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60-2008. Dispositive motion fee; authorized only by legislative enactment; exemptions. (a) On and after the effective date of this act, any party filing a dispositive motion shall pay a fee in the amount of $195 to the clerk of the district court. A poverty affidavit may be filed in lieu of payment of such fee, as established in K.S.A. 60-2001, and amendments thereto. The fee shall be disbursed in accordance with K.S.A. 20-362, and amendments thereto. The fee shall only be established by an act of the legislature and no other authority is established by law or otherwise to collect such fee. Such fee shall be an item allowable as a cost pursuant to K.S.A. 60-2003, and amendments thereto.

(b) As used in this section, "dispositive motion" means a motion to dismiss, a motion for judgment on the pleadings, a motion for summary judgment or partial summary judgment or a motion for judgment as a matter of law. "Dispositive motion" also shall include any motion determined by a judge to be seeking any disposition described in this subsection, regardless of the title assigned to such motion at the time of filing.

(c) The state of Kansas and all municipalities in this state, as defined in K.S.A. 12-105a, and amendments thereto, shall be exempt from paying such fee.

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to an action pursuant to the code of civil procedure for limited actions.

(e) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the code of civil procedure.

History: L. 2015, ch. 81, ยง 4; June 5.

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