2013 Regular Session



Court Fees - Surcharge on Divorce Petitions - Distribution to the Domestic Violence Program Fund

Sponsored by:

Delegate Niemann


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Altering a specified surcharge on specified costs and charges in divorce petitions; requiring a maximum of $25 of a $70 surcharge on divorce petitions to be distributed to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund and a maximum of $45 to be distributed to the Domestic Violence Program Fund; establishing the Domestic Violence Program Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to administer the Fund; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Niemann, Ivey, Summers, Valderrama, Walker, and A. Washington
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2013
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Family Law
Narrow Subject(s):Court Costs
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crime Control and Prevention, Governor's Office of
Divorce -see also- Annulment
Domestic Violence -see also- Child Abuse & Neglect
Legal Aid
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Article - Family Law
Article - State Finance and Procurement

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October 24, 2017 1:02 P.M.