Judges; increases mandatory retirement age. (SB856)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mandatory retirement age for judges. Increases the mandatory retirement age for judges from age 70 to age 75. This is a recommendation of Judicial Council. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09
12/29/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091656866
12/29/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/21/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/21/2009Rereferred to Finance
01/22/2009Impact statement from VRS (SB856)
02/04/2009Reported from Finance (8-Y 6-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2009Read third time and defeated by Senate (18-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1818.