North Carolina becomes 4th state this week to vote on mandatory judicial retirement; House committee approves increase

I mentioned Wednesday that 3 states (Arkansas’ full House, Alabama’s full House, and Maryland’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee) had voted within the prior 24 hours on increases to their states mandatory judicial retirement ages. As I was typing North Carolina was also moving on its own efforts in this area.

The North Carolina House Judiciary IV Committee gave its approval to an amended version of HB 205. Currently, North Carolina judges must retire at the end of the month in which they hit 72. As introduced, HB 205 was going to change that to the end of the month the judge reaches 75. As amended, judges would have to retire at the end of the year they hit 75.

HB 205 now goes to the House Pensions and Retirement committee.