FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 750
93RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE DIXON.
Read 1st time March 9, 2005 and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 221.070, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the cost of imprisonment in jail in certain counties, with a penalty provision.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 221.070, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 221.070, to read as follows:
221.070. 1. Every person who shall be committed to the common jail within any county in this state, by lawful authority, for any offense or misdemeanor, upon a plea of guilty or a finding of guilt for such offense, shall bear the expense of carrying him or her to said jail, and also his or her support while in jail, before he or she shall be discharged; and the property of such person shall be subjected to the payment of such expenses, and shall be bound therefor, from the time of his commitment, and may be levied on and sold, from time to time, under the order of the court having criminal jurisdiction in the county, to satisfy such expenses.
2. Every person who shall be committed to the common jail within any county of the first classification with more than two hundred forty thousand three hundred but less than two hundred forty thousand four hundred inhabitants, by lawful authority, for any offense or misdemeanor, if he or she shall be convicted thereof, may pay a fee upon being arrested and processed at the county jail. The amount of the processing fee shall be calculated annually by dividing the total amount of the salaries for employees of the county jail employed in the processing division by the total number of inmates processed during one year.