Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
12/26/2019        

Virginia State Police Electronic Summons System Fund; created.

Creates the Virginia State Police Electronic Summons System Fund, which is funded by a $5 fee required by the bill to be assessed as court costs in each criminal or traffic case in which the Virginia State Police issued the summons, ticket, or citation; executed the warrant; or made the arrest. The bill directs that the Fund be used for the purposes of funding software, hardware, and associated equipment costs for the implementation and maintenance of an electronic summons system. Under current law, localities may charge a fee of up to $5 for each criminal or traffic case to be used for such purposes.

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02/03/2020 House: Printed as engrossed 20103771D-E Open
12/26/2019 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103771D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20103771D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 172
    House Amendments in [ ] � February 3, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 17.1-279.1 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 17.1-275.14, relating to creation of Virginia State Police Electronic Summons System Fund.
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    Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Krizek
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    Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 17.1-279.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted and that the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 17.1-275.14 as follows:

    17.1-275.14. Additional fee for Virginia State Police Electronic Summons System Fund.

    A. In addition to the fees provided for by �� 16.1-69.48:1, 16.1-69.48:1.01, 17.1-275.1, 17.1-275.2, 17.1-275.3, 17.1-275.4, 17.1-275.5, 17.1-275.7, 17.1-275.8, 17.1-275.9, 17.1-275.10, 17.1-275.11, 17.1-275.12, and 17.1-275.13, a fee of $5 shall be assessed as court costs in each criminal or traffic case in which the Virginia State Police issued the summons, ticket, or citation [ ; executed the warrant; or made the arrest ] . All fees collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the state treasury and credited to the Virginia State Police Electronic Summons System Fund.

    B. There is hereby created in the state treasury a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Virginia State Police Electronic Summons System Fund, referred to in this section as "the Fund." The Fund shall be established on the books of the Comptroller. All fees collected under this section, moneys appropriated directly to the Fund, and any other grants or gifts made to the Fund shall be paid into the state treasury and credited to the Fund. Interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall remain in the Fund and be credited to it. Any moneys remaining in the Fund, including interest thereon, at the end of each fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund but shall remain in the Fund. Moneys in the Fund shall be used solely for the purposes of funding software, hardware, and associated equipment costs for the implementation and maintenance of an electronic summons system. Expenditures and disbursements from the Fund shall be made by the State Treasurer on warrants issued by the Comptroller upon written request signed by the Superintendent of the Virginia State Police or his designee.

    17.1-279.1. Additional assessment for electronic summons system.

    Any county, city, or town, through its governing body, may assess an additional sum not in excess of $5 as part of the costs in each criminal or traffic case in the district or circuit courts located where such cases are brought in which the defendant is charged with a violation of any statute or ordinance, which violation in the case of towns arose within the town, and where the defendant is charged with a violation of any such statute or ordinance by a local law-enforcement agency. The imposition of such assessment shall be by ordinance of the governing body, which may provide for different sums in circuit courts and district courts. The assessment shall be collected by the clerk of the court in which the action is filed, remitted to the treasurer of the appropriate county, city, or town, and held by such treasurer subject to disbursements by the governing body to a local law-enforcement agency solely to fund software, hardware, and associated equipment costs for the implementation and maintenance of an electronic summons system. The imposition of a town assessment shall replace any county fee that would otherwise apply.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Paul E. Krizek D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/29/2020 House House: Reported from Appropriations (19-Y 0-N)
    01/27/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
    01/23/2020 House House: Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
    01/22/2020 House House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
    01/22/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
    01/15/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
    01/15/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
    01/14/2020 House House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
    12/26/2019 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103771D
    12/26/2019 House House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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    House 1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM 19 0 0
    House 1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM 7 0 0
    House 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM 23 0 0
    House 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM 9 0 0
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    Start Description.
    Creates the Virginia State Police Electronic Summons System Fund, which is funded by a $5 fee required by the bill to be assessed as court costs in each criminal or traffic case in which the Virginia State Police issued the summons, ticket, or citation; executed the warrant; or made the arrest. The bill directs that the Fund be used for the purposes of funding software, hardware, and associated equipment costs for the implementation and maintenance of an electronic summons system.
    End Description.

    Bill TEXT Points.
    This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
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    14, relating to creation of Virginia State Police Electronic Summons System Fund

    Virginia
    1 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 17


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