Friday, April 18, 2008

Constitutional Amendments

Today is the deadline for final form of constitutional amendments. One was already sent up to the Governor on 4/9. That is SB966, proposing to amend the constitution to change the age qualifications in order to run for Governor or Lt. Governor from 30 years to 25 years.

The other, SB3202, appears to be dead as it has not been scheduled for a conference committee. That bill proposes to amend the constitution to extend the retirement age of state justices and judges from 70 years to 80 years. It would have applied to appointments after Nov. 4, 2008 as a means of taking the politics out of the amendment. The Advertiser has a story here.

Rep. Marilyn Lee's take: "Eighty is the new sixty!"

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