NO. 49.  AN ACT RELATING TO ELIMINATING MANDATORY RETIREMENT FOR JUDGES AND JUSTICES.

(H.191)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  4 V.S.A. § 609 is added to read:

§ 609.  JUDICIAL RETIREMENT

(a)  The justices of the supreme court and judges of all subordinate courts shall be required to retire at the end of the calendar year in which they attain 90 years of age.

(b)  This section shall not limit the supreme court’s power to establish procedures for taking appropriate action to remove or suspend or restrict the services of an individual justice or judge of any age.

Sec. 2.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.

Approved:  June 2, 2003