CHAPTER NO. 669
SENATE BILL NO. 3284
Substituted for: House Bill No. 3191
AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 16-15-210, relative to vacancy in the office of certain judges.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 16-15-210, is amended by adding a new subsection as follows:
(c)(1) In the event of an interim suspension of a general sessions court or juvenile court judge pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 17-5-307(f), the county legislative body shall appoint a temporary replacement to serve until the interim suspension is lifted or the office becomes vacant.
(2) In a multi-county court, the temporary replacement shall be appointed by concurring resolutions of the legislative bodies of the affected counties. In the event of nonconcurrence, the temporary replacement shall be appointed by resolution of the legislative body of the county of residence of the judge who has been suspended.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.
March 18, 1998
APPROVED this 25th day of March 1998