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CS/CS/CS/CS/HB 481: Clerks of Court

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee ; Government Operations Subcommittee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Pilon

Clerks of Court; Provides requirements for storage of electronic filings; requires papers & electronic filings to be electronically time stamped; prohibits clerk from charging fee to view or print docket via Internet; authorizes clerk to remove sealed or expunged court records from Official Records; revises language concerning exemption from charges for services provided to specified officials & their staffs; increases threshold amount for automatic repayment of overpayments; provides for access to clerks' files by state agencies & exemption from copying fees & charges; limits application of exemption from payment of fees & charges assessed by clerks of circuit courts to official use; provides that certain remittances need not be deposited in clerk's Public Records Modernization Trust Fund; authorizes use of electronic proof of publication affidavits; requires certain persons to provide specific information to clerk to maintain public records exemption status of certain information; authorizes clerk to issue refund to depositor for redeemed property subject to tax sale.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Regulated Industries, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 937 (Ch. 2012-212), CS/HB 7095 (Ch. 2012-100)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Regulated Industries (RI)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations (BJA)
  4. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/25/2011 House • Filed
11/4/2011 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Government Operations Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 48
11/9/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 11/16/11, 1:30 pm, 404 HOB
11/16/2011 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 174
11/21/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
11/22/2011 House • Now in Government Operations Subcommittee -HJ 170
1/9/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations Subcommittee, 01/11/12, 11:30 am, 306 HOB
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 48
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 167
1/11/2012 House • CS/CS by Government Operations Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 219
1/12/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Government Operations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 211
1/13/2012 House • Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 226
1/26/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 01/30/12, 2:00 pm, Morris Hall
1/30/2012 House • CS/CS/CS by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 320
1/31/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
2/1/2012 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 525
• CS/CS/CS by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 312
2/14/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/16/12, 11:30 am, 404 HOB --Not considered
2/20/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/22/12, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
2/22/2012 House • CS/CS/CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 815
2/23/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 812
• CS/CS/CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 797
2/24/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/12
2/28/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 896
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/29/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 951
• CS passed; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 951
2/29/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 816
• Referred to Regulated Industries; Judiciary; Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations; Budget -SJ 816
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Regulated Industries, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 937 (Ch. 2012-212), CS/HB 7095 (Ch. 2012-100)