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Chapter 473

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  473.737.  Administrators to have separate offices — St. Louis administrator in civil courts building — certain public administrators to have secretaries — clerical personnel to be provided, when. — 1.  Each public administrator elected or appointed, as now or as hereafter provided for in sections 473.730 to 473.767, is hereby declared to be an officer for the county in which such administrator is elected or appointed.  The county commissions of each county in this state shall make suitable provision for an office for the public administrator in the courthouse of the county if suitable space may be had for such an office, and shall be provided as soon as the county commission shall be of the opinion that the business in charge of the public administrator is such as to reasonably require a separate office for the convenience of the public.  The public administrator of the city of St. Louis shall have suitable and convenient offices provided for him or her in the civil courts building by that city.

  2.  Each public administrator of a county, except a county of the first classification having a charter form of government, in which a state mental hospital is located, or any county of the second classification which contains a habilitation center operated by the department of mental health and which does not adjoin a county of the first classification shall be entitled to one secretary for one hundred cases or more handled by the office of the public administrator in the immediately preceding calendar year.  Each secretary employed pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall be paid in the same pay range as a court clerk II in the circuit court personnel system.  All compensation paid secretaries employed pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall be paid out of the county treasury and the commissioner of administration shall annually reimburse each county for the compensation so paid upon proper demand being made out of appropriations made for that purpose.  The public administrator in such counties may also appoint a person to act as public administrator to serve during the absence of the public administrator.

  3.  The governing bodies of each county and each city not within a county of this state may provide clerical personnel, not qualifying as status of deputy, for the public administrator of the county, and such personnel shall be provided when the governing body is of the opinion that the business in charge of the public administrator is such as to reasonably require such personnel for the welfare of the public.


(RSMo 1939 § 296, A.L. 1945 p. 73, A.L. 1989 S.B. 127, et al., A.L. 1990 H.B. 1177 merged with S.B. 580, A.L. 1999 H.B. 275, A.L. 2013 H.B. 163 merged with S.B. 99)

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