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SB 1964 — Court-related Assessments

by Budget Committee

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Budget Committee (BC)

This bill makes the following changes:

  • Provides that a monetary assessment mandated by law shall be imposed and included in the judgment without regard to whether the assessment is announced in open court. 
  • Requires the clerks of court to develop a uniform form for the identification and imposition of all assessments mandated by statutes. 
  • Refines the definition of assessment data elements collected by the clerks of court.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2012.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 110-5