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Assessment and Collection of Additional Sums; Reporting; Certification of Victim Assistance Programs

(b)  The court officer charged with the duty of collecting moneys arising from fines as provided for in Code Section 15-21-131 shall receive and distribute the funds collected to the county governing authority or district attorney, as appropriate, and shall submit a monthly report of the collection and distribution of such funds to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority, and the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority shall submit a financial report to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council each month stating the amount collected and the amount disbursed no

Table of Fees to be Kept

(a)  Every public official shall constantly keep and have posted in a conspicuous place in his or her office, the place where the business thereof is conducted, or in an electronic format accessible to the public a table of fees for his or her office stated in fair words and figures; (b)  Every public official who keeps in a conspicuous place in his office or the place where he usually executes the business thereof a copy of this Code shall be held and construed to have complied with the requirements of this Code section.

Fees

(b)  All sums that the probate courts may be required to collect pursuant to Code Sections 15-23-7, 15-9-60.1, and 36-15-9 and all other sums as may be required by law shall be in addition to the sums provided in this Code section.

Priorities of Distribution of Fines, Bond Forfeitures, Surcharges, Additional Fees, and Costs in Cases of Partial Payments Into the Court

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a clerk of any superior court of this state who receives partial payments, as ordered by the court, of criminal fines, bond forfeitures, or costs shall distribute such sums in the order of priority set forth below: (1)  The amount provided for in Chapter 17 of Title 47 for the Peace Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund; (2)  The amount provided for in Chapter 14 of Title 47 for the Superior Court Clerks' Retirement Fund of Georgia; (3)  The amount provided for in Chapter 16 of Title 47 for the Sheriffs' Retirement Fund of Georgia; (4)  The amounts prov

Filing Fees; Fees Submitted to State Treasury

(a)  The fee for filing a case with, or having a case transferred or removed to, the Georgia State-wide Business Court shall be $3,000.00, to be paid by: (1)  The party or parties filing the action in, or seeking transfer to, the Georgia State-wide Business Court under paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection (a) of Code Section 15-5A-4; or (2)  An equal allocation across all parties to an agreement seeking removal of the case to the Georgia State-wide Business Court under paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Code Section 15-5A-4;  (b)  All fees collected by the clerk of the Georgia State-wide Busi

Assessment and Collection of Penalties; Transfer of Payments to Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority; Quarterly Accounting

The sums provided for under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Code Section 15-21-73 shall be assessed and collected by the court officer charged with the duty of collecting moneys arising from fines and shall be paid over to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority by the last day of the month there following, to be deposited by the authority into the general treasury.

Government Operations Surcharge Fund

2-A. Surcharge imposed.  Surcharges of 14% and 5% must be added to every fine, forfeiture or penalty imposed by any court in this State, which, for the purposes of collection and collection procedures, are considered a part of the fine, forfeiture or penalty. The 14% surcharge collected as a result of this subsection must be deposited monthly in the Government Operations Surcharge Fund and the 5% surcharge collected as a result of this subsection must be deposited directly into the General Fund.