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A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 6 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Allow the Legislature to Set the Date for Filing Declarations of Candidacy for Judicial Retension Elections

New Mexico Ballot Measure - SJR 16

Election: Nov. 4, 2014 (General)
Outcome: Pending

Categories:
Campaign Finance and Elections
Legal
Constitution

Measure Text

A JOINT RESOLUTION
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 6 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF
NEW MEXICO TO ALLOW THE LEGISLATURE TO SET THE DATE FOR
FILING DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDACY FOR JUDICIAL RETENTION
ELECTIONS.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:

SECTION 1. It is proposed to amend Article 6, Section
34 of the constitution of New Mexico to read:

"The office of any justice or judge subject to the
provisions of Article 6, Section 33 of this constitution
becomes vacant on January 1 immediately following the general
election at which the justice or judge is rejected by more
than forty-three percent of those voting on the question of
retention or rejection or on January 1 immediately following
the date the justice or judge fails to file a declaration of
candidacy for the retention of the justice's or judge's
office in the general election at which the justice or judge
would be subject to retention or rejection by the electorate.
Otherwise, the office becomes vacant upon the date of the
death, resignation or removal by impeachment of the justice
or judge."

SECTION 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution
shall be submitted to the people for their approval or
rejection at the next general election or at any special
election prior to that date that may be called for that
purpose.

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