Constitutional Amendment Article XX

Amendment Article XX

CONSTITUTION ARTICLE  V, Sections 1 and 2

Creation of the Appellate Court.

HJR 95           1981

            Senate:            5154-5159

            House:            3953-3975, 4231-4239, 7746-7763

            Committee:     Judiciary: 1225

                                                Total Pages: 57 pages

 

Adopted: November 24, 1982 by a popular vote of 387,116 in favor and 156,257 against.

 

“ the Superior Court [appeals] are taken to the Supreme Court.  There’s been a growth in the number of appeals going [to]  . . . our Supreme Court and  . . . they’re [not] getting the proper treatment . . . this will create an Appeals Court . . .”

 

–Rep. Tulisano speaking on the floor of the Connecticut House of Representatives Wednesday, May 27, 1981 to explain the need for proposed constitutional amendment House Joint Resolution No. 95.