Chapter 15 MUNICIPAL COURT*
Section 15-50 Associate municipal judges.
(a) There shall be at least three (3)
associate municipal judges to hear and decide cases in the
City of Columbia municipal division of the circuit court. An associate municipal judge shall act
as municipal judge when the municipal judge is absent, disabled or disqualified. Associate
municipal judges shall also hear and decide cases assigned to them by the municipal judge.
(b) Associate municipal judges shall
be licensed to practice law in Missouri for at least three
(3) years prior to appointment and shall be residents of Missouri.
(c) The city council shall appoint associate
municipal judges, by resolution, to terms of no
more than four years. The resolution appointing an associate municipal judge shall specify the
length of the judges term of office. The city council, by resolution, may remove any associate
municipal judge from office.
(d) Compensation for associate municipal
judges shall be determined under the rules and
procedures set forth in chapter 19 of this code.
(Ord. No. 17604, § 1, 3-3-03)
State law reference(s)--Procedure in absence of judge, RSMo. § 479.230.
(Ord. 17604, Amended, 03/03/2003, Prior Text)