As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:
“Appointing authority” means the General Assembly or the Governor.
“Creditable service” means prior service plus membership service, as further defined in and modified by § 51.1-303, for which credit is allowable under this chapter.
“Judge” means any justice or judge of a court of record of the Commonwealth, any member of the State Corporation Commission or Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, any judge of a district court of the Commonwealth other than a substitute judge of such district court, and any executive secretary of the Supreme Court assuming such position between December 1, 1975, and January 31, 1976.
“Normal retirement date” means a member’s sixty-fifth birthday.
“Previous systems” means the systems established under the provisions of Chapters 2 (§ 51-3 et seq.) and 2.2 (§ 51-29.8 et seq.) of Title 51, and, in the case of judges of regional juvenile and domestic relations courts, the Virginia Retirement System.
“Primary social security benefit” means, with respect to any member, the primary insurance amount to which the member is entitled, for old age or disability, as the case may be, pursuant to the federal Social Security Act as in effect at his date of retirement, under the provisions of this chapter except as otherwise specifically provided.
“Retirement system” means the Judicial Retirement System.
“Service” means service as a judge.
This law has been modified 10 times since it was first created in 1970. Those modifications are cataloged by “The Acts of Assembly,” a state publication, by year and chapter. Those modifications that can be read on the General Assembly’s website will be linked accordingly. Those modifications are as follows: in 1972, chapters 568, 708, ; in 1973, chapters 523, 546, ; in 1974, chapters 353, 484, ; in 1975, chapter 597; in 1976, chapters 374, 678, ; in 1978, chapter 841; in 1984, chapter 430; in 1990, chapter 832; in 1993, chapter 895; in 2010, chapters 737, 738.