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Current 2014 Bedget Act changes reporting requirements on Court Cost Waivers

The Administrative Office of the Courts has new reporting requirements under the new state budget which is headed to the Governor’s desk.

ANNUAL REPORT ON CRIMINAL COURT COST WAIVERS

SECTION 18B.2.  Section 15.10(b) of S.L. 2011‑145 reads as rewritten:

SECTION 15.10.(b)  The Administrative Office of the Courts shall make the necessary modifications to its information systems to maintain records of all cases in which the judge makes a finding of just cause to grant a waiver of criminal court costs under G.S. 7A‑304(a) and shall report on those waivers to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations by October 1  Chairs of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Justice and Public Safety, the Chairs of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety, and the Chairs of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety by February 1 of each year. The report shall aggregate the waivers by the district in which the waiver or waivers were granted and by the name of each judge granting a waiver or waivers.

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