Persons allowed services without fees or costs; inability to pay on account of poverty, guidelines. (SB1305)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Inability to pay fees or costs on account of poverty; guidelines. Requires the court to use the guidelines for determining indigency for the appointment of counsel in determining a person's inability to pay fees or costs on account of poverty in a civil action. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103129D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1305)
02/01/2017Read second time
02/01/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1305E
02/01/2017Printed as engrossed 17103129D-E
02/02/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Placed on Calendar
02/06/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Read second time
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1305ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 226 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0226)
03/21/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1305ER)