SB186 - Removes ability of Marion County Circuit Court to appoint Div. I circuit clerk if office is separated from recorder
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||Removes ability of Marion County Circuit Court to appoint Div. I circuit clerk if office is separated from recorder
CCS/HCS/SB 186 - Under current law, the Marion County
Circuit Court appoints the Circuit Clerk ex officio Recorder of
Deeds. If the office is separated into District I Circuit Clerk
and Recorder of Deeds, the court continues to appoint the
District I Circuit Clerk. This act makes the position of Circuit
Clerk ex officio Recorder of Deeds an elected position. The
first election of the position will take place at the 2006
general election. The act also clarifies that in counties where
the Clerk of the Circuit Court and the Recorder of Deeds have
been separated, the office of Recorder of Deeds will be elected
at the next general election.
The act requires that the Circuit Clerk in the Sixth and
Seventh Judicial circuits must be appointed by a majority of the
circuit judges and associate circuit judges of the Circuit Court.
The clerk may be removable for cause by a majority of these
judges. This portion becomes effective on January 1, 2004.
Elected circuit clerks in office at that time will continue to
hold their office until the expiration of their elected terms.