RULE 8. COURT ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT (a) Management. The judges of the superior court shall elect, by majority vote, a presiding judge who shall serve for a period of two years. The election will take place in December of odd-numbered years. The presiding judge's term shall commence January 1. That judge shall have all powers enumerated in GR 29. At the same time, the judges shall elect an acting presiding judge to serve in the absence of the presiding judge. All judges other than the presiding judge shall constitute the executive committee. The executive committee will share all the duties, responsibilities, and powers of the presiding judge. (b) Court commissioners qualified under Article 4, Section 23 of the Washington Constitution are authorized to preside over and consider all matters in adult felony proceedings specified under RCW 2.24.040. [Amended effective September 1, 1993; September 1, 1995; September 1, 1997; September 1, 2000; September 1, 2002; September 1, 2005; September 1, 2006; September 1, 2012.]
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