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485.018 Salary, counties under 75,000 inhabitants.

Subdivision 1. Repealed, 1999 c 60 s 3

Subd. 2. Set by board. Except in counties in a judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), the county board annually shall set by resolution the salary of the court administrator of district court which shall be paid to the court administrator of district court at such intervals as the board shall determine but not less often than once each month. At the January meeting the board shall set by resolution the salary to be paid the court administrator of district court for the term next following. In the event a vacancy occurs in the office of the court administrator of district court the board may set the annual salary for the remainder of the calendar year at an amount less than was set for that year. The salary of the court administrator of district court shall not be reduced during the term for which the court administrator is appointed.

In the event that duties are assigned to the court administrator of district court which are in addition to the court administrator's duties as court administrator, additional compensation may be provided for the additional duties. The county board by resolution shall determine the additional compensation which shall be paid and specify the duties for which the additional compensation is to be paid.

Subd. 2a. Withholding salary. Upon certification by the state court administrator that the court administrator of district court has failed to perform any of the duties assigned by law or by rule of court, the county board shall withhold the salary of the court administrator, and shall not pay the salary until receipt of notice from the state court administrator that the court administrator has performed the duties assigned by law or by rule of court.

Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit the judges of the district court from removing a court administrator of district court from office.

Subd. 3. Repealed, 1975 c 301 s 16

Subd. 4. Repealed, 1999 c 60 s 3

Subd. 5. Collection of fees. The court administrator of district court shall charge and collect all fees as prescribed by law and all such fees collected by the court administrator as court administrator of district court shall be paid to the county treasurer. Except for those portions of forfeited bail paid to victims pursuant to existing law, the county treasurer shall forward all revenue from fees and forfeited bail collected under chapters 357, 487, and 574 to the commissioner of finance for deposit in the state treasury and credit to the general fund, unless otherwise provided in chapter 611A or other law, in the manner and at the times prescribed by the commissioner of finance, but not less often than once each month. If the defendant or probationer is located after forfeited bail proceeds have been forwarded to the commissioner of finance, the commissioner of finance shall reimburse the county, on request, for actual costs expended for extradition, transportation, or other costs necessary to return the defendant or probationer to the jurisdiction where the bail was posted, in an amount not more than the amount of forfeited bail. The court administrator of district court shall not retain any additional compensation, per diem or other emolument for services as court administrator of district court, but may receive and retain mileage and expense allowances as prescribed by law.

Subd. 6. Budget for office. Except in counties in a judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), the county board by resolution shall provide the budget for (1) the salaries of deputies, court administrators and other employees in the office of the court administrator of district court; (2) other expenses necessary in the performance of the duties of said office and (3) the payment of premiums of any bonds required of the court administrator of district court or any deputy, court administrator or employee in said office and the board is authorized to appropriate funds therefor and for the salary of the court administrator of district court.

Subd. 7. Repealed, 1990 c 571 s 49

Subd. 8. Provisions to take effect. The provisions of subdivisions 1 to 7 shall take effect in the respective counties specified in subdivisions 1 to 7 (1) upon the expiration of the term of the incumbent holding the office on July 1, 1965 or (2) upon the occurrence prior thereto of a vacancy in the office of court administrator of district court or (3) subsequent to July 1, 1965 and upon not less than 30 days' written notice by the court administrator of district court, the county board shall make the provisions of subdivisions 1 to 7 effective on the first day of the month following the expiration of the notice period.

HIST: 1965 c 822 s 6,7; 1967 c 388 s 6,7; 1969 c 1151 s 5,7; 1977 c 432 s 19; 1980 c 509 s 173; 1985 c 281 s 12; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82; 1989 c 209 art 1 s 40; 1989 c 335 art 3 s 23,24; 1990 c 512 s 12; 1992 c 571 art 17 s 2; 1994 c 465 art 3 s 42; 1999 c 60 s 2; 1999 c 216 art 7 s 30,31; 1999 c 243 art 11 s 7; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50