Maine LD 181: An Act To Create Efficiencies in Court Process

LD 181 (subjects: COURTS , SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=181&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Kimberly Monaghan-Derrig of Cape Elizabeth: (D – District 30) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/29/2015 House Committee on Judiciary suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland REFERRED to the Committee on Judiciary, in concurrence.
4/28/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
4/29/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-91).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/30/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-91) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
5/5/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-91), in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
5/7/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/12/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 181 as originally introduced. L.D. 181 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-91) .

An Act To Create Efficiencies in Court Process

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 4 MRSA 1, 3rd , as amended by PL 2009, c. 213, Pt. QQ, 1, is further amended to read:

The Supreme Judicial Court has general administrative and supervisory authority over the judicial branch and shall make and promulgate rules, regulations and orders governing the administration of the judicial branch. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Supreme Judicial Court may adopt rules or issue orders to permit or require the use of electronic or digital forms, filings, records, e-mail and electronic signatures whenever paper forms, filings, records, written notice, postal mail and written signatures are required for judicial, legal, law enforcement or any other court processes under the Maine Revised Statutes.

Sec. 2. Notification to Legislature. The Supreme Judicial Court shall notify the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over judiciary matters of any rules adopted or orders issued pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 4, section 1 to permit or require the use of electronic or digital forms, filings, records, e-mail and electronic signatures whenever paper forms, filings, records, written notice, postal mail and written signatures are required for judicial, legal, law enforcement or any other court processes and recommend to the committee by February 15, 2017 any changes in law necessary to implement or promote the electronic case management and filing system implemented by the judicial branch.

summary

This bill authorizes the Supreme Judicial Court to adopt any rules or issue any orders necessary to implement its electronic case management and filing system. The bill requires the court to notify the Legislature of any such rules or orders and to recommend any changes in law needed to implement or promote the system.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 181 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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