percent from each fee shall be distributed either to the county general fund to be earmarked and distributed to the Sheriff's Fund, administered by the sheriff, in the county where the bond was executed or, where the bond is executed by the municipality, to the municipality; 45 percent of the fee to the court clerk's fund where the bond was executed or where the bond is executed by the municipal court, to the municipality; 45 percent of the fee to the Solicitor's Fund in the county where the bond was executed. The bail bond fee records shall be audited by the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts.
has retained its municipal court, instead of remitting the receipts from said tax into the State Treasury, shall pay such receipts into the general fund of the municipality. The governing body of such municipality shall use and expend so much of said funds as is necessary to defray the costs of providing representation of indigent defendants in their municipal court and after payment of such costs shall pay into the State Treasury any funds not used for such purpose. The governing body shall render an accounting of such funds to the State Treasurer on a monthly basis and the monthly report of such funds shall be filed with the State Treasurer on or before the twentieth day of the month following collection.
program, may be required to pay a nonrefundable fee not to exceed ten dollars ($10.00). Fees collected under this paragraph by a municipal court shall be credited to the treasury of the municipality. Fees collected under this paragraph by a circuit court shall be credited to the treasury of the county;
the costs shall not exceed ten dollars ($10.00). All costs collected shall be turned into the treasury of the city or town. By ordinance a city or town may prescribe:
(i) A court automation fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) as a cost to be paid by every person guilty of a violation of a city or town ordinance;
(ii) An indigent civil legal services fee of ten dollars ($10.00) as a cost to be paid by every person guilty of a violation of a city or town ordinance.
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