Title 78A - Judiciary and Judicial Administration - Chapter 10 - Judicial Selection Act - Part 3 - Trial Court Nominating Commission - Section 304 - Vacancies.

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78A-10-304 Vacancies. (1) The governor shall fill any vacancy on the Trial Court Nominating Commission. (2) If a commissioner is disqualified or otherwise unable to serve, the governor shall appoint a new

commissioner of the same political party as the unavailable commissioner. (3) If a vacancy occurs among commission members who are also members of the Utah State Bar,

the governor shall replace that commissioner with a person from a list of nominees submitted by the Utah State Bar as provided in Section 78A-10-302.

(4) The governor shall ensure that each person who is appointed to fill any vacancy in the office of commissioner, other than a vacancy caused by expiration of term, is a member of the same political party as the commissioner whom the person replaced.

(5) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be appointed for the unexpired term of the commissioner being replaced and may not be reappointed.

Enacted by Chapter 3, 2008 General Session