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HB18-1055: Increase Surcharge For Court Security Cash Fund

Government Transparency
Bill Number: HB18-1055
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: A. Benavidez

Description:

Under current law, courts collect a $5 surcharge on certain court
fees, and the surcharge is credited to the court security cash fund. The
surcharge is imposed on:

• Docket fees and jury fees for specified civil actions;
• Docket fees for criminal convictions;
• Filing fees for specified probate filings;
• Docket fees for specified special proceeding filings;
• Fees for specified filings in water matters; and
• Docket fees for specified traffic infraction penalties.
The bill increases the surcharge to $10, thereby increasing each of
these fees by $5. On and after the effective date of the bill, for each $10
surcharge credited to the fund, the state court administrator shall award
$5 to the court that collected the fee upon which the surcharge was
assessed.


Current Status:

House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (01/23/2018)



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