House File 267 - Reprinted HOUSE FILE 267 BY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 8) (As Amended and Passed by the House April 3, 2019 ) A BILL FOR An Act relating to clerks of court, including the number 1 of counties in which a clerk may serve and residency 2 requirements. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 HF 267 (2) 88 asf/jh/md
H.F. 267 Section 1. Section 602.1215, subsection 1, Code 2019, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. Subject to the provisions of section 602.1209, 3 subsection 3 , the district judges of each judicial election 4 district shall by majority vote appoint persons to serve as 5 clerks of the district court within the judicial election 6 district. The district judges of a judicial election district 7 may appoint a person to serve as clerk of the district court 8 for more than one but not more than four contiguous counties 9 county in the same judicial district. To facilitate the 10 delivery of court services in every county, the district judges 11 of a judicial election district shall appoint a person to serve 12 as clerk of the district court in every county in the judicial 13 district, which may be the same person designated as clerk in 14 one or more other counties. A person does not qualify for 15 appointment to the office of clerk of the district court unless 16 the person is at the time of application a must be a resident 17 of the state within ninety days of appointment . A clerk of 18 the district court may be removed from office for cause by the 19 chief judge of the judicial district, after consultation with 20 the district judges of the judicial election district. Prior 21 to removal, the clerk of the district court shall be notified 22 of the cause for removal. 23 -1- HF 267 (2) 88 asf/jh/md 1/ 1