A. A document storage and retrieval conversion fund for the clerk of the superior court is established consisting of monies received pursuant to subsection C of this section.
B. Except as provided in § 12-284.02 , the clerk of the superior court shall administer the fund. The clerk, in coordination with the presiding judge, shall expend monies in the fund, subject to approval by the county board of supervisors, in order to defray the cost of converting and maintaining the clerk's document storage and retrieval system to micrographics or computer automation. The monies collected pursuant to § 12-284.02, subsection B shall be used to improve access to court records.
C. In addition to the filing or appearance fee charged pursuant to chapter 3, article 2 of this title 1 or § 12-1705 , the presiding judge of the superior court may assess each person required to pay a filing or appearance fee under such article or sections an additional fee of not to exceed fifteen dollars. All monies received from the additional fee pursuant to this subsection shall be transmitted to the county treasurer and placed in the document storage and retrieval conversion fund for the clerk of the superior court.
D. The clerk shall annually submit to the presiding judge the amount of projected revenues to be raised for the document storage and retrieval conversion fund pursuant to this section. If projected revenues of the fund are deemed insufficient to pay for conversion costs, fund monies may accumulate until sufficient monies are available in the fund.
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