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Internet Accessibilty for Courts

SECTION 185.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, not later than January 4, 2016 the court administrator of the trial court shall file a report with the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing a plan to implement a system to provide civil and criminal case information on the internet to make courts more accessible to the general public which shall identify, without limitation, a timeline with specific targeted dates for implementation and a process to provide the general public with access to basic docket information on active civil and criminal cases. In the development of this plan, the court administrator shall take into consideration the principles provided by the justices of the supreme judicial court in the Policy Statement by the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court Concerning Publication of Court Case Information on the Web, dated May, 2003, or any successor statement, taking into account necessary amendments according to chapter 256 of the acts of 2010.