(d) In addition to but separate and apart from the compensation
provided in this Section, the county clerk of each county, the recorder of
each county, and
the chief clerk of each county
board of election commissioners shall receive an award as follows:
(1) $4,500 per year after January 1, 1998;
(2) $5,500 per year after January 1, 1999; and
(3) $6,500 per year after January 1, 2000.
The total amount required for such awards
each year shall be appropriated by the General Assembly to the State Board
of Elections which shall distribute the awards in annual lump sum payments
to the several county clerks, recorders, and chief election clerks.
1, 1990, this annual award, and any other award or stipend paid
State funds to county officers, shall not affect any other compensation
provided by law to be paid to county officers.
(e) Beginning December 1, 1990, no county board may reduce or otherwise
impair the compensation payable from county funds to a county officer if
the reduction or impairment is the result of the county officer receiving
an award or stipend payable from State funds.
(f) The compensation, necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other
expenses of the county auditor, as fixed by the county board, shall be
paid by the county.
(g) The population of all counties for the purpose of fixing
compensation, as herein provided, shall be based upon the last Federal
census immediately previous to the election of the officer in question
in each county.
(h) With respect to an auditor who takes office on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, the auditor shall receive an annual stipend of $6,500 per year. The General Assembly shall appropriate the total amount required for the stipend each year from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund to the Department of Revenue, and the Department of Revenue shall distribute the awards in an annual lump sum payment to each county auditor. The stipend shall be in addition to, but separate and apart from, the compensation provided in this Section. No county board may reduce or otherwise impair the compensation payable from county funds to the auditor if the reduction or impairment is the result of the auditor receiving an award or stipend pursuant to this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)