Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 014
Other Identifying Information:2003 Senate Bill 17
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning district courts; relating to clerks and nonjudicial personnel; amending K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 20-343 and 20-345 and repealing the existing sections.
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CHAPTER 14

SENATE BILL No. 17


An Act concerning district courts; relating to clerks and nonjudicial personnel; amending

K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 20-343 and 20-345 and repealing the existing sections.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 20-343 is hereby amended to read as

follows: 20-343. The chief judge, with the approval of a majority of the

other district judges of the each judicial district, shall appoint a clerk of

the district court in each county within such judicial district. The chief

judge, with the approval of a majority of the other district judges of the

judicial district, shall designate one of such clerks as the chief clerk of the

district court of such judicial district, except that a chief clerk is not re-

quired to be designated in a judicial district which is authorized to have

a court administrator pursuant to the personnel plan of the supreme

court. The clerks of the district court and deputies, assistants and other

clerical personnel shall have such qualifications as are prescribed for the

offices by statute, rule of the district court and rule of the supreme court.

Such clerks, deputies, assistants and other personnel shall have such pow-

ers, duties and functions as are prescribed by law, prescribed by rules of

the supreme court or assigned by the chief judge.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 20-345 is hereby amended to read as fol-

lows: 20-345. Within staffing limits prescribed by the supreme court and

appropriations therefor, the chief judge of each judicial district, with the

approval of a majority of the other district judges of such judicial district,

shall appoint such bailiffs, court reporters, secretaries, court services of-

ficers and other clerical and nonjudicial personnel as necessary to perform

the judicial and administrative functions of the district court. Persons

appointed pursuant to this section shall have qualifications prescribed by

law or rule of the supreme court. Except as otherwise provided by law,

such persons shall receive compensation prescribed by the judicial per-

sonnel classification system. Such persons shall perform the duties and

functions prescribed by law, designated in the personnel classification

system or assigned by the chief judge, subject to rule of the supreme

court. Personnel whose salary is payable by counties shall receive com-

pensation in the amounts provided in the district court budget approved

by the board of county commissioners. Whenever any person is employed

or assigned to work under direct supervision of any judge or in a division

of court in which a judge presides, the employment or assignment of the

person shall be subject to the approval of that judge.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 20-343 and 20-345 are hereby repealed.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after and

its publication in the Kansas register.

Approved March 26, 2002.

Published in the Kansas Register April 3, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003