SB1434: Chief Justice of Virginia Supreme Court; shall serve thereas for only two consecutive terms.

Offered January 16, 2009
A BILL to amend and reenact 17.1-300 of the Code of Virginia, relating to term of the chief justice.
Patron-- Cuccinelli

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 17.1-300 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

17.1-300. Composition of Court; quorum; Chief Justice.

The Supreme Court shall consist of seven justices, any four of whom convened shall constitute a quorum. The Chief Justice shall be elected by majority vote of the justices of the Supreme Court to serve a term of four years. The Chief Justice shall serve no more than two consecutive terms. An eligible justice may decline to serve as Chief Justice, or a Chief Justice may resign as such, without thereby relinquishing his membership on the Court as a justice thereof.