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|Feb 11, 2014||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Jan 13, 2014||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to judiciary|
|Jun 18, 2013||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Jun 04, 2013||to attorney-general for opinion|
reported and committed to finance
|May 01, 2013||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S4934
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S4934 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4934 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4934 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to article 6 of the constitution, in relation to retirement of judges and justices This measure is being introduced at the request of the Chief Judge of the State and the Chief Administrative judge. This measure would amend section 25(b) of Article VI of the State Constitution to increase the mandatory retirement age for all judges and justices of the Unified Court System (except for justices of the Town and Village courts, for whom there would remain no constitutional retirement age, and judges of the Court of Appeals for whom mandatory retirement would continue at age 70) from 70 to 74. The measure also would make a corresponding change in the Constitution's provision permitting Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals to continue in service to the Supreme Court past the mandatory retirement age for up to three two-year terms provided the State's Administrative Board certifies that they are able and competent to do so and that their services are needed to expedite court business. Thus, retiring Justices who remain in good health and for whose services there remains a need could serve until the end of the year in which they turn 80. Lastly, this measure would establish age 74 as the mandatory retirement age for City Court judges outside New York City, superseding the current statutory age 70 retirement requirement for
S4934 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4934 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- (at request of the Office of Court Admin- istration) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to article 6 of the constitution, in relation to retirement of judges and justices Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That subdivision b of section 25 of article 6 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: b. Each judge of the court of appeals[,] SHALL RETIRE ON THE LAST DAY OF DECEMBER IN THE YEAR IN WHICH HE OR SHE REACHES THE AGE OF SEVENTY AND EACH justice of the supreme court, judge of the court of claims, judge of the county court, judge of the surrogate's court, judge of the family court, judge of a court for the city of New York established pursuant to section fifteen of this article [and], judge of the district court AND JUDGE OF A CITY COURT OUTSIDE THE CITY OF NEW YORK shall retire on the last day of December in the year in which he or she reaches the age of [seventy] SEVENTY-FOUR. Each such former judge of the court of appeals and justice of the supreme court may thereafter perform the duties of a justice of the supreme court, with power to hear and determine actions and proceedings, provided, however, that it shall be certificated in the manner provided by law that the services of such judge or justice are necessary to expedite the business of the court and that he or she is mentally and physically able and competent to perform the full duties of such office. Any such certification shall be valid for a term of two years and may be extended as provided by law for addi- tional terms of two years. A retired judge or justice shall serve no longer than until the last day of December in the year in which he or she reaches the age of [seventy-six] EIGHTY. A retired judge or justice shall be subject to assignment by the appellate division of the supreme court of the judicial department of his or her residence. Any retired justice of the supreme court who had been designated to and served as a EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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