Relating to Escambia County; to provide for a booking fee to be imposed on each person booked into the Escambia County Detention Center 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.
Relating to Escambia County; to provide for a booking fee to be imposed on each person booked into the Escambia County Detention Center 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
In Escambia County, a booking fee in the amount of thirty dollars ($30) shall be assessed against and collected from each person booked or incarcerated into the Escambia County Detention Center and subsequently convicted. The fee assessed pursuant to this act shall be in addition to any fines, court costs, or other charges imposed.
The booking fee imposed by this act shall be assessed against a defendant upon conviction by a court of law where the defendant is convicted. The clerk of the court shall enter the amount of the fee as provided in this act on the docket sheet and shall collect the fee in the same manner and the same time as court costs. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the fee shall not be deemed a court cost based on collection by the clerk.
The revenues derived from the booking fee shall be distributed to the Escambia County Sheriff's HB491 Department Law Enforcement Fund to be used by the Sheriff of Escambia County for salaries, training, operational expenses, or other law enforcement uses as determined by the sheriff to best meet the needs of his or her office.
In any case where the booking fee provided by this act is not paid, the district attorney of the county may assist in the collection of the fees in the same manner as court-ordered monies. In addition, the sheriff may contract for the collection of the fees and pay a portion of the fees as a cost for collection.
The sheriff may withhold funds equal to the amount of the booking fee from any funds held while a person is incarcerated in the Escambia County Detention Center and those funds may be applied toward any assessment of a booking fee pursuant to this act. Any funds withheld shall be repaid to the defendant if no conviction results after dismissal of all charges or acquittal.
Any revenues derived from this act shall be in addition to other funding sources for the Escambia County Detention Center and the Escambia County Sheriff's Department and shall not reduce or replace any funding from any other sources.
The provisions of this act are severable. If any part of this act is declared invalid or HB491 unconstitutional, that declaration shall not affect the part which remains.
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. HB491 Speaker of the House of Representatives President and Presiding Officer of the Senate House of Representatives I hereby certify that the within Act originated in and was passed by the House 06-MAY-20. Jeff Woodard Clerk Senate 09-MAY-20 Passed
|May 9, 2020||H||Delivered to Governor at 2:43 p.m. on May 9, 2020.|
|May 9, 2020||H||Assigned Act No. 2020-189.|
|May 9, 2020||S||Signature Requested|
|May 9, 2020||H||Enrolled|
|May 9, 2020||H||Passed Second House|
|May 9, 2020||S||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 669|
|May 9, 2020||S||Third Reading Passed|
|May 8, 2020||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|May 7, 2020||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Local Legislation|
|May 6, 2020||H||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 443|
|May 6, 2020||H||Third Reading Passed|
|May 5, 2020||H||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|May 4, 2020||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Local Legislation|
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