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Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings


    (a)    At least once a month, the clerk of a circuit court shall report to the Secretary of State the name and office of each officer who has taken, before the clerk, the oath required by the Constitution or another law.

    (b)    (1)    The clerk of a circuit court may not administer the oath of office to any officer until the officer has paid the tax on the officer’s commission that is required by law.

        (2)    On the first Monday of March, June, September, and December, the clerk shall pay to the Treasurer all money that the clerk has received for taxes on commissions.

    (c)    (1)    On request of any person, the clerk of a circuit court shall give a certificate, under the seal of the clerk’s office, of the qualification of any public officer:

            (i)    Who has taken the oath of office before the clerk; or

            (ii)    Whose oath of office is recorded in the clerk’s office.

        (2)    The clerk shall charge $1 for issuing a certificate under seal of the qualifications of any public official, including justices of the peace and notaries public.

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