Maryland Orphans' Court Judge Qualifications (2012)
|Orphans' Court Qualifications|
|Referred by:||Maryland State Legislature|
|Status:||On the ballot|
The proposed measure would require judges of the Orphans' Court for Prince George's County to have been admitted to practice law in Maryland and be in good standing with the Maryland Bar.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Maryland Constitution
Placing a proposed amendment on the ballot requires a 60% vote of each chamber of the Maryland State Legislature. Maryland is one of nine states that allow a referred amendment to go on the ballot following the 60% supermajority vote.
- April 6, 2011 - the House approved the proposed measure following a 105-29 vote. The Senate also approved the measure following a 46-0 vote.
- On May 10, 2011 the measure was officially referred to the statewide ballot.
| By Bailey Ludlam|
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- SB 281 status, full text, fiscal note
- National Center of State Courts - Special 2012 Ballot Proposition Edition (July 27, 2011)
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