Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 83 -- Payment of Costs for Prosecution of Criminal Offenses

Sponsor:  Kraus

This bill authorizes a judge to order a defendant who has pled
guilty to or been found guilty of a felony offense to pay
expenses related to the cost of the prosecution.  Expenses for
which reimbursement can be ordered include the salaries or wages
of law enforcement personnel for time spent responding to the
incident, the cost of medical supplies lost or used by fire
departments and emergency medical service personnel, and the
costs of extraditing the defendant from another state.  Any
defendant who fails to pay the court-ordered reimbursement may
not have his or her probation revoked without a finding,
supported by a preponderance of the evidence, that the defendant
willfully or intentionally refused to make payment.

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94th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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