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File #: 2020-0309    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/29/2020 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/17/2020
Enactment date: 11/30/2020 Enactment #: 19194
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to fees charged by the department of judicial administration; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 4A.630.
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Budget, Fees, Judicial Administration
Code sections: 4A.630 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19194, 2. 2020-0309 transmittal letter.pdf, 3. 2020-0309 fiscal note.xlsx, 4. 2020-0309 legislative review file, 5. 2020-0309_SR_DJA_Subscription_Fee, 6. 2020-0309_SR_dated_111020_DJA_Subscription_Fee
Staff: Curry, Clifton

Drafter

Clerk 11/18/2020

Title

AN ORDINANCE relating to fees charged by the department of judicial administration; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 4A.630.

Body

                     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:

                     SECTION 1.  Section 2 of this ordinance authorizes the department of judicial administration to assess a subscription fee for providing access to case indexes.

                     NEW SECTION.  SECTION 2.  There is hereby added to K.C.C. chapter 4A.630 a new section to read as follows:

                     A.  The department of judicial administration is hereby authorized to assess a subscription fee for providing access to civil and criminal case index data.

                     B.  The criminal case data index consists of an index of names of defendants and their associated criminal cases and charges in superior court, updated on a regular basis.  The annual subscription fee for the criminal case data index shall be three thousand six hundred dollars.  The semiannual subscription fee for the criminal case data index shall be one thousand eight hundred dollars.  The fee for a single criminal case index report shall be one thousand five hundred dollars.

                     C.  The general case data index consists of an index of names of litigants and their associated cases in superior court, updated on a regular basis.  The annual subscription fee for the general case data index shall be one thousand eight hundred dollars.  The semiannual subscription fee for the general case data index shall be nine hundred dollars.  The fee for a single general case index report shall be seven hundred fifty dollars.

                     D.  The department of judicial administration shall establish a procedure for the creation of the indexes and index updates, administration of subscriptions, and collection

of subscription fees.

                     SECTION 3.  This ordinance takes effect January 1, 2021.