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SB 939 Judges; retired from circuit court, etc., qualifications.

Introduced by: Richard H. Stuart | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles | history

SUMMARY AS PASSED SENATE:

Retired circuit court judges, Court of Appeals judges, and Supreme Court justices under recall; qualification by Committees for Courts of Justice. Requires that retired circuit court judges sitting as substitutes be found qualified every three years by the Senate and House Committees for Courts of Justice instead of authorized by the Chief Justice. The bill also removes the requirement that retired Court of Appeals judges and Supreme Court justices shall be recalled pursuant to § 17.1-106. The bill provides that Court of Appeals judges and Supreme Court justices retired under the Judicial Retirement System (§ 51.1-300 et seq.) shall be subject to recall with the consent of a majority of the members of the respective court. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2019.

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Retired circuit court judges, Court of Appeals judges, and Supreme Court justices under recall; qualification by Committees for Courts of Justice. Requires that retired circuit court judges sitting as substitutes be found qualified every three years by the Senate and House Committees for Courts of Justice instead of authorized by the Chief Justice. The bill also removes the requirement that retired Court of Appeals judges and Supreme Court justices shall be recalled pursuant to 17.1-106. The bill provides that Court of Appeals judges and Supreme Court justices retired under the Judicial Retirement System (51.1-300 et seq.) shall be subject to recall with the consent of a majority of the members of the respective court.