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Governor's Bill No. 31

February Session, 2014

 

LCO No. 411

 

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Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th Dist.

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

REP. SHARKEY, 88th Dist.

REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUED DELIVERY OF LEGAL SERVICES TO THE POOR.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 51-5d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) The Chief Court Administrator, or a designee, on or before the last day of January, April, July and October in each year, shall certify the amount of revenue received as a result of any fee increase that [takes] took effect July 1, 2009, set forth in sections 52-258, 52-259, 52-259c and 52-361a, and transfer such amount to the organization administering the program for the use of interest earned on lawyers' clients' funds accounts pursuant to section 51-81c, for the purpose of funding the delivery of legal services to the poor.

(b) The Chief Court Administrator, or a designee, on or before the last day of January, April, July and October in each year, shall (1) certify the amount of revenue received as a result of any fee increase that [takes] took effect July 1, 2012, set forth in (A) section 52-259, (B) section 52-259c, (C) subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 52-356a, (D) subsection (a) of section 52-361a, (E) subsection (b) of section 52-367a, and (F) subsection (b) of section 52-367b, and (2) transfer (A) seventy per cent of such amount prior to July 1, 2014, and ninety-five per cent of such amount on or after July 1, 2014, to the organization administering the program for the use of interest earned on lawyers' clients' funds accounts pursuant to section 51-81c, for the purpose of funding the delivery of legal services to the poor, and (B) thirty per cent of such amount prior to July 1, 2014, and five per cent of such amount on or after July 1, 2014, to the Judicial Data Processing Revolving Fund established in section 51-5b, for the purpose of maintaining and improving any informational data processing system operated by the Judicial Department, subject to the transfer requirements of subsection (c) of section 51-5b.

Sec. 2. Sections 9 to 15, inclusive, of public act 12-89, and section 14 of public act 13-194 are repealed. (Effective October 1, 2014)

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2014

51-5d

Sec. 2

October 1, 2014

Repealer section

JUD

Joint Favorable

 

FIN

Joint Favorable