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487.10 Clerks, deputies, records.

Subdivision 1. Duties. The clerk of the district court of each county within the county court district shall have and perform the duties heretofore provided by law for the clerks of the probate, county and municipal courts and other duties as prescribed by law or rule of court. In the performance of those duties the clerk of the district court shall also be known as the clerk of county court.

Subd. 2. Clerks and deputy clerks. The clerks and deputy clerks of the present probate courts and the clerical employees thereof shall become deputy clerks and clerical employees respectively of the clerks of court of the respective counties in which they served.

Subd. 3. Repealed, 1973 c 679 s 38

Subd. 4. County board personnel authority. Except in a county in a judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), the county board shall determine the number of permanent full time deputies, clerks and other employees in the office of the clerk of county court and shall fix the compensation for each position. The county board shall also budget for temporary deputies and other employees and shall fix their rates of compensation. The clerk shall appoint in writing the deputies and other employees for whose acts the clerk shall be responsible, and whom the clerk may remove at pleasure. Before entering upon official duties, the appointment and oath of each such employee shall be filed with the county recorder.

Subd. 5. Records. The clerk shall keep records and indices of all proceedings; enter all orders, judgments and sentences; issue commitments, execution and all other process as now is permitted by law or rule of court; have custody and care of all records of the court; and tax all costs and disbursements.

Subd. 6. Repealed, 1977 c 432 s 49

Subd. 7. Judicial employee transfers. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, excepting the clerk, the chief deputy clerks of each division and those classifications specifically exempted by Laws 1941, chapter 423, section 6, as amended, every permanent employee of those courts being abolished under Laws 1973, chapter 679 shall, with the approval of the St. Louis County Civil Service Commission, be transferred as of August 1, 1973 to a position of comparable classification in the classified service of St. Louis County with the equivalent status that the permanent employee had in the office of the permanent employee's employment immediately prior thereto, and every such employee shall be subject to, and have the benefit of, the classified service as though the permanent employee had served thereunder from the date of entry into the service of the permanent employee's office of employment.

HIST: 1971 c 951 s 10; 1973 c 679 s 7-10; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1986 c 444; 1999 c 216 art 7 s 34

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