3-7-201. Designation of water judge. (1) A water judge shall be designated within 30 days after May 11, 1979, for each water division by a majority vote of a committee composed of the district judge from each single judge judicial district and the chief district judge from each multiple judge judicial district, wholly or partly within the division. Except as provided in subsection (2), a water judge must be a district judge or retired district judge of a judicial district wholly or partly within the water division.
(2) A district judge or retired district judge may sit as a water judge in more than one division if requested by the chief justice of the supreme court or the water judge of the division in which he is requested to sit.
(3) A water judge, when presiding over a water division, presides as district judge in and for each judicial district wholly or partly within the water division.
History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 697, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 80, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 604, L. 1989.