SB 1012 Allows any single noncharter county judicial circuit to collect a court surcharge to be used towards the maintenance and construction of judicial facilities
Sponsor: Dixon
LR Number: 6319S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 5/13/2016 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 1012-Dixon Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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Current Bill Summary

SB 1012 - This act provides that any single noncharter county judicial circuit, rather than just the Thirty-First Judicial Circuit, shall collect a surcharge of up to ten dollars in all cases to be deposited in an account known as the "Justice Center Fund." In addition to costs associated with the construction, maintenance, and operation of a judicial facility, the act states that the funds from the surcharge may be used for the planning, including architectural and engineering plans, of a judicial facility or justice center.

The county or municipality shall maintain records identifying all funds received and expenditures made from the fund.

This act is identical to provisions in SS/SCS/SB 663 (2016) and substantially similar to provisions in HCS/SB 937 (2016).