Under existing law, a municipality may provide for the assessment of additional court costs in all cases in the municipal court in an amount not to exceed the court costs in district court for a similar case. The court costs upon collection are required to be allocated exclusively for the operation and maintenance of the municipal jail or similar facilities or court complex
This bill would provide that the court costs may be used for the purchase of land and the construction and equipment of these facilities in addition to use for operation and maintenance. The bill would also have retroactive effect and would apply to any prior use of the funds in conformance with the amended law
To amend Section 11-47-7.1 of the Code of Alabama 1975, authorizing municipalities to levy and assess additional court costs in the municipal courts for the operation and maintenance of the municipal jails and similar facilities or court complexes, to specify that the funds may be used for the purchase of land and for the construction and equipment of the facilities; and to provide for retroactive effect.
|April 14, 2010||Indefinitely Postponed|
|March 11, 2010||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|February 23, 2010||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||SB463 Alabama 2010 Session - Introduced|