|Posted:||December 13, 2018 09:38 AM|
|From:||Representative Russ Diamond|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Helping Local Police Offset Costs|
|In the near future, I will be re-introducing legislation (2015-16 HB1740; 2017-18 HB828) to increase the fee for a local police report of a vehicle accident as permitted under § 3751 of Title 75.
Currently, the maximum fee local police departments are permitted to charge for furnishing a copy of an accident report is $15. This figure was set in 1992 and inflation would dictate that the same figure should now be $27.42.
Current law allows for a $25 fee in a city of the first class, but the rest of our local police departments are capped at $15. My legislation increases that maximum fee to $22 to be in-line with the cost of a state police report, and allows police departments to issue an initial basic report to help victims file timely insurance claims.
I urge you to join me in co-sponsoring this legislation to help local police departments defer costs and to help keep local general taxes low.
In the 2015-16 session, the House passed HB1740 by a vote of 172-17.
Co-sponsors from prior sessions: BOBACK, COHEN, DUSH, EVERETT, GODSHALL, HARHART, HELM, MICCARELLI, MILLARD, D. MILLER, MILNE, NEILSON, D. PARKER, PASHINSKI, RADER, SANTORA, STAATS, STURLA, THOMAS, TOOHIL, WATSON, WHEELAND, WHITE, ZIMMERMAN
Introduced as HB381