SB 730 Establishes a county municipal court in Franklin County and alters the hold harmless provisions of the foundation formula to compensate for the creation of the court
Sponsor: Griesheimer
LR Number: 3233S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Education
Last Action: 1/10/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee Journal Page: S72
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 730 – This act allows any first class county to establish a county municipal court to prosecute and punish violations of county ordinances. The county may also prosecute and punish municipal ordinance violations pursuant to a contract with any municipality within the county. The judges for such court shall be appointed by the county commission with the number of judges established by county ordinance. The organization and session schedule of the court shall also be established by ordinance.

This act modifies the foundation formula by granting hold harmless districts that are located at least partially in any county that has created or creates a county municipal court after June 30, 2004 an additional payment equal to the decrease, if any, in the amount of revenue the district receives from fines in the current year from the revenue the district received from fines in fiscal year 2005.

This act is similar to provisions contained in SB 970 (2006), SB 894 (2006), SB 83 (2007) and HB 193 (2007).