|HB 1188 (Truly Agreed)||Revises various statutes relating to fees and costs in criminal cases|
SCS/HB 1188 - This act clarifies that various costs assessed in criminal cases must also be assessed in those cases in which a defendant pleads guilty. Many of the existing statutes use the term "convicted," creating an ambiguity as to whether costs are to be assessed in cases where the court grants a suspended imposition of sentence and the defendant's record is expunged upon successful completion of a probationary period.
The act also amends the list of misdemeanor offenses for
which a $10 fee is assessed for the Crime Victims' Compensation
Fund. Current law lists 14 chapters of law for which the fee is
assessed. The act changes this to all misdemeanors, except for
driving offenses, watercraft regulations, and fish and game