Except as provided in subdivision 2, judges shall be compensated for travel and subsistence expenses in the same manner and amount as provided in the plan adopted by the commissioner of finance pursuant to section 43A.18, subdivision 3. Additionally, judges of the district court shall be reimbursed for all sums, not reimbursed by counties, they shall necessarily hereafter pay out for only the following purposes: telephone tolls, postage, expressage, stationery, including printed letterheads and envelopes for official business; tuition, travel and subsistence for attending educational programs except that no expense shall be paid to satisfy continuing legal education requirements, attendance at which is approved by the Supreme Court.
A judge shall be paid travel and subsistence expenses for travel from the judge's place of residence to and from the judge's permanent chambers only for a period of two years as provided by Judicial Council policy.
Each judge claiming reimbursement for allowable expenses may file with the supreme court monthly and shall file not later than 90 days after the expenses are incurred, an itemized statement, verified by the judge, of all allowable expenses actually paid by the judge. All statements shall be audited by the Supreme Court and, if approved by the Supreme Court, shall be paid from appropriations for this purpose.