2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Legal Aid Filing Fee

Item 51 #1s

Item 51 #1s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Judicial Department
Bar, Virginia State FY2013 $0 FY2014 $3,250,000 NGF

Page 32, line 24, strike "$11,270,000" and insert "$14,520,000".
Page 32, after line 46, insert:
"D. Notwithstanding § 17.1-278, Code of Virginia, the clerks of the circuit and general district courts shall increase the current legal aid filing fee from $10 to $14, in all cities and counties in which civil legal representation is provided for low-income individuals, without charge, by a nonprofit legal aid program organized under the auspices of the Virginia State Bar, effective July 1, 2013.  Of the total $14 fee, $13 shall be paid to the Legal Aid Services Fund and the remaining $1 shall continue to be paid to the general fund of the Commonwealth for funding of the district courts of the Commonwealth."

(This amendment provides $3,250,000 NGF the second year from special funds to restore revenue reductions for legal aid programs by increasing the current legal aid filing fee from $10 to $14 in the circuit and general district courts.)