First Regular Session H.B. 2700
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
SENATE AMENDMENTS TO H.B. 2700
(Reference to House engrossed bill)
Page 2, after line 10, insert:
"Sec. 2. Section 12-281, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
12-281. Oath; bond; salary; annual increase; prohibition
A. The clerk of the superior court shall take the oath of office and give a bond in the sum of five thousand dollars $5,000 conditioned upon on the faithful performance of the duties of that office and the payment of all monies to the person entitled to receive them. The bond is subject to approval by the presiding superior court judge.
B. Beginning January 1, 2023, In counties having with a population of five hundred thousand or more persons, as determined by the latest preceding federal decennial census, the annual salary of the clerk of the superior court is seventy-six thousand six hundred dollars $78,132 until modified.
C. Beginning January 1, 2023, In counties having with a population of less than five hundred thousand persons, as determined by the latest preceding federal decennial census, the annual salary of the clerk of the superior court is sixty-three thousand eight hundred dollars $65,076 until modified.
D. Beginning January 1, 2024 and each year thereafter, the annual salary of the clerk of the superior court increases two percent from the previous year.
D. E. The annual salary of the clerk of the superior court that is established by subsections B and C of this section shall be reviewed by the commission on salaries for elective state officers pursuant to section 41-1903.
E. F. The clerk of the superior court and the clerk's deputies are prohibited from practicing law or forming a partnership with an attorney-at-law. This subsection does not prohibit the clerk or the clerk's employees from providing to the public, including litigants, information regarding documents routinely filed with the clerk.
Sec. 3. Effective date
Section 12-281, Arizona Revised Statutes, as amendment by this act is effective from and after December 31, 2022."
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