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Sheriff Compensation

SECTION 10.   Section 17 of chapter 37 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The sheriffs of the counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk and of the former counties of Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcester shall each receive a salary equal to 95 per cent of the salary of an associate justice of the trial court. The sheriff of the county of Dukes shall receive a salary equal to 75 per cent of the salary of an associate justice of the trial court. The sheriff of the county of Nantucket shall receive a salary equal to 60 per cent of the salary of an associate justice of the trial court.
 
 

Summary:
This section increases the compensation of sheriffs to reflect recent increases in judicial compensation, and fixes sheriffs' future salaries (except Dukes and Nantucket) at 95% of trial court judges' salaries.