2010 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lingamfelter
Increase fees for Courtroom Security (language only)

Item 417 #1h

Item 417 #1h

Public Safety
Compensation Board

Page 279, after line 43, insert:
"Q.  Notwithstanding the provisions of § 53.1-120 (D), any county or city, through its governing body, may assess a sum not in excess of $25 as part of the costs in each criminal or traffic case in its district or circuit court in which the defendant is convicted of a violation of any statute or ordinance."

(This amendment increases the fees that localities are authorized to levy in order to provide courthouse and courtroom security. Currently, localities are authorized by § 53.1-120 (D) to levy a fee not in excess of $10 to defray these costs. The amendment increases the maximum charge localities can charge to $25.)