Judicial Retirement System; mandatory judicial retirement. (HB1245)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Judicial Retirement System; mandatory judicial retirement. Broadens the age 73 mandatory retirement provision to include all judges regardless of when elected by the General Assembly. Amends § 51.1-305, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

04/01/2016: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/19/2016Committee
01/19/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104153D
01/19/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2016Assigned to sub: Compensation and Retirement
01/25/2016Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
01/25/2016Impact statement from VRS (HB1245)
02/10/2016Referred from Appropriations
02/10/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/29/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/29/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/29/2016Passed Senate with amendment (34-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Placed on Calendar
03/02/2016Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 2-N)
03/02/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Enrolled
03/03/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1245ER)
03/03/2016Signed by Speaker
03/06/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/08/2016Impact statement from VRS (HB1245ER)
04/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 667 (effective 6/1/17)
04/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0667)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

HOUSE BILL 124 TO MANDATORY JUDICIAL RETIREMENT. GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH. HOUSE BILL AFTER AGE 70 TO
THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 1234 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLS AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 24, NOS 14. AYES 24, NOS 14. THE BILL PASSES. HOUSE BILL 1245. A BILL RELATING TO MANDATORY JUDICIAL RETIREMENT REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE FROM COURTS OF JUSTICE WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM, SENATOR OBENSHAIN. I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS. MR. PRESIDENT, THIS -- AMENDMENT. I'M SORRY. I MOVE THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS. THIS BILL BROADENS THE AGE 73 MANDATORY RETIREMENT PROVISION TO INCLUDE ALL JUDGES REGARDLESS OF WHEN THEY WERE ELECT THE BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. WE CHANGED THE REQUIREMENT LAST YEAR BUT ONLY APPLIED TO SOME JUDGES. THIS DOES HAVE A DELAYED EFFECTIVE DATE OF JUNE 1, 2017.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 1245 PASS.


[Unknown]: VARIOUS SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA, REPEAL SEVERAL OTHERS RELATING TO MANDATORY JUDICIAL RETIREMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, MR. KNIGHT.

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach): THIS AMENDMENT GOES TO THE BILL LAST YEAR WE RAISED THE JUDGE'S RETIREMENT AGES FROM 70 TO 73. THE HOUSE PASSED THE BILL LAST YEAR AND CERTAIN JUDGES HAD TO COME BACK TO BE REINTERVIEWED AND HAD TO HAVE MORE FUNDING. THEY WERE KIND OF PUTTING IN THERE FOR A PARTICULAR REASON. THIS YEAR, I WANTED TO DO AWAY WITH THIS GAP, THEY PUT A DATE ON IT AND WON'T BUDGE SO HALF A LOAF IS BETTER THAN NO LOAF SO I MOVE WE ACCEPT THE SENATE AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): SHALL THE SENATE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO? CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach): AYE, 97, NO, TWO.