Courts Technology Fund; created, increase in certain fees. (SB157)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Courts Technology Fund; creation. Creates a special non-reverting fund to be administered by the Supreme Court of Virginia funded by (i) a $5 increase until December 31, 2006, on certain civil case filings and a $10 increase thereafter on these and other civil case filings in the district and circuit courts, (ii) doubling the filing fee in the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court to $50, and (iii) a $14 increase in the Supreme Court fee for a law license certificate and a certificate of qualification. Money in the Fund is to be allocated at the direction of the Supreme Court of Virginia to staff, advance, update, maintain, replace, repair and support the telecommunications and technology systems of the judicial system. Revenues raised in support of the Fund shall not be used to supplant current funding to the judicial branch. This bill is identical to HB 68. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061124160
01/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
01/18/2006Rereferred to Finance
02/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB157)
02/07/2006Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Read second time
02/09/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/09/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB157E
02/09/2006Printed as engrossed 061124160-E
02/10/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB157E)
02/17/2006Assigned App. sub: General Government and Technology (Wardrup)
02/27/2006Reported from Appropriations with amendments (23-Y 1-N)
02/28/2006Read second time
03/01/2006Read third time
03/01/2006Committee amendments agreed to
03/01/2006Passed House with amendments (84-Y 11-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 11-N)
03/01/2006Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
03/01/2006Amendments by Delegate Morgan reconsidered
03/01/2006Committee amendments reconsidered
03/01/2006Committee amendment #1 rejected
03/01/2006Committee amendment #2 agreed to
03/01/2006Amendments by Delegate Morgan agreed to
03/01/2006Engrossed by House as amended
03/01/2006Passed House with amendments (82-Y 16-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (82-Y 16-N)
03/01/2006House amendments rejected by Senate (3-Y 36-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: (3-Y 36-N)
03/01/2006House insisted on amendments
03/01/2006House requested conference committee
03/01/2006Senate acceded to request (36-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: (36-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/01/2006Senators: Norment, Stolle, Quayle
03/01/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/01/2006Delegates: Callahan, Wardrup, Abbitt
03/10/2006Conference substitute printed 065246780-S1
03/10/2006Passed by temporarily
03/10/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/10/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/10/2006Conference report agreed to by House (89-Y 6-N)
03/10/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (89-Y 6-N)
03/21/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB157ER)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/22/2006Signed by President
03/29/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB157ER)
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 718 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0718)