SB18-056

SB18-056 - Civil Jurisdiction Of County Courts And Filing Fees

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning monetary amounts in civil actions.

Under current law, a person may file a civil action in county court if the value of the claim is $15,000 or less. The bill increases that limit to $35,000 or less. When the debt, damage, or value of the personal property claimed is $15,000 or less, then attorney fees are not included in the value of the claim, but when the debt, damage, or value of the personal property claimed exceeds $15,000, then attorney fees are included in the value of the claim.

The bill changes the filing fees in county court and sets those fees based on the amount of the money judgment sought. The bill increases the district court filing fee for specified parties. The bill allocates county court and district court filing fees.

The bill is effective January 1, 2019.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

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Latest update: May 29, 2018
05/29/2018 - Governor Signed
05/11/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/11/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/11/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/02/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/01/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/30/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/27/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/26/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2018 - House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/26/2018 - No Amendments
04/24/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/19/2018 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/15/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
03/14/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/13/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/08/2018 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/28/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Finance
02/14/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
01/11/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary