130th Ohio General Assembly
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(123rd General Assembly)
(Substitute House Bill Number 712)



AN ACT
To amend sections 101.27, 141.01, 141.011, 141.04, 325.03, 325.04, 325.06, 325.071, 325.08, 325.09, 325.10, 325.11, 325.111, 325.12, 325.14, 325.15, 505.24, 507.09, 1901.31, and 3501.12, to enact new section 325.18, and to repeal section 325.18 of the Revised Code and to amend Section 60 of Am. Sub. H.B. 283 of the 123rd General Assembly and Section 21 of Am. Sub. H.B. 283 of the 123rd General Assembly, as most recently amended by Am. Sub. H.B. 640 of the 123rd General Assembly, to increase the compensation of county elected officials, township trustees and clerks, members of boards of election, judges and justices of the courts, statewide elected executive officials, and members of the General Assembly; to reduce the number of population classifications used to determine the compensation of county elected officials; to permit the presiding judge of certain municipal courts to set the compensation of the court's clerk if the court's revenues during the preceding calendar year equal or exceed the expenditures for the court's operation during that year; to amend the version of section 1901.31 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2002, to continue the provisions of this act on and after that effective date; and to declare an emergency.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1 .  That sections 101.27, 141.01, 141.011, 141.04, 325.03, 325.04, 325.06, 325.071, 325.08, 325.09, 325.10, 325.11, 325.111, 325.12, 325.14, 325.15, 505.24, 507.09, 1901.31, and 3501.12 be amended and new section 325.18 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 101.27.  (A)(1) Every member of the senate, except the members elected president, president pro tempore, assistant president pro tempore, majority whip, minority leader, assistant minority leader, minority whip, and assistant minority whip, shall receive as compensation a salary of thirty fifty-one thousand one six hundred fifty-two seventy-four dollars a year during the senator's term of office, and every. Every member of the house of representatives, except the members elected speaker, speaker pro tempore, majority floor leader, assistant majority floor leader, majority whip, assistant majority whip, minority leader, assistant minority leader, minority whip, and assistant minority whip, shall receive as compensation a salary of thirty fifty-one thousand one six hundred fifty-two seventy-four dollars a year during the representative's term of office. Such salaries shall be paid in equal monthly installments during such term. All monthly payments shall be made on or before the fifth day of each month. Upon the death of any member of the general assembly during the member's term of office, any unpaid salary due such member for the remainder of the member's term shall be paid to the member's dependent, surviving spouse, children, mother, or father, in the order in which the relationship is set forth in this section in monthly installments.

(2) Each member shall receive a travel allowance per mile each way, at the same mileage rate allowed for the reimbursement of travel expenses of state agents as provided by rule of the director of budget and management pursuant to division (B) of section 126.31 of the Revised Code, for mileage once a week during the session from and to the member's place of residence, by the most direct highway route of public travel to and from the seat of government, to be paid quarterly on the last day of March, June, September, and December of each year.

Beginning on January 1, 1985, the (3) The member of the senate elected president and the member of the house of representatives elected speaker shall each receive as compensation a salary of forty-seven eighty thousand five hundred forty-nine dollars a year during the president's or speaker's term of office.

The member of the senate elected president pro tempore, the member of the senate elected minority leader, the member of the house of representatives elected speaker pro tempore, and the member of the house of representatives elected minority leader shall each receive as compensation a salary of forty-two seventy-three thousand eight four hundred eighty-three ninety-three dollars a year during the member's term of office. The member of the house of representatives elected majority floor leader and the member of the senate elected assistant president pro tempore shall each receive as compensation a salary of forty sixty-nine thousand three two hundred ninety-four twenty-seven dollars a year during the member's term of office. The member of the senate elected assistant minority leader and the member of the house of representatives elected assistant minority leader shall each receive as compensation a salary of thirty-nine sixty-seven thousand one hundred fifty-two ninety-nine dollars a year during the member's term of office. The member of the senate elected majority whip and the member of the house of representatives elected assistant majority floor leader shall each receive a salary of thirty-seven sixty-four thousand nine hundred eight sixty-seven dollars a year during the member's term of office. The member of the senate elected minority whip, the member of the house of representatives elected majority whip, and the member of the house of representatives elected minority whip shall each receive as compensation a salary of thirty-five sixty thousand four seven hundred twenty-two six dollars a year during the member's term of office. The member of the house of representatives elected assistant majority whip shall receive as compensation a salary of thirty-two fifty-six thousand nine four hundred thirty-five forty-three dollars a year during the member's term of office. The member of the house of representatives elected assistant minority whip and the member of the senate elected assistant minority whip shall each receive a salary of thirty-one fifty-four thousand five hundred forty-four sixty dollars a year during the member's term of office.

(4) The chairperson of the finance committee of each house shall receive an additional sum of seven ten thousand dollars annually. The chairperson of each standing committee of each house other than the finance committee shall receive an additional sum of five six thousand five hundred dollars annually. The chairperson of each standing subcommittee of a finance committee shall receive an additional sum of five six thousand five hundred dollars annually. The vice-chairperson of the finance committee of each house shall receive an additional sum of four five thousand five hundred dollars annually. The ranking minority member of a the finance committee that does not have any standing subcommittees of each house shall receive an additional sum of five six thousand five hundred dollars annually. The ranking minority member of a finance committee that has one or more standing subcommittees shall receive an additional sum of five thousand dollars. The ranking minority member of each standing subcommittee of a finance committee shall receive an additional sum of three five thousand six hundred nine dollars annually. The chairperson of each standing subcommittee of each house other than a standing subcommittee of the finance committee shall receive an additional sum of three five thousand six hundred nine dollars annually. The vice-chairperson and ranking minority member of each standing committee of each house other than the finance committee shall each receive an additional sum of three five thousand six hundred nine dollars annually. Except for the ranking minority member of each standing subcommittee of a finance committee, the ranking minority member of each standing subcommittee of each house shall receive an additional sum of one two thousand eight five hundred four dollars annually.

No member may receive more than one additional sum for serving as chairperson, vice-chairperson, or ranking minority member of a standing committee or standing subcommittee, regardless of the number of standing committees or standing subcommittees on which the member serves as chairperson, vice-chairperson, or ranking minority member.

(5) If a member is absent without leave, or is not excused on the member's return, there shall be deducted from the member's compensation twenty dollars for each day's absence.

(B)(1) During calendar year 1986, the salary of each member and officer of the general assembly shall be one hundred five per cent of those salaries prescribed by division (A) of this section.

(2) During calendar year 1987, the salary of each member and officer of the general assembly shall be one hundred five per cent of those salaries prescribed by division (B)(1) of this section.

(3) During calendar year 1988, the salary of each member and officer of the general assembly shall be one hundred five per cent of those salaries prescribed by division (B)(2) of this section.

(4) During calendar year 1989, the salary of each officer and member of the general assembly shall be one hundred five per cent of those salaries prescribed by division (B)(3) of this section.

(5) During calendar year 1990, the salary of each officer and member of the general assembly shall be one hundred five per cent of those salaries prescribed by division (B)(4) of this section.

(6) During calendar year 1991, the salary of each officer and member of the general assembly shall be one hundred five per cent of those salaries prescribed by division (B)(5) of this section.

(7) During calendar year 1992 and thereafter, the salary of each officer and member of the general assembly shall be one hundred five per cent of those salaries prescribed by division (B)(6) of this section Each calendar year from 2002 through 2008, the salary amounts under divisions (A)(1) and (3) of this section shall be increased by the lesser of the following:

(1) Three per cent;

(2) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(C) As used in this section, "finance:

(1) "Consumer price index" means the consumer price index prepared by the United States bureau of labor statistics (U.S. city average for urban wage earners and clerical workers: all items, 1982-1984=100), or, if that index is no longer published, a generally available comparable index.

(2) "Finance committee" means the finance committee of the senate and the finance-appropriations committee of the house of representatives.

Sec. 141.01.  The Except as provided in section 141.011 of the Revised Code, the annual salaries of the elective executive officers of the state are as follows:

(A) Governor, sixty-five one hundred twenty-two thousand eight hundred twelve dollars;

(B) Lieutenant governor, thirty-five sixty-four thousand three hundred seventy-five dollars;

(C) Secretary of state, fifty ninety thousand seven hundred twenty-five dollars;

(D) Auditor of state, fifty ninety thousand seven hundred twenty-five dollars;

(E) Treasurer of state, fifty ninety thousand seven hundred twenty-five dollars;

(F) Attorney general, fifty ninety thousand seven hundred twenty-five dollars.

These salaries shall be paid according to the schedule established in division (B) of section 124.15 of the Revised Code. Upon the death of an elected executive officer of the state listed in divisions (A) to (F) of this section during his the officer's term of office, an amount shall be paid in accordance with section 2113.04 of the Revised Code, or to his the officer's estate. The amount shall equal the amount of the salary that the officer would have received during the remainder of his the officer's unexpired term or an amount equal to the salary of his the office held for two years, whichever is less.

Unless a higher salary is explicitly established by statute, no officer or employee elected or appointed, and no officer or employee of any state agency or state-assisted institution except a state institution of higher education or the Ohio board of regents for the positions of chancellor and vice chancellor for health affairs, shall be paid as an officer or employee, whether from appropriated or nonappropriated funds, a total salary that exceeds fifty-five thousand dollars per calendar year. This paragraph does not apply to the salaries of individuals holding or appointed to endowed academic chairs or endowed academic professorships at a state-supported institution of higher education or to the salaries of individuals paid under schedule C of section 124.15 or under schedule E-2 of section 124.152 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 141.011.  Notwithstanding section 141.01 of the Revised Code, beginning Beginning in calendar year 1987 2001, the annual salaries of the elective officers of the state shall be as follows rather than as prescribed by divisions (A) to (F) of such section 141.01 of the Revised Code:

(A)(1) In calendar year 1991 the annual salary of the governor shall be one hundred thousand dollars.

(2) In calendar year 1992 the annual salary of the governor shall be five per cent more than in 1991.

(3) In calendar year 1993 the annual salary of the governor shall be five per cent more than in 1992.

(4) In calendar year 1994 the annual salary of the governor shall be five per cent more than in 1993, and in calendar years 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998 the annual salary shall be the same as in calendar year 1994.

(5) In calendar year 1999 the annual salary of the governor shall be three per cent more than in 1998.

(6) In calendar year 2000 the annual salary of the governor shall be three per cent more than in 1999.

(7) In calendar year 2001 the annual salary of the governor shall be three per cent more than in 2000 one hundred twenty-six thousand four hundred ninety-seven dollars.

(8)(2) In calendar year years 2002 and thereafter through 2006 the annual salary of the governor shall be three per cent more than in 2001 one hundred thirty thousand two hundred ninety-two dollars.

(3) In calendar year 2007 the annual salary of the governor shall be the annual salary in 2006 increased by each of the following percentages in succession:

(a) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2001, to September 30, 2002, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(b) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2002, to September 30, 2003, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(c) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2003, to September 30, 2004, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(d) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2004, to September 30, 2005, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(e) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2005, to September 30, 2006, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(4) In calendar year 2008 and thereafter, the annual salary of the governor shall be the annual salary in 2007 increased by the lesser of the following:

(a) Three per cent;

(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2006, to September 30, 2007, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(B)(1) In calendar year 1987 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be an amount produced by increasing thirty-five thousand dollars by five per cent compounded for each of the years 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987.

(2) In calendar year 1988 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be five per cent more than in 1987.

(3) In calendar year 1989 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be five per cent more than in 1988.

(4) In calendar year 1990 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be five per cent more than in 1989.

(5) In calendar year 1991 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be five per cent more than in 1990.

(6) In calendar year 1992 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be five per cent more than in 1991.

(7) In calendar year 1993 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be five per cent more than in 1992.

(8) In calendar year 1994 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be five per cent more than in 1993, and in calendar years 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998 the annual salary shall be the same as in calendar year 1994.

(9) In calendar year 1999 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be sixty-two thousand five hundred dollars.

(10) In calendar year 2000 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be three per cent more than in 1999.

(11) In calendar year 2001 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be three per cent more than in 2000 sixty-six thousand three hundred six dollars.

(12)(2) In calendar year years 2002 and thereafter through 2006 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be three per cent more than in 2001 sixty-eight thousand two hundred ninety-five dollars.

(3) In calendar 2007 the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be the annual salary in 2006 increased by each of the following percentages in succession:

(a) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2001, to September 30, 2002, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(b) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2002, to September 30, 2003, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(c) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2003, to September 30, 2004, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

Hi increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2004, to September 30, 2005, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(e) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2005, to September 30, 2006, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(4) In calendar year 2008 and thereafter, the annual salary of the lieutenant governor shall be the annual salary in 2007 increased by the lesser of the following:

(a) Three per cent;

(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2006, to September 30, 2007, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

If the governor appoints the lieutenant governor as an administrative department head or as the director of the office of criminal justice services under section 108.05 of the Revised Code, the lieutenant governor may accept the salary for that office while serving as its head in lieu of the salary for the office of lieutenant governor.

(C)(1) In calendar year 1987 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be an amount for each produced by increasing fifty thousand dollars by five per cent compounded for each of the years 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987.

(2) In calendar year 1988 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be an amount for each that is five per cent more than in 1987.

(3) In calendar year 1989 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be an amount for each that is five per cent more than in 1988.

(4) In calendar year 1990 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be an amount for each that is five per cent more than in 1989.

(5) In calendar year 1991 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be an amount for each that is five per cent more than in 1990.

(6) In calendar year 1992 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be an amount for each that is five per cent more than in 1991.

(7) In calendar year 1993 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be an amount for each that is five per cent more than in 1992.

(8) In calendar year 1994 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be an amount for each that is five per cent more than in 1993, and in calendar years 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998 the annual salary shall be the same as in calendar year 1994.

(9) In calendar year 1999 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be three per cent more than in 1998.

(10) In calendar year 2000 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be three per cent more than in 1999.

(11) In calendar year 2001 the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be three per cent more than in 2000 ninety-three thousand four hundred forty-seven dollars.

(12)(2) In calendar year 2002 and thereafter the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be three per cent more than in 2001 ninety-six thousand two hundred fifty dollars.

(3) In each calendar year from 2003 through 2008, the annual salary of the secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, and attorney general shall be increased by the lesser of the following:

(a) Three per cent;

(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(D) Upon the death of an elected executive officer of the state listed in divisions (A) to (F) of section 141.01 of the Revised Code during that person's term of office, an amount shall be paid in accordance with section 2113.04 of the Revised Code, or to that person's estate. The amount shall equal the amount of the salary that the officer would have received during the remainder of the officer's unexpired term or an amount equal to the salary of that person's office for two years, whichever is less.

(E) As used in this section, "consumer price index" has the same meaning as in section 101.27 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 141.04.  (A) The annual salaries of the chief justice of the supreme court and of the justices and judges named in this section payable from the state treasury are as follows, rounded to the nearest fifty dollars:

(1) For the chief justice of the supreme court, the following amounts effective in the following years:

(a) Beginning January 1, 1992, one hundred seven thousand six hundred fifty dollars;

(b) Beginning March 1, 1996, one hundred ten thousand nine hundred dollars;

(c) Beginning January 1, 1997, one hundred fourteen thousand two hundred fifty dollars;

(d) Beginning January 1, 1998, one hundred seventeen thousand seven hundred dollars;

(e) Beginning January 1, 1999, one hundred twenty-one thousand two hundred fifty dollars;

(f) Beginning January 1, 2000, one hundred twenty-four thousand nine hundred dollars;

(g)(b) Beginning January 1, 2001, one hundred twenty-eight thousand six hundred fifty dollars;

(c) After 2001, the amount determined under division (E)(1) of this section.

(2) For the justices of the supreme court, the following amounts effective in the following years:

(a) Beginning January 1, 1992, one hundred one thousand one hundred fifty dollars;

(b) Beginning March 1, 1996, one hundred four thousand two hundred dollars;

(c) Beginning January 1, 1997, one hundred seven thousand three hundred fifty dollars;

(d) Beginning January 1, 1998, one hundred ten thousand five hundred fifty dollars;

(e) Beginning January 1, 1999, one hundred thirteen thousand eight hundred fifty dollars;

(f) Beginning January 1, 2000, one hundred seventeen thousand two hundred fifty dollars;

(g)(b) Beginning January 1, 2001, one hundred twenty thousand seven hundred fifty dollars;

(c) After 2001, the amount determined under division (E)(1) of this section.

(3) For the judges of the courts of appeals, the following amounts effective in the following years:

(a) Beginning January 1, 1992, ninety-four thousand two hundred dollars;

(b) Beginning March 1, 1996, ninety-seven thousand fifty dollars;

(c) Beginning January 1, 1997, ninety-nine thousand nine hundred fifty dollars;

(d) Beginning January 1, 1998, one hundred two thousand nine hundred fifty dollars;

(e) Beginning January 1, 1999, one hundred six thousand fifty dollars;

(f) Beginning January 1, 2000, one hundred nine thousand two hundred fifty dollars;

(g)(b) Beginning January 1, 2001, one hundred twelve thousand five hundred fifty dollars;

(c) After 2001, the amount determined under division (E)(1) of this section.

(4) For the judges of the courts of common pleas, the following amounts effective in the following years:

(a) Beginning January 1, 1992, seventy-two thousand six hundred fifty dollars;

(b) Beginning March 1, 1996, the sum of both of the following, rounded to the nearest fifty dollars:

(i) Seventy-two thousand six hundred fifty dollars;

(ii) Three per cent of the total amount payable per annum pursuant to division (A)(4)(a) of this section and sections 141.05 and 141.06 of the Revised Code.

(c) Beginning January 1, 1997, the sum of both of the following, rounded to the nearest fifty dollars:

(i) Three per cent of the total amount payable per annum pursuant to division (A)(4)(b) of this section and sections 141.05 and 141.06 of the Revised Code;

(ii) The amount payable per annum pursuant to division (A)(4)(b) of this section.

(d) Beginning July 1, 1997, ninety-one thousand nine hundred fifty dollars, reduced by an amount equal to the annual compensation paid to that judge from the county treasury pursuant to section 141.05 of the Revised Code;

(e) Beginning January 1, 1998, ninety-four thousand seven hundred dollars, reduced by an amount equal to the annual compensation paid to that judge from the county treasury pursuant to section 141.05 of the Revised Code;

(f) Beginning January 1, 1999, ninety-seven thousand five hundred fifty dollars, reduced by an amount equal to the annual compensation paid to that judge from the county treasury pursuant to section 141.05 of the Revised Code;

(g) Beginning January 1, 2000, one hundred thousand five hundred dollars, reduced by an amount equal to the annual compensation paid to that judge from the county treasury pursuant to section 141.05 of the Revised Code;

(h)(b) Beginning January 1, 2001, one hundred three thousand five hundred dollars, reduced by an amount equal to the annual compensation paid to that judge from the county treasury pursuant to section 141.05 of the Revised Code;

(c) After 2001, the aggregate annual salary amount determined under division (E)(2) of this section reduced by an amount equal to the annual compensation paid to that judge from the county treasury pursuant to section 141.05 of the Revised Code.

(5) For the full-time judges of a municipal court or the part-time judges of a municipal court of a territory having a population of more than fifty thousand, the following amounts effective in the following years, which amounts shall be in addition to all amounts received pursuant to divisions (B)(1)(a), and (2), and (3) of section 1901.11 of the Revised Code from municipal corporations and counties:

(a) Beginning January 1, 1992, nineteen thousand seven hundred dollars;

(b) Beginning March 1, 1996, the sum of both of the following, rounded to the nearest fifty dollars:

(i) Nineteen thousand seven hundred dollars;

(ii) Three per cent of the total amount payable per annum pursuant to division (A)(5)(a) of this section and division (B)(1)(a) of section 1901.11 of the Revised Code.

(c) Beginning January 1, 1997, the sum of both of the following, rounded to the nearest fifty dollars:

(i) Three per cent of the total amount payable per annum pursuant to division (A)(5)(b) of this section and division (B)(1)(a) of section 1901.11 of the Revised Code;

(ii) The amount payable per annum pursuant to division (A)(5)(b) of this section.

(d) Beginning July 1, 1997, twenty-four thousand six hundred fifty dollars;

(e) Beginning January 1, 1998, twenty-seven thousand two hundred fifty dollars;

(f) Beginning January 1, 1999, twenty-nine thousand nine hundred dollars;

(g) Beginning January 1, 2000, thirty-two thousand six hundred fifty dollars;

(h)(b) Beginning January 1, 2001, thirty-five thousand five hundred dollars;

(c) After 2001, the amount determined under division (E)(3) of this section.

(6) For judges of a municipal court designated as part-time judges by section 1901.08 of the Revised Code, other than part-time judges to whom division (A)(5) of this section applies, and for judges of a county court, the following amounts effective in the following years, which amounts shall be in addition to any amounts received pursuant to division (A) of section 1901.11 of the Revised Code from municipal corporations and counties or pursuant to division (A) of section 1907.16 of the Revised Code from counties:

(a) Beginning July 1, 1997, fourteen thousand one hundred fifty dollars;

(b) Beginning January 1, 1998, fifteen thousand six hundred fifty dollars;

(c) Beginning January 1, 1999, seventeen thousand two hundred dollars;

(d) Beginning January 1, 2000, eighteen thousand eight hundred dollars;

(e)(b) Beginning January 1, 2001, twenty thousand four hundred fifty dollars;

(c) After 2001, the amount determined under division (E)(4) of this section.

(B) Except as provided in section 1901.121 of the Revised Code, except as otherwise provided in this division, and except for the compensation to which the judges described in division (A)(5) of this section are entitled pursuant to divisions (B)(1)(a) and (2) of section 1901.11 of the Revised Code, the annual salary of the chief justice of the supreme court and of each justice or judge listed in division (A) of this section shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the state treasury. If the chief justice of the supreme court or any justice or judge listed in division (A)(2), (3), or (4) of this section delivers a written request to be paid biweekly to the administrative director of the supreme court prior to the first day of January of any year, the annual salary of the chief justice or the justice or judge that is listed in division (A)(2), (3), or (4) of this section shall be paid, during the year immediately following the year in which the request is delivered to the administrative director of the supreme court, biweekly from the state treasury.

(C) Upon the death of the chief justice or a justice of the supreme court during that person's term of office, an amount shall be paid in accordance with section 2113.04 of the Revised Code, or to that person's estate. The amount shall equal the amount of the salary that the chief justice or justice would have received during the remainder of the unexpired term or an amount equal to the salary of office for two years, whichever is less.

(D) Neither the chief justice of the supreme court nor any justice or judge of the supreme court, the court of appeals, the court of common pleas, or the probate court shall hold any other office of trust or profit under the authority of this state or the United States.

(E)(1) Each calendar year from 2002 through 2008, the annual salaries of the chief justice of the supreme court and of the justices and judges named in divisions (A)(2) and (3) of this section shall be increased by an amount equal to the adjustment percentage for that year multiplied by the compensation paid the preceding year pursuant to division (A)(1), (2), or (3) of this section.

(2) Each calendar year from 2002 through 2008, the aggregate annual salary payable under division (A)(4) of this section to the judges named in that division shall be increased BY an amount equal to the adjustment percentage for that year multiplied by the aggregate compensation paid the preceding year pursuant to division (A)(4) of this section and section 141.05 of the Revised Code.

(3) Each calendar year from 2002 through 2008, the Salary payable from the state treasury under division (A)(5) of this section to the judges named in that division shall be increased by an amount equal to the adjustment percentage for that year multiplied by the aggregate compensation paid the preceding year pursuant to division (A)(5) of this section and division (B)(1)(a) of section 1901.11 of the Revised Code.

(4) Each calendar year from 2002 through 2008, the salary payable from the state treasury under division (A)(6) of this section to the judges named in that division shall be increased by an amount equal to the adjustment percentage for that year multiplied by the aggregate compensation paid the preceding year pursuant to division (A)(6) of this section and division (A) of section 1901.11 of the Revised Code from municipal corporations and counties or division (A) of section 1907.16 of the Revised Code from counties.

(F) As used in this section, "salary":

(1) The "adjustment percentage" for a year is the lesser of the following:

(a) Three per cent;

(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(2) "Consumer price index" has the same meaning as in section 101.27 of the Revised Code.

(3) "Salary" does not include any portion of the cost, premium, or charge for health, medical, hospital, dental, or surgical benefits, or any combination of those benefits, covering the chief justice of the supreme court or a justice or judge named in this section and paid on the chief justice's or the justice's or judge's behalf by a governmental entity.

Sec. 325.03.  Each county auditor shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All such county auditors shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedule schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$20,250
2 20,001 -- 40,000 21,694
3 40,001 -- 55,000 23,100
4 55,001 -- 70,000 24,035
5 70,001 -- 85,000 24,978
6 85,001 -- 95,000 27,375
7 95,001 -- 105,000 28,340
8105,001 -- 125,000 29,295
9125,001 -- 175,000 31,050
10175,001 -- 275,000 32,250
11275,001 -- 400,000 34,830
12400,001 -- 550,000 36,096
13550,001 -- 1,000,000 37,322
141,000,001 and over 38,520

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1984 AND THEREAFTER

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$22,781
2 20,001 -- 40,000 24,134
3 40,001 -- 55,000 25,410
4 55,001 -- 70,000 26,258
5 70,001 -- 83,000 27,126
6 85,001 -- 95,000 29,976
7 95,001 -- 105,000 30,891
8105,001 -- 125,000 31,785
9125,001 -- 175,000 33,534
10175,001 -- 275,000 34,669
11275,001 -- 400,000 37,616
12400,001 -- 550,000 38,894
13550,001 -- 1,000,000 40,083
141,000,001 and over 41,216

(A) CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$39,368
220,001 - 40,000 41,706
340,001 - 55,000 43,911
455,001 - 70,000 45,376
570,001 - 85,000 46,876
685,001 - 95,000 51,801
795,001 - 105,000 53,383
8105,001 - 125,000 54,927
9125,001 - 175,000 57,950
10175,001 - 275,000 59,911
11275,001 - 400,000 65,004
12400,001 - 550,000 67,213
13550,001 - 1,000,000 69,267


14Over 1,000,00071,225

(B) CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


1 1 - 20,000$40,549
2 20,001 - 40,000 42,957
3 40,001 - 55,000 45,228
4 55,001 - 70,000 46,737
5 70,001 - 85,000 48,282
6 85,001 - 95,000 53,356
7 95,001 - 105,000 54,983
8105,001 - 125,000 56,575
9125,001 - 175,000 59,690
10175,001 - 275,000 61,708
11275,001 - 400,000 66,953
12400,001 - 550,000 69,229
13550,001 -1,000,000 71,345
14OVER 1,000,000 73,362

(C) CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2002

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


1 1 - 20,000$41,765
2 20,001 - 40,000 44,246
3 40,001 - 55,000 46,585
4 55,001 - 70,000 48,139
5 70,001 - 85,000 49,731
6 85,001 - 95,000 54,957
7 95,001 - 105,000 56,633
8105,001 - 125,000 58,272
9125,001 - 175,000 61,480
10175,001 - 275,000 63,560
11275,001 - 400,000 68,962
12400,001 - 550,000 71,306
13550,001 -1,000,000 73,485
14OVER 1,000,000 75,563

(D) CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
AFTER CALENDAR YEAR 2002

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


1 1 - 20,000$45,573
2 20,001 - 35,000 47,983
3 35,001 - 55,000 49,584
4 55,001 - 95,000 58,332
5 95,001 - 200,000 65,466
6200,001 - 400,000 73,445
7400,001 - 1,000,000 77,829


81,000,001 or more80,164

Sec. 325.04.  Each county treasurer shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All such county treasurers shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1981

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$14,250
2 20,001 -- 40,000 15,750
3 40,001 -- 55,000 17,250
4 55,001 -- 70,000 18,750
5 70,001 -- 85,000 19,750
6 85,001 -- 95,000 21,000
7 95,001 -- 105,000 22,000
8105,001 -- 125,000 23,000
9125,001 -- 175,000 24,750
10175,001 -- 275,000 26,000
11275,001 -- 400,000 27,500
12400,001 -- 550,000 28,750
13550,001 -- 1,000,000 30,000
141,000,001 and over 31,250

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1982

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$15,500
2 20,001 -- 40,000 17,000
3 40,001 -- 55,000 18,500
4 55,001 -- 70,000 20,000
5 70,001 -- 85,000 21,000
6 85,001 -- 95,000 22,500
7 95,001 -- 105,000 23,500
8105,001 -- 125,000 24,500
9125,001 -- 175,000 26,250
10175,001 -- 275,000 27,500
11275,001 -- 400,000 29,250
12400,001 -- 550,000 30,500
13550,001 -- 1,000,000 31,750
141,000,001 and over 33,000

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1983

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$16,750
2 20,001 -- 40,000 18,250
3 40,001 -- 55,000 19,750
4 55,001 -- 70,000 21,250
5 70,001 -- 85,000 22,250
6 85,001 -- 95,000 24,000
7 95,001 -- 105,000 25,000
8105,001 -- 125,000 26,000
9125,001 -- 175,000 27,750
10175,001 -- 275,000 29,000
11275,001 -- 400,000 31,000
12400,001 -- 550,000 32,250
13550,001 -- 1,000,000 33,500
141,000,001 and over 34,750

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1984 AND THEREAFTER

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$18,000
2 20,001 -- 40,000 19,500
3 40,001 -- 55,000 21,000
4 55,001 -- 70,000 22,500
5 70,001 -- 85,000 23,500
6 85,001 -- 95,000 25,500
7 95,001 -- 105,000 26,500
8105,001 -- 125,000 27,500
9125,001 -- 175,000 29,250
10175,001 -- 275,000 30,500
11275,001 -- 400,000 32,750
12400,001 -- 550,000 34,000
13550,001 -- 1,000,000 35,250
141,000,001 and over 36,500

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$29,932
220,001 - 40,000 32,426
340,001 - 55,000 34,921
455,001 - 70,000 37,415
570,001 - 85,000 39,078
685,001 - 95,000 42,404
795,001 - 105,000 44,067
8105,001 - 125,000 45,729
9125,001 - 175,000 48,640
10175,001 - 275,000 50,718
11275,001 - 400,000 54,460
12400,001 - 550,000 56,538
13550,001 - 1,000,000 58,617


14Over 1,000,00060,695

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$33,399
220,001 - 35,000 35,969
335,001 - 55,000 38,537
455,001 - 95,000 45,389
595,001 - 200,000 52,240
6200,001 - 400,000 58,234
7400,001 - 1,000,000 62,516


81,000,001 or more64,704

Sec. 325.06.  (A) Each county sheriff shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All such county sheriffs shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedule:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEARS 1992 THROUGH 1996

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation
1 1 -- 20,000$31,027
2 20,001 -- 40,00033,243
3 40,001 -- 55,00035,459
4 55,001 -- 70,00036,937
5 70,001 -- 85,00038,414
6 85,001 -- 95,00039,892
7 95,001 -- 105,00041,369
8105,001 -- 125,00042,847
9125,001 -- 175,00045,432
10175,001 -- 275,00047,278
11275,001 -- 400,00049,126
12400,001 -- 600,00053,927
13600,001 -- 1,000,00055,774
141,000,001 and over 57,621

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1997

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$34,018
2 20,001 -- 40,000 36,300
3 40,001 -- 55,000 38,583
4 55,001 -- 70,000 40,105
5 70,001 -- 85,000 43,686
6 85,001 -- 95,000 45,209
7 95,001 -- 105,000 46,730
8105,001 -- 125,000 48,252
9125,001 -- 175,000 50,915
10175,001 -- 275,000 56,936
11275,001 -- 400,000 58,840
12400,001 -- 600,000 63,785
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 65,687
141,000,001 and over 67,590

(B) Beginning in calendar year 1998, the annual compensation of each county sheriff shall be as follows:

(1) In calendar year 1998, an amount that is equal to the annual compensation specified in division (A) of this section for calendar year 1997 increased by three per cent;

(2) In calendar year 1999, an amount that is equal to the annual compensation specified in division (B)(1) of this section for calendar year 1998 increased by three per cent;

(3) In calendar year 2000 and thereafter, an amount that is equal to the annual compensation specified in division (B)(2) of this section for calendar year 1999 increased by three per cent.

(C) In addition to the annual schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$37,172
220,001 - 40,000 39,666
340,001 - 55,000 42,160
455,001 - 70,000 43,824
570,001 - 85,000 47,737
685,001 - 95,000 49,401
795,001 - 105,000 51,063
8105,001 - 125,000 52,727
9125,001 - 175,000 55,636
10175,001 - 275,000 62,216
11275,001 - 400,000 64,296
12400,001 - 600,000 69,699
13600,001 - 1,000,000 71,778


14over 1,000,00073,857

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$40,855
220,001 - 35,000 43,425
335,001 - 55,000 45,139
455,001 - 95,000 52,595
595,001 - 200,000 64,082
6200,001 - 400,000 71,790
7400,001 - 1,000,000 76,073


81,000,001 or more78,279

(B) In addition to the annual compensation that the a sheriff receives under this section for performing the duties of sheriff prescribed by law, each sheriff shall receive, beginning on March 1, 1996, in consideration of the impact of Amended Substitute Senate Bill No. 2 of the 121st general assembly on the workload of the sheriff, an additional amount equal to one-eighth of the annual compensation that the sheriff receives under division (A) of this section and section 325.18 of the Revised Code This additional compensation shall be paid biweekly from the county treasury if adequate funds have been appropriated by the general assembly. The attorney general shall certify to the fiscal officer of each county whether adequate funds have been appropriated for the purposes of this division. Within fifteen days after the end of the months if adequate funds have been appropriated by the general assembly for the purposes of this section, not later than the fifteenth day of March, June, and September, and December of each year, the attorney general shall reimburse the fiscal officer of the county shall certify to the attorney general the amount of additional compensation paid under this division (C) of this section and, the related amount of employer contributions made under Chapter 145. of the Revised Code as required by the public employees retirement board, and the related amount of the payments to the social security administration for employer contributions for Medicare part A The attorney general shall determine the accuracy of the amount so certified and shall cause payment to be made to the The fiscal officer, who shall deposit the revenue in the county general fund treasury.

Sec. 325.071.  There shall be allowed annually to the county sheriff, in addition to all salary and allowances otherwise provided by law, an amount equal to one-half of the official salary allowed under divisions (A) and (B) of section sections 325.06 and 325.18 of the Revised Code, to provide for expenses that the sheriff incurs in the performance of the sheriff's official duties and in the furtherance of justice. Upon the order of the county sheriff, the county auditor shall draw the auditor's warrant on the county treasurer, payable to the county sheriff or any other person as the order designates, for the amount the order requires. The amounts the order requires, not exceeding the amount provided by this section, shall be paid out of the general fund of the county.

Nothing shall be paid under this section until the county sheriff gives bond to the state in an amount not less than the sheriff's official salary, to be fixed by the court of common pleas or the probate court, with sureties to be approved by either of those courts. The bond shall be conditioned that the sheriff will faithfully discharge all the duties enjoined upon the sheriff, and pay over all moneys the sheriff receives in an official capacity. The bond, with the approval of the court of common pleas or the probate court of the amount of the bond and the sureties on the bond, shall be deposited with the county treasurer.

The county sheriff annually, before the first Monday of January, shall file with the county auditor an itemized statement, verified by the sheriff, as to the manner in which the fund provided by this section has been expended during the current year, and, if any part of that fund remains in the sheriff's hands unexpended, forthwith shall pay the remainder into the county treasury.

Sec. 325.08.  Each clerk of the court of common pleas shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All such clerks of the court of common pleas shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1981

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$14,250
2 20,001 -- 40,000 15,750
3 40,001 -- 55,000 17,250
4 55,001 -- 70,000 18,750
5 70,001 -- 85,000 19,750
6 85,001 -- 95,000 21,000
7 95,001 -- 105,000 22,000
8105,001 -- 125,000 23,000
9125,001 -- 175,000 24,750
10175,001 -- 275,000 26,000
11275,001 -- 400,000 27,500
12400,001 -- 600,000 28,750
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 30,000
141,000,001 and over 31,250

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1982

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$15,500
2 20,001 -- 40,000 17,000
3 40,001 -- 55,000 18,500
4 55,001 -- 70,000 20,000
5 70,001 -- 85,000 21,000
6 85,001 -- 95,000 22,500
7 95,001 -- 105,000 23,500
8105,001 -- 125,000 24,500
9125,001 -- 175,000 26,250
10175,001 -- 275,000 27,500
11275,001 -- 400,000 29,250
12400,001 -- 600,000 30,500
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 31,750
141,000,001 and over 33,000

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1983

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$16,750
2 20,001 -- 40,000 18,250
3 40,001 -- 55,000 19,750
4 55,001 -- 70,000 21,250
5 70,001 -- 85,000 22,250
6 85,001 -- 95,000 24,000
7 95,001 -- 105,000 25,000
8105,001 -- 125,000 26,000
9125,001 -- 175,000 27,750
10175,001 -- 275,000 29,000
11275,001 -- 400,000 31,000
12400,001 -- 600,000 32,250
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 33,500
141,000,001 and over 34,750

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1984 AND THEREAFTER

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$18,000
2 20,001 -- 40,000 19,500
3 40,001 -- 55,000 21,000
4 55,001 -- 70,000 22,500
5 70,001 -- 85,000 23,500
6 85,001 -- 95,000 25,500
7 95,001 -- 105,000 26,500
8105,001 -- 125,000 27,500
9125,001 -- 175,000 29,250
10175,001 -- 275,000 30,500
11275,001 -- 400,000 32,750
12400,001 -- 600,000 34,000
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 35,250
141,000,001 and over 36,500

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$29,932
220,001 - 40,000 32,426
340,001 - 55,000 34,921
455,001 - 70,000 37,415
570,001 - 85,000 39,078
685,001 - 95,000 42,404
795,001 - 105,000 44,067
8105,001 - 125,000 45,729
9125,001 - 175,000 48,640
10175,001 - 275,000 50,718
11275,001 - 400,000 54,460
12400,001 - 600,000 56,538
13600,001 - 1,000,000 58,616


14Over 1,000,00060,695

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$33,399
220,001 - 35,000 35,969
335,001 - 55,000 38,537
455,001 - 95,000 45,389
595,001 - 200,000 52,240
6200,001 - 400,000 58,234
7400,001 - 1,000,000 62,516


81,000,001 or more64,704

Sec. 325.09.  Each county recorder shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All such county recorders shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1981

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$13,750
2 20,001 -- 40,000 15,250
3 40,001 -- 55,000 16,750
4 55,001 -- 70,000 17,750
5 70,001 -- 85,000 18,750
6 85,001 -- 95,000 20,000
7 95,001 -- 105,000 20,500
8105,001 -- 125,000 21,000
9125,001 -- 175,000 22,500
10175,001 -- 275,000 24,000
11275,001 -- 400,000 25,750
12400,001 -- 600,000 27,250
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 28,750
141,000,001 and over 30,250

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1982

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$15,000
2 20,001 -- 40,000 16,500
3 40,001 -- 55,000 18,000
4 55,001 -- 70,000 19,000
5 70,001 -- 85,000 20,000
6 85,001 -- 95,000 21,500
7 95,001 -- 105,000 22,000
8105,001 -- 125,000 22,500
9125,001 -- 175,000 24,000
10175,001 -- 275,000 25,500
11275,001 -- 400,000 27,500
12400,001 -- 600,000 29,000
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 30,500
141,000,001 and over 32,000

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1983

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$16,250
2 20,001 -- 40,000 17,750
3 40,001 -- 55,000 19,250
4 55,001 -- 70,000 20,250
5 70,001 -- 85,000 21,250
6 85,001 -- 95,000 23,000
7 95,001 -- 105,000 23,500
8105,001 -- 125,000 24,000
9125,001 -- 175,000 25,500
10175,001 -- 275,000 27,000
11275,001 -- 400,000 29,250
12400,001 -- 600,000 30,750
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 32,250
141,000,001 and over 33,750

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1984 AND THEREAFTER

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$17,500
2 20,001 -- 40,000 19,000
3 40,001 -- 55,000 20,500
4 55,001 -- 70,000 21,500
5 70,001 -- 85,000 22,500
6 85,001 -- 95,000 24,500
7 95,001 -- 105,000 25,000
8105,001 -- 125,000 25,500
9125,001 -- 175,000 27,000
10175,001 -- 275,000 28,500
11275,001 -- 400,000 31,000
12400,001 -- 600,000 32,500
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 34,000
141,000,001 and over 35,500

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$29,101
220,001 - 40,000 31,595
340,001 - 55,000 34,089
455,001 - 70,000 35,752
570,001 - 85,000 37,415
685,001 - 95,000 40,741
795,001 - 105,000 41,572
8105,001 - 125,000 42,404
9125,001 - 175,000 44,898
10175,001 - 275,000 47,392
11275,001 - 400,000 51,550
12400,001 - 600,000 54,044
13600,001 - 1,000,000 56,538


14Over 1,000,00059,033

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$32,543
220,001 - 35,000 35,112
335,001 - 55,000 36,825
455,001 - 95,000 42,820
595,001 - 200,000 48,815
6200,001 - 400,000 55,665
7400,001 - 1,000,000 60,803


81,000,001 or more63,479

Sec. 325.10.  (A) Each county commissioner shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All such county commissioners shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedule schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$13,400
2 20,001 -- 40,000 14,800
3 40,001 -- 55,000 16,200
4 55,001 -- 70,000 17,600
5 70,001 -- 85,000 19,000
6 85,001 -- 95,000 21,000
7 95,001 -- 105,000 22,000
8105,001 -- 125,000 23,000
9125,001 -- 175,000 24,500
10175,001 -- 275,000 26,000
11275,001 -- 400,000 28,500
12400,001 -- 600,000 30,500
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 32,500
141,000,001 and over 34,500

(B) Effective January 1, 1983, the annual compensation of each county commissioner shall be increased by an amount equal to seven per cent of the compensation provided for in division (A) of this section.

(C) Effective January 1, 1984, the annual compensation of each county commissioner shall be increased by an amount equal to seven per cent of the compensation provided for in division (A) of this section. This increase shall be in addition to the increase in compensation provided for in division (B) of this section.

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$28,006
220,001 - 40,000 30,932
340,001 - 55,000 33,858
455,001 - 70,000 36,784
570,001 - 85,000 39,710
685,001 - 95,000 43,890
795,001 - 105,000 45,980
8105,001 - 125,000 48,070
9125,001 - 175,000 51,205
10175,001 - 275,000 54,340
11275,001 - 400,000 59,565
12400,001 - 600,000 63,745
13600,001 - 1,000,000 67,925


14Over 1,000,00072,105

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$31,860
220,001 - 35,000 34,874
335,001 - 55,000 37,888
455,001 - 95,000 47,359
595,001 - 200,000 55,970
6200,001 - 400,000 65,656
7400,001 - 1,000,000 74,269


81,000,001 or more78,874

Sec. 325.11.  (A) Each prosecuting attorney shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. Except as provided in division (B) of this section, all such All prosecuting attorneys shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedule:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1984 AND THEREAFTER

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$26,000
2 20,001 -- 40,000 27,000
3 40,001 -- 55,000 28,000
4 55,001 -- 70,000 29,000
5 70,001 -- 85,000 29,750
6 85,001 -- 95,000 31,500
7 95,001 -- 105,000 32,250
8105,001 -- 125,000 33,000
9125,001 -- 175,000 34,000
10175,001 -- 275,000 35,000
11275,001 -- 400,000 37,000
12400,001 -- 600,000 39,000
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 40,000
141,000,001 and over 41,500

(B)(1) Notwithstanding division (A) of this section, the annual compensation for each prosecuting attorney shall be as follows:

(a) In calendar year 1985, the amount of the annual salary each such officer is entitled to receive under the 1984 schedule increased by five per cent;

(b) In calendar year 1986, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(a) of this section for calendar year 1985 increased by five per cent;

(c) In calendar year 1987, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(b) of this section for calendar year 1986 increased by five per cent;

(d) In calendar year 1988, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(c) of this section for calendar year 1987 increased by five per cent;

(e) In calendar year 1989, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(d) of this section for calendar year 1988 increased by five per cent;

(f) In calendar year 1990, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(e) of this section for calendar year 1989 increased by five per cent;

(g) In calendar year 1991, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(f) of this section for calendar year 1990 increased by five per cent;

(h) In calendar year 1992, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(g) of this section for calendar year 1991 increased by five per cent, and in calendar years 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996, the annual compensation determined for calendar year 1992;

(i) In calendar year 1997, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(h) of this section for calendar year 1996 increased by three per cent;

(j) In calendar year 1998, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(i) of this section for calendar year 1997 increased by three per cent;

(k) In calendar year 1999, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(j) of this section for calendar year 1998 increased by three per cent;

(l) In calendar year 2000 and thereafter, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(k) of this section for calendar year 1999 increased by three per cent.

(2) schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000 FOR
PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$43,235
220,001 - 40,000 44,898
340,001 - 55,000 46,561
455,001 - 70,000 48,224
570,001 - 85,000 49,471
685,001 - 95,000 52,381
795,001 - 105,000 53,628
8105,001 - 125,000 54,875
9125,001 - 175,000 56,538
10175,001 - 275,000 58,201
11275,001 - 400,000 61,527
12400,001 - 600,000 64,853
13600,001 - 1,000,000 66,516


14Over 1,000,00069,010

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000 FOR
PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$76,651
220,001 - 40,000 76,651
340,001 - 55,000 86,233
455,001 - 70,000 86,233
570,001 - 85,000 95,815
685,001 - 95,000 95,815
795,001 - 105,000 95,815
8105,001 - 125,000 95,815
9125,001 - 175,000 95,815
10175,001 - 275,000 95,815
11275,001 - 400,000 95,815
12400,001 - 600,000 95,815
13600,001 - 1,000,000 95,815


14over 1,000,00095,815

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001 FOR
PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$46,245
220,001 - 35,000 47,958
335,001 - 55,000 49,671
455,001 - 95,000 55,237
595,001 - 200,000 59,947
6200,001 - 400,000 66,799
7400,001 - 1,000,000 71,079


81,000,001 or more 73,709

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001 FOR
PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$78,952
220,001 - 35,000 88,821
335,001 - 55,000 88,821
455,001 - 95,000 98,689
595,001 - 200,000 98,689
6200,001 - 400,000 98,689
7400,001 - 1,000,000101,085


81,000,001 or more103,480

(B) A prosecuting attorney in a county included in population classes 5 through 14 as specified in division (A) of this section shall not engage in the private practice of law unless before taking office the prosecuting attorney notifies the board of county commissioners of the intention to engage in the private practice of law. A prosecuting attorney in a county included in population classes 5 through 14 as specified in division (A) of this section who does not engage in the private practice of law shall be paid in lieu of the amount prescribed in division (B)(1) of this section, in equal biweekly installments, as follows:

(a) In calendar year 1985, an annual salary equal to sixty thousand five hundred dollars;

(b) In calendar year 1986, the annual salary determined under division (B)(2)(a) of this section for calendar year 1985 increased by five per cent;

(c) In calendar year 1987, the annual salary determined under division (B)(2)(b) of this section for calendar year 1986 increased by five per cent;

(d) In calendar year 1988, the annual salary determined under division (B)(2)(c) of this section for calendar year 1987 increased by five per cent;

(e) In calendar year 1989, the annual salary determined under division (B)(2)(d) of this section for calendar year 1988 increased by five per cent;

(f) In calendar year 1990, the annual salary determined under division (B)(2)(e) of this section for calendar year 1989 increased by five per cent;

(g) In calendar year 1991, the annual salary determined under division (B)(2)(f) of this section for calendar year 1990 increased by five per cent;

(h) In calendar year 1992, the annual salary determined under division (B)(2)(g) of this section for calendar year 1991 increased by five per cent, and in calendar years 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996, the annual compensation determined for calendar year 1992;

(i) In calendar year 1997, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(h) of this section for calendar year 1996 increased by three per cent;

(j) In calendar year 1998, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(i) of this section for calendar year 1997 increased by three per cent;

(k) In calendar year 1999, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(j) of this section for calendar year 1998 increased by three per cent;

(l) In calendar year 2000 and thereafter, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(k) of this section for calendar year 1999 increased by three per cent.

A prosecuting attorney may elect to engage or not to engage in the private practice of law before the commencement of each new term of office, and a prosecuting attorney who engages in the private practice of law who intends not to engage in the private practice of law during the prosecuting attorney's next term of office shall so notify the board of county commissioners. A prosecuting attorney who elects not to engage in the private practice of law may, for a period of six months after taking office, engage in the private practice of law for the purpose of concluding the affairs of private practice of law without any diminution of salary as provided for in division (B)(A) of this section and in section 325.18 of the Revised Code.

(C) As used in this section, "salary" does not include any portion of the cost, premium, or charge for health, medical, hospital, dental, or surgical benefits, or any combination thereof of those benefits, covering the prosecuting attorney and paid on that person's behalf by a governmental entity.

Sec. 325.111.  (A) As used in this section, "population class" means a population class specified in division (A) of section 325.11 of the Revised Code.

(B)(1) A prosecuting attorney in a county included in population class 1, 2, 3, or 4 shall not engage in the private practice of law unless, before taking office, the prosecuting attorney notifies the board of county commissioners of the county of the prosecuting attorney's intention to engage in the private practice of law.

(2) A prosecuting attorney in a county included in population class 1 or 2 who does not engage in the private practice of law shall be paid, in lieu of the amount specified in division (B)(1) of section 325.11 of the Revised Code, eighty per cent of the annual salary specified for the appropriate year in division (B)(2) of that section, in equal biweekly installments.

(3) A prosecuting attorney in a county included in population class 3 or 4 who does not engage in the private practice of law shall be paid, in lieu of the amount specified in division (B)(1) of section 325.11 of the Revised Code, ninety per cent of the annual salary specified for the appropriate year in division (B)(2) of that section, in equal biweekly installments.

(C) A prosecuting attorney subject to division (B)(1) of this section may elect to engage or not to engage in the private practice of law before the commencement of each new term of office, and a prosecuting attorney who engages in the private practice of law but who intends not to engage in the private practice of law during the next term of office shall so notify the board of county commissioners. A prosecuting attorney who elects not to engage in the private practice of law may engage in the private practice of law for a period of six months after taking office, without any diminution of the salary as provided for in division (B) of this section, for the purpose of concluding the affairs of the private practice of law.

(D) If the prosecuting attorney in a county included in with a population class 1, 2, 3, or 4 of less than seventy thousand one elects not to engage in the private practice of law, forty per cent of the difference between the compensation as a prosecuting attorney who elects not to engage in the private practice of law and the compensation for a prosecuting attorney in a county included in the same population class who engages in the private practice of law shall be paid as additional compensation to the general fund of the county from the state treasury from funds appropriated to the attorney general for that the purpose of reimbursing the county for a part of the cost of paying the compensation to the prosecuting attorney electing not to engage in the private practice of law. This amount shall be paid in equal monthly installments. If adequate funds have been appropriated by the general assembly for the purposes of this section, not later than the fifteenth day of March and September of each year, the attorney general shall reimburse the fiscal officer of the county the amount of compensation paid under this section, the related amount of employer contributions made under Chapter 145. of the Revised Code as required by the public employees retirement board, and the related amount of the payments to the social security administration for employer contributions for Medicare part A. The fiscal officer shall deposit the revenue in the county treasury.

Sec. 325.12.  (A) Except for the prosecuting attorney of a county included in with a population class 1, 2, 3, or 4 as specified in section 325.11 of the Revised Code of less than seventy thousand one, there shall be allowed annually to the prosecuting attorney, in addition to the prosecuting attorney's salary provided by sections 325.11 and 325.18 of the Revised Code and to the allowance provided for by section 309.06 of the Revised Code, an amount equal to one-half of the official salary the prosecuting attorney receives, to provide for expenses the prosecuting attorney may incur in the performance of the prosecuting attorney's official duties and in the furtherance of justice. There

(B) There shall be allowed annually to the prosecuting attorney of a county included in with a population class 1, 2, 3, or 4 as specified in division (A) of section 325.11 of the Revised Code less than seventy thousand one, in addition to the prosecuting attorney's salary provided by sections 325.11 and 325.18 of the Revised Code and to the allowance provided for by section 309.06 of the Revised Code, an amount equal to one-half of the salary specified for the a prosecuting attorney's office attorney with a private practice under division (B)(1) of section sections 325.11 and 325.18 of the Revised Code, to provide for expenses the prosecuting attorney may incur in the performance of the prosecuting attorney's official duties and in the furtherance of justice. Upon

(C) Upon the order of the prosecuting attorney, the county auditor shall draw the county auditor's warrant on the county treasurer, payable to the prosecuting attorney or such any other person as the order designates, for such the amount as the order requires, not exceeding the amount provided by division (A) or (B) of this section to be paid out of the general fund of the county.

(D) Nothing shall be paid under this section until the prosecuting attorney has given bond to the state in a sum, not less than the prosecuting attorney's official salary, to be fixed by the court of common pleas or the probate court, with sureties to be approved by either of such those courts, and such. The bond shall be conditioned that the prosecuting attorney will faithfully discharge all the duties enjoined upon the prosecuting attorney, and pay over all moneys received by the prosecuting attorney in the prosecuting attorney's official capacity. Such The bond, with the approval of such the court of common pleas or the probate court of the amount thereof of the bond and the sureties thereon on the bond, and the prosecuting attorney's oath of office enclosed therewith with the bond, shall be deposited with the county treasurer.

(E) The prosecuting attorney shall, annually, before the first Monday of January, file with the auditor an itemized statement, verified by the prosecuting attorney, as to the manner in which such the fund provided by this section has been expended during the current year, and shall, if any part of such that fund remains in the prosecuting attorney's hands unexpended, forthwith shall pay such the remainder into the county treasury.

Sec. 325.14.  (A) Each county engineer shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. Except as provided in division (B) of this section, all such all county engineers shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedule schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1984 AND THEREAFTER

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$27,000
2 20,001 -- 40,000 28,200
3 40,001 -- 55,000 29,400
4 55,001 -- 70,000 30,600
5 70,001 -- 85,000 31,400
6 85,001 -- 95,000 32,200
7 95,001 -- 105,000 33,000
8105,001 -- 125,000 33,500
9125,001 -- 175,000 34,500
10175,001 -- 275,000 35,500
11275,001 -- 400,000 36,500
12400,001 -- 600,000 37,500
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 38,500
141,000,001 and over 40,000

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000 FOR
COUNTY ENGINEERS WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$44,898
220,001 - 40,00046,893
340,001 - 55,00048,889
455,001 - 70,00050,884
570,001 - 85,00052,215
685,001 - 95,00053,545
795,001 - 105,00054,875
8105,001 - 125,00055,707
9125,001 - 175,00057,370
10175,001 - 275,00059,033
11275,001 - 400,00060,695
12400,001 - 600,00062,358
13600,001 - 1,000,00064,021


14Over 1,000,00066,516

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000 FOR
COUNTY ENGINEERS WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$64,694
220,001 - 40,00066,690
340,001 - 55,00068,686
455,001 - 70,00070,681
570,001 - 85,00072,011
685,001 - 95,00073,342
795,001 - 105,00074,672
8105,001 - 125,00075,503
9125,001 - 175,00077,166
10175,001 - 275,00078,829
11275,001 - 400,00080,492
12400,001 - 600,00082,155
13600,001 - 1,000,00083,818


14Over 1,000,00086,312

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001 FOR
COUNTY ENGINEERS WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$48,300
220,001 - 35,00050,356
335,001 - 55,00052,411
455,001 - 95,00056,521
595,001 - 200,00060,803
6200,001 - 400,00064,229
7400,001 - 1,000,00068,510


81,000,001 or more71,182

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001 FOR
COUNTY ENGINEERS WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$68,691
220,001 - 35,00070,746
335,001 - 55,00072,801
455,001 - 95,00076,912
595,001 - 200,00081,193
6200,001 - 400,00084,619
7400,001 - 1,000,00088,901


81,000,001 or more91,568

Such salary may be paid monthly out of the general county fund or out of the county's share of the fund derived from the receipts from motor vehicle licenses, as distributed by section 4501.04 of the Revised Code, and the county's share of the fund derived from the motor vehicle fuel tax, as distributed by section 5735.27 of the Revised Code, as the board of county commissioners directs, upon the warrant of the county auditor and shall be in lieu of all fees, costs, per diem or other allowances, and all other perquisites, of whatever kind, which any engineer collects and receives. The engineer shall be the county tax map draftperson, but shall receive no additional compensation for performing the duties of such that position. When such the engineer performs service in connection with ditches or drainage works, the engineer shall charge and collect the per diem allowances or other fees provided by law and shall pay all such of those allowances and fees, monthly, into the county treasury to the credit of the general county fund. The engineer shall pay into the county treasury all allowances and fees collected when the engineer performs services under sections 315.28 to 315.34 of the Revised Code.

(B)(1) Notwithstanding division (A) of this section, the annual compensation for each county engineer shall be as follows:

(a) In calendar year 1985, the amount of the annual salary each such officer is entitled to receive under the 1984 schedule increased by five per cent;

(b) In calendar year 1986, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(a) of this section for calendar year 1985 increased by five per cent;

(c) In calendar year 1987, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(b) of this section for calendar year 1986 increased by five per cent;

(d) In calendar year 1988, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(c) of this section for calendar year 1987 increased by five per cent;

(e) In calendar year 1989, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(d) of this section for calendar year 1988 increased by five per cent;

(f) In calendar year 1990, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(e) of this section for calendar year 1989 increased by five per cent;

(g) In calendar year 1991, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(f) of this section for calendar year 1990 increased by five per cent;

(h) In calendar year 1992, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(g) of this section for calendar year 1991 increased by five per cent, and in calendar years 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996, the annual compensation determined for calendar year 1992;

(i) In calendar year 1997, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(h) of this section for calendar year 1996 increased by three per cent;

(j) In calendar year 1998, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(i) of this section for calendar year 1997 increased by three per cent;

(k) In calendar year 1999, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(j) of this section for calendar year 1998 increased by three per cent;

(l) In calendar year 2000 and thereafter, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1)(k) of this section for calendar year 1999 increased by three per cent.

(2) A county engineer who elects not to engage in the private practice of engineering or surveying shall be compensated as follows:

(a) In calendar year 1985, an amount equal to that prescribed by division (A) of this section increased by twelve thousand five hundred dollars;

(b) For calendar year 1986, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(a) of this section for calendar year 1985 increased by five per cent;

(c) For calendar year 1987, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(b) of this section for calendar year 1986 increased by five per cent;

(d) For calendar year 1988, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(c) of this section for calendar year 1987 increased by five per cent;

(e) For calendar year 1989, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(d) of this section for calendar year 1988 increased by five per cent;

(f) For calendar year 1990, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(e) of this section for calendar year 1989 increased by five per cent;

(g) For calendar year 1991, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(f) of this section for calendar year 1990 increased by five per cent;

(h) For calendar year 1992, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(g) of this section for calendar year 1991 increased by five per cent, and in calendar years 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996, the annual compensation determined for calendar year 1992;

(i) In calendar year 1997, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(h) of this section for calendar year 1996 increased by three per cent;

(j) In calendar year 1998, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(i) of this section for calendar year 1997 increased by three per cent;

(k) In calendar year 1999, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(j) of this section for calendar year 1998 increased by three per cent;

(l) In calendar year 2000 and thereafter, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2)(k) of this section for calendar year 1999 increased by three per cent.

A county engineer may elect to engage or not to engage in the private practice of engineering or surveying before the commencement of each new term of office, and a county engineer who elects not to engage in the private practice of engineering or surveying may, for a period of six months after taking office, engage in the private practice of engineering or surveying for the purpose of concluding the affairs of private practice without any diminution of salary as provided in division (B)(A) of this section and in section 325.18 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 325.15.  (A) Each county coroner shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All such county coroners shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedule:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEARS 1992 THROUGH 1996

ClassPopulation Range Compensation
1 1 -- 20,000$14,774
2 20,001 -- 40,000 16,253
3 40,001 -- 55,000 18,468
4 55,001 -- 70,000 20,684
5 70,001 -- 85,000 22,900
6 85,001 -- 95,000 28,072
7 95,001 -- 105,000 30,288
8105,001 -- 125,000 32,504
9125,001 -- 175,000 35,459
10175,001 -- 275,000 37,675
11275,001 -- 400,000 43,584
12400,001 -- 600,000 46,539
13600,001 -- 1,000,000 49,494
141,000,001 and over 52,449

(B) In calendar years 1997 through 2000, the annual salary of each county coroner shall be as follows:

(1) In calendar year 1997, the annual compensation specified in division (A) of this section increased by three per cent;

(2) In calendar year 1998, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(1) of this section for calendar year 1997 increased by three per cent;

(3) In calendar year 1999, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(2) of this section for calendar year 1998 increased by three per cent;

(4) In calendar year 2000 and thereafter, the annual compensation determined under division (B)(3) of this section for calendar year 1999 increased by three per cent.

(C) schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000 FOR
CORONERS WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$16,628
220,001 - 40,000 18,293
340,001 - 55,000 20,786
455,001 - 70,000 23,280
570,001 - 85,000 25,774
685,001 - 95,000 31,595
795,001 - 105,000 34,089
8105,001 - 125,000 36,584
9125,001 - 175,000 39,909
10175,001 - 275,000 42,404
11275,001 - 400,000 49,054
12400,001 - 600,000 52,380
13600,001 - 1,000,000 55,706


14Over 1,000,000 59,032

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000 FOR
CORONERS WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


10175,001 - 275,000$95,815
11275,001 - 400,000 95,815
12400,001 - 600,000 95,815
13600,001 - 1,000,000 95,815


14Over 1,000,000 95,815

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001 FOR
CORONERS WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


11 - 20,000$18,842
220,001 - 35,000 21,410
335,001 - 55,000 23,978
455,001 - 95,000 35,112
595,001 - 200,000 43,676
6200,001 - 400,000 53,951
7400,001 - 1,000,000 60,803


81,000,001 or more 64,451

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001 FOR
CORONERS WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation


5175,001 - 200,000$98,689
6200,001 - 400,000 98,689
7400,001 - 1,000,000101,085


81,000,001 or more103,480

(B) A county coroner in a county included in with a population classes 10 through 14 as specified in division (A) of this section one hundred seventy-five thousand one or more shall not engage in the private practice of medicine unless, before taking office, the county coroner notifies the board of county commissioners of the intention to engage in such that private practice. A county coroner in a county included in population classes 10 through 14 as specified in division (A) of this section who does not engage in the private practice of medicine shall be paid beginning in calendar year 1993, instead of the amount prescribed in divisions (A) and (B) of this section, the following amounts, in equal biweekly installments:

(1) In calendar years 1993 through 1996, an annual salary equal to eighty-five thousand one hundred thirty dollars;

(2) In calendar year 1997, the annual compensation specified in division (C)(1) of this section for calendar year 1996 increased by three per cent;

(3) In calendar year 1998, the annual compensation determined under division (C)(2) of this section for calendar year 1997 increased by three per cent;

(4) In calendar year 1999, the annual compensation determined under division (C)(3) of this section for calendar year 1998 increased by three per cent;

(5) In calendar year 2000 and thereafter, the annual compensation determined under division (C)(4) of this section for calendar year 1999 increased by three per cent.

A county coroner in a county included in with a population classes 10 through 14 as specified in division (A) of this section one hundred seventy-five thousand one or more shall elect to engage or not to engage in the private practice of medicine before the commencement of each new term of office, and a county coroner in such a county who engages in the private practice of medicine but who intends not to engage in the private practice of medicine during the county coroner's next term of office shall so notify the board of county commissioners as specified in this division. For a period of six months after taking office, a county coroner who elects not to engage in the private practice of medicine may engage in the private practice of medicine, without any reduction of the salary specified as provided in division (A) of this division section and in section 325.18 of the Revised Code, for the purpose of concluding the affairs of the county coroner's private practice of medicine.

Sec. 325.18.  (A) As used in this section, "consumer price index" means the consumer price index prepared by the United States bureau of labor statistics (U.S. city average for urban wage earners and clerical workers: all items, 1982-1984=100) or, if that index is no longer published, a generally available comparable index.

(B)(1) In calendar year 2003, the annual compensation amounts for county auditors under division (D) of section 325.03 of the Revised Code shall be increased by first increasing the amounts by the percentage under division (B)(1)(a) of this section then further increasing them by the percentage under division (B)(1)(b) of this section. Such percentages are:

(a) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2000, to September 30, 2001, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(b) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2001, to September 30, 2002, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(2) Each calendar year from 2004 through 2008, the annual compensation of each county auditor shall be increased by the lesser of the following:

(a) Three per cent;

(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(C) Each calendar year from 2002 through 2008, the annual compensation of each county treasurer, sheriff, clerk of the court of common pleas, county recorder, county commissioner, prosecuting attorney, county engineer, and coroner shall be increased by the lesser of the following:

(1) Three per cent;

(2) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(D) Notwithstanding this section and sections 325.06, 325.11, 325.14, and 325.15 of the Revised Code, when computing a salary for any elected county officer under any of those sections, if the population range for the class under which the officer is to be compensated is not the same as the population range for that class for any other such elected county office, the class at which the officer's salary is determined shall be the highest class at which any officer from that same county is compensated under the population range applicable to that officer.

Sec. 505.24.  Each township trustee is entitled to compensation as follows:

(A) Twelve dollars for each day of service in the discharge of the trustee's duties in relation to partition fences, to be paid in equal proportions by the parties;

(B) Except as otherwise provided in division (C)(B) of this section, an amount for each day of service in the business of the township, to be paid from the township treasury as follows:

(1) In townships having a budget of fifty thousand dollars or less, twenty dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;

(2) In townships having a budget of more than fifty thousand but not more than one hundred thousand dollars, twenty-four dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;

(3) In townships having a budget of more than one hundred thousand but not more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars, twenty-eight dollars and fifty cents per day for not more than two hundred days;

(4) In townships having a budget of more than two hundred fifty thousand but not more than five hundred thousand dollars, thirty-three dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;

(5) In townships having a budget of more than five hundred thousand but not more than seven hundred fifty thousand dollars, thirty-five dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;

(6) In townships having a budget of more than seven hundred fifty thousand but not more than one million five hundred thousand dollars, forty dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;

(7) In townships having a budget of more than one million five hundred thousand but not more than three million five hundred thousand dollars, forty-four dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;

(8) In townships having a budget of more than three million five hundred thousand dollars but not more than six million dollars, forty-eight dollars per day for not more than two hundred days;

(9) In townships having a budget of more than six million dollars, fifty-two dollars per day for not more than two hundred days.

(C) In (B) Beginning in calendar years year 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002, the amounts paid as specified in division (B)(A) of this section shall be replaced by the following amounts:

(1) In calendar year 1999, the amounts specified in division (B)(A) of this section increased by three per cent;

(2) In calendar year 2000, the amounts determined under division (C)(B)(1) of this section increased by three per cent;

(3) In calendar year 2001, the amounts determined under division (C)(B)(2) of this section increased by three per cent;

(4) In calendar year 2002 and thereafter, the amounts determined under division (C)(B)(3) of this section increased by three per cent;

(5) In calendar years 2003 through 2008, the amounts determined under division (B) of this section for the immediately preceding calendar year increased by the lesser of the following:

(a) Three per cent;

(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(6) In calendar year 2009 and thereafter, the amount determined under division (B) of this section for calendar year 2008.

As used in division (B) of this section, "consumer price index" has the same meaning as in section 325.18 of the Revised Code.

(C) Whenever members of a board of township trustees are compensated per diem and not by annual salary, the board shall establish, by resolution, a method by which each member of the board shall periodically notify the township clerk of the number of days spent in the service of the township and the kinds of services rendered on those days. The per diem compensation shall be paid from the township general fund or from such other township funds in such proportions as the kinds of services performed may require. The notice shall be filed with the township clerk and preserved for inspection by any persons interested.

By unanimous vote, a board of township trustees may adopt a method of compensation consisting of an annual salary to be paid in equal monthly payments. If the office of trustee is held by more than one person during any calendar year, each person holding the office shall receive payments for only those months, and any fractions thereof of those months, during which the person holds the office. The amount of the annual salary approved by the board shall be no more than the maximum amount that could be received annually by a trustee if the trustee were paid on a per diem basis as specified in this division, and shall be paid from the township general fund or from such other township funds in such proportions as the board may specify by resolution. A board of township trustees which that has adopted a salary method of compensation may return to a method of compensation on a per diem basis as specified in this division by a majority vote. Any change in the method of compensation shall be effective on the first day of January of the year following the year during which the board has voted to change the method of compensation.

Sec. 507.09.  (A) Except as otherwise provided in division (D) of this section, the township clerk shall be entitled to compensation as follows:

(1) In townships having a budget of fifty thousand dollars or less, three thousand five hundred dollars;

(2) In townships having a budget of more than fifty thousand but not more than one hundred thousand dollars, five thousand five hundred dollars;

(3) In townships having a budget of more than one hundred thousand but not more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars, seven thousand seven hundred dollars;

(4) In townships having a budget of more than two hundred fifty thousand but not more than five hundred thousand dollars, nine thousand nine hundred dollars;

(5) In townships having a budget of more than five hundred thousand but not more than seven hundred fifty thousand dollars, eleven thousand dollars;

(6) In townships having a budget of more than seven hundred fifty thousand but not more than one million five hundred thousand dollars, thirteen thousand two hundred dollars;

(7) In townships having a budget of more than one million five hundred thousand but not more than three million five hundred thousand dollars, fifteen thousand four hundred dollars;

(8) In townships having a budget of more than three million five hundred thousand dollars but not more than six million dollars, sixteen thousand five hundred dollars;

(9) In townships having a budget of more than six million dollars, seventeen thousand six hundred dollars.

(B) Any township clerk may elect to receive less than the compensation the clerk is entitled to under division (A) of this section. Any clerk electing to do this shall so notify the board of township trustees in writing, and the board shall include this notice in the minutes of its next board meeting.

(C) The compensation of the township clerk shall be paid in equal monthly payments. If the office of clerk is held by more than one person during any calendar year, each person holding the office shall receive payments for only those months, and any fractions thereof of those months, during which the person holds the office.

(D) In Beginning in calendar years year 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002, the township clerk shall be entitled to compensation as follows:

(1) In calendar year 1999, the compensation specified in division (A) of this section increased by three per cent;

(2) In calendar year 2000, the compensation determined under division (D)(1) of this section increased by three per cent;

(3) In calendar year 2001, the compensation determined under division (D)(2) of this section increased by three per cent;

(4) In calendar year 2002 and thereafter, the compensation determined under division (D)(3) of this section increased by three per cent;

(5) In calendar years 2003 through 2008, the compensation determined under division (D) of this section for the immediately preceding calendar year increased by the lesser of the following:

(a) Three per cent;

(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(6) In calendar year 2009 and thereafter, the amount determined under division (D) of this section for calendar year 2008.

As used in this division, "consumer price index" has the same meaning as in section 325.18 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 1901.31.  The clerk and deputy clerks of a municipal court shall be selected, be compensated, give bond, and have powers and duties as follows:

(A) There shall be a clerk of the court who is appointed or elected as follows:

(1)(a) Except in the Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Medina, Toledo, Clermont county, Hamilton county, Portage county, and Wayne county municipal courts, if the population of the territory equals or exceeds one hundred thousand at the regular municipal election immediately preceding the expiration of the term of the present clerk, the clerk shall be nominated and elected by the qualified electors of the territory in the manner that is provided for the nomination and election of judges in section 1901.07 of the Revised Code.

The clerk so elected shall hold office for a term of six years, which term shall commence on the first day of January following the clerk's election and continue until the clerk's successor is elected and qualified.

(b) In the Hamilton county municipal court, the clerk of courts of Hamilton county shall be the clerk of the municipal court and may appoint an assistant clerk who shall receive the compensation, payable out of the treasury of Hamilton county in semimonthly installments, that the board of county commissioners prescribes. The clerk of courts of Hamilton county, acting as the clerk of the Hamilton county municipal court and assuming the duties of that office, shall receive compensation at one-fourth the rate that is prescribed for the clerks of courts of common pleas as determined in accordance with the population of the county and the rates set forth in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code. This compensation shall be paid from the county treasury in semimonthly installments and is in addition to the annual compensation that is received for the performance of the duties of the clerk of courts of Hamilton county, as provided in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code.

(c) In the Portage county and Wayne county municipal courts, the clerks of courts of Portage county and Wayne county shall be the clerks, respectively, of the Portage county and Wayne county municipal courts and may appoint a chief deputy clerk for each branch that is established pursuant to section 1901.311 of the Revised Code and assistant clerks as the judges of the municipal court determine are necessary, all of whom shall receive the compensation that the legislative authority prescribes. The clerks of courts of Portage county and Wayne county, acting as the clerks of the Portage county and Wayne county municipal courts and assuming the duties of these offices, shall receive compensation payable from the county treasury in semimonthly installments at one-fourth the rate that is prescribed for the clerks of courts of common pleas as determined in accordance with the population of the county and the rates set forth in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code.

(d) Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(1)(d) of this section, in the Akron municipal court, candidates for election to the office of clerk of the court shall be nominated by primary election. The primary election shall be held on the day specified in the charter of the city of Akron for the nomination of municipal officers. Notwithstanding section 3513.257 of the Revised Code, the nominating petitions of independent candidates shall be signed by at least two hundred fifty qualified electors of the territory of the court.

The candidates shall file a declaration of candidacy and petition, or a nominating petition, whichever is applicable, not later than four p.m. of the seventy-fifth day before the day of the primary election, in the form prescribed by section 3513.07 or 3513.261 of the Revised Code. The declaration of candidacy and petition, or the nominating petition, shall conform to the applicable requirements of section 3513.05 or 3513.257 of the Revised Code.

If no valid declaration of candidacy and petition is filed by any person for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to the office of clerk of the Akron municipal court, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office. If only one person files a valid declaration of candidacy and petition for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to that office, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office, and the candidate shall be issued a certificate of nomination in the manner set forth in section 3513.02 of the Revised Code.

Declarations of candidacy and petitions, nominating petitions, and certificates of nomination for the office of clerk of the Akron municipal court shall contain a designation of the term for which the candidate seeks election. At the following regular municipal election, all candidates for the office shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the territory of the court in the manner that is provided in section 1901.07 of the Revised Code for the election of the judges of the court. The clerk so elected shall hold office for a term of six years, which term shall commence on the first day of January following the clerk's election and continue until the clerk's successor is elected and qualified.

(e) In the Clermont county municipal court, the clerk of courts of Clermont county shall be the clerk of the municipal court. The clerk of courts of Clermont county, acting as the clerk of the Clermont county municipal court and assuming the duties of that office, shall receive compensation at one-fourth the rate that is prescribed for the clerks of courts of common pleas as determined in accordance with the population of the county and the rates set forth in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code. This compensation shall be paid from the county treasury in semimonthly installments and is in addition to the annual compensation that is received for the performance of the duties of the clerk of courts of Clermont county, as provided in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code.

(f) Irrespective of the population of the territory of the Medina municipal court, the clerk of that court shall be appointed pursuant to division (A)(2)(a) of this section by the judges of that court, shall hold office until the clerk's successor is similarly appointed and qualified, and shall receive pursuant to division (C) of this section the annual compensation that the legislative authority prescribes and that is payable in semimonthly installments from the same sources and in the same manner as provided in section 1901.11 of the Revised Code.

(g) Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(1)(g) of this section, in the Barberton municipal court, candidates for election to the office of clerk of the court shall be nominated by primary election. The primary election shall be held on the day specified in the charter of the city of Barberton for the nomination of municipal officers. Notwithstanding section 3513.257 of the Revised Code, the nominating petitions of independent candidates shall be signed by at least two hundred fifty qualified electors of the territory of the court.

The candidates shall file a declaration of candidacy and petition, or a nominating petition, whichever is applicable, not later than four p.m. of the seventy-fifth day before the day of the primary election, in the form prescribed by section 3513.07 or 3513.261 of the Revised Code. The declaration of candidacy and petition, or the nominating petition, shall conform to the applicable requirements of section 3513.05 or 3513.257 of the Revised Code.

If no valid declaration of candidacy and petition is filed by any person for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to the office of clerk of the Barberton municipal court, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office. If only one person files a valid declaration of candidacy and petition for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to that office, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office, and the candidate shall be issued a certificate of nomination in the manner set forth in section 3513.02 of the Revised Code.

Declarations of candidacy and petitions, nominating petitions, and certificates of nomination for the office of clerk of the Barberton municipal court shall contain a designation of the term for which the candidate seeks election. At the following regular municipal election, all candidates for the office shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the territory of the court in the manner that is provided in section 1901.07 of the Revised Code for the election of the judges of the court. The clerk so elected shall hold office for a term of six years, which term shall commence on the first day of January following the clerk's election and continue until the clerk's successor is elected and qualified.

(h) Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(1)(h) of this section, in the Cuyahoga Falls municipal court, candidates for election to the office of clerk of the court shall be nominated by primary election. The primary election shall be held on the day specified in the charter of the city of Cuyahoga Falls for the nomination of municipal officers. Notwithstanding section 3513.257 of the Revised Code, the nominating petitions of independent candidates shall be signed by at least two hundred fifty qualified electors of the territory of the court.

The candidates shall file a declaration of candidacy and petition, or a nominating petition, whichever is applicable, not later than four p.m. of the seventy-fifth day before the day of the primary election, in the form prescribed by section 3513.07 or 3513.261 of the Revised Code. The declaration of candidacy and petition, or the nominating petition, shall conform to the applicable requirements of section 3513.05 or 3513.257 of the Revised Code.

If no valid declaration of candidacy and petition is filed by any person for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to the office of clerk of the Cuyahoga Falls municipal court, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office. If only one person files a valid declaration of candidacy and petition for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to that office, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office, and the candidate shall be issued a certificate of nomination in the manner set forth in section 3513.02 of the Revised Code.

Declarations of candidacy and petitions, nominating petitions, and certificates of nomination for the office of clerk of the Cuyahoga Falls municipal court shall contain a designation of the term for which the candidate seeks election. At the following regular municipal election, all candidates for the office shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the territory of the court in the manner that is provided in section 1901.07 of the Revised Code for the election of the judges of the court. The clerk so elected shall hold office for a term of six years, which term shall commence on the first day of January following the clerk's election and continue until the clerk's successor is elected and qualified.

(i) Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(1)(i) of this section, in the Toledo municipal court, candidates for election to the office of clerk of the court shall be nominated by primary election. The primary election shall be held on the day specified in the charter of the city of Toledo for the nomination of municipal officers. Notwithstanding section 3513.257 of the Revised Code, the nominating petitions of independent candidates shall be signed by at least two hundred fifty qualified electors of the territory of the court.

The candidates shall file a declaration of candidacy and petition, or a nominating petition, whichever is applicable, not later than four p.m. of the seventy-fifth day before the day of the primary election, in the form prescribed by section 3513.07 or 3513.261 of the Revised Code. The declaration of candidacy and petition, or the nominating petition, shall conform to the applicable requirements of section 3513.05 or 3513.257 of the Revised Code.

If no valid declaration of candidacy and petition is filed by any person for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to the office of clerk of the Toledo municipal court, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office. If only one person files a valid declaration of candidacy and petition for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to that office, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office, and the candidate shall be issued a certificate of nomination in the manner set forth in section 3513.02 of the Revised Code.

Declarations of candidacy and petitions, nominating petitions, and certificates of nomination for the office of clerk of the Toledo municipal court shall contain a designation of the term for which the candidate seeks election. At the following regular municipal election, all candidates for the office shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the territory of the court in the manner that is provided in section 1901.07 of the Revised Code for the election of the judges of the court. The clerk so elected shall hold office for a term of six years, which term shall commence on the first day of January following the clerk's election and continue until the clerk's successor is elected and qualified.

(2)(a) Except for the Alliance, Auglaize county, Lorain, Massillon, and Youngstown municipal courts, in a municipal court for which the population of the territory is less than one hundred thousand and in the Medina municipal court, the clerk shall be appointed by the court, and the clerk shall hold office until the clerk's successor is appointed and qualified.

(b) In the Alliance, Lorain, Massillon, and Youngstown municipal courts, the clerk shall be elected for a term of office as described in division (A)(1)(a) of this section.

(c) In the Auglaize county municipal court, the clerk of courts of Auglaize county shall be the clerk of the municipal court and may appoint a chief deputy clerk for each branch that is established pursuant to section 1901.311 of the Revised Code, and assistant clerks as the judge of the court determines are necessary, all of whom shall receive the compensation that the legislative authority prescribes. The clerk of courts of Auglaize county, acting as the clerk of the Auglaize county municipal court and assuming the duties of that office, shall receive compensation payable from the county treasury in semimonthly installments at one-fourth the rate that is prescribed for the clerks of courts of common pleas as determined in accordance with the population of the county and the rates set forth in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code.

(3) During the temporary absence of the clerk due to illness, vacation, or other proper cause, the court may appoint a temporary clerk, who shall be paid the same compensation, have the same authority, and perform the same duties as the clerk.

(B) Except in the Clermont county, Hamilton county, Medina, Portage county, and Wayne county municipal courts, if a vacancy occurs in the office of the clerk of the Alliance, Lorain, Massillon, or Youngstown municipal court or occurs in the office of the clerk of a municipal court for which the population of the territory equals or exceeds one hundred thousand because the clerk ceases to hold the office before the end of the clerk's term or because a clerk-elect fails to take office, the vacancy shall be filled, until a successor is elected and qualified, by a person chosen by the residents of the territory of the court who are members of the county central committee of the political party by which the last occupant of that office or the clerk-elect was nominated. Not less than five nor more than fifteen days after a vacancy occurs, those members of that county central committee shall meet to make an appointment to fill the vacancy. At least four days before the date of the meeting, the chairperson or a secretary of the county central committee shall notify each such member of that county central committee by first class mail of the date, time, and place of the meeting and its purpose. A majority of all such members of that county central committee constitutes a quorum, and a majority of the quorum is required to make the appointment. If the office so vacated was occupied or was to be occupied by a person not nominated at a primary election, or if the appointment was not made by the committee members in accordance with this division, the court shall make an appointment to fill the vacancy. A successor shall be elected to fill the office for the unexpired term at the first municipal election that is held more than one hundred twenty days after the vacancy occurred.

(C)(1) In a municipal court, other than the Auglaize county and the Lorain county municipal courts, for which the population of the territory is less than one hundred thousand and in the Medina municipal court, the clerk of the municipal court shall receive the annual compensation that the presiding judge of the court prescribes, if the revenue of the court for the preceding calendar year, as certified by the auditor or chief fiscal officer of the municipal corporation in which the court is located or, in the case of a county-operated municipal court, the county auditor, is equal to or greater than the expenditures, including any debt charges, for the operation of the court payable under this chapter from the city treasury or, in the case of a county-operated municipal court, the county treasury for that calendar year, as also certified by the auditor or chief fiscal officer. If the revenue of a municipal court, other than the Auglaize county and the Lorain municipal courts, for which the population of the territory is less than one hundred thousand or the revenue of the Medina municipal court for the preceding calendar year as so certified is not equal to or greater than those expenditures for the operation of the court for that calendar year as so certified, the clerk of a municipal court shall receive the annual compensation that the legislative authority prescribes. In As used in this division, "revenue" means the total of all costs and fees that are collected and paid to the city treasury or, in a county-operated municipal court, the county treasury by the clerk of the municipal court under division (F) of this section and all interest received and paid to the city treasury or, in a county-operated municipal court, the county treasury in relation to the costs and fees under division (G) of this section.

(2) In a municipal court, other than the Clermont county, Hamilton county, Medina, Portage county, and Wayne county municipal courts, for which the population of the territory is one hundred thousand or more, and in the Lorain county municipal court, the clerk of the municipal court shall receive annual compensation in a sum equal to eighty-five per cent of the salary of a judge of the court. The

(3) The compensation of a clerk described in division (C)(1) or (2) of this section is payable in semimonthly installments from the same sources and in the same manner as provided in section 1901.11 of the Revised Code.

(D) Before entering upon the duties of the clerk's office, the clerk of a municipal court shall give bond of not less than six thousand dollars to be determined by the judges of the court, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the clerk's duties.

(E) The clerk of a municipal court may do all of the following: administer oaths, take affidavits, and issue executions upon any judgment rendered in the court, including a judgment for unpaid costs; issue, sign, and attach the seal of the court to all writs, process, subpoenas, and papers issuing out of the court; and approve all bonds, sureties, recognizances, and undertakings fixed by any judge of the court or by law. The clerk may refuse to accept for filing any pleading or paper submitted for filing by a person who has been found to be a vexatious litigator under section 2323.52 of the Revised Code and who has failed to obtain leave to proceed under that section. The clerk shall do all of the following: file and safely keep all journals, records, books, and papers belonging or appertaining to the court; record the proceedings of the court; perform all other duties that the judges of the court may prescribe; and keep a book showing all receipts and disbursements, which book shall be open for public inspection at all times.

The clerk shall prepare and maintain a general index, a docket, and other records that the court, by rule, requires, all of which shall be the public records of the court. In the docket, the clerk shall enter, at the time of the commencement of an action, the names of the parties in full, the names of the counsel, and the nature of the proceedings. Under proper dates, the clerk shall note the filing of the complaint, issuing of summons or other process, returns, and any subsequent pleadings. The clerk also shall enter all reports, verdicts, orders, judgments, and proceedings of the court, clearly specifying the relief granted or orders made in each action. The court may order an extended record of any of the above to be made and entered, under the proper action heading, upon the docket at the request of any party to the case, the expense of which record may be taxed as costs in the case or may be required to be prepaid by the party demanding the record, upon order of the court.

(F) The clerk of a municipal court shall receive, collect, and issue receipts for all costs, fees, fines, bail, and other moneys payable to the office or to any officer of the court. The clerk shall each month disburse to the proper persons or officers, and take receipts for, all costs, fees, fines, bail, and other moneys that the clerk collects. Subject to sections 3375.50 and 4511.193 of the Revised Code and to any other section of the Revised Code that requires a specific manner of disbursement of any moneys received by a municipal court and except for the Hamilton county, Lawrence county, and Ottawa county municipal courts, the clerk shall pay all fines received for violation of municipal ordinances into the treasury of the municipal corporation the ordinance of which was violated and shall pay all fines received for violation of township resolutions adopted pursuant to Chapter 504. of the Revised Code into the treasury of the township the resolution of which was violated. Subject to sections 1901.024 and 4511.193 of the Revised Code, in the Hamilton county, Lawrence county, and Ottawa county municipal courts, the clerk shall pay fifty per cent of the fines received for violation of municipal ordinances and fifty per cent of the fines received for violation of township resolutions adopted pursuant to Chapter 504. of the Revised Code into the treasury of the county. Subject to sections 3375.50, 3375.53, 4511.99, and 5503.04 of the Revised Code and to any other section of the Revised Code that requires a specific manner of disbursement of any moneys received by a municipal court, the clerk shall pay all fines collected for the violation of state laws into the county treasury. Except in a county-operated municipal court, the clerk shall pay all costs and fees the disbursement of which is not otherwise provided for in the Revised Code into the city treasury. The clerk of a county-operated municipal court shall pay the costs and fees the disbursement of which is not otherwise provided for in the Revised Code into the county treasury. Moneys deposited as security for costs shall be retained pending the litigation. The clerk shall keep a separate account of all receipts and disbursements in civil and criminal cases, which shall be a permanent public record of the office. On the expiration of the term of the clerk, the clerk shall deliver the records to the clerk's successor. The clerk shall have other powers and duties as are prescribed by rule or order of the court.

(G) All moneys paid into a municipal court shall be noted on the record of the case in which they are paid and shall be deposited in a state or national bank, or a domestic savings and loan association, as defined in section 1151.01 of the Revised Code, that is selected by the clerk. Any interest received upon the deposits shall be paid into the city treasury, except that, in a county-operated municipal court, the interest shall be paid into the treasury of the county in which the court is located.

On the first Monday in January of each year, the clerk shall make a list of the titles of all cases in the court that were finally determined more than one year past in which there remains unclaimed in the possession of the clerk any funds, or any part of a deposit for security of costs not consumed by the costs in the case. The clerk shall give notice of the moneys to the parties who are entitled to the moneys or to their attorneys of record. All the moneys remaining unclaimed on the first day of April of each year shall be paid by the clerk to the city treasurer, except that, in a county-operated municipal court, the moneys shall be paid to the treasurer of the county in which the court is located. The treasurer shall pay any part of the moneys at any time to the person who has the right to the moneys upon proper certification of the clerk.

(H) Deputy clerks may be appointed by the clerk and shall receive the compensation, payable in semimonthly installments out of the city treasury, that the clerk may prescribe, except that the compensation of any deputy clerk of a county-operated municipal court shall be paid out of the treasury of the county in which the court is located. Each deputy clerk shall take an oath of office before entering upon the duties of the deputy clerk's office and, when so qualified, may perform the duties appertaining to the office of the clerk. The clerk may require any of the deputy clerks to give bond of not less than three thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of the deputy clerk's duties.

(I) For the purposes of this section, whenever the population of the territory of a municipal court falls below one hundred thousand but not below ninety thousand, and the population of the territory prior to the most recent regular federal census exceeded one hundred thousand, the legislative authority of the municipal corporation may declare, by resolution, that the territory shall be considered to have a population of at least one hundred thousand.

(J) The clerk or a deputy clerk shall be in attendance at all sessions of the municipal court, although not necessarily in the courtroom, and may administer oaths to witnesses and jurors and receive verdicts.

Sec. 3501.12.  The annual compensation of members of the board of elections shall be determined on the basis of the population of the county according to the next preceding federal census, and shall be paid monthly out of the appropriations made to the board and upon vouchers or payrolls certified by the chairman chairperson, or a member of the board designated by it, and countersigned by the director or in his the director's absence by the deputy director. Upon presentation of any such voucher or payroll, the county auditor shall issue a warrant upon the county treasurer for the amount thereof as in the case of vouchers or payrolls for county offices and the treasurer shall pay such warrant.

(A) Except as provided in division divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the amount of annual compensation of members of the board shall be as follows:

(1) Seventy-five Eighty-five dollars for each full one thousand of the first one hundred thousand population;

(2) Thirty-six Forty dollars and fifty cents for each full one thousand of the second one hundred thousand population;

(3) Twenty twenty-two dollars for each full one thousand of the third one hundred thousand population;

(4) Six dollars and seventy-five cents for each full one thousand above three hundred thousand population.

(B) The Except as provided in division (C) of this section, the compensation of a member of the board shall not be less than three thousand three hundred seventy-five dollars and shall not exceed fifteen twenty thousand dollars annually.

(C) In calendar year 1997 2001, the annual compensation of each member of the board shall be computed after increasing the dollar amounts specified in divisions (A) and (B) of this section by three per cent.

(D) In calendar year 1998 2002, the annual compensation of each member of the board shall be computed after increasing by three per cent the dollar amounts used to compute the compensation of a member under division (C) of this section.

(E) In calendar year 1999 2003 and thereafter, the annual compensation of each member of the board shall be computed after increasing by three per cent the dollar amounts used to compute the compensation of a member under division (D) of this section.

(F) In calendar year 2000 and thereafter, the annual compensation of each member of the board shall be computed after increasing by three per cent the amounts used to compute the compensation of a member under division (E) of this section. For the purposes of this section, members of boards of elections shall be deemed to be appointed and not elected, and therefore not subject to Section 20 of Article II of the Ohio Constitution.

SECTION 2 .  That existing sections 101.27, 141.01, 141.011, 141.04, 325.03, 325.04, 325.06, 325.071, 325.08, 325.09, 325.10, 325.11, 325.111, 325.12, 325.14, 325.15, 505.24, 507.09, 1901.31, and 3501.12 and section 325.18 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3 .  That Section 21 of Am. Sub. H.B. 283 of the 123rd General Assembly, as amended by Am. Sub. S.B. 153, Sub. S.B. 245, and Am. Sub. H.B. 640 of the 123rd General Assembly, be amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 21.  AGO ATTORNEY GENERAL

General Revenue Fund


GRF055-321Operating Expenses$56,367,407$60,102,251
GRF055-405Law-Related Education$190,164$195,489
GRF055-411County Sheriffs$590,612$607,149
643,149
GRF055-415County Prosecutors$495,027$508,888
563,888
TOTAL GRF General Revenue Fund$57,643,210$61,413,777
61,504,777

General Services Fund Group


106055-612General Reimbursement$12,452,999$14,010,180
107055-624Employment Services$1,064,659$1,116,469
195055-660Workers' Compensation Section$6,646,301$6,794,833
4Y7055-608Title Defect Rescission$785,800$807,141
4Z2055-609BCI Asset Forfeiture and Cost Reimbursement$308,400$317,035
418055-615Charitable Foundations$1,460,757$1,498,158
420055-603Attorney General Antitrust$420,108$426,184
421055-617Police Officers' Training Academy Fee$1,035,353$1,062,272
5A9055-618Telemarketing Fraud Enforcement$50,000$50,000
590055-633Peace Officer Private Security Fund$85,962$90,790
629055-636Corrupt Activity Investigation and Prosecution$100,503$103,317
631055-637Consumer Protection Enforcement$1,090,936$2,103,555
TOTAL GSF General Services Fund
Group$25,501,778$28,379,934

Federal Special Revenue Fund Group


3E5055-638Anti-Drug Abuse$2,650,000$2,650,000
3R6055-613Attorney General Federal Funds$1,000,000$1,000,000
306055-620Medicaid Fraud Control$2,515,772$2,515,772
381055-611Civil Rights Legal Service$315,329$315,329
383055-634Crime Victims Assistance$8,000,000$6,500,000
TOTAL FED Federal Special Revenue
Fund Group$14,481,101$12,981,101

State Special Revenue Fund Group


108055-622Crime Victims Compensation$4,039,318$0
176055-625Victims Assistance Office$374,768$0
177055-626Victims Assistance Programs$1,745,612$0
4L6055-606DARE$3,738,067$3,744,361
402055-616Victims of Crime$0$24,186,406
417055-621Domestic Violence Shelter$13,458$13,835
419055-623Claims Section$16,740,686$17,177,546
659055-641Solid and Hazardous Waste Background Investigations$756,162$775,535
TOTAL SSR State Special Revenue
Fund Group$27,408,071$45,897,683

Holding Account Redistribution Fund Group


R03055-629Bingo License Refunds$5,200$5,200
R04055-631General Holding Account$75,000$75,000
R05055-632Antitrust Settlements$10,400$10,400
R18055-630Consumer Frauds$750,000$750,000
R42055-601Organized Crime Commission Account$200,000$200,000
TOTAL 090 Holding Account
Redistribution Fund Group$1,040,600$1,040,600
TOTAL ALL BUDGET FUND GROUPS$126,074,760$149,713,095
149,804,095

Law-Related Education

The foregoing appropriation item 055-405, Law-Related Education, shall be distributed directly to the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education for the purposes of providing continuing citizenship education activities to primary and secondary students and accessing additional public and private money for new programs.

Workers' Compensation Section

The Workers' Compensation Section Fund (Fund 195) shall receive payments from the Bureau of Workers' Compensation and the Ohio Industrial Commission at the beginning of each quarter of each fiscal year to fund legal services to be provided to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation and the Ohio Industrial Commission during the ensuing quarter. Such advance payment shall be subject to adjustment.

In addition, the Bureau of Workers' Compensation shall transfer payments at the beginning of each quarter for the support of the Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit.

All amounts shall be mutually agreed upon by the Attorney General, the Bureau of Workers' Compensation, and the Ohio Industrial Commission.

Corrupt Activity Investigation and Prosecution

The foregoing appropriation item 055-636, Corrupt Activity Investigation and Prosecution, shall be used as provided by division (D)(2) of section 2923.35 of the Revised Code to dispose of the proceeds, fines, and penalties credited to the Corrupt Activity Investigation and Prosecution Fund, which is created in division (D)(1)(b) of section 2923.35 of the Revised Code. If it is determined that additional amounts are necessary, the amounts are hereby appropriated.

Community Police Match and Law Enforcement Assistance

In fiscal years 2000 and 2001, the Attorney General's Office may request the Director of Budget and Management to, and the Director of Budget and Management shall, establish GRF appropriation item 055-406, Community Police Match and Law Enforcement Assistance. The Director of Budget and Management shall then transfer appropriation authority from appropriation item 055-321, Operating Expenses, to appropriation item 055-406, Community Police Match and Law Enforcement Assistance. Moneys transferred to appropriation item 055-406 shall be used to pay operating expenses and to provide grants to local law enforcement agencies and communities for the purpose of supporting law enforcement-related activities."

SECTION 4 .  That existing Section 21 of Am. Sub. H.B. 283 of the 123rd General Assembly, as amended by Am. Sub. S.B. 153, Sub. S.B. 245, and Am. Sub. H.B. 640 of the 123rd General Assembly, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 5 .  That Section 60 of Am. Sub. H.B. 283 of the 123rd General Assembly be amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 60.  JSC THE JUDICIARY/SUPREME COURT

General Revenue Fund


GRF005-321Operating Expenses - Judiciary$84,146,536$85,597,403
85,605,803
GRF005-401State Criminal Sentencing Council$363,182$363,568
GRF005-402Task Force on Family Law and Children$100,000$100,000
GRF010-321Operating Expenses - Supreme Court$9,342,738$9,377,229
GRF010-401Law-Related Education$197,163$203,077
TOTAL GRF General Revenue Fund$94,149,619$95,641,277
95,649,677

General Services Fund Group


6A2005-602Dispute Resolution$36,050$37,132
672005-601Continuing Judicial Education$231,750$238,703
TOTAL GSF General Services
Fund Group$267,800$275,835

State Special Revenue Fund Group


4C8010-603Attorney Registration$1,745,355$1,735,424
6A8010-602Supreme Court Admissions$812,601$821,061
643010-601Commission on Continuing Legal Education$250,000$239,999
TOTAL SSR State Special Revenue
Fund Group$2,807,956$2,796,484

Federal Special Revenue Fund Group


3J0005-603Federal Grants$781,468$816,405
TOTAL FED Federal Special
Revenue Fund Group$781,468$816,405


TOTAL ALL BUDGET FUND GROUPS$98,006,843$99,530,001
99,538,401

Compensation for Clerks of the Court of Common Pleas

Of the foregoing appropriation item 005-321, Operating Expenses - Judiciary, $8,400 in fiscal year 2001 shall be used to compensate for expenditures associated with the Clerks of the Court of Common Pleas.

Law-Related Education

The foregoing appropriation item 010-401, Law-Related Education, shall be distributed directly to the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education for the purposes of providing continuing citizenship education activities to primary and secondary students, expanding delinquency prevention programs, increasing activities for at-risk youth, and accessing additional public and private money for new programs.

Dispute Resolution

The Dispute Resolution Fund (Fund 6A2) shall consist of grants and other moneys awarded to promote alternative dispute resolution in the Ohio courts and deposited into the Dispute Resolution Fund pursuant to the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio. The foregoing appropriation item 005-602, Dispute Resolution, shall promote alternative dispute resolution programs in the Ohio courts and be used for the education of judges, attorneys, and other court personnel in dispute resolution concepts. If it is determined by the Administrative Director of the Supreme Court that additional appropriations are necessary, the amounts are hereby appropriated.

No money in the Dispute Resolution Fund shall be transferred to any other fund by the Director of Budget and Management or the Controlling Board. Interest earned on moneys in the Dispute Resolution Fund shall be credited to the fund.

Continuing Judicial Education

The Continuing Judicial Education Fund (Fund 672) shall consist of fees paid by judges and court personnel for attending continuing education courses and other gifts and grants received for the purpose of continuing judicial education. The foregoing appropriation item 005-601, Continuing Judicial Education, shall be used to pay expenses for continuing education courses for judges and court personnel. If it is determined by the Administrative Director of the Supreme Court that additional appropriations are necessary, the amounts are hereby appropriated.

No money in the Continuing Judicial Education Fund shall be transferred to any other fund by the Director of Budget and Management or the Controlling Board. Interest earned on moneys in the Continuing Judicial Education Fund shall be credited to the fund.

Attorney Registration

In addition to funding other activities considered appropriate by the Supreme Court, the foregoing appropriation item 010-603, Attorney Registration, may be used to compensate employees and fund the appropriate activities of the following offices established by the Supreme Court pursuant to the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio: the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, the Clients' Security Fund, the Board of Commissioners on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, and the Office of Attorney Registration. If it is determined by the Administrative Director of the Supreme Court that additional appropriations are necessary, the amounts are hereby appropriated.

No moneys in the Attorney Registration Fund shall be transferred to any other fund by the Director of Budget and Management or the Controlling Board. Interest earned on moneys in the Attorney Registration Fund shall be credited to the fund.

Supreme Court Admissions

The foregoing appropriation item 010-602, Supreme Court Admissions, shall be used to compensate Supreme Court employees who are primarily responsible for administering the attorney admissions program, pursuant to the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio, and to fund any other activities considered appropriate by the court. Moneys shall be deposited into the Supreme Court Admissions Fund (Fund 6A8) pursuant to the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio. If it is determined by the Administrative Director of the Supreme Court that additional appropriations are necessary, the amounts are hereby appropriated.

No moneys in the Supreme Court Admissions Fund shall be transferred to any other fund by the Director of Budget and Management or the Controlling Board. Interest earned on moneys in the Supreme Court Admissions Fund shall be credited to the fund.

Continuing Legal Education

The foregoing appropriation item 010-601, Commission on Continuing Legal Education, shall be used to compensate employees of the Commission on Continuing Legal Education, established pursuant to the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio, and to fund other activities of the commission considered appropriate by the court. If it is determined by the Administrative Director of the Supreme Court that additional appropriations are necessary, the amounts are hereby appropriated.

No moneys in the Continuing Legal Education Fund shall be transferred to any other fund by the Director of Budget and Management or the Controlling Board. Interest earned on moneys in the Continuing Legal Education Fund shall be credited to the fund.

Federal Miscellaneous

The Federal Miscellaneous Fund (3J0) shall consist of grants and other moneys awarded to the Supreme Court of Ohio (The Judiciary) by the United States Government, the State Justice Institute, or other entities that receive the moneys directly from the United States Government or the State Justice Institute and distribute those moneys to the Supreme Court of Ohio (The Judiciary). The foregoing appropriation item 005-603, Federal Grants, shall be used in a manner consistent with the purpose of the grant or award. If it is determined by the Administrative Director of the Supreme Court that additional appropriations are necessary, the amounts are hereby appropriated.

No money in the Federal Miscellaneous Fund shall be transferred to any other fund by the Director of Budget and Management or the Controlling Board. However, interest earned on moneys in the Federal Miscellaneous Fund on or after July 1, 1995, shall be credited or transferred to the General Revenue Fund."

SECTION 6 .  That existing Section 60 of Am. Sub. H.B. 283 of the 123rd General Assembly is hereby repealed.

SECTION 7 .  This act's amendments to sections 101.27, 325.111, and 3501.12 of the Revised Code and to new division (B) of section 325.06 of the Revised Code first apply in calendar year 2001.

SECTION 8 .  That the version of section 1901.31 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2002, be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 1901.31.  The clerk and deputy clerks of a municipal court shall be selected, be compensated, give bond, and have powers and duties as follows:

(A) There shall be a clerk of the court who is appointed or elected as follows:

(1)(a) Except in the Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Medina, Toledo, Clermont county, Hamilton county, Portage county, and Wayne county municipal courts, if the population of the territory equals or exceeds one hundred thousand at the regular municipal election immediately preceding the expiration of the term of the present clerk, the clerk shall be nominated and elected by the qualified electors of the territory in the manner that is provided for the nomination and election of judges in section 1901.07 of the Revised Code.

The clerk so elected shall hold office for a term of six years, which term shall commence on the first day of January following the clerk's election and continue until the clerk's successor is elected and qualified.

(b) In the Hamilton county municipal court, the clerk of courts of Hamilton county shall be the clerk of the municipal court and may appoint an assistant clerk who shall receive the compensation, payable out of the treasury of Hamilton county in semimonthly installments, that the board of county commissioners prescribes. The clerk of courts of Hamilton county, acting as the clerk of the Hamilton county municipal court and assuming the duties of that office, shall receive compensation at one-fourth the rate that is prescribed for the clerks of courts of common pleas as determined in accordance with the population of the county and the rates set forth in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code. This compensation shall be paid from the county treasury in semimonthly installments and is in addition to the annual compensation that is received for the performance of the duties of the clerk of courts of Hamilton county, as provided in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code.

(c) In the Portage county and Wayne county municipal courts, the clerks of courts of Portage county and Wayne county shall be the clerks, respectively, of the Portage county and Wayne county municipal courts and may appoint a chief deputy clerk for each branch that is established pursuant to section 1901.311 of the Revised Code and assistant clerks as the judges of the municipal court determine are necessary, all of whom shall receive the compensation that the legislative authority prescribes. The clerks of courts of Portage county and Wayne county, acting as the clerks of the Portage county and Wayne county municipal courts and assuming the duties of these offices, shall receive compensation payable from the county treasury in semimonthly installments at one-fourth the rate that is prescribed for the clerks of courts of common pleas as determined in accordance with the population of the county and the rates set forth in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code.

(d) Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(1)(d) of this section, in the Akron municipal court, candidates for election to the office of clerk of the court shall be nominated by primary election. The primary election shall be held on the day specified in the charter of the city of Akron for the nomination of municipal officers. Notwithstanding section 3513.257 of the Revised Code, the nominating petitions of independent candidates shall be signed by at least two hundred fifty qualified electors of the territory of the court.

The candidates shall file a declaration of candidacy and petition, or a nominating petition, whichever is applicable, not later than four p.m. of the seventy-fifth day before the day of the primary election, in the form prescribed by section 3513.07 or 3513.261 of the Revised Code. The declaration of candidacy and petition, or the nominating petition, shall conform to the applicable requirements of section 3513.05 or 3513.257 of the Revised Code.

If no valid declaration of candidacy and petition is filed by any person for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to the office of clerk of the Akron municipal court, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office. If only one person files a valid declaration of candidacy and petition for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to that office, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office, and the candidate shall be issued a certificate of nomination in the manner set forth in section 3513.02 of the Revised Code.

Declarations of candidacy and petitions, nominating petitions, and certificates of nomination for the office of clerk of the Akron municipal court shall contain a designation of the term for which the candidate seeks election. At the following regular municipal election, all candidates for the office shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the territory of the court in the manner that is provided in section 1901.07 of the Revised Code for the election of the judges of the court. The clerk so elected shall hold office for a term of six years, which term shall commence on the first day of January following the clerk's election and continue until the clerk's successor is elected and qualified.

(e) In the Clermont county municipal court, the clerk of courts of Clermont county shall be the clerk of the municipal court. The clerk of courts of Clermont county, acting as the clerk of the Clermont county municipal court and assuming the duties of that office, shall receive compensation at one-fourth the rate that is prescribed for the clerks of courts of common pleas as determined in accordance with the population of the county and the rates set forth in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code. This compensation shall be paid from the county treasury in semimonthly installments and is in addition to the annual compensation that is received for the performance of the duties of the clerk of courts of Clermont county, as provided in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code.

(f) Irrespective of the population of the territory of the Medina municipal court, the clerk of that court shall be appointed pursuant to division (A)(2)(a) of this section by the judges of that court, shall hold office until the clerk's successor is similarly appointed and qualified, and shall receive pursuant to division (C) of this section the annual compensation that the legislative authority prescribes and that is payable in semimonthly installments from the same sources and in the same manner as provided in section 1901.11 of the Revised Code.

(g) Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(1)(g) of this section, in the Barberton municipal court, candidates for election to the office of clerk of the court shall be nominated by primary election. The primary election shall be held on the day specified in the charter of the city of Barberton for the nomination of municipal officers. Notwithstanding section 3513.257 of the Revised Code, the nominating petitions of independent candidates shall be signed by at least two hundred fifty qualified electors of the territory of the court.

The candidates shall file a declaration of candidacy and petition, or a nominating petition, whichever is applicable, not later than four p.m. of the seventy-fifth day before the day of the primary election, in the form prescribed by section 3513.07 or 3513.261 of the Revised Code. The declaration of candidacy and petition, or the nominating petition, shall conform to the applicable requirements of section 3513.05 or 3513.257 of the Revised Code.

If no valid declaration of candidacy and petition is filed by any person for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to the office of clerk of the Barberton municipal court, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office. If only one person files a valid declaration of candidacy and petition for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to that office, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office, and the candidate shall be issued a certificate of nomination in the manner set forth in section 3513.02 of the Revised Code.

Declarations of candidacy and petitions, nominating petitions, and certificates of nomination for the office of clerk of the Barberton municipal court shall contain a designation of the term for which the candidate seeks election. At the following regular municipal election, all candidates for the office shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the territory of the court in the manner that is provided in section 1901.07 of the Revised Code for the election of the judges of the court. The clerk so elected shall hold office for a term of six years, which term shall commence on the first day of January following the clerk's election and continue until the clerk's successor is elected and qualified.

(h) Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(1)(h) of this section, in the Cuyahoga Falls municipal court, candidates for election to the office of clerk of the court shall be nominated by primary election. The primary election shall be held on the day specified in the charter of the city of Cuyahoga Falls for the nomination of municipal officers. Notwithstanding section 3513.257 of the Revised Code, the nominating petitions of independent candidates shall be signed by at least two hundred fifty qualified electors of the territory of the court.

The candidates shall file a declaration of candidacy and petition, or a nominating petition, whichever is applicable, not later than four p.m. of the seventy-fifth day before the day of the primary election, in the form prescribed by section 3513.07 or 3513.261 of the Revised Code. The declaration of candidacy and petition, or the nominating petition, shall conform to the applicable requirements of section 3513.05 or 3513.257 of the Revised Code.

If no valid declaration of candidacy and petition is filed by any person for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to the office of clerk of the Cuyahoga Falls municipal court, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office. If only one person files a valid declaration of candidacy and petition for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to that office, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office, and the candidate shall be issued a certificate of nomination in the manner set forth in section 3513.02 of the Revised Code.

Declarations of candidacy and petitions, nominating petitions, and certificates of nomination for the office of clerk of the Cuyahoga Falls municipal court shall contain a designation of the term for which the candidate seeks election. At the following regular municipal election, all candidates for the office shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the territory of the court in the manner that is provided in section 1901.07 of the Revised Code for the election of the judges of the court. The clerk so elected shall hold office for a term of six years, which term shall commence on the first day of January following the clerk's election and continue until the clerk's successor is elected and qualified.

(i) Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(1)(i) of this section, in the Toledo municipal court, candidates for election to the office of clerk of the court shall be nominated by primary election. The primary election shall be held on the day specified in the charter of the city of Toledo for the nomination of municipal officers. Notwithstanding section 3513.257 of the Revised Code, the nominating petitions of independent candidates shall be signed by at least two hundred fifty qualified electors of the territory of the court.

The candidates shall file a declaration of candidacy and petition, or a nominating petition, whichever is applicable, not later than four p.m. of the seventy-fifth day before the day of the primary election, in the form prescribed by section 3513.07 or 3513.261 of the Revised Code. The declaration of candidacy and petition, or the nominating petition, shall conform to the applicable requirements of section 3513.05 or 3513.257 of the Revised Code.

If no valid declaration of candidacy and petition is filed by any person for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to the office of clerk of the Toledo municipal court, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office. If only one person files a valid declaration of candidacy and petition for nomination as a candidate of a particular political party for election to that office, a primary election shall not be held for the purpose of nominating a candidate of that party for election to that office, and the candidate shall be issued a certificate of nomination in the manner set forth in section 3513.02 of the Revised Code.

Declarations of candidacy and petitions, nominating petitions, and certificates of nomination for the office of clerk of the Toledo municipal court shall contain a designation of the term for which the candidate seeks election. At the following regular municipal election, all candidates for the office shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the territory of the court in the manner that is provided in section 1901.07 of the Revised Code for the election of the judges of the court. The clerk so elected shall hold office for a term of six years, which term shall commence on the first day of January following the clerk's election and continue until the clerk's successor is elected and qualified.

(2)(a) Except for the Alliance, Auglaize county, Columbiana county, Lorain, Massillon, and Youngstown municipal courts, in a municipal court for which the population of the territory is less than one hundred thousand and in the Medina municipal court, the clerk shall be appointed by the court, and the clerk shall hold office until the clerk's successor is appointed and qualified.

(b) In the Alliance, Lorain, Massillon, and Youngstown municipal courts, the clerk shall be elected for a term of office as described in division (A)(1)(a) of this section.

(c) In the Auglaize county municipal court, the clerk of courts of Auglaize county shall be the clerk of the municipal court and may appoint a chief deputy clerk for each branch that is established pursuant to section 1901.311 of the Revised Code, and assistant clerks as the judge of the court determines are necessary, all of whom shall receive the compensation that the legislative authority prescribes. The clerk of courts of Auglaize county, acting as the clerk of the Auglaize county municipal court and assuming the duties of that office, shall receive compensation payable from the county treasury in semimonthly installments at one-fourth the rate that is prescribed for the clerks of courts of common pleas as determined in accordance with the population of the county and the rates set forth in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code.

(d) In the Columbiana county municipal court, the clerk of courts of Columbiana county shall be the clerk of the municipal court, may appoint a chief deputy clerk for each branch office that is established pursuant to section 1901.311 of the Revised Code, and may appoint any assistant clerks that the judges of the court determine are necessary. All of the chief deputy clerks and assistant clerks shall receive the compensation that the legislative authority prescribes. The clerk of courts of Columbiana county, acting as the clerk of the Columbiana county municipal court and assuming the duties of that office, shall receive compensation payable from the county treasury in semimonthly installments at one-fourth the rate that is prescribed for the clerks of courts of common pleas as determined in accordance with the population of the county and the rates set forth in sections 325.08 and 325.18 of the Revised Code.

(3) During the temporary absence of the clerk due to illness, vacation, or other proper cause, the court may appoint a temporary clerk, who shall be paid the same compensation, have the same authority, and perform the same duties as the clerk.

(B) Except in the Clermont county, Hamilton county, Medina, Portage county, and Wayne county municipal courts, if a vacancy occurs in the office of the clerk of the Alliance, Lorain, Massillon, or Youngstown municipal court or occurs in the office of the clerk of a municipal court for which the population of the territory equals or exceeds one hundred thousand because the clerk ceases to hold the office before the end of the clerk's term or because a clerk-elect fails to take office, the vacancy shall be filled, until a successor is elected and qualified, by a person chosen by the residents of the territory of the court who are members of the county central committee of the political party by which the last occupant of that office or the clerk-elect was nominated. Not less than five nor more than fifteen days after a vacancy occurs, those members of that county central committee shall meet to make an appointment to fill the vacancy. At least four days before the date of the meeting, the chairperson or a secretary of the county central committee shall notify each such member of that county central committee by first class mail of the date, time, and place of the meeting and its purpose. A majority of all such members of that county central committee constitutes a quorum, and a majority of the quorum is required to make the appointment. If the office so vacated was occupied or was to be occupied by a person not nominated at a primary election, or if the appointment was not made by the committee members in accordance with this division, the court shall make an appointment to fill the vacancy. A successor shall be elected to fill the office for the unexpired term at the first municipal election that is held more than one hundred twenty days after the vacancy occurred.

(C)(1) In a municipal court, other than the Auglaize county or, the Columbiana county, and the Lorain county municipal courts, for which the population of the territory is less than one hundred thousand and in the Medina municipal court, the clerk of the municipal court shall receive the annual compensation that the presiding judge of the court prescribes, if the revenue of the court for the preceding calendar year, as certified by the auditor or chief fiscal officer of the municipal corporation in which the court is located or, in the case of a county-operated municipal court, the county auditor, is equal to or greater than the expenditures, including any debt charges, for the operation of the court payable under this chapter from the city treasury or, in the case of a county-operated municipal court, the county treasury for that calendar year, as also certified by the auditor or chief fiscal officer. If the revenue of a municipal court, other than the Auglaize county, the Columbiana county, and the Lorain municipal courts, for which the population of the territory is less than one hundred thousand or the revenue of the Medina municipal court for the preceding calendar year as so certified is not equal to or greater than those expenditures for the operation of the court for that calendar year as so certified, the clerk of a municipal court shall receive the annual compensation that the legislative authority prescribes. In As used in this division, "revenue" means the total of all costs and fees that are collected and paid to the city treasury or, in a county-operated municipal court, the county treasury by the clerk of the municipal court under division (F) of this section and all interest received and paid to the city treasury or, in a county-operated municipal court, the county treasury in relation to the costs and fees under division (G) of this section.

(2) In a municipal court, other than the Clermont county, Hamilton county, Medina, Portage county, and Wayne county municipal courts, for which the population of the territory is one hundred thousand or more, and in the Lorain county municipal court, the clerk of the municipal court shall receive annual compensation in a sum equal to eighty-five per cent of the salary of a judge of the court. The

(3) The compensation of a clerk described in division (C)(1) or (2) of this section is payable in semimonthly installments from the same sources and in the same manner as provided in section 1901.11 of the Revised Code.

(D) Before entering upon the duties of the clerk's office, the clerk of a municipal court shall give bond of not less than six thousand dollars to be determined by the judges of the court, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the clerk's duties.

(E) The clerk of a municipal court may do all of the following: administer oaths, take affidavits, and issue executions upon any judgment rendered in the court, including a judgment for unpaid costs; issue, sign, and attach the seal of the court to all writs, process, subpoenas, and papers issuing out of the court; and approve all bonds, sureties, recognizances, and undertakings fixed by any judge of the court or by law. The clerk may refuse to accept for filing any pleading or paper submitted for filing by a person who has been found to be a vexatious litigator under section 2323.52 of the Revised Code and who has failed to obtain leave to proceed under that section. The clerk shall do all of the following: file and safely keep all journals, records, books, and papers belonging or appertaining to the court; record the proceedings of the court; perform all other duties that the judges of the court may prescribe; and keep a book showing all receipts and disbursements, which book shall be open for public inspection at all times.

The clerk shall prepare and maintain a general index, a docket, and other records that the court, by rule, requires, all of which shall be the public records of the court. In the docket, the clerk shall enter, at the time of the commencement of an action, the names of the parties in full, the names of the counsel, and the nature of the proceedings. Under proper dates, the clerk shall note the filing of the complaint, issuing of summons or other process, returns, and any subsequent pleadings. The clerk also shall enter all reports, verdicts, orders, judgments, and proceedings of the court, clearly specifying the relief granted or orders made in each action. The court may order an extended record of any of the above to be made and entered, under the proper action heading, upon the docket at the request of any party to the case, the expense of which record may be taxed as costs in the case or may be required to be prepaid by the party demanding the record, upon order of the court.

(F) The clerk of a municipal court shall receive, collect, and issue receipts for all costs, fees, fines, bail, and other moneys payable to the office or to any officer of the court. The clerk shall each month disburse to the proper persons or officers, and take receipts for, all costs, fees, fines, bail, and other moneys that the clerk collects. Subject to sections 3375.50 and 4511.193 of the Revised Code and to any other section of the Revised Code that requires a specific manner of disbursement of any moneys received by a municipal court and except for the Hamilton county, Lawrence county, and Ottawa county municipal courts, the clerk shall pay all fines received for violation of municipal ordinances into the treasury of the municipal corporation the ordinance of which was violated and shall pay all fines received for violation of township resolutions adopted pursuant to Chapter 504. of the Revised Code into the treasury of the township the resolution of which was violated. Subject to sections 1901.024 and 4511.193 of the Revised Code, in the Hamilton county, Lawrence county, and Ottawa county municipal courts, the clerk shall pay fifty per cent of the fines received for violation of municipal ordinances and fifty per cent of the fines received for violation of township resolutions adopted pursuant to Chapter 504. of the Revised Code into the treasury of the county. Subject to sections 3375.50, 3375.53, 4511.99, and 5503.04 of the Revised Code and to any other section of the Revised Code that requires a specific manner of disbursement of any moneys received by a municipal court, the clerk shall pay all fines collected for the violation of state laws into the county treasury. Except in a county-operated municipal court, the clerk shall pay all costs and fees the disbursement of which is not otherwise provided for in the Revised Code into the city treasury. The clerk of a county-operated municipal court shall pay the costs and fees the disbursement of which is not otherwise provided for in the Revised Code into the county treasury. Moneys deposited as security for costs shall be retained pending the litigation. The clerk shall keep a separate account of all receipts and disbursements in civil and criminal cases, which shall be a permanent public record of the office. On the expiration of the term of the clerk, the clerk shall deliver the records to the clerk's successor. The clerk shall have other powers and duties as are prescribed by rule or order of the court.

(G) All moneys paid into a municipal court shall be noted on the record of the case in which they are paid and shall be deposited in a state or national bank, or a domestic savings and loan association, as defined in section 1151.01 of the Revised Code, that is selected by the clerk. Any interest received upon the deposits shall be paid into the city treasury, except that, in a county-operated municipal court, the interest shall be paid into the treasury of the county in which the court is located.

On the first Monday in January of each year, the clerk shall make a list of the titles of all cases in the court that were finally determined more than one year past in which there remains unclaimed in the possession of the clerk any funds, or any part of a deposit for security of costs not consumed by the costs in the case. The clerk shall give notice of the moneys to the parties who are entitled to the moneys or to their attorneys of record. All the moneys remaining unclaimed on the first day of April of each year shall be paid by the clerk to the city treasurer, except that, in a county-operated municipal court, the moneys shall be paid to the treasurer of the county in which the court is located. The treasurer shall pay any part of the moneys at any time to the person who has the right to the moneys upon proper certification of the clerk.

(H) Deputy clerks may be appointed by the clerk and shall receive the compensation, payable in semimonthly installments out of the city treasury, that the clerk may prescribe, except that the compensation of any deputy clerk of a county-operated municipal court shall be paid out of the treasury of the county in which the court is located. Each deputy clerk shall take an oath of office before entering upon the duties of the deputy clerk's office and, when so qualified, may perform the duties appertaining to the office of the clerk. The clerk may require any of the deputy clerks to give bond of not less than three thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of the deputy clerk's duties.

(I) For the purposes of this section, whenever the population of the territory of a municipal court falls below one hundred thousand but not below ninety thousand, and the population of the territory prior to the most recent regular federal census exceeded one hundred thousand, the legislative authority of the municipal corporation may declare, by resolution, that the territory shall be considered to have a population of at least one hundred thousand.

(J) The clerk or a deputy clerk shall be in attendance at all sessions of the municipal court, although not necessarily in the courtroom, and may administer oaths to witnesses and jurors and receive verdicts.

SECTION 9 .  That the existing version of section 1901.31 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2002, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 10 .  Sections 8 and 9 of this act shall take effect January 1, 2002.

SECTION 11 .  Section 1901.31 of the Revised Code is presented in Section 8 of this act as a composite of the section as amended by both Sub. H.B. 559 and Sub. H.B. 599 of the 123rd General Assembly, with the new language of neither of the acts shown in capital letters. This is in recognition of the principle stated in division (B) of section 1.52 of the Revised Code that such amendments are to be harmonized where not substantively irreconcilable and constitutes a legislative finding that such is the resulting version on January 1, 2002.

SECTION 12 .  This act is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety. The reason for such necessity is that the compensation matters covered by this act require immediate resolution. Therefore, this act shall go into immediate effect.

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