CHAPTER NO. 686

HOUSE BILL NO. 3025

By Representative Buck

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2948

By Senator Rochelle

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 16, Chapter 3, Part 8, relative to the Tennessee Judicial Information System.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 16, Chapter 3, Part 8, is amended by adding the following new section:

(a) There is hereby created a Tennessee Judicial Information System Advisory Committee to oversee the development and modification of application software for the Tennessee Judicial Information System. The committee shall be composed of eighteen (18) members; five (5) court clerk members from each grand division appointed by the President of the Tennessee Court Clerks Association; one (1) representative of the County Audit Division of the office of the Comptroller of the Treasury; the President of the Tennessee Court Clerks Association and the Administrative Director of the Courts shall serve as ex-officio members.

(b) The Advisory Committee shall meet quarterly to review the development of the Tennessee Court Information System (TnCIS) software until the software is implemented statewide and collecting data from all 95 counties.

(c) After implementation, the Advisory Committee shall meet periodically, as necessary, to review any major functional modification to TnCIS software. Provided, however, no major functional modification shall be made to such software without agreement between the Administrative Director of the Courts and the President of the Tennessee Court Clerks Association.

(d) Any court clerk's office which has a significant investment in an existing computer system shall not be required to modify or convert such existing system to accept TnCIS software. Provided, however, such court clerk shall report electronically all data required under Supreme Court Rule 11  2 or otherwise required by the supreme court in a format prescribed by the Administrative Director of the Courts.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED:

March 19, 1998

APPROVED this 30th day of March 1998