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§ 104. Reimbursement for expenses of district court judges, special justices, special judges an...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 20. Courts

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 20. Courts (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4. District Courts (Refs & Annos)
20 Okl.St.Ann. § 104
§ 104. Reimbursement for expenses of district court judges, special justices, special judges and court reporters
(a) When any judge of the district court is ordered by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma or by the presiding judge of the judicial administrative district to perform duties or to attend or participate in a judicial conference outside the county of his residence, such judge shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary travel expense as provided by the State Travel Reimbursement Act,1 necessarily incurred in complying with such order or orders. He shall certify such expense to the Chief Justice, and, upon the latter's approval thereof, the State Treasurer shall issue his reimbursing warrant to be paid out of any funds appropriated for such purpose.
(b) Whenever a member of the Bar who was appointed by the Governor to sit on the Supreme Court as a special Justice or on the Court of Criminal Appeals as a special Judge is required to travel in performance of his duties as such special Justice or Judge beyond the county of his residence, he shall be entitled to actual and necessary travel expense as provided by the State Travel Reimbursement Act, upon a claim approved by the Chief Justice and such special Justice or Judge shall be reimbursed for his travel and expenses to the same extent and in the same amount as a judge of the district court would have been authorized to receive under the law.
(c) Whenever a judge of the district court is assigned to serve a district court outside the district court judicial district such judge regularly serves, he shall be entitled to reimbursement as provided by the State Travel Reimbursement Act. Travel claims for reimbursement shall be submitted to the Chief Justice for approval. A court reporter assigned to serve outside the district court judicial district he regularly serves shall be entitled to reimbursement of expenses in a like manner.
(d) Whenever a judge of the district court or a court reporter is assigned to serve at any place within the county designated for holding court sessions other than the courthouse of the county in which he is a resident judge or a resident court reporter of the district court, he shall be entitled to mileage for travel from the courthouse to such designated court location and back to the courthouse, as well as his travel from one designated court location to another designated court location within the county and back to the courthouse. The mileage so traveled shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of the State Travel Reimbursement Act. Travel claims for reimbursement shall be submitted to the Chief Justice for approval.
A district judge who is assigned to hold court at the courthouse of a county as well as at a place where formerly a superior court was held within the same county shall be entitled to mileage for necessary travel between the courthouse and the place where formerly a superior court was located, so long as district court sessions continue to be held at such place. When two or more persons use the same motor vehicle for travel required in the performance of their duties either as a judge or as a court reporter, only one of them shall be entitled to claim mileage for such travel. No mileage shall be paid for travel by a judge or by a court reporter between his place of residence and the courthouse of the district court of the county of which such judge or court reporter is a resident. Reimbursement for mileage so traveled shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of the State Travel Reimbursement Act upon claims submitted to the Chief Justice for approval.

Credits

R.L.1910, § 1784; Laws 1947, p. 228, § 1, emerg. eff. May 16, 1947; Laws 1969, c. 319, § 1, emerg. eff. May 7, 1969; Laws 1970, c. 202, § 1, emerg. eff. April 14, 1970; Laws 1979, c. 78, § 2, eff. July 1, 1979.

Footnotes

Title 74, § 500.1 et seq.
20 Okl. St. Ann. § 104, OK ST T. 20 § 104
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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