Electronic filing in civil proceedings; certain circuit court clerks may charge an additional fee. (HB1652)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electronic filing in civil proceedings; fee. Allows a circuit court clerk with an established electronic filing system to charge a $2 fee for every civil case initially filed by paper. The fee is paid into the clerk's nonreverting local fund to be exclusively used to cover the operational expenses of the electronic filing system. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100637D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/11/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 1-N)
01/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1652)
01/23/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Read first time
01/28/2013Read second time
01/28/2013Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1652E
01/28/2013Printed as engrossed 13100637D-E
01/29/2013Read third time and passed House (87-Y 11-N)
01/29/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1652E)
02/06/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Passed Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1652ER)
02/14/2013Signed by Speaker
02/14/2013Signed by President
02/15/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1652ER)
03/05/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 74 (effective 7/1/13)
03/05/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0074)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.