Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Harold V. Dutton, Jr.
78th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/19/2021

Number of Bills: 128

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (118):
HB 343 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/25/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the death penalty.

HB 344 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/12/2003 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the modification of a child support order during the obligor's confinement in jail or prison.

HB 345 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/25/2003 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the death penalty.

HB 346 Author: Dutton | Rodriguez
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the period during which a person may be confined for contempt of court.

HB 347 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/01/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to sanctions imposed on low-performing public schools.

HB 348 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/26/2003 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas by employees of certain campus or campus program charter schools.

HB 349 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/06/2003 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Caption: Relating to the waiver of jurisdiction and discretionary transfer to criminal court by a juvenile court.

HB 350 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/22/2003 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to participation in cooperative career and technology education programs by certain high school students.

HB 351 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/25/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty.

HB 352 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/24/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a legislative continuance of a contested case before a state agency.

HB 353 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/07/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a Forensic Science Review Committee within the Department of Public Safety.

HB 354 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/10/2003 H Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to access to certain law enforcement and prosecutorial records under the public information law.

HB 355 Author: Dutton | Rodriguez
Last Action: 03/19/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the right of an employee to time off from work to meet with certain persons affecting the education of the employee's child.

HB 356 Author: Dutton | Rodriguez
Last Action: 03/19/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the right of an employee to time off from work to participate in certain school activities of the employee's child; providing a penalty.

HB 357 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/01/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas and to a moratorium on executions.

HB 358 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/10/2003 H Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to certain information provided to public school employees whose employment is terminated.

HB 359 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/19/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a restriction on the mandatory arbitration of certain employment disputes.

HB 360 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/25/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of certain confessions in capital cases.

HB 361 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/02/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exemptions from the sales tax.

HB 362 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/04/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to in-prison geriatric communities.

HB 363 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/10/2003 H Referred to Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to peace officers commissioned and employed by public housing authorities.

HB 364 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/09/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the payment of child support obligations on behalf of persons wrongfully imprisoned.

HB 365 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/10/2003 H Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to an exemption from or refund of tuition and fees for certain lower-division students enrolled at Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University.

HB 366 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/25/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for a capital offense.

HB 367 Author: Dutton | Lewis
Last Action: 02/10/2003 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the consequences of successfully completing a period of deferred adjudication community supervision.

HB 368 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/22/2003 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the placement of a public school student in an alternative education program.

HB 369 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/15/2003 H Meeting cancelled
Caption: Relating to reducing class size when the students of a certain grade level perform poorly on an assessment instrument.

HB 370 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/10/2003 H Referred to Corrections
Caption: Relating to an analysis of the application of the death penalty in Texas.

HB 371 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/19/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain restrictions on the arbitration of an employment dispute.

HB 372 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/04/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony.

HB 373 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/10/2003 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings.

HB 374 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/07/2003 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the right of certain persons to discipline a child.

HB 375 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/24/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limiting the award of attorney's fees by a justice court.

HB 376 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/02/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a requirement that retail grocers post a sign listing items that are exempt from the sales and use tax.

HB 377 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/10/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to service retirement and death benefits for certain peace officers under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 378 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/10/2003 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the remedies available to a person to abate a public nuisance in a municipality.

HB 379 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/10/2003 H Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the right of an employee to inspect the employee's personnel records.

HB 380 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/25/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the imposition of the death penalty in certain cases where the guilt of the defendant may be in doubt.

HB 381 Author: Dutton | Grusendorf | Noriega
Last Action: 04/03/2003 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the computation of public school dropout and completion rates.

HB 382 Author: Dutton | Uresti
Last Action: 04/30/2003 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the designation of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a voter registration agency.

HB 383 Author: Dutton | Thompson
Last Action: 04/28/2003 H Meeting cancelled
Caption: Relating to citation and arrest for a Class C misdemeanor.

HB 384 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/10/2003 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the automatic expunction of criminal records.

HB 502 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/30/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the compensation of an election judge or clerk.

HB 503 Author: Dutton | Wilson
Last Action: 05/08/2003 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to determinations of paternity in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 539 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/22/2003 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to duty-free lunch periods for school nurses.

HB 540 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/18/2003 H Subcommittee members named
Caption: Relating to standards for judicial review of certain writs of habeas corpus in capital cases.

HB 590 Author: Dutton | McClendon | Pena | Alonzo | Rodriguez
Last Action: 03/25/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for a capital offense.

HB 715 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/08/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the penalty for possession of one ounce or less of marihuana.

HB 774 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/12/2003 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to courses offered to public school students placed in alternative education programs.

HB 883 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the powers of an associate judge under the Family Code.

HB 884 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/22/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to alternative dispute resolution statements required in a suit for dissolution of a marriage and a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 885 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/18/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the rights of spouses in relation to separate and community property.

HB 886 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Averitt
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to attorney's fees in a proceeding to enforce an order for the possession of or access to a child.

HB 887 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the award of attorney's fees and expenses in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 888 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to progressive sanctions programs for juvenile offenders.

HB 889 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of an agreement concerning child support.

HB 933 Author: Dutton | Grusendorf | Madden | Eissler
Last Action: 04/10/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the granting of a charter for an open-enrollment charter school by a college or university.

HB 1145 Author: Dutton | Lewis
Last Action: 03/25/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to discipline management in public schools.

HB 1146 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Janek
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to a limitation on audits of an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 1147 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/10/2003 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the hours for selling alcoholic beverages in certain establishments.

HB 1200 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/27/2003 H Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the consequences of a public school's being considered low-performing.

HB 1202 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Van de Putte
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to recovery of certain funds received by an open-enrollment charter school and to certain requests to revise student enrollment.

HB 1497 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Gallegos
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the adoption of an adult.

HB 1518 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to accountability for public school dropouts and students at risk of dropping out of school and to the evaluation of school campuses.

HB 1571 Author: Dutton | Goodman
Last Action: 05/10/2003 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship of, certain records regarding, and foster care payments for certain children.

HB 1878 Author: Dutton | Hodge | Chavez
Sponsor: Harris
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the establishment of paternity and the establishment and enforcement of child support and medical support for a child.

HB 1879 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/01/2003 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment and adjudication of certain parent-child relationships.

HB 2001 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Harris
Last Action: 05/23/2003 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to notice to an employer of a court order requiring an employee to provide medical support for the employee's child; providing penalties.

HB 2002 Author: Dutton | Chavez
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to unexpended proceeds from the sale or license of treatment programs developed by the Texas Youth Commission.

HB 2003 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/17/2003 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Caption: Relating to the age of a person subject to the juvenile justice system.

HB 2099 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the determination of the conservatorship of, and the right of possession of or access to, a child by a person who has a history of family violence.

HB 2100 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/13/2003 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the disposing of abandoned motor vehicles.

HB 2224 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/07/2003 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 2316 Author: Dutton | Stick
Last Action: 04/10/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to sentences for certain nonviolent offenders.

HB 2317 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/18/2003 H Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to the relocation or replacement of a water or sanitation sewer lateral on private property by a home-rule municipality.

HB 2318 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/07/2003 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of child support obligations, including interstate enforcement.

HB 2319 Author: Dutton | Goodman | Hodge | Pena
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/18/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to juvenile delinquency; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 2435 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/23/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the legal representation of county officials by district, county, and private attorneys.

HB 2436 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/18/2003 H Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the operation of public primary and secondary schools.

HB 2437 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/23/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the salary of an assistant county auditor.

HB 2503 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/24/2003 H Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to limiting a public school administrator's referral of a student to a law enforcement official for the student's violation of the student code of conduct.

HB 2520 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/10/2003 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to limiting the adoption and enforcement of certain rules by the board of trustees of a school district.

HB 2647 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/22/2003 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to classroom working conditions for public school teachers.

HB 2648 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/30/2003 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to duties outside the regular hours of instruction for public school teachers.

HB 2649 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/22/2003 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the recommendation and notice of termination or suspension without pay for certain school employees.

HB 3068 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/10/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of peace officers concerning enforcement of compulsory school attendance requirements.

HB 3069 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/22/2003 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to teacher personal leave.

HCR 19 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/10/2003 H Referred to Public Education
Caption: Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study the dropout rate in grades 9-12.

HCR 41 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Last Action: 02/28/2003 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Elvin Bethea of the Houston Oilers on his induction into the National Football League Hall of Fame in 2003.

HCR 93 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/08/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Memorializing Congress to request that U.S. Department of Justice investigate the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory and review past criminal cases.

HCR 275 Author: Dutton | Wong
Last Action: 05/31/2003 S Received from the House
Caption: Honoring Coach Rudy Tomjanovich of the Houston Rockets on his retirement as head coach.

HCR 284 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/22/2003 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections to H.B. No. 2319.

HR 79 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/11/2003 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2003 8:17AM
Caption: Honoring LaMonica Jones of Houston for her selection as an Outstanding Texan by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.

HR 80 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/11/2003 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2003 8:17AM
Caption: Honoring Michael Lawrence Harris of Houston on being named an Outstanding Texan by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.

HR 81 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/11/2003 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2003 8:17AM
Caption: Honoring Hector A. Matteer of Houston on being named an Outstanding Texan by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.

HR 82 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/11/2003 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2003 8:17AM
Caption: Honoring Constable Victor Trevino of Houston on being named an Outstanding Texan by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.

HR 83 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/11/2003 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2003 8:17AM
Caption: Honoring Deryl M. Hurd of Houston as an Outstanding Texan.

HR 84 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/11/2003 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2003 8:17AM
Caption: Honoring James Lee Muldrow, Jr., of Houston on being named an Outstanding Texan by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.

HR 85 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/11/2003 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2003 8:17AM
Caption: Honoring Elmira Cornett of Houston for her selection as an Outstanding Texan by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.

HR 86 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 02/11/2003 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2003 8:17AM
Caption: Honoring Roderick Kennedy of Houston on being named an Outstanding Texan by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.

HR 366 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/12/2003 H Reported enrolled: Mar 12 2003 9:00AM
Caption: Honoring the Reverend Murphy D. Simon, Jr., on his installation as pastor of First Saint Mark Baptist Church in Houston.

HR 368 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/12/2003 H Reported enrolled: Mar 12 2003 9:00AM
Caption: Honoring Pastor Charles Lewis Jackson of Houston for his commitment to his church and community.

HR 559 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/25/2003 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Recognizing March 25, 2003, as a "Day of Innocence" in Texas.

HR 560 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/25/2003 H Reported enrolled: Mar 25 2003 5:35PM
Caption: In memory of Dr. Gideon Lamar Sanders, Sr., of Houston.

HR 561 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/25/2003 H Reported enrolled: Mar 25 2003 5:35PM
Caption: Commemorating the 11th Annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon and Fashion Gala hosted by the Knights of Peter Claver and the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, Council and Court 72 and Our Mother of Mercy Church in Houston.

HR 597 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 03/27/2003 H Reported enrolled: Mar 27 2003 12:07PM
Caption: Honoring the Reverend Dr. Prince Earl W. Bryant, Sr., of Houston for 40 years of service to the gospel ministry.

HR 626 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/25/2003 H Reported enrolled: Apr 25 2003 8:20AM
Caption: Honoring Houston's Phillis Wheatley High School Class of 1963 on its 40th reunion.

HR 837 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/29/2003 H Reported enrolled: Apr 29 2003 8:00AM
Caption: In memory of Dwight Dean Christopher of Austin.

HR 908 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/24/2003 H Reported enrolled: May 24 2003 8:50AM
Caption: In memory of Mollie Taylor Stevenson of Houston.

HR 909 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/25/2003 H Reported enrolled: Apr 25 2003 8:20AM
Caption: Honoring Michael Donald Neely of Houston for his work with the Lakewood Church Men's Ministry.

HR 939 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 04/29/2003 H Reported enrolled: Apr 29 2003 8:39PM
Caption: Honoring the Union Memorial United Methodist Church in Houston on the occasion of its 46th anniversary.

HR 1186 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/19/2003 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2003 11:09AM
Caption: Honoring the Reverend M. L. Jackson and Clara Belle Bennett Jackson on his 45th pastoral anniversary at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Houston.

HR 1187 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/19/2003 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2003 11:09AM
Caption: Congratulating Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church in Houston on its 10th anniversary.

HR 1549 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/28/2003 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2003 7:27PM
Caption: Congratulating Wash Allen of Houston on his accomplishments in the field of radio broadcasting.

HR 1550 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/28/2003 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2003 7:27PM
Caption: In memory of the Reverend Oliver Charlton Johnson, Sr., of Houston.

HR 1551 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 06/06/2003 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2003 9:30AM
Caption: Honoring Catherine "Candy" Jones-Brooks of Houston for her achievements as principal of Dogan Elementary School.

HR 1552 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 05/28/2003 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2003 6:12PM
Caption: Commending Detria Marie Ward of Houston for her extensive service to the community.

HR 1978 Author: Dutton
Last Action: 06/05/2003 H Reported enrolled: Jun 5 2003 10:34AM
Caption: Commending Linda Barbouche Brooks for her legislative service.

Joint Author (10):
HB 336 Author: Olivo | Turner | Dutton | Allen | Oliveira
Last Action: 04/30/2003 H Subcommittee members named
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a high school diploma.

HB 337 Author: Olivo | Turner | Dutton | Allen | Oliveira
Last Action: 04/30/2003 H Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to alternative compensatory criteria for promotion to certain grade levels in public school.

HB 530 Author: Giddings | Dutton | McCall | Turner | Olivo
Sponsor: Deuell
Last Action: 05/27/2003 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 27 2003 12:40PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the legislature from meeting on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

HB 729 Author: Goodman | Dutton
Sponsor: Shapiro
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Parentage Act regarding gestational agreements.

HB 913 Author: Goodman | Dutton
Sponsor: Harris
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to the conservatorship of, and the possession of and access to, a child.

HB 1511 Author: Jones, Elizabeth | Dutton | Krusee | Crownover | Gutierrez
Last Action: 04/23/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices.

HB 1776 Author: Hughes | Dutton | Smith, Todd
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to Celebrate Freedom Week and to certain instruction in social studies classes in public schools.

HB 2703 Author: Bailey | Paxton | Dutton | Keel | Flynn
Sponsor: Gallegos
Last Action: 06/20/2003 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the testing of certain physical evidence, crime laboratory accreditation, and the admissibility of evidence examined or tested by a crime laboratory.

HB 2704 Author: Bailey | Paxton | Dutton | Keel | Flynn
Last Action: 05/12/2003 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to post conviction DNA review in criminal cases; providing a fee.

HJR 63 Author: Jones, Elizabeth | Dutton | Krusee | Crownover | Gutierrez
Last Action: 04/23/2003 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices.

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