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HB 31: Clerks of the Court

GENERAL BILL by Clemons ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Salzman ; Valdés

Clerks of the Court; Requires certain service charges to be distributed in specified manner; specifies amount of charges for certain services rendered & instruments that are not court records; revises distribution of revenue from filing fees at start of certain appellate proceedings; requires clerks of court to submit requests for reimbursement for jury-related costs to Clerks of Court Operations Corporation; requires corporation to submit certain information to JAC & to submit request for payment to CFO; removes provision authorizing commission to apportion funds among counties for certain purposes.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 House - Died on Second Reading Calendar; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/1/2020 House • Filed
    1/15/2021 House • Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Appropriations Committee
    3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    3/4/2021 House • Added to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee agenda
    3/8/2021 House • Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
    • Reported out of Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
    • Now in Judiciary Committee
    3/25/2021 House • Added to Judiciary Committee agenda
    3/29/2021 House • Favorable by Judiciary Committee
    • Reported out of Judiciary Committee
    • Now in Appropriations Committee
    4/6/2021 House • Added to Appropriations Committee agenda
    4/8/2021 House • Favorable by Appropriations Committee
    4/9/2021 House • Reported out of Appropriations Committee
    • Bill released to House Calendar
    • Added to Second Reading Calendar
    4/30/2021 House • Died on Second Reading Calendar; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)

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  • HB 31, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 12/1/2020 at 3:42 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Justice Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/8/2021 (pdf)
    Justice Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/8/2021 (pdf)
    Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 3/29/2021 (pdf)
    Appropriations Committee (Post-Meeting) 4/9/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 382 Clerks of the Court Hooper Identical Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 838 (Ch. 2021-116)
    S 838 (er) Clerks of the Circuit Court Boyd Compare Last Action: 6/18/2021 Chapter No. 2021-116

    Citations - Statutes (16)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    27.52 Determination of indigent status. Page 15 (pdf)
    28.222 Clerk to be county recorder. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.22205 Electronic filing process. Page 17 (pdf)
    28.24 Service charges. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.241 Filing fees for trial and appellate proceedings. Page 13 (pdf)
    28.246 Payment of court-related fines or other monetary penalties, fees, charges, and costs; partial payments; distribution of funds. Page 18 (pdf)
    40.29 Payment of due-process costs. Page 13 (pdf)
    45.035 Clerk’s fees. Page 19 (pdf)
    55.141 Satisfaction of judgments and decrees; duties of clerk. Page 20 (pdf)
    57.082 Determination of civil indigent status. Page 21 (pdf)
    197.502 Application for obtaining tax deed by holder of tax sale certificate; fees. Page 21 (pdf)
    197.532 Fees for mailing additional notices, when application is made by holder. Page 22 (pdf)
    197.542 Sale at public auction. Page 23 (pdf)
    197.582 Disbursement of proceeds of sale. Page 24 (pdf)
    569.23 Security requirements for tobacco settlement agreement signatories, successors, parents, and affiliates. Page 25 (pdf)
    712.06 Contents of notice; recording and indexing. Page 26 (pdf)

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