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H0644................................by JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION COURT ASSISTANCE OFFICES - Adds to existing law to authorize the Supreme Court to establish certain fees relating to materials, training and other services provided by court assistance offices and coordinated family services; to provide for waivers of the fees; and to provide for the collection, deposit and dedication of the fees. 02/10 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/11 Rpt prt - to Jud 02/18 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/19 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/23 3rd rdg - PASSED - 62-7-1 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Naccarato, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Robison, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Barrett, Crow, Lake, McKague, Moyle, Schaefer, Wood Absent and excused -- Harwood Floor Sponsor - Shirley Title apvd - to Senate 02/24 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Jud 03/02 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/03 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/15 3rd rdg - PASSED - 29-0-6 AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Calabretta, Compton, Darrington, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Sweet, Werk NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Brandt, Cameron, Davis, Noh, Stennett, Williams Floor Sponsor - Lodge Title apvd - to House 03/16 To enrol 03/17 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/18 Pres signed - To Governor 03/24 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 322 Effective: 07/01/04
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 644 BY JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO COURT ASSISTANCE OFFICES AND COORDINATED FAMILY SERVICES; AMENDING 3 CHAPTER 14, TITLE 32, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 4 32-1406, IDAHO CODE, TO AUTHORIZE THE SUPREME COURT TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN 5 FEES RELATING TO MATERIALS, TRAINING AND OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY COURT 6 ASSISTANCE OFFICES AND COORDINATED FAMILY SERVICES, TO PROVIDE FOR WAIVERS 7 OF THE FEES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION, DEPOSIT AND DEDICATION OF 8 THE FEES. 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 10 SECTION 1. That Chapter 14, Title 32, Idaho Code, be, and the same is 11 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des- 12 ignated as Section 32-1406, Idaho Code, and to read as follows: 13 32-1406. COURT ASSISTANCE OFFICES AND COORDINATED FAMILY SERVICES -- COST 14 RECOVERY FEE SCHEDULE. (1) The supreme court is hereby authorized to establish 15 a statewide uniform schedule of fees to assist counties in defraying the costs 16 of providing legal forms and other written materials, training on the use of 17 forms and distributed materials, and other court services that are furnished 18 in connection with court assistance offices and coordinated family services. 19 The supreme court schedule of fees shall be reasonably related to and shall 20 not exceed the actual costs involved in furnishing the materials, training or 21 other services. 22 (2) The supreme court shall provide for a waiver or partial waiver of 23 fees for those persons who are unable to pay the fees. 24 (3) The fees established in the supreme court schedule shall be collected 25 through the clerk of the district court of the county in which the materials, 26 training, or other services are furnished, and the clerk shall pay them over 27 to the county treasurer for deposit into the county district court fund. Sub- 28 ject to the budgetary process of the county, the moneys so deposited into the 29 district court fund shall be dedicated to the objects and purposes identified 30 in this section.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 13960 This bill adds a new Section 32-1406 to the Idaho Code, to authorize the Idaho Supreme Court to establish a statewide uniform cost recovery fee schedule to assist counties with the cost of providing court generated legal forms and written materials, training covering the application and use of these documents, and other services provided in connection with court assistance offices and coordinated family services authorized in Sections 32-1402 and 32-1403, Idaho Code. Presently, Idaho law provides some dedicated funding for the staffing of court assistance offices and coordinated family services, but the delivery of these services also relies on the contributions of counties in furnishing facilities and operational expenses. This bill will assist counties in recovering some of their costs in helping to facilitate the delivery of these vital services to the public. The fees established by the Supreme Court will be reasonably related to and will not exceed the actual costs involved in furnishing the forms or providing the other services. FISCAL NOTE This bill will not affect the state general fund. It will positively impact the ability of counties to support family court services and court assistance offices in discharging the responsibilities imposed on them by law. Contact Persons: Representative Mack Shirley (208) 332-1000 Patricia Tobias Administrative Director of the Courts Ph: (208) 334-2246 Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note H 644