2B:14-1. Election of Surrogates. A Surrogate shall be elected to serve in each county for a five-year term commencing January 1 after election. The Surrogate shall be both the Judge and Clerk of the Surrogates Court.
2B:14-2. Bond of surrogates
2B:14-2. Bond of Surrogates. A county may require the Surrogate to enter into a faithful performance bond and may set the amount and terms of the bond. The bond, after approval by a judge of the Superior Court, shall be filed with the Secretary of State; a copy shall be filed with the clerk of the county governing body.
2B:14-3 Salaries of surrogates.
2B:14-3. Salaries of Surrogates. The board of chosen freeholders in each county shall fix the Surrogates annual salary by resolution in an amount equal to not less than sixty-five percent (65%) of the annual salary of a Judge of the Superior Court which shall not be diminished during the term of office or during any consecutive terms served by the Surrogate. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require that a surrogate whose annual salary exceeds the amount provided for herein shall be reduced, or that a board of chosen freeholders may not increase the salary of a surrogate in excess of the amount provided for herein.
L.1999, c.70, s.1; amended 2001, c.370, s.1.
2B:14-4. Disqualification; referral to assignment judge
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