[Article VII] Section 4 (2) The justice having been longest a continuous member
6of said court, or in case 2 or more such justices shall have served for the same length
7of time, the justice whose term first expires, shall be the chief justice. The chief
8justice of the supreme court shall be elected for a term of 2 years by a majority of the
1judges then serving on the circuit court and court of appeals and the justices then
2serving on the supreme court. The supreme court shall adopt procedures
3establishing the time, place, and manner of the election.
The justice so designated 4
as chief justice may, irrevocably, decline to serve as chief justice or resign as chief 5
justice but continue to serve as a justice of the supreme court.
6Be it further resolved, That
this proposed amendment be referred to the 7
legislature to be chosen at the next general election and that it be published for three 8
months previous to the time of holding such election.