There shall be one district associate judge in counties having a population, according to the most recent federal decennial census, of more than thirty-five thousand and less than eighty thousand; two in counties having a population of eighty thousand or more and less than one hundred twenty-five thousand; three in counties having a population of one hundred twenty-five thousand or more and less than two hundred thousand; four in counties having a population of two hundred thousand or more and less than two hundred thirty-five thousand; five in counties having a population of two hundred thirty-five thousand or more and less than two hundred seventy thousand; six in counties having a population of two hundred seventy thousand or more and less than three hundred five thousand; and seven in counties having a population of three hundred five thousand or more. However, a county shall not lose a district associate judgeship solely because of a reduction in the county's population. If the formula provided in this section results in the allocation of an additional district associate judgeship to a county, implementation of the allocation shall be subject to prior approval of the supreme court and availability of funds to the judicial department. A district associate judge appointed pursuant to section 602.6302 or 602.6303 shall not be counted for purposes of this section.
83 Acts, ch 186, § 7301, 10201; 94 Acts, ch 1127, §2; 96 Acts, ch 1068, § 1
Referred to in § 602.6304
For additional district associate judge in certain counties notwithstanding this section, see 95 Acts, ch 207, § 7
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