CRC - 2017 P 1 By Commissioner Martinez martinezr-00006-17 20171__ 1 A proposal to amend 2 Section 8 of Article V of the State Constitution to 3 increase the age after which a justice or judge may no 4 longer serve in a judicial office. 5 6 Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of 7 Florida: 8 9 Section 8 of Article V of the State Constitution is amended 10 to read: 11 ARTICLE V 12 JUDICIARY 13 SECTION 8. Eligibility.—No person shall be eligible for 14 office of justice or judge of any court unless the person is an 15 elector of the state and resides in the territorial jurisdiction 16 of the court. No justice or judge shall serve after attaining 17 the age of seventy-five
seventyyears except upon temporary 18 assignment or to complete a term, one-half of which has been 19 served. No person is eligible for the office of justice of the 20 supreme court or judge of a district court of appeal unless the 21 person is, and has been for the preceding ten years, a member of 22 the bar of Florida. No person is eligible for the office of 23 circuit judge unless the person is, and has been for the 24 preceding five years, a member of the bar of Florida. Unless 25 otherwise provided by general law, no person is eligible for the 26 office of county court judge unless the person is, and has been 27 for the preceding five years, a member of the bar of Florida. 28 Unless otherwise provided by general law, a person shall be 29 eligible for election or appointment to the office of county 30 court judge in a county having a population of 40,000 or less if 31 the person is a member in good standing of the bar of Florida.