Judicial retirement; increases mandatory retirement age. (SB1196)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mandatory judicial retirement. Increases the mandatory retirement age under the Judicial Retirement System from 70 years of age to 73 years of age. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100967D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2015Impact statement from VRS (SB1196)
01/28/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Committee substitute printed 15104500D-S1
01/28/2015Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2015Incorporates SB1324
02/04/2015Reported from Finance (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Impact statement from VRS (SB1196S1)
02/06/2015Read second time
02/06/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104500D-S1
02/06/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1196S1
02/09/2015Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Placed on Calendar
02/11/2015Read first time
02/11/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2015Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 2-N)
02/20/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Committee substitute printed 15105383D-H1
02/23/2015Read second time
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105383D-H1
02/24/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1196H1
02/24/2015Passed House with substitute (82-Y 13-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (82-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015House insisted on substitute
02/26/2015House requested conference committee
02/26/2015Senate acceded to request (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2015Senators: Norment, Saslaw, Stuart
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2015Delegates: Leftwich, Albo, Toscano
02/27/2015C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2015Conference substitute printed 15105684D-S2
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by House (83-Y 10-N)
02/27/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (83-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by Senate (31-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2015Impact statement from VRS (SB1196S2)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1196ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/10/2015Impact statement from VRS (SB1196ER)
03/27/2015Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015Passed by temporarily
04/15/2015Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015House rejected Governor's recommendation (27-Y 63-N 1-A)
04/15/2015VOTE: REJECTED (27-Y 63-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Communicated to Governor
04/30/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 773 (effective 7/1/15)
04/30/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0773)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 7 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.