Florida Senate - 2011                                     SB 428
       By Senator Dean
       3-00548-11                                             2011428__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to retired justices and judges;
    3         amending s. 25.073, F.S.; providing for a former
    4         justice or judge to be qualified to serve as a retired
    5         justice or judge under certain conditions; providing
    6         circumstances under which such justice or judge may
    7         not serve as a retired justice or judge; providing an
    8         effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Present subsections (2) and (3) of section
   13  25.073, Florida Statutes, are renumbered as subsections (3) and
   14  (4), respectively, and a new subsection (2) is added to that
   15  section, to read:
   16         25.073 Retired justices or judges assigned to temporary
   17  duty; additional compensation; appropriation.—
   18         (2)Notwithstanding subsection (1), a former justice or
   19  judge who has failed to win reelection or be retained after more
   20  than 12 years of service as a justice or judge may be qualified
   21  to serve as a retired justice or judge unless:
   22         (a)The former justice or judge has been reprimanded,
   23  fined, suspended, or disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court
   24  for violations of the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct or the
   25  rules regulating The Florida Bar;
   26         (b)The Judicial Qualifications Commission has brought
   27  charges against the former justice or judge which were not
   28  dismissed, or the former justice or judge was not exonerated of
   29  all such charges; or
   30         (c)Any party objects to the assignment of the former
   31  justice or judge when the former justice or judge is to preside
   32  over a civil case, including any appeal of a civil case.
   33         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.