(a) Each register shall be compensated by the state beginning January 16, 1977. Employees in the office of a register shall be compensated by the state beginning October 1, 1977. Employees in the office of a register compensated at the expense of the individual register shall be continued at their rate of compensation on January 16, 1977, until September 30, 1977, to be paid during that period by the county in which the service is rendered.
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(b) When the state assumes responsibility for compensating registers, each shall be paid a salary in lieu of all other fees previously received pursuant to statute or rule, equal to the highest net annual income received for services rendered as register for the three years next preceding January 16, 1977, as certified by the Administrative Director of Courts; provided, that in no event shall the salary of any register be less than the amount established by law as a minimum salary for registers; provided further, that no register who is being paid on a fixed compensation basis on October 10, 1975, shall suffer a reduction in fixed compensation.