COLUMBUS – Representative Brian Stewart (R-Ashville) is pleased to report that House Bill 567, legislation joint-sponsored with Representative Brown (D-Canal Winchester), has been voted out of the Ohio House and will now head to the Ohio Senate.
The purpose of this legislation is to require the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas to make the court's general civil docket available for viewing online, and printing, from the Clerks’ websites.
Throughout the state, 37 Counties have already adopted this policy, 47 others have made docket listings available on line but do not provide viewings of the pleadings themselves and three Counties have neither images nor online dockets.
“This legislation will enhance the transparency and customer service of the Ohio Clerks of Courts while removing burdensome and unnecessary visits to the courthouse by making all documents available online,” said Stewart.
It will next head to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.