapter 42.
  1 14    2.  Notwithstanding sections 46.1 and 46.2, the terms of
  1 15 the appointed and elected members of the state judicial
  1 16 nominating commission serving on December 31, 2012, shall
  1 17 expire on that date.
  1 18    3.  The terms of newly appointed and elected members of the
  1 19 state judicial nominating commission shall commence on January
  1 20 1, 2013, based upon the number of congressional districts as
  1 21 enacted pursuant to chapter 42.
  1 22    4.  The initial term of the appointed members shall be as
  1 23 follows:
  1 24    a.  In the congressional district described as the first
  1 25 district, there shall be one member with a term of two years
  1 26 and one member with a term of six years.
  1 27    b.  In the congressional district described as the second
  1 28 district, there shall be one member with a term of two years
  1 29 and one member with a term of four years.
  1 30    c.  In the congressional district described as the third
  1 31 district, there shall be one member with a term of four years
  1 32 and one member with a term of six years.
  1 33    d.  In the congressional district described as the fourth
  1 34 district, there shall be one member with a term of two years
  1 35 and one member with a term of four years.
  2  1    5.  The initial term of the elected members shall be as
  2  2 follows:
  2  3    a.  In the congressional district described as the first
  2  4 district, there shall be one member with a term of two years
  2  5 and one member with a term of four years.
  2  6    b.  In the congressional district described as the second
  2  7 district, there shall be one member with a term of four years
  2  8 and one member with a term of six years.
  2  9    c.  In the congressional district described as the third
  2 10 district, there shall be one member with a term of two years
  2 11 and one member with a term of six years.
  2 12    d.  In the congressional district described as the fourth
  2 13 district, there shall be one member with a term of four years
  2 14 and one member with a term of six years.
  2 15    6.  The appointed and elected members from each
  2 16 congressional district shall be gender balanced as provided in
  2 17 section 69.16A.
  2 18    7.  After the initial term is served pursuant to this
  2 19 section, the appointed members shall be appointed to six=year
  2 20 terms as provided in section 46.1, and the elected members
  2 21 shall be elected to six=year terms as provided in section
  2 22 46.2.
  2 23    8.  If the number of congressional districts established
  2 24 following the 2010 federal decennial census and described in
  2 25 chapter 42 is not equal to four, then the procedures set out
  2 26 in this section are void and this section is repealed
  2 27 effective June 30, 2012.
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  2 30                                                             
  2 31                               PATRICK J. MURPHY
  2 32                               Speaker of the House
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  2 35                                                             
  3  1                               JOHN P. KIBBIE
  3  2                               President of the Senate
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  3  4    I hereby certify that this bill originated in the House and
  3  5 is known as House File 2626, Eighty=second General Assembly.
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  3  7
  3  8                                                             
  3  9                               MARK BRANDSGARD
  3 10                               Chief Clerk of the House
  3 11 Approved                , 2008
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  3 15 CHESTER J. CULVER
  3 16 Governor