REPEALED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 Costs taxed in civil and criminal cases in county courts to fund salaries of court employees, etc.
(a) In addition to any court costs and fees now or hereafter authorized in Baldwin County, excluding all municipal courts, additional court costs in an amount not to exceed fifteen dollars ($15) shall be assessed and taxed as costs on each civil case and on each criminal case, including traffic cases and small claims cases, filed in the circuit court and district court, including the juvenile court, in Baldwin County. The fees shall not be waived by any court unless all other fees, assessments, costs, fines, and charges associated with the case are waived.
(b) The additional fees when collected by the clerks or their collection officers of the courts shall be paid into the Baldwin County Law Library and Judicial Administration Fund to be used to fund the salaries of court employees for the continued operation of the courts in the county and for other lawful purposes of this fund.
(c) The court costs imposed by this section shall expire on September 30, 2019, and this section shall be repealed.
(d) The court costs imposed by this section may be adjusted within the amount authorized by this section or may be eliminated by order of the presiding circuit court judge if the presiding circuit court judge finds that the court costs may be adjusted or eliminated based on funding from the state.
(e) It is legislative intent that the presiding circuit court judge may increase or decrease the court costs authorized by this section as deemed necessary not to exceed fifteen dollars ($15) per case.
(Act 2004-503, p. 974, §2; Act 2006-201, p. 297, §2; Act 2007-308, p. 556, §1; Act 2008-440, p. 843, §1; Act 2011-313, p. 585, §1; Act 2013-236, p. 570, §1; Act 2015-415, §1; Act 2017-407, §1.)