Honorable Will Hartnett, Chair, House Committee on Judiciary
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2068 by Hartnett (Relating to trial by special judge in civil and family law cases.), As Introduced
Under the bill a judge would be required to order referral of a civil or family law case pending in a district court, statutory probate court, or statutory county court to a special judge as agreed upon by the parties. Currently under statute the judge is authorized but not required to order a referral.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2007.
JOB, SD, MN