Senate File 399 - Introduced SENATE FILE 399 BY WHITING A BILL FOR An Act requiring senate confirmation for bar-elected 1 state judicial nominating commissioners and including 2 applicability provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1689XS (2) 89 cm/jh
S.F. 399 Section 1. Section 46.2, subsection 1, Code 2021, is amended 1 to read as follows: 2 1. The resident members of the bar of each congressional 3 district shall elect , subject to confirmation by the senate, 4 two eligible electors of different genders to the state 5 judicial nominating commission. 6 Sec. 2. APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to electors elected 7 to the state judicial nominating commission on or after the 8 effective date of this Act. 9 EXPLANATION 10 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 11 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 12 This bill requires that the commissioners to the state 13 judicial nominating commission who are elected by the resident 14 members of the bar of each congressional district are subject 15 to senate confirmation. Under current law, such commissioners 16 are not subject to senate confirmation. The bill applies to 17 electors elected on or after the effective date of the bill. 18 -1- LSB 1689XS (2) 89 cm/jh 1/ 1