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Courts Collect Costs From Criminal Offenders

Concerning the collection of court costs from persons who are convicted of criminal offenses.
2017 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

The bill clarifies that when a person is convicted of a criminal offense, upon proper motion of the prosecuting attorney and at the discretion of the court, the court shall collect from the person any reasonable and necessary costs incurred by the prosecuting attorney or law enforcement agency that are directly the result of the successful prosecution of the person and transfer such costs to the prosecuting attorney or law enforcement agency.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/06/2017 Signed Act PDF
    05/18/2017 Final Act PDF
    05/04/2017 Rerevised PDF
    05/03/2017 Revised PDF
    04/24/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    04/21/2017 Engrossed PDF
    03/10/2017 Introduced PDF


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Ginal
Sen. O. Hill



Rep. K. Becker, Rep. L. Herod, Rep. C. Kennedy
Sen. C. Jahn

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