SENATE BILL NO. 212
AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY; AND PERMITTING CERTAIN FORMER STATE JUDGES AND FORMER JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT TO RETURN TO ACTIVE JUDICIAL DUTY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. Amend Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Delaware by adding thereto a new section, designated as Section 38, which new section shall read as follows:
"§38. Retired Judges and Justices; Temporary Assignment.
Section 38. A former State Judge or a former Justice of the Supreme Court, who is retired and is receiving a State judicial pension and who assents to active judicial duty and who is not engaged in the practice of law, upon designation of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, shall be authorized to sit temporarily in the court from which he retired or in any other court to which he could be designated under the Constitution and statutes of the State if he still held the judicial position from which he retired. Any person so designated shall receive compensation as the General Assembly shall provide. Nothing herein shall authorize the designation of any former State Judge or a former Justice of the Supreme Court to sit in the Supreme Court except temporarily to fill up the number of that Court to the required quorum. The term 'State Judge' as used in this paragraph means a Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor of the Chancery Court or a President Judge or Associate Judge of the Superior Court."
Approved May 22, 1980.