House Committee Delays Look at Judicial Performance Bill

Because of its extensive calendar, the House Civil Justice subcommittee did not take up the proposal to radically alter the judicial performance evaluation program of appellate judges. However, the bill (SB1058/HB1227) is set for Senate floor action tomorrow.

In other legislative action, a bill (SB443/HB206) to prohibit court reporting by reporters who contract with companies or intermediaries to provide court reporting services advanced to the full Civil Justice Committee with an amendment that removed the most severe penalties. It could be heard next week.