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H.R. 1164 (116th): Electronic Court Records Reform Act of 2019

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Feb 13, 2019.

Electronic Court Records Reform Act of 2019

This bill directs the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, in coordination with the General Services Administration, to consolidate the Case Management/Electronic Case Files system into one system.

Additionally, it establishes certain requirements for the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system, including the following:

documents filed with a federal court must be publicly accessible upon filing, and documents on PACER must be available to the public and to parties before the court free of charge.