In a county with a population of 74,492 and not over 76,000 as determined by the 1970 federal census, each regular official reporter shall be paid an annual salary of twenty-one thousand seven hundred dollars ($21,700) and each pro tempore official court reporter shall be paid seventy dollars ($70) a day for the days he is actually on duty under order of the court.
Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, one year after the operative date of this section and thereafter, the salary range of official court reporters may be adjusted by joint action and approval of the board of supervisors and a majority of the judges of
the superior court. Such changes in compensation made pursuant to these provisions shall be on an interim basis and shall expire on January 1 of the second year after the calendar year in which the change occurs, unless ratified by the Legislature.
The presiding judge of the superior court may, upon request of the presiding judge of the municipal court, assign an official superior court reporter to the municipal court during such times as the business of the municipal court requires. Official superior court reporters who are so assigned shall receive no additional compensation for such service.
Regular official reporters shall be entitled to the same privileges with respect to retirement, vacation, sick leave and other benefits allowed to employees of the county.
Each official reporter shall perform the duties required of him by law. In addition, reporters shall render stenographic
or clerical assistance, or both, to the judges of the superior court, as any such judge may direct.