|Justice Rebecca Simmons|
Chairman, Judicial Commission on Information Technology
Congratulations, your hard work and perseverance has paid off! This past Friday Governor Perry signed House Bill 2302 into law thereby reducing the cost of e-filing to the filer and continuing the $2.00 recovery fee for the counties that e-file. This has a been a long process that began many years ago, including the JCIT's 2010 report to the Supreme Court that recommended changing the financial structure of efiling and an effort to pass similar legislation in the 2011 legislative session. Without your help and support this great accomplishment would not have been possible. Thank you all for your dedication and hard work. This also would not have been possible without the work of David Slayton and is great team at Office of Court Administration who helped shepherd this bill through the legislative process.
Of course there is still more work to be done. Our next big job is assisting in the transition to e-filing by educating lawyers, clerks, judges and the public on the benefits of e-filing. With your continued dedication and support we can help build an electronic filing system that we can all be proud of.