Circuit court; creates local fee retention funding method for clerks' offices. (SB258)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Funding of circuit court clerks' offices; fees.  Creates a local fee retention funding method for circuit court clerks' offices in which the clerk retains fees locally and pays 20 percent of gross fees to the state to be held by the Compensation Board in a trust fund beginning July 1, 2012. Currently, fees are paid to the state and apportioned by the Compensation Board back to localities. The trust fund created would be used to fund those offices that did not receive enough revenue in fees to maintain operations. The bill also gives the clerk discretion in docketing judgments in favor of the Commonwealth, and removes the prohibition against charging fees for orders of publication; entries on judgments and liens; filing appraisers', special receivers', and commissioners' reports; attested copies of final orders or decrees; and filing lumberman's mark. Finally, the bill requires that attorney fees for collection of moneys due the Commonwealth be paid over and above the moneys collected, not out of the moneys collected. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100684D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/03/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Rereferred to Finance
02/03/2010Committee substitute printed 10105038D-S1
02/08/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB258S1)
02/10/2010Continued to 2011 in Finance (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Justice, Technology, Finance - Fees