AN ACT ALLOWING JUSTICES AND JUDGES ELECTED TO OFFICE PRIOR TO AGE SEVENTY-TWO TO COMPLETE THE ELECTED TERM OF OFFICE PAST THE MANDATORY JUDICIAL RETIREMENT AGE OF SEVENTY-TWO UNTIL JANUARY 1 OF THE YEAR FOLLOWING THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.
Amends GS 7A-4.20 (age limit for service as judge or justice) to permit judges and justices who are elected to office prior to attaining the age of 72 to serve until January 1 of the year following the next general election and to make technical and clarifying changes.
Amends GS 135-57(b) (Teachers and State Employees Retirement System – retirement of judges and justices) to make conforming changes.
Effective October 1, 2021, and applies to judges and justices holding office, elected, or appointed on or after that date.
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