Washington SJR 8207
, also known as the Membership of Commission on Judicial Conduct Act
, was on the November 8, 2005
election ballot in Washington
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved.
SJR 8207 eplaced the phrase "district court judges" with the broader term "limited jurisdiction court judges." This has the effect of allowing a judge of any court of limited jurisdiction to be selected for one of the three judicial positions on the state's Commission on Judicial Conduct.
| Washington SJR 8207 (2005)|
| Yes|| 1,102,192|| 67.55%|
Election Results via: Washington Secretary of State
SJR 8207 became the 97th amendment to the Washington State Constitution, amending Section 31 of Article IV of the Washington State Constitution.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
- "The proposed constitutional amendment would replace the phrase "district court judges" with the broader term "limited jurisdiction court judges." The term "court of limited jurisdiction" includes both District Courts and Municipal Courts. The effect of this amendment would be to permit a judge of any court of limited jurisdiction -- that is, either a district judge or a municipal judge -- to be selected for one of the three judicial positions on the Commission on Judicial Conduct. The position would be filled by selection by all of the judges of all courts of limited jurisdiction. The other two judicial positions on the Commission -- one for a judge of the Court of Appeals and one for a Superior Court judge -- would not be affected by the amendment."