Authors: Representative Timothy Wesco
Co-authors: Representative Jud McMillin
Changes the membership of the St. Joseph superior court judicial nominating commission and commission on judicial qualifications as follows: (1) Eliminates one of the three elected attorney members. (2) Eliminates all three of the appointed nonattorney members. (3) Adds the judge of the St. Joseph circuit court, the judge of the St. Joseph probate court, the president of the board of St. Joseph County commissioners, the sheriff of St. Joseph County, the mayor of South Bend, and the mayor of Mishawaka. Requires a judge of the St. Joseph superior court (court) to retire upon becoming 75 years of age. Allows a judge of the court serving on June 30, 2014, who is 75 years of age or will become 75 years of age before the judge's term will expire to continue to serve as judge of the court for the remainder of the judge's term. Provides that if at least 40% of the electors voting on the question of retention of a judge of the court is against retention, the judge is rejected. (Current law requires a majority of the electors voting on the question to vote against retention to reject a judge.) Makes conforming amendments.