2021 Georgia Code
Title 15 - Courts
Chapter 9 - Probate Courts
Article 3 - Costs and Compensation
§ 15-9-63.1. Compensation for Services as Magistrate or Chief Magistrate; Longevity Increases
- Beginning January 1, 2022, in any county in which the probate judge serves as chief magistrate or magistrate, he or she shall be compensated for such service based on a minimum annual amount of $14,162.10; provided, however, that compensation for a probate judge shall not be reduced during his or her term of office. A county governing authority shall not be required to pay the compensation provided by this subsection beyond the term for which such probate judge serves as a chief magistrate or magistrate.
- Whenever the state employees subject to compensation plans authorized and approved in accordance with Code Section 45-20-4 receive a cost-of-living increase or general performance based increase of a certain percentage or a certain amount, the amount provided in subsection (a) of this Code section shall be increased by the same percentage or same amount applicable to such state employees. If the cost-of-living increase or general performance based increase received by state employees is in different percentages or different amounts as to certain categories of employees, the amount provided in subsection (a) of this Code section shall be increased by a percentage or an amount not to exceed the average percentage or average amount of the general increase in salary granted to the state employees. The Office of Planning and Budget shall calculate the average percentage increase or average amount increase when necessary. The periodic changes in the amount provided in subsection (a) of this Code section, as authorized by this subsection, shall become effective on the first day of January following the date that the cost-of-living increases or general performance based increases received by state employees become effective; provided, however, that if such increases received by state employees become effective on January 1, such periodic changes in the amount provided in subsection (a) of this Code section, as authorized by this subsection, shall become effective on the same date that the cost-of-living increases or general performance based increases received by state employees become effective.
- On and after January 1, 2002, the amounts provided in subsections (a) and (b) of this Code section shall be increased by multiplying said amounts by the percentage which equals 5 percent times the number of completed four-year terms of office served by any probate judge serving as a chief magistrate or magistrate where such terms have been completed after December 31, 1999, effective the first day of January following the completion of each such period of service.
(Code 1981, §15-9-63.1, enacted by Ga. L. 1999, p. 765, § 2; Ga. L. 2001, p. 902, § 5; Ga. L. 2006, p. 568, § 4/SB 450; Ga. L. 2009, p. 745, § 1/SB 97; Ga. L. 2012, p. 446, § 2-13/HB 642; Ga. L. 2014, p. 395, § 3/SB 341; Ga. L. 2019, p. 1015, § 4/SB 171; Ga. L. 2021, p. 412, § 3/HB 488.)
The 2019 amendment, effective January 1, 2021, in subsection (a), in the first sentence, substituted "2021" for "2002", and substituted "$13,223.25" for "$11,642.54".
The 2021 amendment, effective May 4, 2021, in the first sentence of subsection (a), substituted "January 1, 2022" for "January 1, 2021", "service" for "services", and "$14,162.10" for "$13,223.25".Editor's notes.
- Ga. L. 2012, p. 446, § 3-1/HB 642, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "Personnel, equipment, and facilities that were assigned to the State Personnel Administration as of June 30, 2012, shall be transferred to the Department of Administrative Services on the effective date of this Act." This Act became effective July 1, 2012.
Ga. L. 2012, p. 446, § 3-2/HB 642, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "Appropriations for functions which are transferred by this Act may be transferred as provided in Code Section 45-12-90."