House Committee Substitute

HCS/SB 404 - This act modifies provisions relating to various court costs. No court in this state that is authorized to collect court costs is required to refund any overpayment of less than $5 or collect any due court costs of less than $5. The act removes an effective date for a municipality or county to enact an ordinance to impose a domestic violence shelter surcharge on marriage licenses and civil cases filed in circuit court. Currently, such ordinance had to be in effect prior to January 1, 2001. For any county or city with a domestic violence shelter or whose residents are in a shelter located in another county, the domestic violence shelter surcharge may be assessed in any criminal case, including violations of any county or municipal ordinance. The act authorizes a circuit court to contract with a private entity operated by a public entity.


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