Section 12-13-20

Salaried probate judges' compensation; funds to come from county's general fund.

(a) No probate judge who is on a salary and who serves as chairman of the county commission shall receive total compensation less than $35,000.00 per year beginning on October 1, 1985 and less than $40,000.00 per year beginning on October 1, 1986, for serving as chairman and probate judge. This section in no way affects probate judges earning more than $35,000.00 per year on October 1, 1985 and more than $40,000.00 per year on October 1, 1986.

(b) No probate judge who is on a salary and who does not serve as chairman of the county commission shall receive total compensation less than $32,500.00 per year beginning on October 1, 1985 and less than $37,500.00 per year on October 1, 1986. This section in no way affects probate judges earning more than $32,500.00 per year on October 1, 1985 and more than $37,500.00 per year on October 1, 1986.

(c) On October 1, 1990, and on October 1, 1991, and on October 1, 1992, each probate judge in this state who is paid on a salary basis shall receive an additional annual salary increase of $5,000.00 on each of said three dates, for a total increase of $15,000.00 over the said three year period, payable on and after October 1, 1992.

(d) No probate judge who is on a salary and who serves as chairman of the county commission shall receive total compensation more than $55,000.00 per year beginning on October 1, 1990. This section in no way affects probate judges earning more than $55,000.00 per year on October 1, 1990.

(e) No probate judge who is on a salary and who does not serve as chairman of the county commission shall receive total compensation more than $52,500.00 per year beginning on October 1, 1990. This section in no way affects probate judges earning more than $52,500.00 per year on October 1, 1990.

(f) Any necessary funds needed to ensure a probate judge shall receive the total respective compensations herein provided shall be paid out of the respective county's general fund.

(g) The provisions of this section shall not affect the compensation of probate judges of counties where said judges are compensated on the basis of the fee system.

(Acts 1980, No. 80-810, p. 1674; Acts 1982, No. 82-627, p. 1181; Acts 1985, No. 85-666, p. 1059; Acts 1990, No. 90-702, p. 1362.)