Senator Gardner explained SB19-187, concerning commissions on judicial performance. He explained that the bill refines current provisions and primarily addresses senior judges and surveys. He presented and distributed amendment L. 001 (Attachment R) to make the bill effective immediately.
Kent Wagner, Executive Director of the Office of Judicial Performance, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the changes the bill makes to current statute. He further discussed the senior judge program, surveys, and the need to fill judge vacancies expeditiously.