|Posted:||December 10, 2020 03:22 PM|
|From:||Representative Russ Diamond|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Helping Local Police Offset Costs (Former HB 381)|
|In the near future, I will be re-introducing legislation (Former HB 381) 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.
BARRAR, DALEY, JAMES, KORTZ, MILLARD, NEILSON, SAYLOR, STAATS, ZIMMERMAN and MASSER
Introduced as HB298