2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Courthouse Maintenance Fee (language only)

Item 41 #1s

Item 41 #1s

Judicial Department
Circuit Courts

Page 21, following line 5, insert:
"F. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 17.1-281(A) of the Code of Virginia, the maximum fee of two dollars as part of the costs in (i) each civil action filed in the district or circuit courts located within its boundaries and (ii) each criminal or traffic case in its district or circuit court in which the defendant is charged with a violation of any statute or ordinance may be increased by a local governing body from two dollars to ten dollars."

(This amendment authorizes localities to increase the courthouse construction and maintenance fee from two dollars to ten dollars. This is one of a series of amendments to enable the criminal justice system to manage its workload effectively during a period of severe budget reductions.)