(A) Each clerk of a municipal court shall have liability coverage as a condition of performing the duties of his office.
(B) The legislative authority shall provide liability coverage for the clerk of the municipal court in accordance with this section. The coverage may be provided through a policy or policies of insurance, a program of self-insurance or joint self-insurance, a joint self-insurance pool, or any other independent or joint method or arrangement insuring the clerk against liability arising from the duties of his office. The coverage may be provided separately or as part of liability coverage provided to other officers or employees of a municipal corporation or county.
(C) The liability coverage provided under division (B) of this section shall be in an amount and subject to terms and conditions that are necessary to protect the clerk of the municipal court against liability arising from the duties of his office or employment and that are consistent with the method or arrangement used for the provision of the coverage.
(D) The costs, premiums, or charges of the liability coverage provided under division (B) of this section shall be borne in either of the following ways:
(1) In the same manner as the costs, premiums, or charges of health care coverage are borne for the clerk of the municipal court in section 1901.312 of the Revised Code;
(2) In accordance with the terms and conditions of any agreement entered into by the county or municipal corporations within the territory of the municipal court.
Effective Date: 05-06-1992