Act searches for new chief magistrate, who was promoted in 2014, from November 1
It means that if an officer has retired or is serving a term of probation, they cannot reappoint themselves
Assistant commissioner Steve Watson is in charge of the review.
The government announced the changes ahead of a controversial review by the Home Affairs Committee into the way the judiciary functions after two high-profile miscarriages of justice last year.
Chief Justice Michael Mead is set to move from a two-member panel to six, to review the way the judicial appointments process works.
The review, which is due to begin on November 1, is due to give the government time to ensure reforms are made and to consider how it can reform its judicial appointment process in the future.
The Government announced the changes ahead of a controversial review by the Home Affairs Committee into the way the judiciary functions after two high-profile miscarriages of justice last year
It comes after police officers jailed for murder won a court battle to restore them to their jobs.
Chief Justice Michael Mead is set to move from a two-member panel to six, to review the way the judicial appointments process works
But Home Secretary Theresa May was not expected to appoint Mr Justice Sir William Rees-Mogg as a candidate for chief justice.
Labour called on the Government to appoint a senior Justice secretary with the power to remove judges.
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said: 'It is essential that Lord Rees-Mogg becomes the new chief justice of England and Wales to give the system the necessary checks and balances.
'He has made it clear to our legal system that he wants to stay on as chief justice and there should be a proper public debate on how to do that.
'It is very disappointing that despite his clear understanding of the need for changes to our highly dysfunctional judicial appointments system he could not make such changes.
'A home secretary will never be able to ensure the integrity of our judicial appointments system when one of their own, the home secretary, is in charge of an independent inquiry into the way our current process works.
'We must have confidence in the judicial appointments process and the appointment of the people who fill the post to ensure that the system is functioning in accordance with our fundamental human right of equality and justice for all.'
Mr Justice Sir William Rees-Mogg (pictured) was one of three judges appointed for the appointment of Lord Justice Rees-Mogg (right) to take charge of an independent judicial review
Theresa May has come under fire for taking up the role of the head of the most powerful police force in the country with the ability to make the final decision on the future of its police and crime squad members in Englan
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In this photo taken on Aug. 31, 2015, the school grounds were packed with mourners at a funeral services for four classmates who disappeared in January 2013. In this photo taken on Aug. 31, 2015, the school grounds were packed with mourners at a funeral services for four classmates who disappeared in January 2013. Photo: Paul Chinn, Chronicle Buy photo
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SANFORD -- A new law targeting the "missing persons" of San Francisco state schools could be enforced, and school officials, parents and activists are urging lawmakers to repeal it.
"If students go missing in school, the district is not held accountable or the allegations that they were involved in crimes are dismissed," said Mary Sue DeMar, attorney for the district.
It would be a major reversal in the district's current practice, in which district officials can arrest suspects, or keep them out of school until they appear in court for a criminal investigation.
The measure, AB1258, came up for consideration during a special meeting Monday for District Council members who have jurisdiction over the school system. But while the bill is likely to be enacted, there are still some hurdles and concerns facing it.
The bill would also allow the district to seize suspected students, who they then refer for criminal prosecution, under existing laws governing juvenile justice.
"We have not done the research to see if it's going to prevent this occurring," DeMar said. "So we're going to have to move forward with what we're comfortable with."
The bill would eliminate any criminal conviction, although criminal charges can still be filed if it's proven students "willfully" violated a school rule.
The bill also allows schools to charge students for traffic fines or any fine incurred in the schools when schools are closed, as long as the fine was paid.
The bill would allow the district to seize students without having to charge them. As of July 2013, students in the San Francisco Unified School District had been caught operating a motor vehicle after failing two drug tests, police reports show. They were arrested and taken to jail for a few hours. In 2009, one student was caught making illegal use of an electric heater to heat his room, report