Tuesday, May 28, 2013

CA court file review fee considered by legislature

"A proposal to drastically increase fees for the public and press to look at court records is still up in the air after divergent votes from the California Senate and Assembly.
The fee, embodied in trailer bill language supported by the governor, the Judicial Council and its administrative arm, will inevitable restrict access to public documents and has raised an outcry from newspaper publishers and open-government advocates.
California courts already charge $15 for searches of court records that take more than 10 minutes.
The proposal from the Administrative Office of the Courts and backed by Gov. Jerry Brown would have the state charge $10 for every name, file or information that comes back on any search, regardless of the time spent."

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