Judicial Right to Know

Bill concerning judicial recusal rules and judges' financial interests. Judicial Right to Know 2007

Senate Bill 170

May 9, 2007

A reform proposal dubbed the “Judicial Right to Know” bill was introduced as Senate Bill 170 on April 27, 2007 and referred to the Senate Committee on Campaign Finance Reform, Rural Issues and Information Technology. SB 170 aims to make sure that all parties involved in court cases are notified of judges’ economic interests as well as rules regarding conflicts of interest and judicial recusal.

A public hearing on SB 170 was held on May 1, 2007 and the Senate committee approved the legislation on May 8. It went to the full Senate on May 9 where it passed on a 19-14 vote.