22A:4-15. Accounting for fees by Clerk of Supreme Court and Clerk of Superior Court
Except as otherwise provided by statute fees, costs, allowances, percentages and other perquisites of whatsoever kind which the Clerk of the Supreme Court and the Clerk of the Superior Court, as such, and as clerk of the respective courts, and their office assistants are allowed by law to charge and receive for official acts or services they may render, shall be for the sole use of the State as public money, to be regularly accounted for and paid over as hereinafter set forth.
The Clerk of the Supreme Court and the Clerk of the Superior Court shall on the tenth day of each month, render a full and itemized statement of account and return to the Director of the Division of Budget and Accounting of all such sums received by them or their assistants and of all sums which may have been charged or taxed, or which may have accrued or become payable for services during the month preceding the making of such statement. The statement of account shall be made under oath in such form as the said director shall specify and shall be filed in his office to be forthwith audited by him and kept as a public record.
All such fees, costs, allowances, percentages and other perquisites shall be paid to the State Treasurer on or before the tenth day of each month, and whether collected or not, such officers shall be personally liable therefor.
The penalty for each day's neglect of any such officer in rendering his account or in paying over such money to the State Treasurer shall be $100.00, to be recovered in the name of the State in a civil action in the Superior Court, and said clerks may also be proceeded against by proceeding in lieu of prerogative writ.
L.1953, c. 22, p. 439, s. 11. Amended by L.1968, c. 124, s. 5, eff. July 1, 1968.
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