NJ Senate Budget Committee to take up delayed bill allowing judicial salaries to be diminished

I mentioned earlier in the week that the New Jersey Senate Budget committee (and not the Judiciary committee) was to take up  ACR 152 / SCR 110, which would re-write the state’s constitution to read (additions underlined):

The Justices of the Supreme Court and the Judges of the Superior Court shall receive for their services such salaries as may be provided by law, which shall not be diminished during the term of their appointment, except for deductions from such salaries for contributions, established by law from time to time, for pensions as provided for under paragraphs 3 and 5 of Section VI of this Article, health benefits, and other, similar benefits.

That bill was not in fact taken up on its initial hearing date Monday, instead being postponed until today.