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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Circuit court clerk administrative matters. Removes the requirement that the circuit court clerk (clerk) attend court sessions. Provides that the clerk is the official custodian of all records and writings of the court. Requires the clerk, subject to the public records law, to provide copies of any records of the court in the clerk's possession to a party who requests the records. Permits an individual to receive credit for training hours completed after the individual is elected or selected to the office of circuit court clerk and before the individual begins serving in that office. Provides that court costs and fees must be used to pay for the clerk's initial mailing by certified mail to each party required to receive the mailing at a single address. Requires that a person requesting a mailing by certified mail after the initial mailing pay the cost of the mailing. Authorizes the clerk to retain as an administrative fee an amount of up to $3 whenever a person submits an amount that exceeds the amount the clerk is required to collect from the person, except for child support funds received by the clerk. Requires the clerk to deposit the amount retained as an administrative fee in the clerk's record perpetuation fund.