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NO. 5. AN ACT RELATING TO ASSIGNMENT OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS.

(H.228)

Sec. 1. 4 V.S.A. § 22(b) is amended to read:

(b) The administrative judge may appoint and assign a member of the Vermont bar residing within the *[territorial unit]* state of Vermont to serve temporarily as:

(1) an acting judge in a district, family or superior court;

(2) an acting magistrate; or

(3) an acting hearing officer to hear cases *[involving traffic and civil ordinance violations]* in the traffic and municipal ordinance bureau.

Sec. 2. 4 V.S.A. § 22(f) is added to read:

(f) In making an appointment under subsection (b) of this section, the administrative judge shall apply the criteria and standards for judicial appointments contained in section 601 of this title.

Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.

Approved: April 8, 1997