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AP IV, Sec. 9 Limit on Compensation of Master Commissioners, Deputies, and Clerical Staff

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedAdministrative Procedures of the Court of Justice

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Administrative Procedures of the Court of Justice
Part IV. Master Commissioners of the Circuit Court (Refs & Annos)
Administrative Procedures, AP IV, Sec. 9
AP IV, Sec. 9 Limit on Compensation of Master Commissioners, Deputies, and Clerical Staff
(1) The office of master commissioner shall be limited in total personal compensation derived from fees to not more than $53,000 per annum, unless otherwise approved by written order of the Chief Justice. Said limitation on compensation shall be disbursed on a prorated basis over a 12 month period, with the master commissioner receiving no more than 1/12 of his or her annual compensation per month. Further, said limitation on compensation shall be prorated on a monthly basis where the master commissioner serves less than the entire year. Where a master commissioner also acts as a domestic relations commissioner, the fees generated by the office of master commissioner shall not be co-mingled with the fees generated by the office of domestic relations commissioner.
(2) Each deputy master commissioner shall be limited in his or her total personal compensation derived from fees to not more than $39,600 per annum. Said limitation on compensation shall be disbursed on a prorated basis over a 12 month period, with the deputy master commissioner receiving no more than 1/12 of his or her annual compensation per month. Further, said limitation on compensation shall be prorated on a monthly basis where the deputy commissioner serves less than the entire year. Salaries of clerical staff shall be set in accordance with the pay schedule established by the judicial personnel system. Any increase in personal compensation for clerical staff shall be in accordance with the allowed Court of Justice annual increment.
(3) Fees in excess of the personal compensation of the master commissioner, less authorized salaries and expenses, shall be remitted as provided in Section 10(4) of these Rules; however, anticipated three months expenses, excluding the master commissioner salary, may be retained. Computation of anticipated three months expenses shall be supported by adequate records and documentary evidence which shall also be submitted with the annual accounting report tendered to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Division of Auditing Services.

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HISTORY: Amended by Order 2018-22, eff. 1-1-19. Renumbered and amended by Order 2015-25, eff. 1-1-16; prior amendments eff. 1-1-12 (Order 2011-08), 1-1-11 (Order 2010-10), 7-1-06 (Order 2006-07), 3-1-06 (Order 2006-04), 7-1-04 (Order 2004-2); adopted by Order 2003-5, eff. 1-1-04
Administrative Procedures, AP IV, Sec. 9, KY ST ADMIN P AP IV, Sec. 9
Current with amendments received through January 15, 2020.
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