Claims concerning user fees

S.E.A. 582, P.L. 195 Effective: §1 retroactive to July 1, 2017; §2 retroactive to July 1, 2015; §3-6 effective May 6, 2019 Defines the term "user fee" as a fee, rate, or charge imposed by a political subdivision: (1) that represents a just, reasonable, and … [Read more...]

Administrative law judges

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1223 on administrative law judges, sponsored by Sen. Head.  The bill establishes the office of administrative law proceedings (office) within the state personnel department to hear certain administrative proceedings that result in … [Read more...]

Disputes involving homeowners associations

For amend and vote only, the House Judiciary Committee heard Rep. Burton’s HB 1138 on disputes involving home owners associations. The bill provides that if mediation is mandatory if either party requests it. The bill further provides that if neither party requests … [Read more...]

Administrative law judges

The House Judiciary Committee heard Rep. Steuerwald’s HB 1223 on administrative law judges. This bill establishes the Office of Administrative Proceedings (office) within the State Personnel Department to hear certain administrative proceedings that result in a finding … [Read more...]

Jurisdiction of the tax court over fees

The Senate Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy heard SB 582 authored by Sen. Charbonneau on removing the jurisdiction of the Tax Court over municipal fees. The bill was introduced in response to a Tax Court ruling on December 5, 2018, that a storm sewer fee imposed by … [Read more...]

Office of Judicial Administration

S.E.A. 238, P.L. 161 Effective: §§1-45, 47-124 effective July 1, 2018; §46 effective March 21, 2018 Changes all references to the division of State Court Administration and the Judicial Center to the Office of Judicial Administration. Changes all references to … [Read more...]