COURTS AND COURT OFFICIALS
1-1623. court technology fund — annual report. (1) There is hereby created in the office of the state treasurer the court technology fund. Moneys deposited into the fund pursuant to sections 1-2303, 1-2311, 10-1305, 31-3201, 31-3201A, 31-3201H and 31-3221, Idaho Code, upon appropriation by the legislature, shall be used by the supreme court for the purpose of maintaining, replacing and enhancing the court technology program, and other technologies that assist in the efficient management of the courts or that improve access to the courts and court records including, but not limited to, a system for payments by credit card or debit card as provided in section 31-3221, Idaho Code, development of electronic filing of documents in court cases, video conferencing and electronic access to court records. The court technology fund shall be separate and distinct from the state general fund, and expenditures from the court technology fund shall be solely dedicated to the purposes set forth in this section. Moneys deposited into the fund may be allowed to accumulate from year to year for designated maintenance, replacement, extension or enhancement of the court technology program and for other technologies that assist in the efficient management of the courts. Interest earned on the investment of idle moneys in the court technology fund shall be returned to the court technology fund.
(2) On or before the first day of each legislative session, the supreme court shall provide an annual report for the previous fiscal year to the governor, the chairman of the judiciary and rules committee of the senate, the chairman of the judiciary, rules and administration committee of the house of representatives and the chairmen of the joint finance-appropriations committee that summarizes the status of the court technology fund, the maintenance, replacement, extension or enhancement of court technology, and the manner and extent to which court technology has advanced the timely resolution of cases, improved access to the courts, produced savings and made more effective use of judicial resources.
[1-1623, added 1997, ch. 28, sec. 1, p. 48; am. 1998, ch. 76, sec. 2, p. 278; am. 2005, ch. 240, sec. 1, p. 743; am. 2006, ch. 73, sec. 1, p. 226; am. 2010, ch. 205, sec. 1, p. 446; am. 2014, ch. 190, sec. 1, p. 506.]