Current Status Bill Number:
3408Ratification Number: 158Act Number: 59Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970206Primary Sponsor: D. SmithAll Sponsors: D. SmithDrafted Document Number: psd\7033ac.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970520Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19970605Subject: Pretrial intervention program, application and participation fees increased, Courts
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19970619 Act No. A59 ------ 19970605 Signed by Governor ------ 19970604 Ratified R158 Senate 19970520 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19970515 Read second time Senate 19970514 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19970424 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19970423 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970422 Read second time House 19970416 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 19970206 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A59, R158, H3408)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 17-22-110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PRETRIAL INTERVENTION APPLICATION AND PARTICIPATION FEES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE APPLICATION FEE FROM FIFTY DOLLARS TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND TO INCREASE THE AGGREGATE FEES FOR APPLICATION AND PARTICIPATION FROM THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO THREE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Pretrial Intervention Program application fee increased
SECTION 1. Section 17-22-110 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 499 of 1992, is further amended to read:
"Section 17-22-110. An applicant to an intervention program or an offender who applies to the chief administrative judge of the court of general sessions for admission to a program pursuant to Section 17-22-100 shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of one hundred dollars and, if accepted into the program, a nonrefundable participation fee of two hundred fifty dollars prior to admission. All fees paid must be deposited into a special circuit solicitor's fund for operation of the pretrial intervention program. All fees or costs of supervision may be waived partially or totally by the solicitor in cases of indigency. The solicitor may also, if he determines necessary, in situations other than indigency allow scheduling of payments in lieu of lump sum payment. In no case shall aggregate fees for application and participation in an intervention program exceed three hundred fifty dollars. However, in cases where the solicitor determines that referral to another agency or program is needed to achieve rehabilitation for a problem directly related to the charge, the defendant may be required to pay his participation in that special program, except that no services may be denied due to inability to pay."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 5th day of June, 1997.