CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2754
2002 Regular Session
Passed by the House February 18, 2002
Yeas 88 Nays 9
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate March 4, 2002
Yeas 44 Nays 3
I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2754 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
President of the Senate
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2754
Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2002 Regular Session
By House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Lantz, Esser, Dickerson, Jarrett, Lysen and Kagi)
Read first time 02/08/2002. Referred to Committee on .
AN ACT Relating to mandatory arbitration; and amending RCW 7.06.010, 36.18.016, and 7.36.250.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 7.06.010 and 1991 c 363 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:
In counties with a
population of more than one hundred fifty thousand, mandatory arbitration of
civil actions under this chapter shall be required. In counties with a
population of ((
seventy thousand or more)) one hundred fifty thousand
or less, the superior court of the county, by majority vote of the judges
thereof, or the county legislative authority may authorize mandatory
arbitration of civil actions under this chapter. (( In all other counties,
the superior court of the county, by a majority vote of the judges thereof, may
authorize mandatory arbitration of civil actions under this chapter.))
Sec. 2. RCW 36.18.016 and 2001 c 146 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) Revenue collected under this section is not subject to division under RCW 36.18.025 or 27.24.070.
(2) For the filing of a petition for modification of a decree of dissolution or paternity, within the same case as the original action, a fee of twenty dollars must be paid.
(3)(a) The party making a demand for a jury of six in a civil action shall pay, at the time, a fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars; if the demand is for a jury of twelve, a fee of two hundred fifty dollars. If, after the party demands a jury of six and pays the required fee, any other party to the action requests a jury of twelve, an additional one hundred twenty-five dollar fee will be required of the party demanding the increased number of jurors.
(b) Upon conviction in criminal cases a jury demand charge of fifty dollars for a jury of six, or one hundred dollars for a jury of twelve may be imposed as costs under RCW 10.46.190.
(4) For preparing, transcribing, or certifying an instrument on file or of record in the clerk's office, with or without seal, for the first page or portion of the first page, a fee of two dollars, and for each additional page or portion of a page, a fee of one dollar must be charged. For authenticating or exemplifying an instrument, a fee of one dollar for each additional seal affixed must be charged.
(5) For executing a certificate, with or without a seal, a fee of two dollars must be charged.
(6) For a garnishee defendant named in an affidavit for garnishment and for a writ of attachment, a fee of twenty dollars must be charged.
(7) For approving a bond, including justification on the bond, in other than civil actions and probate proceedings, a fee of two dollars must be charged.
(8) For the issuance of a certificate of qualification and a certified copy of letters of administration, letters testamentary, or letters of guardianship, there must be a fee of two dollars.
(9) For the preparation of a passport application, the clerk may collect an execution fee as authorized by the federal government.
(10) For clerk's services such as processing ex parte orders, performing historical searches, compiling statistical reports, and conducting exceptional record searches, the clerk may collect a fee not to exceed twenty dollars per hour or portion of an hour.
(11) For duplicated recordings of court's proceedings there must be a fee of ten dollars for each audio tape and twenty-five dollars for each video tape.
(12) For the filing of oaths and affirmations under chapter 5.28 RCW, a fee of twenty dollars must be charged.
(13) For filing a disclaimer of interest under RCW 11.86.031(4), a fee of two dollars must be charged.
(14) For registration of land titles, Torrens Act, under RCW 65.12.780, a fee of five dollars must be charged.
(15) For the issuance of extension of judgment under RCW 6.17.020 and chapter 9.94A RCW, a fee of one hundred ten dollars must be charged.
(16) A facilitator surcharge of ten dollars must be charged as authorized under RCW 26.12.240.
(17) For filing a water rights statement under RCW 90.03.180, a fee of twenty-five dollars must be charged.
(18) A service fee of three dollars for the first page and one dollar for each additional page must be charged for receiving faxed documents, pursuant to Washington state rules of court, general rule 17.
(19) For preparation of clerk's papers under RAP 9.7, a fee of fifty cents per page must be charged.
(20) For copies and reports produced at the local level as permitted by RCW 2.68.020 and supreme court policy, a variable fee must be charged.
(21) Investment service charge and earnings under RCW 36.48.090 must be charged.
(22) Costs for nonstatutory services rendered by clerk by authority of local ordinance or policy must be charged.
(23) For filing a
request for mandatory arbitration, a filing fee may be assessed against
the party filing a statement of arbitrability not to exceed ((
hundred twenty dollars as established by authority of local ordinance (( and
approved by a vote of the people if it is determined by a court of competent
jurisdiction that such a vote is required by chapter 1, Laws of 2000
(Initiative Measure No. 695))). This charge shall be used solely to offset
the cost of the mandatory arbitration program.
(24) For filing a request for trial de novo of an arbitration award, a fee not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars as established by authority of local ordinance must be charged.
Sec. 3. RCW 7.36.250 and 1947 c 256 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
Any person entitled to prosecute a writ of habeas corpus who, by reason of poverty is unable to pay the costs of such proceeding or give security therefor, may file in the court having original jurisdiction of the proceeding an affidavit setting forth such facts and that he or she believes himself or herself to be entitled to the redress sought. Upon the filing of such an affidavit the court may, if satisfied that the proceeding or appeal is instituted or taken in good faith, order that such proceeding, including appeal, may be prosecuted without prepayment of fees or costs or the giving of security therefor. This section also applies to filing fees assessed under RCW 36.18.016.
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