Section 12-16-37

Clerks of commissions - Authority for employment; compensation; clerical assistance.

(a) The clerk of the circuit court in counties having a population of 60,000 or less according to the last federal census preceding his election or appointment, may elect to serve as clerk of the jury commission; provided that notice of his intent to serve as clerk for the commission shall be filed in writing with the presiding circuit judge and the Administrative Director of Courts within 30 days after assuming the duties of clerk of the circuit court. Provided that the provisions of this section shall not prohibit any clerk of the circuit court who is on August 17, 1983, serving as clerk of the jury commission or clerk of any similar body established by local law to act in lieu of the jury commission, from serving as clerk of the jury commission as provided in this article, regardless of the population of their respective counties; all provisions to the contrary in subsection (b) of this section notwithstanding. Provided further that on August 17, 1983, any clerk of the circuit court who is serving as clerk of the jury commission or clerk of any similar body established by local law to act in lieu of the jury commission, shall continue to serve as clerk of the jury commission, unless and until notice of their intent not to serve in such capacity is filed with the presiding circuit judge and the Administrative Director of Courts.

(b) In counties having a population of more than 60,000 according to the last or any subsequent federal census and in all other counties where the clerk of the circuit court does not serve as clerk of the jury commission, the commission shall employ a clerk who shall serve at the pleasure of the commission subject, however, to the election of the clerk of the circuit court to serve in such capacity as provided in subsection (a) of this section.

(c) The clerk of the jury commission, whether he is the clerk of the court or not, shall be paid for his services rendered under the direction of the president of the commission, the sum of $10.00 per day while actually engaged in performing his duties. All claims for services rendered by the clerk of the jury commission shall be submitted to the Administrative Office of Courts by the president of the commission on such forms as may be prescribed by the Administrative Director of Courts. If approved, said claims shall be processed and paid by the state.

(Acts 1939, No. 59, p. 86; Code 1940, T. 30, §15; Acts 1953, No. 516, p. 650, §2; Acts 1955, No. 528, p. 1175; Acts 1983, No. 83-512, p. 734, §2.)