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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 5, 2016 02:48 PM
From: Representative William C. Kortz, II
To: All House members
Subject: Requiring Convicted Felons to Reimburse Municipalities for Police Services (former HB 2095)
 
In the near future, I will be re-introducing legislation – former House Bill 2095 of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session – that would require convicted felons to reimburse municipalities for costs related to the services performed by police departments.

Specifically, local governments would be compensated for the actual mileage, and reimbursed at a rate equal to the highest rate allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, reimbursement would be given for the time associated with taking a defendant into custody, transporting a defendant, or attending arraignments and court hearings for the prosecution of a defendant. Costs for an officer’s time would be reimbursed at a rate of $13 per hour.

Crimes place an enormous financial burden on our ever-shrinking community resources. Criminals must be held accountable and repay our municipalities for the monetary costs that are incurred to combat their illegal behaviors. My proposal would put this requirement in place.

Please join me in supporting this important legislation.

Previous co-sponsors: Baker, Millard, Helm, Rozzi, D. Costa, DeLuca, Boback, Gillen, Murt, Moul, Barrar, James and B. Miller