325.18 Salary increases for elected county officials.

(A) As used in this section, "consumer price index" means the consumer price index prepared by the United States bureau of labor statistics (U.S. city average for urban wage earners and clerical workers: all items, 1982-1984=100) or, if that index is no longer published, a generally available comparable index.

(B)

(1) In calendar year 2003, the annual compensation amounts for county auditors under division (D) of section 325.03 of the Revised Code shall be increased by first increasing the amounts by the percentage under division (B)(1)(a) of this section then further increasing them by the percentage under division (B)(1)(b) of this section. Such percentages are:

(a) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2000, to September 30, 2001, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent;

(b) The lesser of three per cent or the percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index from October 1, 2001, to September 30, 2002, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(2) Each calendar year from 2004 through 2008, the annual compensation of each county auditor shall be increased by the lesser of the following:

(a) Three per cent;

(b) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(C) Each calendar year from 2002 through 2008, the annual compensation of each county treasurer, sheriff, clerk of the court of common pleas, county recorder, county commissioner, prosecuting attorney, county engineer, and coroner shall be increased by the lesser of the following:

(1) Three per cent;

(2) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(D) Notwithstanding this section and sections 325.06 , 325.11 , 325.14 , and 325.15 of the Revised Code, when computing a salary for any elected county officer under any of those sections, if the population range for the class under which the officer is to be compensated is not the same as the population range for that class for any other such elected county office, the class at which the officer's salary is determined shall be the highest class at which any officer from that same county is compensated under the population range applicable to that officer.

Cite as R.C. § 325.18

History. Effective Date: 12-08-2000