Session of 1999
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
19       Kansas;
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
26       thereof.
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 K.S.A. 20-334 is hereby repealed.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.