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(a)whose 5-year term of appointment as a JP has expired, or
(b)who has resigned from office as a JP,
is eligible for reappointment.
(2)And a person who is eligible under subsection (1)(a) is to be reappointed except where—
(a)the person declines the reappointment,
(b)the person is aged 69 years or over,
(c)the person is disqualified under section 73,
(d)the sheriff principal for the sheriffdom for which the person was appointed as a JP makes a recommendation to the Scottish Ministers against the reappointment.
(3)A recommendation for the purpose of subsection (2)(d) may be made—
(a)on the ground that the JP has inadequately performed the functions of a JP,
(b)on the ground that the JP has, without good reason, failed to meet a condition imposed under section 68(2),
(c)on the ground that the JP does not ordinarily reside in the sheriffdom of appointment or within 15 miles of it,
(d)on such other ground as the sheriff principal considers relevant.
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