N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 565


REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON REVISION OF THE NEW JERSEY CONSTITUTION


TEXT OF PROPOSED REVISED CONSTITUTION

Article XI SCHEDULE

Section IV Judicial

appeal and all pending causes involving prerogative writs shall be transferred to the appellate division of the Superior Court. All causes pending in any other county or State courts, which are superseded, shall be transferred to the Superior Court.

4. All property, funds, records, files, books, papers and documents of the Court of Errors and Appeals, of the Prerogative Court, of the Court of Chancery and of the Supreme Court or in custody of any of these courts, shall be turned over by their respective clerks to the clerk of the new Supreme Court, who shall dispose of them as the court may by rule direct.

5. The circuit courts, courts of common pleas, oyer and terminer, quarter sessions, special sessions and the orphans' courts are superseded, and all their jurisdiction, functions, powers and duties are transferred to the Superior Court. Causes pending in such superseded courts shall be heard in the Superior Court sitting in the same county. All property, funds, records, files, books, papers and documents of the orphans' courts, or in custody thereof, shall be turned over by their respective clerks to the clerk of the Superior Court in their respective counties.

6. All the functions, powers and duties conferred by statute or rule upon justices and judges of courts superseded by this constitution, to the extent that such functions, powers and duties are not inconsistent herewith, are hereby transferred to and may be exercised by justices of the Superior Court until otherwise provided by law or rule of court.

7. Appropriations made by law for judicial expenditures during the fiscal year 1942 - 1943 may be transferred to similar objects and purposes required by the judicial article. Restrictions upon supplemental appropriations contained in this constitution shall not apply to any appropriations which may be required to finance the new judicial system prior to the fiscal year 1943 - 1944.

8. Article V shall take effect on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred and forty-three, except that any provision of this constitution which may require any act to be done prior thereto or in preparation therefor shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.


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