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Week ending January 25, 2013

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Jurisdiction: Newly Introduced

Arizona SB 1112 Prohibits state judges and jurors from enforcing federal firearms laws. In Senate Public Safety Committee.

Florida HB 351 Provides any court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency ruling or decision violates the public policy of this state and is void and unenforceable if the court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency bases its ruling or decision in the matter at issue in whole or in part on any foreign law, legal code, or system that does not grant the parties affected by the ruling or decision the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges guaranteed by the State Constitution or the United States Constitution. Establishes exceptions for business contracts, corporations, partnerships, or other forms of business association. Permits religions organizations to adjudicate ecclesiastical matters. Provides that proposed law is not to be in conflict with U.S. treaties. Prefiled (no committee).

Florida SB 58 Provides any court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency ruling or decision violates the public policy of this state and is void and unenforceable if the court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency bases its ruling or decision in the matter at issue in whole or in part on any foreign law, legal code, or system that does not grant the parties affected by the ruling or decision the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges guaranteed by the State Constitution or the United States Constitution. Establishes exceptions for business contracts, corporations, partnerships, or other forms of business association. Permits religions organizations to adjudicate ecclesiastical matters. Provides that proposed law is not to be in conflict with U.S. treaties. Prefiled (no committee).

North Dakota HB 1417 Increases small claims jurisdiction from $10,000 to $15,000. In House Judiciary Committee.

Oklahoma SB 1015 Provides "A court, arbitrator, administrative agency or other adjudicative, mediation or enforcement authority shall not enforce or utilize any foreign la w if doing so would permit a means of mitigating punishment or provide a defense or justification for the commission of a misdemeanor or felony, as defined in Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes." Prefiled (no committee).

Oklahoma SB 951 Provides "Any court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency ruling or decision shall violate the public policy of this state and be void and unenforceable if the court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency bases its rulings or decisions in the matter at issue in whole or inpart on any law, legal code or system that would not grant the parties affected by the ruling or decision the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges granted under the U.S. and Oklahoma Constitutions, including but not limited to due process, freedom of religion, speech, or press, and any right of privacy or marriage as specifically defined by the Constitution of this state." Prefiled (no committee).

Washington HB 1392 Provides "A court, arbitrator, administrative agency, and any other adjudicative, mediation, or enforcement authority shall not enforce a foreign law if doing so would violate any right guaranteed by the Constitution of this state or of the United States." In House Judiciary Committee.

Washington HJR 4205 (Constitutional Amendment) Requires that all mandatory, regulatory, licensing, and disciplinary functions regarding the practice of law and administration of justice reside exclusively in the supreme court. In House Judiciary Committee.

Jurisdiction: Floor and Committee Activity

Wyoming HJR 4 (Constitutional Amendment) Provides "when exercising their judicial authority the courts of this state shall uphold and adhere to the law as provided in the constitution of the United States, the Wyoming constitution, the United States Code and federal regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, laws of this state, common law as prescribed by legislative enactment, and if necessary the law of another state of the United States. The courts shall not consider the legal precepts of other nations or international law. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to all cases before the respective courts including, without limitation, cases of first impression." Approved by House Judiciary Committee 1/22/13. Rejected by full House 1/24/13.

Qualifications and Terms: Newly Introduced

Hawaii HB 275 (Constitutional Amendment) Authorizes the chief justice to appoint judges who have retired upon attaining the age of seventy years as emeritus judges. Permits appointed judges to serve as temporary judges in courts no higher than the court level they reached prior to retirement and for terms not to exceed three months per each appointment. In House Judiciary Committee.

Hawaii SB 346 (Constitutional Amendment) Authorizes the chief justice to appoint judges who have retired upon attaining the age of seventy years as emeritus judges. Permits appointed judges to serve as temporary judges in courts no higher than the court level they reached prior to retirement and for terms not to exceed three months per each appointment. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Hawaii SB 886 (Constitutional Amendment) Increases the mandatory retirement age for justices and judges from 70 to 80 years of age. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

New Mexico HJR 5 (Constitutional Amendment) Limit a person’s eligibility to hold the same county office, including probate court judge, to ten years (Currently, county officers, after having served two consecutive four-year terms are ineligible to hold any county office for two years thereafter.) In House Health, Government & Indian Affairs Committee.

New Mexico SB 237 Requires probate court judges in counties with a population over 500,000 to be attorneys. In Senate Rules Committee.

Oklahoma SB 956 Limits District Court judges to 12 years in office. Provides limit is "as of the effective date of this act". Prefiled (no committee).

Oklahoma SB 957 Limits Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals judges to 12 years in office. Provides limit is "as of the effective date of this act". Prefiled (no committee).

Oklahoma SJR 29 (Constitutional Amendment) Limits District Court judges to 12 years in office. Provides limit is "as of the effective date of this act". Prefiled (no committee).

Oklahoma SJR 30 (Constitutional Amendment) Limits Supreme Court only judges to 12 years in office. Provides limit is "as of the effective date of this act". Prefiled (no committee).

Pennsylvania SB 170 (Constitutional Amendment) Requires a person who is not a lawyer to pass the certification examination before filing nominating petitions to become a candidate for magisterial district judge. In Senate State Government Committee.

Pennsylvania SB 85 (Constitutional Amendment) Abolishes mandatory judicial retirement age. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Washington HB 1266 Extends mandatory retirement age for district court judges only from end of year judge turns 75 to end of term of office judge turns 75. In House Judiciary Committee.

Washington HB 1386 Requires a superior court judge to be a qualified voter in a county served by the superior court he or she is elected or appointed to. In House Judiciary Committee.

Washington HJR 4207 (Constitutional Amendment) Requires a superior court judge to be a qualified voter in a county served by the superior court he or she is elected or appointed to. In House Judiciary Committee.

Qualifications and Terms: Floor and Committee Activity

Montana HB 172 ORIGINAL: Allows Montana state bar attorney member admitted to practice at least 5 years to serve as a judge pro tem. AMENDED: removed 5 year requirement. Approved by House Judiciary Committee 1/23/13. Approved by full House 1/25/13.

North Dakota SB 2076 Provides that for judgeships created in 2010, judges to continue to hold office until the next general election following appointment and if elected holds office for the remainder of the term and until a successor is elected and duly qualified. Approved by full Senate 1/24/13.

New Mexico HB 119 Requires all metropolitan judges be attorneys and have practiced for at least five years. Approved by House Judiciary Committee 1/23/13.

Virginia SB 740 Increases mandatory judicial retirement age from 70 to 73. Approved by full Senate 1/25/13.

Washington SB 5046 Extends mandatory retirement age for district court judges only from end of year judge turns 75 to end of term of office judge turns 75. Approved by Senate Committee on Law & Justice 1/22/13.

Wyoming HB 167 Increases mandatory retirement for supreme court and district court judges from 70 to 75. Imposes mandatory retirement age for circuit judges as 75. Approved by House Judiciary Committee 1/21/13. Approved by full House 1/24/13.

Rule Making Authority: Newly Introduced

Arizona HB 2480 Provides Supreme Court to license attorneys. Provides no attorney is required to join the bar association or other organization to practice law. In House Judiciary Committee.

Connecticut SB 291 Requires the Judicial Branch to adopt rules that require all Judicial Branch personnel who may have an influence on the resolution of a pending matter to disclose certain information that allows the parties to assess whether a potential conflict of interest between the parties and a judicial official exists. In Joint Committee on Judiciary.

Oklahoma HB 1833 Provides for mental health counseling to be paid for by court for jurors in "heinous cases." Requires supreme court create rules to implement. Prefiled (no committee).

Oklahoma SB 952 Removes power of presiding judges to assign special judges. Prefiled (no committee).

Oregon HB 2547 Authorizes Chief Justice to adopt rules for use of electronic transmission and electronic signature on documents transmitted to or from a circuit court related to jury service and summons. In House Judiciary Committee.

Oregon HB 2562 Allows Chief Justice of Supreme Court to adopt rules governing use of electronic applications for all state court records and for transmission of jury information to circuit courts. In House Judiciary Committee.

Rule Making Authority: Floor and Committee Activity

North Dakota HB 1073 Grants supreme court power to declare judicial emergencies. Allows for supreme court to toll statutes/deadlines. Does not allow for tolling or extension of deadlines or requirements imposed by U.S. or North Dakota constitution. Approved by full House 1/17/13.

North Dakota HB 1075 Removes requirement that full time judicial referees must be appointed in every judicial district. Specifies the presiding judge of the district is to appoint referees and make assignments. Approved by House Judiciary Committee 1/18/13.

South Carolina HB 3247 Provides "the circuit solicitor's ability to administer the general sessions court docket shall not interfere with the court's ability to safeguard a litigant's rights." Approved by House Judiciary Committee 1/23/13.

Virginia HB 2091 Requires the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to establish and require magistrates be available for performing certain duties related to issuing temporary detention orders (currently chief judge of each district court responsible). Approved by House Courts of Justice Committee 1/23/13.

Salary and Budget: Newly Introduced

Delaware SB 8 Changes the name of the Delaware Compensation Commission to the Delaware Salary Survey Commission. Provides salary recommendation report issued every four years is an advisory report only. In Senate Executive Committee.

Hawaii SB 258 (Constitutional Amendment) Abolishes of Commission on Salaries, which sets salaries for judicial and other officials. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Hawaii SB 259 Abolishes of Commission on Salaries, which sets salaries for judicial and other officials. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Hawaii SB 276 (Constitutional Amendment) Requires Commission on Salaries, which sets judicial and other salaries, meet in public prior to submission of their recommendation to the legislature. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Indiana HB 1393 Establishes the judicial technology oversight committee to: (1) conduct a continuous study of information technology applications for Indiana's judicial system; (2) develop a long range strategy for technology and automation in Indiana's judicial system; and (3) make recommendations to the supreme court concerning the implementation of policies, standards, and rules that promote the effective use of technology and automation in Indiana courts. Increases the automated record keeping fee from $5 to $10 for all civil, criminal, infraction, and ordinance violation actions with certain exceptions. Provides that the automated record keeping fee is $5 for all civil, criminal, infraction, and ordinance violation actions resulting in the accused person entering into a: (1) pretrial diversion program agreement; or (2) deferral program agreement. In House Ways and Means Committee.

Maryland HB 190 Increases court costs in District Court traffic and criminal cases: $3 for District Court Electronic Citation Fund and $2 for arresting law enforcement agency for a specified purpose. In House Judiciary Committee.

Missouri HB 323 Authorizes circuit courts that reimburse the state for salaries of family court commissioners to charge up to a $20 surcharge when a party files a civil court case. In House (no committee).

Nebraska LB 639 Make new judges and state patrol officers members of the state employees retirement system. In Senate Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee.

New Hampshire HB 419 Allows judges who resign from office to elect to receive a deferred retirement benefit under the judicial retirement plan. In House Executive Departments and Administration Committee.

New Hampshire SB 68 Makes technical corrections regarding the escrow fund for court facility improvements, including changing the name of the fund to the escrow fund for judicial branch facility improvements. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

New Mexico HB 169 Amends Judicial and Magistrate Retirement Acts to require employer contributions under the respective retirement plan to be based on a statutory percentage of salary. In House Labor & Human Resources Committee.

New Mexico HB 178 Requires a $5 electronic citation fee be assessed and collected upon every conviction of a penalty assessment misdemeanor, traffic violation, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor. Proceeds will be deposited in the Court Automation Fund. In House Judiciary Committee.

New York AB 2154 Authorizes the town supervisor to examine the dockets of the justice court on a quarterly basis to determine whether fines and fees have been paid to the proper officials. In Assembly Local Governments Committee.

Oklahoma HB 2182 Adds $10 to civil filing fees for court security. Prefiled (no committee).

Oklahoma SB 945 Provides state income tax refunds are to be intercepted and used to pay court fees/fines of at least $50. Prefiled (no committee).

Oregon HB 2561 Authorizes Chief Justice of Supreme Court to establish reasonable fees for use of state court electronic applications and systems. In House Ways & Means Committee.

Oregon HB 2563 Modifies annual salaries of justices of Supreme Court and judges of Court of Appeals, Oregon Tax Court and circuit courts. In House Judiciary Committee.

Wyoming HB 218 Where court or government agency uses collection agency to recover debts owed, allows for collection fee or contingency fee of up to 25%. In House (no committee).

Salary and Budget: Floor and Committee Activity

Delaware SJR 2 Rejects Compensation Commission's recommendation to increase judicial and other salary. Approved by full House 1/17/13. Approved by full Senate 1/23/13.

Selection: Newly Introduced

Connecticut HJR 17 (Constitutional Amendment) Provides probate judges are to be appointed via merit selection system currently used for Superior Court. In Joint Committee on Judiciary.

Hawaii HB 420 (Constitutional Amendment) Requires the judicial selection commission to publicly disclose its list of nominees for appointment to the office of the chief justice, supreme court, intermediate appellate court, circuit courts, or district courts concurrently with its presentation of that list to the governor or the chief justice. In House Judiciary Committee.

Hawaii SB 798 (Constitutional Amendment) Eliminates merit selection for state's supreme court and provides instead for statewide elections. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Indiana HB 1584 Shifts municipal races, including for city and town judge, from odd number years to even. In House Elections and Apportionment Committee.

Indiana HB 2102 Sunsets commission on judicial performance in 2017. In House Judiciary Committee.

Maryland SB 294 Provides candidate for circuit court may not be nominated in party primary, may not be nominated by other party process, and must be elected at general election on a nonpartisan basis. (Currently the names of incumbent judges and challengers appear without party affiliation on both the Republican and Democratic primary ballots.) In Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

Maryland SB 295 (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for merit selection with retention elections for Circuit Court judgeships. In Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

Maryland SB 327 Provides candidate for orphans' court may not be nominated in party primary, may not be nominated by other party process, and must be elected at general election on a nonpartisan basis. (Currently elected on partisan ballot). In Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

Minnesota HB 136 Expands campaign finance and public disclosure law for public officials to include judges. In House Elections Committee.

New Mexico HB 151 Provides where a magistrate without a law license holds office in a county in which a law license is required due to population increase, the judge may remain in office and be re-elected. In House Judiciary Committee.

North Dakota SB 2299 Expands various campaign finance laws, in particular those related to political committees, to judicial races. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Oklahoma HB 1900 Provides for nonpartisan election for court clerks and other county officers. Prefiled (no committee).

Oklahoma SB 953 Provides special judges currently appointed to district court must instead be elected. Removes Chief Justice's power to appoint such judges "for the proper administration of justice." Prefiled (no committee).

Pennsylvania HB 175 Allows for limited public funding of supreme court elections. In House State Government Committee.

Pennsylvania SB 168 (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for retention election of magisterial district judges (currently run in partisan elections for additional terms). In Senate State Government Committee.

Selection: Floor and Committee Activity

Kansas HCR 5002 (Constitutional Amendment) Ends merit selection for appellate courts. Provides governor may select nominees subject to senate confirmation. Provides failure by Senate to vote on candidate within certain time frame results in automatic confirmation. Provides for placement on November 2014 ballot. Approved by House Judiciary Committee 1/24/13.

Kansas SB 8 ORIGINAL: Ends merit selection in state. Provides governor may select nominees subject to senate confirmation. Creates Commission on Judicial Qualifications to review governor's pick and make recommendations prior to Senate confirmation. Provides failure by Senate to vote on candidate within certain time frame results in automatic confirmation. AMENDED: Same, but renames commission Judicial Nominating Commission. Approved Senate Judiciary Committee 1/25/13.

Kansas SCR 1601 (Constitutional Amendment) Ends merit selection in state. Provides governor may select nominees subject to senate confirmation. Provides failure by Senate to vote on candidate within certain time frame results in automatic confirmation. Provides for placement on August 2014 ballot. Approved by Senate Judiciary 1/25/13.

Structure Changes: Newly Introduced

California SB 123 Requires the presiding judge of each superior court to establish an environmental and land-use division. In Senate Rules Committee.

Hawaii HB 308 Authorizes creation of pilot Temporary Hawaii Veterans and Active Duty Military Treatment Court. In House Veterans Committee.

Hawaii SB 314 Establishes a temporary Hawaii veterans court within the judiciary. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Hawaii SB 632 Establishes environmental courts as divisions within the circuit courts. In Senate Energy & Environment Committee.

Mississippi SB 2635 Authorizes creation of veterans courts. In Senate Judiciary A Committee.

Missouri HB 309 Establishes the Military Veterans and Servicemembers Court Program to provide treatment and intervention to veterans and servicemembers charged or convicted of certain crimes. In House (no committee).

Oklahoma HB 2287 Creates Mental Health Court Expansion Task Force to recommend if and how such courts should be expanded in state. Prefiled (no committee).

Oklahoma SB 820 Provides redistricting/new boundaries for all state's judicial districts. Prefiled (no committee).

Oklahoma SB 842 Requires all judicial districts be redistricted by July 2014. Requires districts 7 & 14 be preserved as majority-minority districts. Prefiled (no committee).

Structure Changes: Floor and Committee Activity

Indiana HB 1016 Provides additional circumstances under which a person can participate in a problem solving court program. Provides that a problem solving court may provide rehabilitative services. Simplifies the problem solving court fee transfer process. Approved by full House 1/23/13.

Other: Newly Introduced

Connecticut SB 235 Enacts Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. Provides for official publication of decisions of the Supreme Court, the Appellate Court and the Superior Court. In Joint Committee on Judiciary.

Connecticut SB 479 Establishes a task force that shall study all judicial proceedings. In Joint Committee on Judiciary.

Connecticut SB 602 Requires all state agencies to honor probate court decrees, rulings or orders. In Joint Committee on Judiciary.

Hawaii HB 361 Requires the governor, legislature including the joint legislative access committee, and judiciary to ensure public access to information, services, and proceedings of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, respectively. In House Legislative Management Committee.

Hawaii SB 262 Specifically prohibits carrying firearm into courthouses and courtrooms, except that judges may carry and determine who may carry in their own courtroom. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Hawaii SB 274 Specifically prohibits carrying firearm into courthouses and courtrooms, except that judges may carry and determine who may carry in their own courtroom. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Hawaii SB 824 Requires the governor, legislature including the joint legislative access committee, and judiciary to ensure public access to information, services, and proceedings of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, respectively. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Indiana HB 1298 Removes the requirement that the circuit court clerk attend court sessions. Provides that the clerk is the official custodian of all records and writings of the court. Requires the clerk, subject to the public records law, to provide copies of any records of the court in the clerk's possession to a party who requests the records. Permits an individual to receive credit for training hours completed after the individual is elected or selected to the office of circuit court clerk and before the individual begins serving in that office. Provides that court costs and fees must be used to pay for the clerk's initial mailing by certified mail to each party required to receive the mailing at a single address. Requires that a person requesting a mailing by certified mail after the initial mailing pay the cost of the mailing. Authorizes the clerk to retain as an administrative fee an amount of up to $3 whenever a person submits an amount that exceeds the amount the clerk is required to collect from the person, except for child support funds received by the clerk. Requires the clerk to deposit the amount retained as an administrative fee in the clerk's record perpetuation fund. In House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee.

Indiana HB 1411 Creates the circuit and superior court staff attorney pilot program to provide assistance to courts with preparing orders for dispositive motions. Requires the judicial center to administer the pilot program and to report to the commission on courts concerning the pilot program. Requires the commission to receive reports concerning the pilot program, and allows the commission to make recommendations and to propose legislation concerning the pilot program. In House Courts and Criminal Code Committee.

Indiana HB 2040 Requires chief justice give state of the judiciary address orally to the legislature at the start of each session. In House Judiciary Committee.

Maryland SB 268 Requires the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals to post each of its opinions on the Web site of the Maryland Judiciary and designate whether the opinion is reported or unreported. Provides unreported opinion of the Court of Appeals or the Court of Special Appeals may be cited only as provided in the Maryland Rules. In Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

Michigan HB 4064 Allows for digital court records and electronically filing court papers. In House Judiciary Committee.

Montana HB 290 Jury nullification. Provides "In any criminal proceeding the court shall permit the defense to inform the jury that it has the right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy." In House Judiciary Committee.

Nevada SB 74 Requires the officer, employee or agent of the governmental entity holding a public record to prepare the copy of the public record, unless the copy needs to be a certified copy. Requires all public books or record to be made available immediately upon request if the public book or record is readily available. Prefiled in Senate Government Affairs Committee.

New York AB 2084 Establishes the crime of aggravated harassment of court officers as a class E felony. In Assembly Codes Committee.

New York AB 951 Requires assistive listening systems and visual evacuation alarm components in courthouses and legislative hearing and meeting rooms. In Assembly Governmental Operations Committee.

North Dakota SB 2272 Deletes statute related to district court reporters and bailiffs. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Oklahoma HB 1723 Allows municipal judges to carry firearms in courtrooms. Prefiled (no committee).

Oklahoma SB 908 Provides Chief Justice is authorized to accept a gift on behalf of the state presented to the judiciary. Prefiled (no committee).

Oregon SB 33 Adds judiciary to list of government entities that mush designate a liaison to the office of Emergency Management. In Senate Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

Oregon SB 49 Authorizes Chief Justice of Supreme Court to adopt standards and plan for physical security of judges and staff. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Oregon SB 60 Increases number of members appointed to Council on Court Procedures by Board of Governors of Oregon State Bar from 12 to 14. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Pennsylvania SB 169 (Constitutional Amendment) Amends all references to "justice of the peace" to "magisterial district judge" In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Pennsylvania SB 278 Requires Judicial Conduct Board review every complaint filed against a judicial officer that addresses potential ethical violations and make a determination whether further action should be taken on the complaint. Prohibits dismissal based solely on decision by the boards chief counsel. Prohibits deferral of investigation of complaint because of possible pending criminal investigations or charges. Requires judge who is notified of pending criminal investigation forward notice to Board, who must start its own investigation. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

South Dakota HB 1104 Requires the Unified Judicial System to provide access of criminal records and civil case information and to establish a fee. In House Judiciary Committee.

Texas SB 231 Expands number/type of associate judges who may carry a firearm. In Senate Criminal Justice Committee.

Washington HB 1365 Requires cities and counties to provide security for their courts. In House Local Government Committee.

Washington SB 5240 Requires cities and counties to provide security for their courts. In Senate Law & Justice Committee.

Wyoming SB 216 Makes it a felony to carry deadly weapon in courtroom. Provides judge presiding in the courtroom may carry weapon and determine who else may carry. In Senate Judiciary Committee.

Other: Floor and Committee Activity

South Dakota SB 70 Requires each magistrate and circuit judge complete training on evidence-based practices, including the use of validated risk and needs assessments and behavioral health assessments in decision making. Training levels/forms to be determined by Chief Justice. Authorizes creation of veterans HOPE Courts Approved by full Senate 1/24/13.

Virginia HB 1451 Permits the chief judge of a general district court to direct the clerk of that court to destroy documents related to civil and criminal cases that have been ended for a period of three years, provided that they have been microfilmed or converted to an electronic format. Currently, such documents must be retained for 10 years. Approved by full House 1/22/13.

Virginia HB 1715 Makes various changes to the provisions that allow circuit court clerks to provide remote access to certain records and to charge a fee for such access. Directs that fees assessed for electronic filing of cases and other records and accessing certain records remotely shall be paid to the clerk's nonreverting local fund to be used to cover the clerk's operational expenses. Approved by House Courts of Justice Committee 1/23/13.

Virginia SB 825 Requires the Supreme Court to make available to the courts databases containing land records for use by the courts in indigency determinations. Killed in Senate Courts of Justice Committee 1/23/13.

Wyoming SB 10 Removes requirement that state supreme court provide paper copies of reported volumes. Approved full Senate 1/14/13.

Wyoming SB 124 Provides for expedited handling of false liens filed on judges and other officials. Approved by Senate Judiciary Committee 1/23/13.