SENATE BILL 5426
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2001 Regular Session
By Senators Patterson, Costa, McCaslin, Constantine and Kline
Read first time 01/23/2001. Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
AN ACT Relating to county law library funding; and amending RCW 27.24.070.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 27.24.070 and 1992 c 54 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:
In each county pursuant to this chapter, the county treasurer shall deposit in the county or regional law library fund a sum equal to twelve dollars for every new probate or civil filing fee, including appeals, collected by the clerk of the superior court and six dollars for every fee collected for the commencement of a civil action in district court for the support of the law library in that county or the regional law library to which the county belongs: PROVIDED, That upon a showing of need the twelve dollar contribution may be increased up to fifteen dollars upon the request of the law library board of trustees and with the approval of the county legislative body or bodies: AND PROVIDED FURTHER, That in each county, upon a showing of need by the law library board of trustees, a county legislative body or bodies may impose an additional surcharge not to exceed the maximum amount established in this section for every new probate or civil filing in superior court and an additional surcharge not to exceed the maximum amount established in this section for every fee collected for the commencement of a civil action in district court for the purpose of funding the county law library. Any surcharge imposed shall be collected by the clerk of the court and remitted to the county treasurer for deposit in the county or regional law library fund.
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