COURT FUNDING TASK FORCE
“User Fee” Voting Tally
1. Should the Work Group’s court funding proposal include proposals for new and/or higher user fees? In other words, should new and/or higher user fees be used as a source of funds that will contribute to trial court funding?
2. Should existing user fees be increased?
2.a Which existing user fees should be increased
2.a.1 (and by how much)?
Sub-Committee formed to review and make recommendations.
3. Should certain parties be exempt from user fees?
3.a Which parties?
3.b From which user fees?
3.b.1 From existing fees, at current amounts?
3.b.2 From existing fees, at higher amounts?
3.b.3 From new fees?
4. Should certain proceedings be exempt from user fees?
4.a–4.i (Superceding vote by acclamation on 10/23/03)
All proceedings currently exempt shall remain exempt.
5. From which user fees?
5.a-5.b Not applicable – see item 4 above.
6. Should new user fees be established?
6.a For the initiation of an action or proceeding (complaint or petition)?
6.a.1 Superceding vote on 10/23/03: Should the fee for the assertion of a claim (complaint, cross, counter, 3rd party) be set on a graduated scale based on the amount claimed?
6.a.2 Superceding vote on 10/23/03: Should the fee for the assertion of a claim (complaint, cross, counter, 3rd party) be set on a graduated scale based on the number of parties against whom claims are made?
6.b For an appearance or response to a complaint or petition other than an answer or motion under rule 12 (per party, regardless of joint representation)?
6.c For an answer without any claims?
6.d For a responsive pleading that asserts claims?
6.d.1-3 See superceding votes for 6.a.1 and 6.a.2.
6.e For amended pleadings ( except amendments to name “Doe” parties, or amendments after an order not sought by the amending party)?
Superceding vote on 10/23/03:
Should there be a fee for amended pleadings?
6.e.1-2 See superceding votes for 6.a.1 and 6.a.2.
6.f For a jury demand?
6.g For motions for class certification (Rule 23)?
6.h For dispositive motions?
6.h.1 For Rule 12(b)(1), (2), or (6) motions?
6.h.2 For Rule 56 motions?
6.i For evidentiary hearings?
6.i.1 Flat fee?
6.i.2 Per hour?
6.j For preliminary hearings?
6.j.1 Flat fee?
6.j.2 Per hour?
6.k For bench trials?
6.k.1 Flat fee?
6.k.2 For 1/2 day increments?
6.l For jury trials?
6.l.1 Flat fee?
6.l.2 For 1/2 day increments?
7. Other responses / suggested fees.
Should there be a fee for all civil and family law motions
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