HB 218

Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Henry Co., sheriff, booking fee, imposed on each person booked in co. jail, collection, distrib. of
Description

Relating to Henry County; to provide for a booking fee to be imposed on each person booked into the Henry County Jail and subsequently convicted of a crime; to provide for the collection of the booking fee; and to provide for the distribution of the revenues derived from the booking fee.

Subjects
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Relating to Henry County; to provide for a booking fee to be imposed on each person booked into the Henry County Jail and subsequently convicted of a crime; to provide for the collection of the booking fee; and to provide for the distribution of the revenues derived from the booking fee.

Section 1

(a)(1) In Henry County, a booking fee in the amount of forty-five dollars ($45) shall be assessed against and collected from each person booked or incarcerated into the Henry County Jail and subsequently convicted. (2) The fee assessed pursuant to this section shall be in addition to any fines, court costs, or other charges imposed. (b)(1) The booking fee imposed by this section shall be assessed against a defendant upon conviction by a court of law where the defendant is convicted. (2) The clerk of the court shall enter the amount of the fee as provided in this section on the docket sheet and shall collect the fee in the same manner and the same time as court costs. (3) Notwithstanding subdivision (2), the fee may not be deemed a court cost based on collection by the clerk. (c) The revenues derived from the booking fee shall be distributed as follows: Twenty dollars ($20) of the fee to the Henry County Sheriff's Office, fifteen dollars ($15) of the fee shall be distributed to the Henry County Commission - Jail Fund to be used for the operation of the jail, and ten dollars ($10) of the fee shall be distributed to the Henry County Circuit Clerk Fund to be used for the operation of the office. (d)(1) In any case where the booking fee provided by this section is not paid, the circuit clerk of the court may assist in the collection of the fees. (2) In addition, the sheriff may contract for the collection of the fees and pay a portion of the fees as a cost for collection. (e)(1) The sheriff may withhold funds of a person who is incarcerated in the Henry County Jail equal to the amount of the booking fee which shall be applied toward the assessment of the booking fee. (2) If no conviction results, the moneys shall be repaid to the defendant after dismissal of all charges or acquittal. (f) Any revenues derived from this section shall be in addition to other funding sources for the Henry County Sheriff's Office, the Henry County Commission - Jail Fund, and the Henry County Circuit Clerk's Office and shall not reduce any funding from any other sources.

Section 2

This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

No articles found.
Action Date Chamber Action
March 6, 2018HDelivered to Governor at 2:38 p.m. on March 6, 2018.
March 6, 2018HEnrolled
March 6, 2018HAssigned Act No. 2018-226.
March 6, 2018HClerk of the House Certification
March 6, 2018SSignature Requested
March 1, 2018HEnrolled
March 1, 2018HPassed Second House
March 1, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 549
March 1, 2018SThird Reading Passed
February 1, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Local Legislation
February 13, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
February 1, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 145
February 1, 2018HThird Reading Passed
January 30, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 16, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Local Legislation
2018-03-01
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-02-01
Chamber: House
Result: Failed