House Judiciary chairman Lance Kinzer said Thursday the issue will be on the agenda for the Legislature’s 2014 session.
Jeff King, who chairs the Senate panel, says he’ll still pursue a single system for selecting judges for both appellate courts.
The two Republicans spoke a day after the Senate confirmed Caleb Stegall to the Court of Appeals. It was the first appointment under a new law that has the governor name the judges, subject to Senate confirmation.
The Supreme Court still falls under the old system. A nominating commission names three finalists, with no role for legislators after the governor’s appointment.