An Actcreating additional judgeships for the Superior Court and amending N.J.S.2B:2-1.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey: 1. N.J.S.2B:2-1 is amended to read as follows:
b. (1) The Superior Court shall at all times consist of the following number of judges, who at the time of their appointment and reappointment were resident of each county:
Cape May 4
(2) Additionally, the following number of those judges of the Superior Court satisfying the residency requirements set forth above shall at all times sit in the county in which they reside:
Cape May 2
(cf: P.L.2008, c.26, s.1)
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill would create six additional judgeships for the Superior Court, with two added with residential ties to each of the following counties: Cumberland, Essex, and Middlesex. None of these counties currently have mandatory participation in the State’s special probation drug court program, which is being phased-in Statewide over a five-year period. See P.L.2012, c.23, s.3 (the phase-in began in July 2013). The addition of the six judgeships will assist in the on-going expansion of the program into these counties.