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Sen. Lips
A concurrent resolution for the amendment of section 13 of article VI of the Constitution of
North Dakota, relating to the filling of judicial vacancies.
STATEMENT OF INTENT
This amendment provides that a person appointed by the governor to fill a judicial vacancy on
the supreme court or district court serves at least two years and until the next general
election thereafter. The subsequent term for that judgeship may be reduced to allow for the
minimum two-year term and for the staggering of judicial elections.

01/06 Senate Introduced, first reading, referred Judiciary SJ 40

02/12 House Committee Hearing 02:00

02/12 Senate Committee Hearing 02:00

03/04 Senate Reported back amended, amendment poc y 007 n 000 SJ 646

03/05 Senate Amendment adopted, placed on calendar SJ 650

Second reading, passed as amended, yeas 047 nays 001 SJ 650

03/05 House Received from Senate HJ 801

Introduced, first reading, referred Judiciary HJ 801

03/20 House Reported back, do pass, placed on calendar y 010 n 000 HJ1002

03/21 House Second reading, passed, yeas 087 nays 005 HJ1014

03/24 Senate Returned to Senate SJ 861

03/26 Senate Signed by President SJ 929

03/26 House Signed by Speaker HJ1098

03/28 Senate Filed with Secretary of State SJ1040

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