2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Heretick
HB1799 - Eliminates Accrual of Interest on Fines and Costs

Item 136 #25h

Item 136 #25h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2019 $0 FY2020 $7,284,125 GF

Page 142, line 55, strike "$7,295,037,230" and insert "$7,302,321,355".


(This amendment provides $7.3 million the second year from the general fund to back-fill lost revenues from the elimination of the accrual of interest on any fine or costs imposed in a criminal case or in a case involving a traffic infraction, pursuant to the passage of House Bill 1799. The bill provides that any such fine or costs that have accrued interest prior to July 1, 2019, shall cease to accrue interest on July 1, 2019, and such accrued interest may be waived by any court. In addition, localities are also estimated to realize about $3.1 million decrease in revenues. The $7.3 million revenues generated from collected fees, fines and interest would have been transferred into the Literary Fund and used to support Direct Aid to Public Education.)