The Louisiana House made a failed stab Wednesday at reviving a proposal to eliminate the mandatory retirement age for judges.
“Give us one more shot. We had 61 votes on a slow day,” state Rep. Gregory A. Miller, R-Destrehan, told the House.
Senate Bill 5 is a constitutional amendment that needs the approval of two thirds of the Legislature to go before voters. In the House, the bill needs 70 votes.
The amendment would ensure that judges no longer are required to retire when they turn age 70.
State Rep. Sherman Q. Mack, R-Albany, asked the House to be consistent and shoot down the proposal.
The House voted 59-29 in favor of the bill, not enough for passage.