(1) Beginning July 1, 1997, judges designated as part-time judges by section 1901.08 of the Revised Code, other than part-time judges to whom division (B)(1)(a) of this section applies, shall receive as compensation thirty-five thousand five hundred dollars each year in addition to the compensation payable from the state treasury under division (A)(6) of section 141.04 of the Revised Code.
(2) Part-time judges shall be disqualified from the practice of law only as to matters pending or originating in the courts in which they serve during their terms of office.
(a) Judges designated as full-time judges by section 1901.08 of the Revised Code, and all judges of territories having a population of more than fifty thousand regardless of designation, are subject to section 4705.01 of the Revised Code and, pursuant to division (C) of this section, beginning July 1, 1997, shall receive as compensation sixty-one thousand seven hundred fifty dollars per annum.
(b) These judges also shall receive, in accordance with division (B) of section 141.04 of the Revised Code, the compensation described in division (A)(5) of that section from the state treasury.
(2) The presiding judge of a municipal court who is also the administrative judge of the court, shall receive, pursuant to division (C) of this section, an additional one thousand five hundred dollars per annum.
(C) The compensation of municipal judges that is described in divisions (A)(1) and (B)(1)(a) and (2) of this section may be paid in either biweekly installments or semimonthly installments, as determined by the payroll administrator, three-fifths of the amount being payable from the city treasury and two-fifths of the amount being payable from the treasury of the county in which the municipal corporation is situated, except that all of the compensation of the judges of a county-operated municipal court that is described in divisions (A)(1) and (B)(1)(a) and (2) of this section shall be payable out of the treasury of the county in which the court is located. If the territory is located in two or more counties, a total of two-fifths of the amount that is described in divisions (A)(1) and (B)(1)(a) and (2) of this section shall be payable by all of the counties in proportionate shares from the treasury of each of the counties in accordance with the respective populations of that portion of each of the several counties within the jurisdiction of the court.
(D) No municipal judge shall hold any other office of trust or profit under the authority of this state or the United States.
(E) As used in this section, "compensation" does not include any portion of the cost, premium, or charge for sickness and accident insurance or other coverage of hospitalization, surgical care, major medical care, disability, dental care, eye care, medical care, hearing aids, and prescription drugs, or any combination of those benefits or services, covering a judge of a municipal court and paid on the judge's behalf by a governmental entity.
Effective Date: 12-18-2002