Libraries; assessment for costs in civil actions, disbursement for law libraries. (HB183)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Libraries; assessment for costs in civil actions; disbursement for law libraries. Increases from $4 to $7 the maximum assessment a county, city, or town may make as part of the costs incident to each civil action filed in the courts located within its boundaries. Such funds are disbursed by a locality's governing body for the establishment, use, and maintenance of its law library. Read the Bill »


01/30/2020: In Committee


12/26/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101008D
12/26/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/08/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB183)
01/09/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB183)
01/17/2020Assigned GL sub: Open Government/Procurement
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB183)
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/23/2020Reported from General Laws (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Read first time
01/28/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2020Read third time and passed House (64-Y 35-N)
01/29/2020VOTE: Passage (64-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate General Laws and Technology committee on 02/19/2020. It meets on Monday, 45 minutes after adjournment—Senate Room A.

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