HCS/SB 951 - Under the current law, if a city, town, or village receives more than 45% of its total annual revenue from fines for traffic violations, all of the excess revenue from the traffic violations must be sent to the Department of Revenue. This act reduces the amount to 35% of the annual general operating revenue and includes court costs within the formula. Thus, if a city receives more than 35% of its annual general operating revenue from traffic fines and related court costs for traffic violations occurring on state highways, the revenues which exceed the 35% threshold must be sent to the Department of Revenue. Failure to send the excess revenue to the department in a timely manner results in the city, town, or village being subject to an annual audit by the State Auditor.
This act is identical to HB 1134 (2006).