Amending the Retirement Requirement for Solicitors

H.4065 makes an exception for the mandatory retirement age of solicitors. Under current law, solicitors are required to retire at the end of the calendar year in which they turn 72. This bill would allow them to serve for an additional term, if the end of the term occurs before the end of the year in which they turn 72.

This is problematic for the state, since state law allows judges, solicitors, and public defenders to draw retirement benefits and salary at the same time. Allowing exceptions to the mandatory retirement age will be an additional cost to taxpayers, not to mention perpetuating a corrupt system.

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