WEST virginia Legislature
2017 regular session
Senate Bill 444
By Senators Trump, Weld, Miller and Gaunch
[Passed April 8, 2017; in effect 90 days from passage]
AN ACT to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §51-1-22, relating to establishing a new special revenue fund, designated the Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund, for the purpose of collecting and remitting moneys to the State Treasury for the use of certain advanced technology systems provided by the Supreme Court of Appeals.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §51-1-22, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS.
§51-1-22. Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund created.
(a) There is created within the State Treasury a special revenue fund designated the Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund to be administered by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
(b) The fund shall consist of moneys received from subscribers using the court’s advanced technology systems including, but not limited to, the E-filing system and the Unified Judicial Application Information System.
(c) All moneys deposited into the State Treasury and credited to the Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund shall be used to pay the costs associated with maintaining and administering the court’s advanced technology systems.
(d) All moneys collected by the administrator of the Supreme Court of Appeals for the use of the court’s advanced technology shall be deposited into the Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund. Expenditures from the fund shall be for the purposes set forth in subsection (c) of this section and are not authorized from collections but are to be made only in accordance with appropriation by the Legislature in accordance with article three, chapter twelve of this code and upon fulfillment of the requirements of article two, chapter eleven-b of this code: Provided, That for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, expenditures are authorized from collections rather than pursuant to appropriation by the Legislature.