Session of 1999
SENATE BILL No. 148
By Committee on Judiciary
9 AN ACT concerning courts; relating to district magistrate judges; resi-
10 dency requirements; amending K.S.A. 20-334 and repealing the exist-
11 ing section.
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14 Section 1. K.S.A. 20-334 is hereby amended to read as follows: 20-
15 334. (a) Subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 20-2909 and amendments
16 thereto, any person who is elected, retained in office or appointed as a
17 district judge shall:
18 (1) Have been regularly admitted to practice law in the state of
20 (2) be a resident of the judicial district for which elected or appointed
21 to serve at the time of taking the oath of office and shall maintain resi-
22 dency in the judicial district while holding office; and
23 (3) for a period of at least five years, have engaged in the active prac-
24 tice of law as a lawyer, judge of a court of record or any court in this state,
25 full-time teacher of law in an accredited law school or any combination
27 (b) Any person who is elected, retained in office or appointed as a
28 district magistrate judge shall:
29 (1) Be a graduate of a high school or secondary school or the equiv-
30 alent thereof;
31 (2) for a period of at least six months prior to being elected or nom-
32 inated for appointment, be a resident of the county for which elected or
33 appointed to serve and shall maintain residency in the county while hold-
34 ing office; and
35 (3) if not regularly admitted to practice law in Kansas, be certified by
36 the supreme court, in the manner prescribed by K.S.A. 20-337 and
37 amendments thereto, as qualified to serve as a district magistrate judge.
38 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 20-334 is hereby repealed.
39 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
40 publication in the statute book.