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H.R. 6714 (115th): Electronic Court Records Reform Act of 2018

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About the bill

Most federal judicial records currently cost money. Should that be eliminated?

Context

Since 2001, federal courts have posted information publicly on the central website PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records).

However, the documents cost 10 cents per page. That may sound cheap, but some of these files can run hundreds or even thousands of pages, especially if you need multiple documents. In theory there’s supposed to be a cap of $3 per document, but there are several exceptions to this cap such as for transcripts.

In 2016, PACER ...

Sponsor and status

Doug Collins

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 6, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Sep 6, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 6, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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History

Sep 6, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 6714 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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