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ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2007-2008

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NO. R-74.  Joint resolution providing for and relating to an extension of the date for the convening of a Joint Assembly to vote on the retention of Superior Judges and District Judges.

(J.R.S.20)

By Senator Campbell,

Whereas, declarations have been submitted by three Superior Judges and four District Judges that they be retained for further six-year terms, and

Whereas, the procedures of the Joint Committee on Judicial Retention require at least two public hearings and the review of information provided by each judge and of comments of members of the Vermont bar and the public, and

Whereas, the Committee anticipates that it will be unable to fulfill its responsibilities under subsection 608(b) of Title 4 to evaluate the judicial performance of the judges seeking to be retained in office in order that a report be submitted by March 8, 2007, the date specified in subsection 608(e) of Title 4, and for a vote in Joint Assembly to be held on March 15, 2007, the date specified in subsection 10(b) of Title 2, and

Whereas, subsection 608(g) of Title 4 permits the General Assembly to defer action on the retention of judges to a subsequent Joint Assembly when the Committee is unable to make a timely recommendation, now therefore be it


Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the vote by the General Assembly on the retention of the three Superior Judges and four District Judges be deferred to a Joint Assembly to be held on March 22, 2007.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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