Section 502-A:6

    502-A:6 Salaries of Justices, Special Justices, Clerks. –
The annual salaries of justices, special justices and clerks of the district courts shall be paid by the state as follows:
I. The state shall pay the justices of the district courts either (a) salaries based upon weighted caseload as provided in RSA 491-A:3; or (b) their annual salaries prior to the enactment of RSA 491-A:3; whichever is greater.
I-a. [Repealed.]
II. The annual salaries of the special justices of the district courts appointed prior to July 1, 1987, shall be an amount equal to 30 percent of the salary paid to the justices, as provided in paragraph I, or the current annual salary of the special justice for 1987, whichever is greater. Provided further that the special justice may receive, and all special justices appointed after July 1, 1987, shall receive, per diem compensation determined by the supreme court upon recommendation by the judicial branch administrative council, plus reasonable expenses as determined by the supreme court. In those cases where prior to July 1, 1987, the special justice was paid on a per diem basis, such per diem payment shall continue unless changed by the supreme court. In the event of the death, resignation, or retirement of the justice and when no appointment is made to fill the vacancy caused thereby for a period of 60 days, the special justice shall then be paid the salary of the justice until his vacancy is filled. If the justice is absent due to illness or disqualification for any other reason for a period of more than 60 days, the special justice shall be entitled to the salary of the justice until the justice is able to assume his duties. Whenever a justice or special justice sits in another court by request, he or she shall be paid the same per diem compensation as is generally allowed to per diem special justices sitting in their own courts, plus reasonable expenses.
III. [Repealed.]
IV. [Repealed.]
V. [Repealed.]

Source. 1963, 331:1. 1965, 138:1; 294:1. 1967, 193:1; 438:1. 1969, 124:3-5. 1970, 14:1, 2. 1971, 123:2, 4; 288:1. 1973, 286:1, 3; 413:1; 535:2. 1975, 135:1, 2. 1976, 12:1. 1977, 521:1. 1979, 287:2; 299:14, 16-18; 365:1; 430:2. 1981, 568:136, III. 1983, 383:30-34, 78, IV; 437:1. 1987, 272:2, 3. 1992, 284:33, eff. Jan. 1, 1993. 2011, 88:29(14), 29(15), eff. July 1, 2011. 2019, 89:1, eff. July 1, 2019.