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Posted on: August 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Temporary Surcharge Expiration

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Effective August 1, 2023, the temporary surcharge portion of the Judicial Computer Project/Access to Justice/Criminal Justice Enhancement/Office of Attorney General (JCP/ATJ/CJEA/OAG) fee that was authorized in Section 1795.1-E of The Fiscal Code, 72 P.S. § 1795.1-E, expired.  As a result, the temporary surcharge of $21.25 on all cases may no longer be collected.  This means instead of collecting a fee of $40.25, the correct fee would be $19.00 for all cases.

The breakdown of this $19.00 fee that you will collect is as follows:

1.    A fee of $10 is assessed under Sections 3733(a.1)(1) of the Judicial Code, 42 Pa.C.S. §§ 3733(a.1)(1), with $8 allocated to the Judicial Computer System Augmentation Account and $2 to the Access to Justice Account per 42 Pa.C.S. § 3733(a.1)(2)(iii).

 2.    A fee of $2 is assessed under Section 3733.1(a)(3) of the Judicial Code, 42 Pa.C.S. § 3733.1(a)(3), and is deposited into the Access to Justice Account pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. § 3733.1(a)(3).

 3.    A fee of $2 is assessed under Section 1795.1-E(b)(2) of The Fiscal Code and is deposited into the Access to Justice Account.  72 P.S. § 1795.1-E(b)(2).

 4.    A fee of $2.50 is assessed under Section 1795.1-E(c)(1)(ii) of The Fiscal Code, 72 P.S. § 1795.1-E(c)(1)(ii) and is deposited into the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account pursuant to Section 1795.1-E(c)(3)(ii) of The Fiscal Code, 72 P.S. § 1795.1-E(c)(3)(ii).

 5.    A fee of $2.50 is assessed under Section 1795.1-E(c)(1)(iii), 72 P.S. § 1795.1-E(c)(1)(iii) and is distributed to the Office of Attorney General pursuant to Section 1795.1-E(c)(3)(iii) of The Fiscal Code, 72 P.S. § 1795.1-E(c)(3)(iii).    

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