In 2001, Senate Bill 50 modified the duties of Superior Court Clerks and required the electronic collection and transmission of certain criminal case disposition data to the Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA) and the retransmission of that data to the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC), the Georgia Courts Automation Commission (GCAC). The law required case disposition data to be electronically transmitted no later than January 1, 2002.
How the Information is Being Used
Criminal case history information is important for the efficient operation of the judicial and law enforcement communities, and SB 50 improves the accuracy of such data and the speed with which is reaches the agencies that use it. Offender Based Tracking forms follow the progress of certain offenders from the point of their arrest, to the disposition of their case. The disposition data resides in the case management systems of Superior Court Clerks and SB50 significantly improves the speed by which it is reported to other agencies, by automating the process.
O.C.G.A 15-6-61: (17)(A) To transmit to the Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority within 30 days of filing the civil case filing and disposition forms prescribed in Code Section 9-11-133. (B) To electronically collect and transmit to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority all data elements required in subsection (g) of Code Section 35-3-36 in a form and format required by the Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority and The Council of Superior Court Clerks of Georgia. The electronic collection and transmission of data shall begin no later than January 1, 2002. The data transmitted to the authority pursuant to this Code section shall be transmitted to the Georgia Crime Information Center in satisfaction of the clerk's duties under subsection (g) of Code Section 35-3-36 and to the Georgia Courts Automation Commission who shall provide the data to the Administrative Office of the Courts for use of the state judicial branch. Public access to said data shall remain the responsibility of the Georgia Crime Information Center. No release of collected data shall be made by or through the authority.