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2003 Session

Budget Bill - HB1400 (Chapter 1042)

Combined District Courts

Item 35

Item 35

First Year - FY2003Second Year - FY2004
Pre-Trial, Trial, and Appellate Processes (32100)$16,409,066
$16,298,989
$16,409,066
$16,345,498
Trial Processes (32103)FY2003 $11,536,789
$11,426,712
FY2004 $11,536,789
$11,473,221
Other Court Costs and Allowances (Criminal Fund) (32104)FY2003 $3,585,972FY2004 $3,585,972
Involuntary Mental Commitments (32105)FY2003 $1,286,305FY2004 $1,286,305
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2003 $16,409,066
$16,298,989
FY2004 $16,409,066
$16,345,498

Authority: Article VI, Section 8, Constitution of Virginia, §§ 16.1-69.1 through 16.1-137, 16.1-226 through 16.1-334, 19.2-163, and 37.1-67.1 et seq., Code of Virginia.


A. Out of the amounts for Pre-Trial, Trial and Appellate Processes shall be paid the salaries of substitute judges and court personnel.


B. There is hereby reappropriated the unexpended balances remaining at the close of business on June 30, 2002, in the appropriation made in Item 33, Chapter 1073, Acts of Assembly of 2000, in the subprograms Other Court Costs and Allowances (Criminal Fund) and Involuntary Mental Commitments and the balances remaining in these subprograms on June 30, 2003.


C. Any balance, or portion thereof, in the subprogram Involuntary Mental Commitments, may be transferred between Items 33, 34, 35, and 323, as needed, to cover any deficits incurred for Involuntary Mental Commitments by the Supreme Court or the Department of Medical Assistance Services.


D. The appropriation in this Item for Other Court Costs and Allowances shall be used to implement the provisions of § 8.01-384.1:1, Code of Virginia.


E. The Effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003, the processing fee assessed by the courts in accordance with the provisions of § 16.1-69.48:1, Code of Virginia, and collected for deposit into the general fund shall be $12 higher than the amount in effect on January 1, 2002, of such fee collected for the general fund. The Effective May 1, 2003, the amount of any fee collected for the Intensified Drug Enforcement Jurisdiction Fund shall be two four dollars. If Senate Bill 150 of the 2002 Session of the General Assembly is enacted into law, theExecutive Secretary of the Supreme Court may adjust the distribution formula set out in § 16.1-69.48:1 to distribute the remainder of the fee collected. To reflect this latter fee, effective May 1, 2003, the fixed fee set out in § 16.1-69.48:1, Code of Virginia, is increased by two dollars and the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court shall adjust the distribution formula set out in that section accordingly.


F. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 16.1-69.48:2, Code of Virginia, the fee for filing civil actions shall be $16.


G. In addition to the fees provided for by § 16.1-69.48:1, Code of Virginia, the combined district courts, upon conviction of any and each charge of a violation of §§ 18.2-36.1, 18.2-51.4, 18.2-266, 18.2-266.1, 18.2-268.3, 46.2-341.24 or 46.2-341.26:3, Code of Virginia, or any similar local ordinance, shall impose a fee of $100, effective May 1, 2003.