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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 2B, COURT ORGANIZATION AND CIVIL CODE
Chapter 2: Number of judges.
Section: 2B:2-4: Judicial salaries.
2B:2-4. Judicial Salaries.
Annual salaries of justices and judges beginning on January 1, 2009 and thereafter shall be:
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court $192,795
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court $185,482
Judge of the Superior Court,
Appellate Division $175,534
Judge of the Superior Court,
Assignment Judge $171,731
Judge of the Superior Court;
Judge of the Tax Court $165,000
The annual salaries of justices and judges shall be increased by $8,000 in calendar year 2018. The annual salaries of justices and judges set in calendar year 2018, shall be increased by $8,000, beginning on January 1, 2019. The annual salary of justices and judges set on January 1, 2019, shall be increased by $8,000 beginning on January 1, 2020.
Beginning on January 1, 2021, and on January 1 of each year for four years thereafter, the amount of the annual salary determined for the prior calendar year shall be adjusted annually by the State Treasurer in direct proportion to the percent change in the Consumer Price Index over a 12-month period beginning November 1 and ending October 31. For the purpose of this section, "Consumer Price Index" means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island Metropolitan Area, All Items (1982-84=100), as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States Department of Labor. The State Treasurer shall determine the amount of the adjustment by December 1 of each year and the adjustment shall become effective for payments to be made during the calendar year following the determination, beginning with payments made on or after January 1 of each calendar year. An adjustment in the annual payment shall be made only if the percent change in the Consumer Price Index for the period specified is greater than zero. Such an annual adjustment shall in no event be greater than 2 percent. If the reference base of the index is changed, the index used to determine the Consumer Price Index shall be the index converted to the new base by standard statistical methods. The first adjustment determination shall be made by December 1, 2020 and applicable to payments commencing on January 1, 2021. The financial adjustment shall be made on December 1, 2024 and be applicable for payments commencing on January 1, 2025. No further adjustments shall be made thereafter.
amended 1995, c.424, s.1; 1999, c.380, s.6; 2007, c.350, s.1; 2018, c.14, s.1.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2018-06-29 12:22:17.
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