THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY FARNESE, COSTA AND TARTAGLIONE, APRIL 28, 2011
REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, APRIL 28, 2011
Amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 916 of Title 42 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a subsection to read:
§ 916. Problem-solving courts.
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(d) Imposition of surcharge.--A defendant convicted of an
offense in a problem-solving court established in the First
Judicial District may be ordered by that particular problem-
solving court to pay a surcharge of $25, which shall be
collected in the same manner as other court costs. In addition
to any grants or other money that may become available through
public or private sources, the money collected through this
surcharge shall be used by the county to fund the problem-
solving court or courts and the related treatment services.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.