HB 124 Allows the circuit court in St. Louis City to collect a civil case filing fee of an amount not to exceed $20, rather than $15, for certain uses including the law library

Current Bill Summary

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HB 124 - Currently, any circuit court may collect a civil case filing surcharge of an amount not to exceed $15 for the maintenance of a law library, the county's or circuit's family services and justice fund, or courtroom renovation and technology enhancement. If the circuit court reimburses the state for salaries of family court commissioners or is the circuit court in Jackson County, then the fee may be up to $20. Under this act, the circuit court in the city of St. Louis may also charge a filing surcharge up to $20.

This act is identical to a provision in the perfected HCS/HB 1083 (2019), HB 1891 (2018), SB 288 (2017), HB 391 (2017), and SB 812 (2016).


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