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  • NJ A2856
  • Increases statutory mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court Justices, Superior Court Judges, Tax Court Judges, Administrative Law Judges, Workers' Compensation Judges and county prosecutors from 70 to 72.
Introduced
(2/16/2016)
In Committee
(2/16/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would amend various sections of the statutory law to reflect the new mandatory retirement age of 72 for Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Superior Court based on an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution. The bill would also increase the statutory mandatory retirement age for Judges of the Tax Court, Administrative Law Judges, Judges of the Division of Workers' Compensation, and county prosecutors to 72. This bill has a bifurcated effective date since the retirement age for Justices of the Supreme Court and Superior Court Judges are set forth in the New Jersey Constitution. In this regard, those sections which pertain to Supreme Court Justices, Superior Court Judges, and Tax Court Judges (whose statutory salary, pension, and benefits are the same as those for Superior Court Judges) would only take effect if the voters of this State approve a constitutional amendment increasing the mandatory retirement age from 70 to 72 for Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Superior Court within one year of such a proposed amendment being submitted to the voters. (See Sections 1, 3, and 4). Those sections of the bill which increase the retirement age for Administrative Law Judges, Judges of the Division of Workers' Compensation, and county prosecutors from 70 to 72 would take effect immediately. (Sections 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8). It is not the intent of the sponsor to make any other substantive changes to existing law other than to increase the mandatory retirement age, and thus the bill would not affect the current service eligibility requirements for retirement at age 70.
Judiciary
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee  (on 2/16/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
2/16/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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