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(a) In addition to all other costs and charges in circuit and district court cases in Lee County, a fee of three dollars ($3) shall be charged and collected by the clerks of the courts. This charge will not be collected on small claims cases. When collected by the clerks of the courts, two dollars ($2) shall be remitted monthly to the Juvenile Court Services Fund and one dollar ($1) shall be remitted monthly to the Judicial Administration Fund.
(b) Further, a monthly supervision fee may be assessed in juvenile court cases at the discretion of the juvenile court judges. The supervision fee shall be collected by the juvenile court office and deposited in the Juvenile Court Services Fund.
(c) There is hereby established a Juvenile Court Services Fund for the deposit of the above described court cost monies. The fund shall be maintained in an interest bearing account in a bank of known responsibility under the supervision of the juvenile court judges of Lee County.
(d) Any funds appropriated from this fund shall be expended solely for juvenile programs and for subsistence for the juvenile court staff in Lee County and to aid the functions of the juvenile court and for the benefit of the children of Lee County. Any funds expended shall be authorized by the juvenile court judges of Lee County.
(e) There is also hereby established a Judicial Administration Fund for the deposit of the above described court costs monies. The fund shall be maintained in an interest bearing account in a bank of known responsibility by the presiding circuit court judge.
(f) Any funds appropriated from the Judicial Administration Fund shall be expended for increasing the efficiency of judicial administration in Lee County, and shall include, but not be limited to, training and education enhancement of judicial personnel in Lee County. Actual and necessary travel expenses within or without the State of Alabama shall be paid to the judicial personnel of Lee County. Any funds expended shall be authorized by the presiding circuit court judge of Lee County.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 45. Local Laws § 45-41-82.02 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-45-local-laws/al-code-sect-45-41-82-02/
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