SB 491
Modifies fee for statewide court automation fund and sets expiration dates for other funds
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Last Action:
3/3/2005 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2005

Current Bill Summary

SB 491 - This act provides that the "Motorcycle Safety Trust Fund", the "Spinal Cord Injury Fund", and the "Head Injury Fund" shall all expire on June 30, 2007. The current criminal surcharge to fund independent living centers shall also expire on June 30, 2007. The act removes the expiration date of September 1, 2011 on the "Statewide Court Automation Fund." In determining whether a court cost will apply to a traffic violation case, the act defines "traffic violation case" to be any nonfelony case filed under certain chapters, but shall not include traffic offenses relating to driving while intoxicated, or operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, or to offenses resulting in personal injury or property damage, or where the defendant flees an officer.

Currently, the court cost attributable to the statewide court automation fund is seven dollars. The act sets different levels of fees depending on where the case is filed and the type of case filing.