2010 Regular Session


File Code: Courts and Court Personnel - Statewide Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 248
Sponsored By:
Delegates Dumais, Rosenberg, Anderson, Barnes, Carter, Conaway, Frush, Gutierrez, Ivey, Jones, Lafferty, Lee, Levi, Oaks, Simmons, Valderrama, and Waldstreicher
Civil Cases - Maryland Legal Services Corporation Fund


Increasing the surcharge on civil cases in the circuit courts from $25 to $50; increasing the surcharge on civil cases in the District Court from $5 to $7 in summary ejectment cases and from $10 to $15 in all other civil cases; requiring the executive director of the Maryland Legal Services Corporation to prepare a budget for the Corporation; requiring an informational budget to be submitted to the General Assembly in conjunction with the budget of the Judicial Branch of State Government; terminating the Act June 30, 2013; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 1/27 at 2:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Motion vote previous question (Delegate Minnick) Adopted
Third Reading Passed (93-45)
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Gerron S. Levi, District 23A
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Budgets -see also- Capital Budgets
Circuit Courts
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Corporations -see also- Municipal Corps; Public Corps & Inst
Court Costs
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
District Courts
Fees -see also- Attys` Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates.
Legal Aid
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 7-202 , 7-202 , 7-202 , 7-301 )
Human Services
( 11-208 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 242117/01     Offered on: March 16, 2010   at: 10:53 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 18, 2010: Third Reading Passed (93-45)