State Court (3)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 1078 SupportAuthorization for Magistrate Court to Collect a Technology Fee Andrew Welch
3/12/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Judiciary --
2020/03/06 Report Clerk of Court Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons General County Government
Magistrate Court Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance State Court
Superior Court
This legislation authorizes any county to pass a resolution enacting a $10.00 court technology fee in magistrate court cases.  The county must keep in a separate account and use only for specified technology related expenses.  Each county enacting the resolution must have a criminal justice information system committee chaired by the chief superior court judge with members consisting of the chief magistrate, probate, state court judges, sheriff and clerk of court. 
SB 0405 SupportSix Person Jury Trials for Criminal and Civil Matters Lindsey Tippins
6/19/2020 House - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute Judiciary Judiciary -
Debra Nesbit Local Legislation Public Safety and Courts State Court Superior Court
This bill was changed in the House to strip the original bill (which has been added to HB 786) and instead allows for six person jury trials in superior and state courts for criminal and civil matters if both parties agree. This modified jury requirements was created in reaction to COVID 19 concerns and has a one year sunset. 
SB 0530 NeutralState Court of DeKalb County; definitions; court shall be governed by general law related to state courts; provide Steve Henson
6/20/2020 Senate - Senate Read and Referred -State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation State Court
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