CACR20 (2020) Detail

Relating to the retirement of judges. Providing that the retirement age of judges be increased.


CACR 20  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-3124

06/10

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 20

 

RELATING TO: the mandatory retirement of judges.

 

PROVIDING THAT: the mandatory retirement age of judges be increased to seventy-five.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. Berch, Ches. 1; Rep. Gordon, Graf. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment-concurrent resolution provides that a judge may serve until age 75.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

20-3124

06/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: the mandatory retirement of judges.

 

PROVIDING THAT: the mandatory retirement age of judges be increased to seventy-five.

 

Be it Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, that the

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

I.  That article 78 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 78.  [Judges and Sheriffs, When Disqualified by Age.] No person shall hold the office of Judge of any Court, or Judge of Probate[, or Sheriff of any county,] after he or she has attained the age of [seventy] seventy-five years.  No person shall hold the office of Sheriff of any county after he or she has attained the age of seventy years.   

II.  That the above amendment proposed to the constitution be submitted to the qualified voters of the state at the state general election to be held in November, 2020.

III.  That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2020 election an article to the following effect:  To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2020 session of the general court shall be approved.

IV.  That the wording of the question put to the qualified voters shall be:

“Are you in favor of amending article 78 of the second part of the constitution to read as follows:

[Art.] 78.  [Judges and Sheriffs, When Disqualified by Age.] No person shall hold the office of Judge of any Court, or Judge of Probate after he or she has attained the age of  seventy-five years.  No person shall hold the office of Sheriff of any county after he or she has attained the age of seventy years."  

V.  That the secretary of state shall print the question to be submitted on a separate ballot or on the same ballot with other constitutional questions.  The ballot containing the question shall include 2 squares next to the question allowing the voter to vote “Yes” or “No.”  If no cross is made in either of the squares, the ballot shall not be counted on the question.  The outside of the ballot shall be the same as the regular official ballot except that the words “Questions Relating to Constitutional Amendments proposed by the 2020  General Court” shall be printed in bold type at the top of the ballot.

VI.  That if the proposed amendment is approved by 2/3 of those voting on the amendment, it becomes effective when the governor proclaims its adoption.

VII.  Voters' Guide.

AT THE PRESENT TIME, the mandatory retirement age for judges is seventy.

IF THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED, the mandatory retirement age for judges will be seventy-five.

Links

CACR20 at GenCourtMobile
CACR20 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 17, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

CACR20 Revision: 8138 Date: Feb. 19, 2020, 9:59 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Feb. 13, 2020 Introduced 02/13/2020 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 5
March 17, 2020 ==CANCELLED== Hearing: 03/17/2020, Room 100, SH, 09:00 am; SC 11