2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Conference Report)

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Establish an Electronic Access Fee for Electronic Filings (language only)

Item 38 #1c

Item 38 #1c

Judicial Department
Supreme Court

Page 23, after line 18 insert:
"H. In addition to any filing fee or other fee permitted by law, an electronic access fee may be charged for each case filed electronically pursuant to Rule 1:17 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia.  The amount of this fee shall be set by the Supreme Court of Virginia.  Moneys collected pursuant to this fee shall be deposited into the State Treasury to the credit of the Courts Technology Fund established pursuant to § 17.1-132, to be used to support the costs of statewide electronic filing systems."

(This amendment authorizes the Supreme Court to charge an electronic access fee for any electronic filings submitted to the court system. The language allows the Supreme Court to set the amount of the fee and requires the revenues from the fee to be deposited into the Courts Technology Fund.)