Amends GS 7A-45.1 to now allow the General Assembly to appoint special superior court judges to serve a five‑year term when any of the following occurs for the special superior court judges holding office on or after January 1, 2017: (1) retirement of the incumbent judge, (2) resignation of the incumbent judge, (3) removal from office of the incumbent judge, (4) death of the incumbent judge, (5) expiration of the term of the incumbent judge, or (6) for any other reason that causes a judgeship to become vacant. Makes conforming changes. Deletes all provisions in the statute related to the Governor's power to appoint specified superior court judges. Provides that appointments are to be made by enacting a bill.
Bill H 241 (2017-2018)Summary date: Mar 1 2017 - View summary