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Chapter 483

Effective - 02 Jan 1979, see footnote bottom

  483.680.  Records of municipal courts transferred, when, how. — 1.  All records belonging to a municipal court on January 1, 1979, shall on January 2, 1979, become records of the circuit court in which such municipality or major geographical area thereof shall be located.  Physical custody of such records shall not, however, be transferred to the circuit clerk or to a division clerk of the circuit court except as hereinafter provided, but rather physical custody of such records shall be maintained by the municipality.  Physical custody of such records shall be transferred to the circuit court in the following situations:

  (1)  When a municipality makes provision for a municipal judge of the circuit court to serve such municipality beginning on January 2, 1979, the records in cases which are pending on January 1, 1979, shall be placed in the custody of the municipal clerk serving the municipal judge;

  (2)  When a municipality does not make provision for a municipal judge of the circuit court to serve such municipality beginning on January 2, 1979, the records in cases which are pending on January 1, 1979, shall be placed in the custody of the circuit clerk or the division clerk serving the associate circuit judge to whom such cases are assigned;

  (3)  When the records of a case or cases are ordered transferred pursuant to local circuit court rule.

  2.  If physical custody of such records which belonged to a municipal court on January 1, 1979, is not transferred or ordered to be transferred as provided in subdivision (1), (2) or (3) of subsection 1 of this section by January 1, 1982, such records shall cease to be records of the circuit court, shall be considered thereafter as records of the particular municipality, and may or may not be disposed of as determined by the municipality.

  3.  If physical custody of such records is transferred as provided in subdivision (1), (2) or (3) of subsection 1 of this section, the clerk having custody of such records is authorized to issue certified copies of such municipal court records as well as copies of later municipal ordinance violation cases in his possession, and all courts of this state shall recognize such certified copies as if made by a clerk of the original court.

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(L. 1978 H.B. 1634)

Effective 1-02-79


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