Thursday, September 11, 2014

NJ Lawmakers May Increase Judges' Retirement Age | New Jersey Law Journal

Lawmakers Express Desire to Increase Judges' Retirement Age | New Jersey Law Journal:
by Michael Booth // NJLJ
"New Jersey lawmakers appear to be closer to taking another step toward increasing the mandatory retirement age of the state's judges. Although no formal vote was taken, members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Sept. 11 appeared united in their desire to push forward either one of two packages that would increase the retirement age from 70 to either 72 or 75. The committee heard about an hour of testimony on two proposed constitutional amendments and two implementing statutes. The Pension and Health Benefits Commission recommended passage of the measures in June. Chairman John McKeon, D-Morris, has said he wants to move on increasing the retirement age this year. Increasing the retirement age, which is being viewed as one way to keep the Superior Court bench staffed at a time of increasing vacancy rates, would require the approval of the state's voters."

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