SB 44 Modifies provisions relating to county law enforcement restitution funds
Sponsor: Mayer
LR Number: 0329S.01I Fiscal Note: 0329-01
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 4/2/2007 - Voted Do Pass S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 44 - This act provides that current or former county elected officials and current or former employees of the county commission shall not be appointed to the board of trustees that supervises the county law enforcement restitution fund. Currently, any current or former employees of the sheriff, prosecuting attorney, and treasurer are excluded.

It also states that money from such fund may be used only for county law enforcement-related expenses, rather than law enforcement-related expenses in general.

Under this act, a person may be ordered by the court to pay into the county law enforcement restitution fund for a moving violation; however, the amount ordered cannot exceed $100.

This act is similar to SB 770 (2006), HCS/HB 406 (2007), SS/SCS/SB 69 (2007), HB 726 (2007), & CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 22 (2007).

SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE