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Legislation that would create a committee charged with recommending potentially sweeping changes to the structure and function of California’s judicial disciplinary agency passed a key legislative panel Tuesday.

The Assembly Judiciary Committee unanimously approved AB 1577, a bill that would establish a 15-member group of judges, attorneys, judicial ethics experts and public residents to scrutinize the Commission on Judicial Performance. The group will be required to file a report and recommendations with state leaders and the public by March 2023.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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