A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE STATEWIDE DISTRIBUTION OF A PORTION OF THE CLEAR PROCEEDS OF CRIMINAL PENALTIES IN CERTAIN CASES.
Current law provides that the clear proceeds of all penalties, forfeituresand fines collected in the General Court of Justice in each county areremitted by the clerk of superiorcourt of that countyto the county finance officer,and apportioned based on projected average daily membership (ADM)bythe county finance officerto the finance officer of each local school administrative unit (LEA) in that county.
Amends GS 115C-452 to create an exception to current law in cases in which (1) the criminal offense was committed in multiple counties, and (2) the AttorneyGeneral prosecutedthe case in Wake County as required by law. Provides that the clear proceeds of all penalties, forfeitures, and fines collected in those cases be distributed to LEAs across the state and authorizes the clerk of superior court to determine what portion of the total collected is due to each LEA. Directs the clerk of superior court to remit the appropriate amount to the finance officer of each LEA.
Makes a conforming change to GS 7A-304(d)(1).
Effective July 1, 2013 and applies to the clear proceeds of penalties, forfeitures, and fines collected on or after that date.
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