senate Bill S1997

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Imposes a filing fee surcharge to be used for the purposes of providing and maintaining security in courthouses

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

S1997 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1304
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Uniform Justice Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1911, UJCA
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5177, A7325

S1997 - Bill Texts

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Imposes a filing fee surcharge to be used for the purposes of providing and maintaining security in courthouses.

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BILL NUMBER:S1997

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the uniform justice court act, in
relation to imposing a filing fee surcharge to be used for the purposes
of providing and maintaining security in courthouses

PURPOSE OF THE BILL: This bill would allow for a justice court to use
money collected through a surcharge to provide for additional security
equipment and personnel.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill amends section 1911 of the
uniform justice court act, as it relates to imposing a filing fee of ten
dollars for maintenance of security equipment at the courthouse and
payment of personnel to operate security equipment at the courthouse.

Section 2 of this bill relates to the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Many courthouses are experiencing heavy caseloads and are
lacking the necessary funds to nay for security equipment and the
personnel to operate it. It is imperative that a courthouse be a safe
and secure place for the judges and the people they serve. This bill
will provide courts with a ten dollar filing fee from claimants to be
used solely for security purposes.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012- S.5177 - Referred to Judiciary

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1997

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the uniform justice court act, in relation to imposing a
  filing fee surcharge to be used for  the  purposes  of  providing  and
  maintaining security in courthouses

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subparagraph a of paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of section
1911 of the uniform justice court act, as amended by chapter 489 of  the
laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
  a.  Upon  the  filing  of the first paper in any action or proceeding,
twenty dollars AND AN ADDITIONAL TEN DOLLAR  SURCHARGE  WHICH  SHALL  BE
USED  BY  THE  COURT  FOR  THE  SOLE PURPOSES OF MAINTENANCE OF SECURITY
EQUIPMENT AT THE COURTHOUSE AND PAYMENT OF PERSONNEL TO OPERATE SECURITY
EQUIPMENT AT THE COURTHOUSE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00379-01-3

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