2011 Kansas Code
Chapter 20. - COURTS
Article 30. - COURT OF APPEALS
20-3009 Same; appointment of successor by governor; time limitations; failure of governor to appoint; appointment by chief justice; effective date of appointment.

20-3009.Same; appointment of successor by governor; time limitations; failure of governor to appoint; appointment by chief justice; effective date of appointment. (a) Whenever the supreme court nominating commission has submitted to the governor the required number of nominations for appointment to fill a vacancy in the office of judge of the court of appeals, it shall be the duty of the governor to make such appointment within sixty (60) days after such nominations are submitted or resubmitted to him or her. If the governor fails to make the appointment within said sixty (60) days, the chief justice of the supreme court shall make the appointment from among such nominees. Whenever any change in the nominations is made pursuant to K.S.A. 20-3008, said sixty-day period commences on the day the nominations are resubmitted.

(b) Whenever a vacancy in the office of judge of the court of appeals exists at the time the appointment to fill such vacancy is made pursuant to this section, the appointment shall be effective at the time it is made, but where an appointment is made pursuant to this section to fill a vacancy which will occur at a future date, such appointment shall not take effect until said date.

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