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AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 383
Printer's No. 1608
Amend Bill, page 1, line 4, by inserting after "courts"
; and providing for drug courts
Amend Bill, page 1, line 8, by striking out "section" and
Amend Bill, page 2, by inserting between lines 25 and 26
§ 917. Drug courts.
(a) Establishment.--The court of common pleas of a judicial
district and the Municipal Court of Philadelphia may establish a
drug court as a special criminal docket whereby defendants are
admitted to a court-supervised individualized drug treatment
program. The court may adopt local rules for the administration
of the drug court and its related treatment services. The local
rules may not be inconsistent with this section or any rules
established by the Supreme Court.
(b) Statewide drug court coordinator.--The Supreme Court may
appoint a Statewide drug court coordinator. The Statewide drug
court coordinator may:
(1) Encourage and assist in the establishment of a drug
court in each judicial district.
(2) Identify sources of funding for drug courts and
their related treatment services, including the availability
(3) Provide coordination and technical assistance for
(4) Develop model guidelines for the administration of
drug courts and their related treatment services.
(5) Establish procedures for monitoring drug courts and
their related treatment services and for evaluating the
effectiveness of drug courts and their related treatment
(c) Advisory committee.--The Supreme Court may establish an
interdisciplinary and interbranch advisory committee to advise
and assist the Statewide drug court coordinator in monitoring
and administrating drug courts Statewide.
(d) Imposition of surcharge.--A defendant convicted of a
drug-related or alcohol-related offense in a judicial district
in which the court has established a drug court may be ordered
by the 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 drug court and its
related treatment services.
(e) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
"Drug-related or alcohol-related offense." A criminal
offense that the court determines was motivated by the
defendant's consumption of or addiction to alcohol or a
controlled substance, counterfeit, designer drug, drug,
immediate precursor or marijuana, as those terms are defined in
the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), known as The
Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.