SB 586
Establishes surcharges on domestic relations petitions to fund Missouri court-appointed special advocate programs
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Last Action:
1/18/2006 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2006

Current Bill Summary

SB 586 - This act raises the statewide surcharge on domestic relations petitions from two dollars to five dollars, to be deposited into the Missouri Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Fund. Three dollars of the surcharge shall be used to fund recognized CASA programs, and two dollars of the surcharge shall be used to fund new start-up CASA programs. In addition to the statewide surcharge, the act also provides that each county commission, by majority vote, may establish an additional surcharge on domestic relations petitions, not to exceed five dollars per petition filed. The county surcharge shall be payable to the county treasurer and disbursed to the county's CASA programs, or to start a new CASA program within the collecting county.