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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)

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  • 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)

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  • CS/CS/CS/CS/HB 481, Committee Substitute 4 (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/23/2012 at 12:21 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 860 (c2) Clerks of Court Wise Similar Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 937 (Ch. 2012-212), CS/HB 7095 (Ch. 2012-100)
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
    H 937 (er) Legal Notices Workman Compare Last Action: 5/6/2012 Chapter No. 2012-212
    Location: Became Law
    H 7095 (er) Clerks of Court Judiciary Committee Compare Last Action: 4/8/2012 Chapter No. 2012-100
    Location: Became Law
    S 292 (c2) Legal Notices Bennett Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 937 (Ch. 2012-212) -SJ 1236
    Location: Laid on Table
    S 1166 (c2) Clerks of Court Simmons Compare Last Action: 3/8/2012 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7095 (Ch. 2012-100) -SJ 1003
    Location: Laid on Table

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    837742 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Wise 3/8/2012
    5:07 PM
    Web Page
    PDF

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    2/29/2012 2:39 PM House 117 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (10)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.13 To keep papers. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.211 Clerk to keep docket. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.222 Clerk to be county recorder. Page 3 (pdf)
    28.24 Service charges by clerk of the circuit court. Page 3 (pdf)
    28.244 Refunds. Page 10 (pdf)
    28.345 Exemption from court-related fees and charges. Page 10 (pdf)
    28.37 Fines, fees, service charges, and costs remitted to the state. Page 12 (pdf)
    50.041 Proof of publication; uniform affidavits required. Page 12 (pdf)
    119.0714 Court files; court records; official records. Page 13 (pdf)
    197.542 Sale at public auction. Page 17 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/CS/HB 481, Committee Substitute 3 Posted 1/31/2012 at 10:27 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/23/2012 (pdf)

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 860 (c2) Clerks of Court Wise Identical Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 937 (Ch. 2012-212), CS/HB 7095 (Ch. 2012-100)
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
    H 937 (c2) Legal Notices Workman Compare Last Action: 5/6/2012 Chapter No. 2012-212
    Location: Became Law
    H 7095 (c1) Clerks of Court Judiciary Committee Compare Last Action: 4/8/2012 Chapter No. 2012-100
    Location: Became Law
    S 292 (c2) Legal Notices Bennett Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 937 (Ch. 2012-212) -SJ 1236
    Location: Laid on Table
    S 1166 (c2) Clerks of Court Simmons Compare Last Action: 3/8/2012 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7095 (Ch. 2012-100) -SJ 1003
    Location: Laid on Table

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    323217 - Amendment
    Between lines 44 and 45, insert:
    Steinberg 2/15/2012
    7:01 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    2/22/2012
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (9)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.13 To keep papers. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.222 Clerk to be county recorder. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.24 Service charges by clerk of the circuit court. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.244 Refunds. Page 9 (pdf)
    28.345 Exemption from court-related fees and charges. Page 10 (pdf)
    28.37 Fines, fees, service charges, and costs remitted to the state. Page 11 (pdf)
    50.041 Proof of publication; uniform affidavits required. Page 12 (pdf)
    119.0714 Court files; court records; official records. Page 12 (pdf)
    197.542 Sale at public auction. Page 16-17 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/HB 481, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 1/12/2012 at 8:51 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Justice Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 1/31/2012 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 860 (c1) Clerks of Court Wise Identical Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 937 (Ch. 2012-212), CS/HB 7095 (Ch. 2012-100)
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
    H 937 (c1) Legal Notices Workman Compare Last Action: 5/6/2012 Chapter No. 2012-212
    Location: Became Law
    S 292 (c1) Legal Notices Bennett Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 937 (Ch. 2012-212) -SJ 1236
    Location: Laid on Table

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    877303 - Amendment
    Between lines 293 and 294, insert:
    Pilon 1/30/2012
    10:01 AM
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.13 To keep papers. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.222 Clerk to be county recorder. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.24 Service charges by clerk of the circuit court. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.244 Refunds. Page 9 (pdf)
    28.345 Exemption from court-related fees and charges. Page 10 (pdf)
    50.041 Proof of publication; uniform affidavits required. Page 11 (pdf)
    119.0714 Court files; court records; official records. Page 11-12 (pdf)
    197.542 Sale at public auction. Page 16 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 481, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 11/21/2011 at 3:55 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Government Operations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 1/12/2012 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 860 Clerks of Court Wise Similar Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 937 (Ch. 2012-212), CS/HB 7095 (Ch. 2012-100)
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
    H 937 Legal Notices Workman Compare Last Action: 5/6/2012 Chapter No. 2012-212
    Location: Became Law

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    836073 - Amendment
    Remove lines 307-454 and insert:
    Pilon 1/10/2012
    4:41 PM
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.13 To keep papers. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.222 Clerk to be county recorder. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.24 Service charges by clerk of the circuit court. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.244 Refunds. Page 9 (pdf)
    28.345 Exemption from court-related fees and charges. Page 10 (pdf)
    50.041 Proof of publication; uniform affidavits required. Page 11 (pdf)
    119.071 General exemptions from inspection or copying of public records. Page 11-12 (pdf)
    197.542 Sale at public auction. Page 17 (pdf)

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  • HB 481, Original Filed Version Posted 10/25/2011 at 12:09 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Civil Justice Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 11/21/2011 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 860 Clerks of Court Wise Identical Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 937 (Ch. 2012-212), CS/HB 7095 (Ch. 2012-100)
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.13 To keep papers. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.222 Clerk to be county recorder. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.24 Service charges by clerk of the circuit court. Page 2 (pdf)
    28.244 Refunds. Page 9 (pdf)
    28.345 Exemption from court-related fees and charges. Page 10 (pdf)
    50.041 Proof of publication; uniform affidavits required. Page 10 (pdf)
    119.071 General exemptions from inspection or copying of public records. Page 11 (pdf)
    197.542 Sale at public auction. Page 16 (pdf)

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