Relating to Washington County; to establish a service of process fee for the service or attempted service of documents by the Washington County Sheriff's Office in the civil division of the circuit and district courts; to establish the Washington County Sheriff's Law Enforcement Fund for the disposition of service of process fees.
Relating to Washington County; to establish a service of process fee for the service or attempted service of documents by the Washington County Sheriff's Office in the civil division of the circuit and district courts; to establish the Washington County Sheriff's Law Enforcement Fund for the disposition of service of process fees
This act shall only apply to Washington County.
(a)(1) In addition to all other charges, fees, judgements, and cost of court, in the civil division of the district and circuit courts of Washington County, a service of process fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) shall be collected for service or attempted service of process by the sheriff on each delivery requiring personal service of process. (2) A service of process fee of fifty dollars ($50) shall be collected for service or attempted service of process by the sheriff for matters pending or to be commenced in a court outside of the State of Alabama. (b) A Sheriff's Law Enforcement Fund shall be created, and the funds shall be expended at the discretion of HB494 the Sheriff of Washington County for law enforcement purposes in the interest of the public as the sheriff sees fit. (c) The clerk of the court or designee in Washington County by law for the respective courts shall collect the service of process fee designated in subsections (a) and (b) and shall deposit it in the Washington County Law Enforcement Fund to be used for law enforcement purposes. (d) The Sheriff's Law Enforcement Fund shall be an additional fund separate from the budget of the sheriff as provided for in the county general fund. The fees deposited into the Sheriff's Law Enforcement Fund shall not diminish, offset, or take the place of budgeted funds or any other source of income established for the sheriff or for the operation of the office of the sheriff. (e) The district attorney, law enforcement, grand juries, and Washington County shall be exempt from payment of the fees provided for in this act.
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. HB494 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 07-MAY-20. Jeff Woodard Clerk Senate 18-MAY-20 Passed
|May 18, 2020||H||Delivered to Governor at 2:58 p.m. on May 18, 2020.|
|May 18, 2020||H||Clerk of the House Certification|
|May 18, 2020||S||Signature Requested|
|May 18, 2020||H||Enrolled|
|May 18, 2020||H||Passed Second House|
|May 18, 2020||S||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 731|
|May 18, 2020||S||Third Reading Passed|
|May 9, 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 7, 2020||H||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 508|
|May 7, 2020||H||Third Reading Passed|
|May 6, 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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