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H.B. 404

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COURT SECURITY FEE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Paul Ray

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Jerry W. Stevenson

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill increases the amount of the court security surcharge remitted to the state
             10      treasurer and distributed to the Court Security Account.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    increases the amount of court security surcharge deposited into the state treasurer's
             14      Court Security Account from $8 to $13.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21           78A-7-122 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 200
             22     
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 78A-7-122 is amended to read:
             25           78A-7-122. Security surcharge -- Application -- Deposit in restricted accounts.
             26          (1) In addition to any fine, penalty, forfeiture, or other surcharge, a security surcharge
             27      of [$40] $50 shall be assessed on all convictions for offenses listed in the uniform bail schedule


             28      adopted by the Judicial Council and moving traffic violations.
             29          (2) The security surcharge shall be collected and distributed pro rata with any fine
             30      collected. A fine that would otherwise have been charged may not be reduced due to the
             31      imposition of the security surcharge.
             32          (3) [Eight] Eighteen dollars of the security surcharge shall be remitted to the state
             33      treasurer and distributed to the Court Security Account created in Section 78A-2-602 .
             34          (4) Thirty-two dollars of the security surcharge shall be allocated as follows:
             35          (a) the assessing court shall retain 20% of the amount collected for deposit into the
             36      general fund of the governmental entity; and
             37          (b) 80% shall be remitted to the state treasurer to be distributed as follows:
             38          (i) 62.5% to the treasurer of the county in which the justice court which remitted the
             39      amount is located;
             40          (ii) 25% to the Court Security Account created in Section 78A-2-602 ; and
             41          (iii) 12.5% to the Justice Court Technology, Security, and Training Account created in
             42      Section 78A-7-301 .
             43          (5) The court shall remit money collected in accordance with Title 51, Chapter 7, State
             44      Money Management Act.




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