LD 1789
PUBLIC Law, Chapter 571

on - Session - 126th Maine Legislature
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An Act To Modernize and Improve the Efficiency of Maine's Courts

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 4 MRSA §1610-G  is enacted to read:

§ 1610-G Additional securities; judicial branch

Notwithstanding any limitation on the amount of securities that may be issued pursuant to section 1606, subsection 2, the authority may issue additional securities in an amount not to exceed $15,000,000 outstanding at any one time for paying the costs associated with planning, purchasing, customizing and implementing a case management, data storage and electronic filing system for the Supreme Judicial Court, Superior Court and District Court, including the violations bureau.

Sec. 2. Report. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, or the chief justice's designee, shall provide a report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over judiciary matters during the first regular session of the Legislature following the initial issuance of securities to fund a case management, data storage and electronic filing system for the judicial branch pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 4, section 1610-G. The report must summarize the progress made on implementing the system, the system's usefulness and efficiencies realized within the judicial branch resulting from implementing the system.

Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 126th Legislature, Second Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.

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