HB1580 Changes employment status of certain judicial personnel.
Sponsor: Hoppe, Thomas (46) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: Smith, Philip (11) LR Number: 3500L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: JUDICIARY
02/29/2000 - Public Hearing Held (H)
HB1580
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HB 1580 -- Appointment of Judicial Personnel

Co-Sponsors:  Hoppe, Smith

This bill changes the law relating to the appointment of
judicial personnel.  In its major provisions, the bill:

(1)  Transfers from the Circuit Clerk to the County Clerk
certain duties relating to the salary commission of nonchartered
counties;

(2)  Allows counties with combined offices of Circuit Clerk and
Recorder of Deeds to separate the offices by voting to approve a
system of appointed circuit clerks;

(3)  Establishes an additional fee of $10 to be collected by the
recorders of deeds for recording any instrument.  All of these
fees must be paid to the State Courts Administrator who
distributes to the counties having a system of appointed clerks
the fees collected in those counties.  The counties must use 20%
of the fees for the purposes expressed in Section 59.319 and 80%
must be deposited in a special fund in the county treasury to be
used for the costs of operating the recorder's office.  The fees
collected in counties which do not adopt a system of appointed
clerks are distributed to the General Revenue Fund;

(4)  Authorizes procedures for counties other than first
classification counties with a charter or constitution form of
government to submit to the voters the issue of appointing
rather than electing circuit clerks;

(5)  Authorizes the Missouri Supreme Court to establish
administrative rules concerning circuit court personnel.  The
court is authorized to determine the salaries of circuit clerks
after January 1, 2003;

(6)  Allows the circuit court, rather than the Governor, to
appoint a person to fill a vacancy in the office of Circuit
Clerk; and

(7)  Requires the circuit clerks of Marion County to maintain
one office in Hannibal and another office in Palmyra and
provides for filling vacancies that occur in these offices after
January 1, 2003.


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