SB 1194 Creates the basic civil legal services fund
LR Number:4862S.01I Fiscal Note:4862-01
Last Action:03/05/02 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

SB 1194 - This act establishes the "Basic Civil Legal Services Fund". The fund is to be administered by the Missouri Supreme Court. Moneys for the fund shall come from an additional filing fee on certain civil and criminal actions in the Missouri supreme court, courts of appeal, circuit courts and associate circuit courts.

Moneys from the fund shall be disbursed to legal services organizations in this state to provide legal representation to eligible low-income persons in this state in civil matters. Recipient organizations must maintain appropriate records of the disbursement of such funds for five years.

Moneys in the fund shall not be considered state funds and not used to pay any refund mandated by Article X, Section 18 of the Missouri constitution.

This act is identical to HB 1621 (2002).