2010 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lingamfelter
Increased Filing Fee to fund Courthouse Construction and Operations (language only)

Item 41 #2h

Item 41 #2h

Judicial Department
Circuit Courts

Page 21, after line 5 insert:
"F.  Notwithstanding the provisions of § 17.1-281 (A), the maximum fee of two dollars as part of the costs in (i) each civil action filed in district or circuit courts located within its boundaries and (ii) each criminal or traffic case in its district or circuit court in which the defendant is charged with a violation of any statute or ordinance may be raised by a local governing body from $2 to $10."

(This amendment grants localities the authority to increase the portion of court filing fees dedicated to the locality to $10, up from the current $2. These funds are needed to fund costs incurred by the localities in the construction and maintenance of courthouses.)