Hawaii Mandatory Judicial Retirement Act, Amendment 3 (2006)

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Hawaii Amendment 3, also known as the Mandatory Retirement Age for State Court Justices and Judges Act, was on the November 7, 2006 election ballot in Hawaii as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1]

Hawaii has a mandatory retirement age of seventy for all state court justices and judges. If Proposed Amendment 3 had been approved, the mandatory retirement age would have been repealed.

Election results

Hawaii Amendment 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No226,80565.2%
Yes 121,418 34.8%

Text of measure

Hawaii Constitution
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Preamble
Articles
IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXXXIXIIXIIIXIVXVXVIXVIIXVIII

Ballot question

The question on the ballot was:

"Shall the mandatory retirement age of seventy for all state court justices and judges be repealed?"

Official description

Description of Proposed Amendment

Article VI, section 3, of the Hawaii Constitution presently requires appellate court justices and trial court judges to retire upon attaining the age of seventy years. The proposed constitutional amendment would repeal this requirement. If the voters approve the proposed amendment, neither currently sitting justices and judges nor those appointed after the amendment takes effect would be required to retire at age seventy.

Justices and judges would not be required to retire upon reaching any specific age. All justices and judges who wish to reapply to serve for an additional term must be found qualified to serve by the Judicial Selection Commission.

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