County public safety fees and funds.

Authors: Representative Lloyd Arnold


Allows a county legislative body to adopt an ordinance to require a defendant convicted in a criminal action in a court located in the county to pay a county public safety fee. Provides that the amount of the fee: (1) is set by the court in an amount of at least $50 and not more than $200; and (2) is based on the defendant's ability to pay the fee. Provides that fees collected by court clerks are deposited in county public safety funds established in those counties that adopt a county public safety fee ordinance. Specifies that county public safety funds may be used only to provide funding for certain public safety programs and activities, including law enforcement systems, firefighting systems, emergency medical services systems, probation departments, community corrections programs, detention facilities, and medical and health expenses for jail inmates.