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61-4001. Docket fee; authorized only by legislative enactment; poverty affidavit; additional court costs; exemptions. (a) Docket fee. (1) No case shall be filed or docketed pursuant to the code of civil procedure for limited actions without the payment of a docket fee in the amount of $35 if the amount in controversy or claimed does not exceed $500; $55 if the amount in controversy or claimed exceeds $500 but does not exceed $5,000; or $101 if the amount in controversy or claimed exceeds $5,000. If judgment is rendered for the plaintiff, the court also may enter judgment for the plaintiff for the amount of the docket fee paid by the plaintiff.

(2) Except as provided further, the docket fee established in this section shall be the only fee collected or moneys in the nature of a fee collected for the docket fee. Such fee shall only be established by an act of the legislature and no other authority is established by law or otherwise to collect a fee. On and after July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2025, the supreme court may impose an additional charge, not to exceed $19 per docket fee, to fund the costs of non-judicial personnel.

(b) Poverty affidavit; additional court costs; exemptions for the state and municipalities. The provisions of K.S.A. 60-2001(b), (c) and (d) and 60-2005, and amendments thereto, shall be applicable to lawsuits brought under the code of civil procedure for limited actions.

History: L. 2000, ch. 161, § 95; L. 2001, ch. 211, § 15; L. 2006, ch. 195, § 20; L. 2007, ch. 195, § 33; L. 2008, ch. 95, § 16; L. 2009, ch. 116, § 26; L. 2009, ch. 143, § 23; L. 2010, ch. 62, § 18; L. 2011, ch. 87, § 18; L. 2012, ch. 66, § 19; L. 2013, ch. 125, § 19; L. 2015, ch. 81, § 27; L. 2017, ch. 80, § 22; L. 2019, ch. 58, § 23; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

61-2501.

Revisor's Note:

Section was amended twice in the 2006 session, see also 61-4001a.

Section was also amended by L. 2009, ch. 82, § 8, but that version was repealed by L. 2009, ch. 143, § 37.


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