2076 LAWS OF MARYLAND [CH. 894
14A-13. The laws which have been enacted previously concerning
the right of appeal from justices of the peace and justices of the peace
designated as trial magistrates in Anne Arundel County shall con-
tinue in all respects to be effective as to the People's Court of Anne
Arundel County herein created.
14A-14. Any Judge of the People's Court may be removed or re-
tired from office under the same conditions and provisions as apply
to Judges of the Circuit Courts in this State.
14A-15. (a) Each Judge of the People's Court shall be paid after
the termination of active service, if he is then at least sixty-five (65)
years of age, or when he becomes sixty-five (65) years of age, a
pension or salary calculated at the rate of Three Hundred Fifty
Dollars ($350.) per annum for each year, or any part thereof, of
active service by appointment or election as a Judge of the People's
Court up to and including twenty (20) years of such active service,
so that the maximum pension or salary for such service payable
hereunder to any one person shall not exceed the sum of Seven
Thousand Dollars ($7,000.) per annum. Provided that no Judge
eligible hereunder for a pension shall receive such pension as long
as he is engaged in the practice of law, but in the event he should
thereafter relinquish such practice and notify the County Commis-
sioners of Anne Arundel County of such fact, then, from and after
the date of such notification, the Judge shall be entitled to all the
benefits provided by this section.
(b) The widow of every Judge who dies in active service shall be
paid two-thirds of the pension to which such Judge would have been
entitled on the date of his death if he had been eligible for retirement
and had retired on said date irrespective of whether he shall have
attained the age of sixty-five (65) at the time of his death. The widow
of every such judge who dies after retiring shall be paid two-thirds of
the pension which such judge was receiving at the date of his death. In
order to be entitled to the pension provided by this section, a widow
of a Judge who dies during active service shall have been married to
him for a period of not less than three years before his retirement.
A widow who is entitled to a pension under the provisions of this
section shall be paid for the period of her life unless she remarries,
in which event the pension is to cease and terminate.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the jurisdiction, powers,
duties, responsibility and authority conferred upon the trial magis-
trates of Anne Arundel County as now provided by law shall continue
in effect until January 1, 1964, and from and after that date, upon
appointment of the Judges of the People's Court as provided herein,
and their qualification, the Judges of the People's Court shall assume
their duties and jurisdiction in accordance with the provisions of
this Act, and the said trial magistrates shall forthwith transfer and
deliver all dockets, books of account and other records of every kind
kept in their official capacity to the Chief Judge of the People's Court.
From and after January 1, 1964, the offices, positions and salaries
of the trial magistrates of Anne Arundel County and the offices,
positions and salaries of all clerks, constables, and other personnel
theretofore appointed or employed by or on account of the said trial
magistrates shall stand abolished.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the county commissioners