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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Electronic Filing System Work Group (language only)

Item 38 #1h

Item 38 #1h

Judicial Department
Supreme Court

Language

Page 29, after line 12, insert:

"O. The Executive Secretary shall convene a working group, to include a minimum of five circuit court clerks, to evaluate issues related to implementation of a statewide electronic case filing system. The evaluation shall include consideration of (i) the benefits of adopting a statewide electronic case filing system, (ii) which potential subscribers to an electronic case filing system should be permitted access to such system, (iii) the types of information to be made available to subscribers to the system or alternatively excluded from the system, (iv) how a subscription process may be established to provide a clear definition of the duties of the Office of the Executive Secretary and each circuit court clerk with respect to implementation and operation of the electronic case filing system, (v) the estimated one-time and ongoing costs of implementing and operating a statewide electronic case filing system, (vi) a fee schedule for subscribers to be codified in the Code of Virginia, and (vii) any potential loss of revenues by circuit court clerks reasonably attributed to the implementation of an electronic case filing system. The Executive Secretary shall provide a summary of the findings and recommendations of the working group to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Courts of Justice and Appropriations, and the Senate Committees on Courts of Justice and Finance no later than November 30, 2018."



Explanation

(This amendment directs the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to convene a working group to consider the administrative and fiscal implications of the implementation of a statewide electronic case filing system, and by November 30, 2018, to report the findings and recommendations of the working group to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Courts of Justice and Appropriations, and the Senate Committees on Courts of Justice and Finance.)