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The Justices of the Peace (Scotland) Order 2007

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JAC – terms of appointment

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14.—(1) Paragraphs (2) to (6) apply as regards the terms of appointment of the first members of a JAC following its establishment.

(2) If 5 members are appointed one member shall hold office for a term of one year, 2 members for a term of 2 years and the remaining 2 members for a term of 3 years.

(3) If 6 members are appointed 2 members shall hold office for a term of one year, 2 members for a term of 2 years, and the remaining 2 members for a term of 3 years.

(4) If 7 members are appointed 2 members shall hold office for a term of one year, 2 members for a term of 2 years and the remaining 3 members for a term of 3 years.

(5) If 8 members are appointed 2 members shall hold office for a term of one year, 3 members for a term of 2 years and the remaining 3 members for a term of 3 years.

(6) The members of a JAC shall decide which members are to serve for which terms referred to in paragraphs (2) to (5) and, if they are unable to agree, the length of their terms shall be determined by lot.

(7) Except as provided for in paragraphs (1) to (6), every member of a JAC shall be appointed for a term of 3 years.

(8) A person shall cease to be a member of a JAC for a sheriffdom if that person neither holds office as a JP for that sheriffdom nor as a full justice appointed for a commission area any part of which falls within that sheriffdom.

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