1.) The Constitution of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is hereby, and thus amended, to provide for the renewal of terms for judges, and other selected appointed officials, every ten years, by specific process of reappointment by the Governor, and reconfirmation by the Honorable Governor’s Council, according to normal processes.
2.) The quality of justice, and that of judges, and similar officials, being a public policy concern of all persons of Massachusetts, this provision, respecting the continuing evolution of our legal systems; therefore these provisions are constructed, to secure those qualities, and the continued monitoring, and current updating, of those officials entrusted to such responsibilities.
3.) All appointments of judges, members of the Industrial Accident Board, and any other appointments, subject to appointment by the Governor of The Commonwealth, and affirmation, or confirmation, by the Governor’s Council, shall expire at the end of ten (10) years, subject to the proper qualification of their successors.
4.) Such individuals may be reappointed by the Governor, may be reviewed by such other review and vetting processes as are appropriate, and must be reaffirmed, or reconfirmed, by the Governor’s Council. No individual subject to reappointment, may serve in an active role, more than six (6) months beyond their stipulated ten (10) years, without the completion of their renewed qualification process, by such Term Renewal provisions.
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