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History of Reform Efforts: Hawaii

Unsuccessful Reform Efforts

2006
Voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have repealed the mandatory retirement age of 70 for judges.

2008
After amending the proposal to apply only to judges selected after November 5, 2008, the house approved a proposed constitutional amendment (SB3202) raising the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 80, but the senate disagreed with the house amendment.