2011 -- S 0742
A N A C T
RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL TENURE AND DISCIPLINE
Introduced By: Senators McCaffrey, and Jabour
Date Introduced: March 23, 2011
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 8-16-2 of the General Laws in Chapter 8-16 entitled "Commission
on Judicial Tenure and Discipline" is hereby amended to read as follows:
8-16-2. Terms of the commissioners. -- Except as otherwise provided, the members of
the commission shall serve for terms of three (3) years; provided, however, that the initial
appointments shall be so staggered that one of each class of members so appointed shall serve for
a term of one year, one for two (2) years, and one for three (3) years. The appointment by the
supreme court of the member of the judiciary at large shall be for a term of three (3) years. No
member shall be eligible for reappointment to another term if he or she has served more than six
(6) consecutive years
the terms of the members of the general assembly shall be for two (2) years , provided, that they remain members of the general
assembly during their terms.
other than those arising through the expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired portion
of the term in the same manner as vacancies due to the expiration of the term.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.