Island Vote 2013: Proposal 6 seeks to raise state court judge retirement age from 70 to 80

Voters are being asked to approve a measure that would raise the retirement age for judges across the state. Proposal 6 would raise the mandatory

Voters are being asked to approve a measure that would raise the retirement age for judges across the state.

Voters are being asked to approve a measure that would raise the retirement age for judges across the state. (10/15/13)

WOODBURY - Voters are being asked to approve a measure that would raise the retirement age for judges across the state.

Proposal 6 would raise the mandatory retirement age of state court judges from 70 to 80. State records show that the judicial ranks are not keeping pace with the increase in caseloads.

Larry Levy, of Hofstra University, says that raising the retirement age would encourage talented attorneys to seek judicial office and alleviate the shortage.

Proposal 6 would require those who serve past the age of 70 to undergo a medical examination every two years and be approved by a board of judges.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: (L-R) U.S. President 1 Donald Trump sworn in as 45th president of the United States
Julia Fenster, co-president of the Nassau County Chapter 2 LI residents prepare for women's marches in Washington, NYC
News 12 Long Island reporter Eileen Lehpamer was 3 LI residents among thousands present for Trump inauguration
President Donald Trump underlined patriotism during his inaugural 4 Trump promises to be voice for 'forgotten men and women'
Gone from the site are any mentions of 5 For White House, new tenants mean new website

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE