HB1641 Requires persons convicted of intoxication-related offenses and weapons offenses to pay an additional court cost to provide funding to trauma centers.
Sponsor: Stokan, Lana Ladd (76) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: LR Number: 3220L.01I
Last Action: 02/03/2000 - Referred: Criminal Law (H)
Next Hearing:Hearing not scheduled
Calendar:Bill currently not on calendar

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HB 1641 -- Trauma Center Fund

Sponsor:  Ladd Stokan

This bill requires persons who are found guilty or who enter a
plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to an
intoxication-related traffic offense as defined in Section
577.023, RSMo, or any weapons offense as defined in Chapter 571,
to pay an additional court cost of $25 to the clerk of the
court.  The additional cost, less 2-1/2% (used for
administrative costs by the clerk of the court), will be
remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit in the Trauma Center
Fund within 60 days.  The additional court cost will not be
considered part of the fine imposed by the court.  No later than
March 1st of each year, the circuit clerk is required to submit
a report on the amount of additional court costs remitted to the
State Treasurer as stated in the bill.

The bill also authorizes the establishment of the Trauma Center
Fund in the state treasury.  The State Treasurer, in
consultation with the Department of Health, will distribute
moneys in the fund on a quarterly basis to designated trauma
centers located in Missouri.  Provisions concerning the
allocation of moneys in the fund and the calculation of payments
to designated trauma centers are stated in the bill.  The
department is required to provide the State Treasurer with all
necessary information in order to distribute payments as stated
in the bill.

The Department of Health and the State Treasurer are allowed to
receive a specified percentage of the moneys in the fund to
cover administrative costs.  Moneys in the Trauma Center Fund
will not revert to the General Revenue Fund at the end of the


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