PRINTER'S NO. 524
No. 482 Session of 2007
INTRODUCED BY BROWNE, BOSCOLA, MUSTO, FONTANA, ERICKSON, RAFFERTY AND LOGAN, MARCH 15, 2007
REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, MARCH 15, 2007
AN ACT 1 Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania 2 Consolidated Statutes, imposing a district attorney justice 3 fee for convictions. 4 The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 5 hereby enacts as follows: 6 Section 1. Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated 7 Statutes is amended by adding a section to read: 8 § 1111. District attorney justice fee. 9 (a) General rule.--Unless the court finds that undue 10 hardship would result, a mandatory fee equal to $20, which shall 11 be in addition to any other costs imposed by law, shall 12 automatically be assessed on any individual convicted of or 13 granted Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition for or any 14 individual who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a violation 15 of the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), known as The 16 Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, this title 17 or 75 Pa.C.S. Ch. 38 (relating to driving after imbibing alcohol 18 or utilizing drugs).
1 (b) District attorney justice fund.--The fee shall be 2 deposited into a special fund in each county to be known as the 3 district attorney justice fund. No more than 10% of the fee 4 collected may be retained by the county for its administrative 5 costs related to collecting the fee for deposit into the 6 county's district attorney justice fund. Ten percent of the fee 7 collected shall be used by the county to fund court operations. 8 (c) Primary use.--The funds in each county's district 9 attorney justice fund are appropriated on a continuing basis to 10 the county district attorney. The district attorney shall make 11 available moneys from the district attorney justice fund for law 12 enforcement agencies for the purpose of providing criminal 13 justice enhancements of local criminal justice system policies, 14 work processes and information sharing and distribution which 15 may include any of the following: 16 (1) Homeland security activities. 17 (2) Victim and witness services. 18 (3) Information sharing between law enforcement 19 agencies. 20 (4) Criminal justice process improvements. 21 Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately. B2L18MSP/20070S0482B0524 - 2 -