SCR 1.060 Circuit court clerks
Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme CourtEffective: June 1, 2023
Effective: June 1, 2023
Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR), Rule 1.060
SCR 1.060 Circuit court clerks
(1) Pursuant to Section 100 of the Constitution of Kentucky no person shall be eligible to seek the office of circuit court clerk unless he shall have procured from a judge of the Court of Appeals, or a judge of the circuit court, a certificate that he has been examined by the clerk of his court under his supervision, and that he is qualified for the office for which he is a candidate.
(3) The examination shall be given once not less than 30 days nor more than 60 days before the deadline for filing for election in the year in which circuit court clerks are elected. No person shall be eligible to appear on any election ballot for the office for circuit court clerk who has not successfully completed an examination and been so certified, except no incumbent circuit court clerk shall be required to be re-certified.
(b) The Administrative Office of the Courts or designee must provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act for individuals with documented disabilities or a medical condition who demonstrate a need for accommodations and request accommodations on the registration form.
(6) In the event of a vacancy in the office of circuit court clerk, a special examination shall be prepared by the Administrative Office of the Courts to be administered to such person or persons designated by the chief circuit judge responsible for filling the vacancy by appointment, and to be administered to prospective candidates for election to fill the unexpired term.
(d) If the deadline to file for election occurs before the special examination has been administered, the Administrative Office of the Courts may, upon making a public announcement, open the examination up to all residents of the county. Only residents of the county with a vacancy are eligible to take the special examination.
(g) Examinees who receive a passing result on a special examination will be eligible to file for election as circuit court clerk for one year from the date the result is communicated or posted under Section 5 of this rule. Results forwarded to the Secretary of State and local county clerk will include the expiration date of eligibility.
HISTORY: Amended by Order 2023-13, eff. 6-1-23; prior amendments eff. 4-1-22 (Order 2022-11); 1-1-02 (Order 2001-2); adopted by Order 85-2, eff. 1-1-87
Note: Former Rules of Appellate Procedure (RAP) were amended and redesignated as Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) by Order of the Supreme Court effective January 1, 1978. Prior Rules of the Court of Appeals (RCA) had been redesignated as Rules of Appellate Procedure effective March 12, 1976.
Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 1.060, KY ST S CT Rule 1.060
Current with amendments received through June 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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