(a) Effective with the term of office beginning in January 2019, the Judge of Probate of Monroe County shall be compensated on a salary basis paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. The initial annual salary of the judge of probate shall be one hundred eight thousand dollars ($108,000) per year. Thereafter, the judge of probate shall be entitled to receive any cost-of-living increases in compensation granted to other county officers.
(b) The Monroe County Commission shall provide for operating expenses of the office of the judge of probate. All employees of the judge of probate on the effective date of this amendment shall be transferred to the employment of the county at the rate of pay and level of seniority of each employee on that date.
(c) All fees, commissions, allowances, percentages, and other charges allocated to the Judge of Probate of Monroe County shall be collected, but shall be paid into the general fund of Monroe County.
(d) The judge of probate shall perform all duties relating to the issuance of motor vehicle license plates in the county and shall perform all duties relating to the assessment and collection of ad valorem taxes on motor vehicles, which have been performed by the revenue commissioner prior to the effective date of this amendment. The revenue commissioner is relieved of all duties and responsibilities relating to the assessment and collection of taxes on motor vehicles. The judge of probate shall receive the commissions and fees currently allocated to the revenue commissioner for performing these functions, and these fees and commissions shall be deposited in the county general fund. Reporting and remitting of the collections of these fees shall be made by the judge of probate or as otherwise required by law.
(e) This amendment, upon its ratification, shall become effective the beginning of the next term of office of the judge of probate in January 2019.