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2021 House Bill 1532: Concerning court filing fees
Introduced by Rep. Timm Ormsby (Spokane) (D) on February 12, 2021
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 12, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on April 5, 2021
Authorizes counties to retain one hundred percent of 23 all surcharges on filing fees collected by superior and district 24 courts. This eliminates the portion of revenue (estimated at $11.3 million) currently remitted to the State and deposited into the 25 General Fund from the surcharges each biennium.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 5, 2021
Eliminates the expiration date for surcharges on court filing fees that are deposited into the Judicial Stabilization Trust Account.
Received in the Senate on April 7, 2021
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on April 7, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 13, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on April 15, 2021
Adds an end date of July 1, 2023 to the surcharges established in the bill.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 15, 2021
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 13, 2021

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