Section 12-17-66

Commissioned judges.

(a) Notwithstanding the number of judges authorized for each district by Section 12-17-61, additional district judges may be commissioned in any district where the number of judges entitled by the Constitution to receive commissions as district judges exceeds the number of positions authorized for the district. All commissions so issued shall expire on the first Monday after the second Tuesday in January following the next general election after completion of three years in office as a district judge.

(b) Judges seeking commissions pursuant to the Constitution must file a request for such commission with the Secretary of State 10 months prior to the date of the general election preceding January 16, 1977.

(c) If no judge files a request pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, and if, after judges requesting commissions have been assigned to the judgeships established by Section 12-17-61, any of the positions authorized for each district remain unfilled, these positions shall be filled at the general election prior to January 16, 1977.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §4-113.)