CT CLERKS-CHILDS WAITING ROOM
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Clerks of Courts Act. Permits the county board, in
counties over 400,000 and under 3,000,000 population, to establish a
children's waiting room for children whose parents or guardians are
attending a court hearing as a litigant or witness. Permits the
county board to require the clerk of the circuit court to charge and
collect a children's waiting room fee of not less than $2 nor more
than $5. Provides that the fees shall be paid by each party in a
civil case. Permits the court to waive the fee. Provides that the
fees shall be deposited in a special fund designated as the Children's
Waiting Room Fund.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
In the opinion of DCCA, HB845 fails to create a State mandate.
FISCAL NOTE (Attorney General)
No fiscal impact on operations of the Attorney General Office;
costs would be absorbed by existing resources.
The bill would neither decrease nor increase the need for the
number of judges.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Changes the minimum population limit to include counties of more
than 180,000 inhabitants within the provisions to establish a
children's waiting room with accompanying fee and fund.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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