§312.2. Additional judges for the first circuit; term; election; compensation
A. There are hereby established three additional offices of judges for the court of appeal of the first circuit, to increase the number of judges for the court of appeal for said circuit from six to nine judges.
B. One additional judge shall be elected from each of the districts of the circuit by the qualified electors of each district, respectively. The initial term of office of each of the additional judges shall begin on March 1, 1976 and shall expire on December 31, 1984.
C. The first judges to be elected to the three additional offices shall be elected at a special election as provided by Article V, Section 22 of the constitution. If the governor calls the special election to coincide with the state general election for state officers to be held in 1976, any candidate for the additional offices of judges shall be nominated at the primary elections held for state officers to be elected at the state general election.
D. The successors to the additional offices of judges herein provided, after the initial term of office, shall be elected for terms of ten years.
E. The additional judges shall receive the same compensation, expenses and emoluments of office as are now or hereafter provided by law for judges of the court of appeal for the first circuit.
Added by Acts 1975, No. 114, §1, operative Aug. 1, 1975.