A new fee included on the Indiana Northern District Court’s Miscellaneous Fee Schedule will charge $31 per record for the reproduction and transmission of copies of electronic court records not stored in the court’s electronic case management system.
Increased public access to court records will begin August 1, the Indiana Supreme Court said in an order Friday, after hearing recommendations from an advisory task force on remote access to and privacy of electronic court records.
The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government.
The Indiana House on Thursday passed a measure that would bill journalists and the public a $20-per-hour rate for records requests under open government laws if the requests take more than two hours to complete.
The Indiana Supreme Court task force created to look into remote access and privacy of electronic records has decided appellate pleadings and motions filed by attorneys will be put online at mycase.in.gov sometime within the next 60 days