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Senate Bill No. 537

Public Act No. 06-106

AN ACT CONCERNING REMISSION TO MUNICIPALITIES OF A SURCHARGE FOR CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 51-56a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2006):

(a) Each clerk of the Supreme Court and Superior Court shall account for and pay or deposit all fees, fines, forfeitures and the proceeds of judgments of [his] such office in the manner provided by section 4-32. If any such clerk fails to so account and pay or deposit, such failure shall be reported by the Treasurer to the Chief Court Administrator who may thereupon remove the clerk. When any such clerk dies before so accounting and paying or depositing, the Treasurer shall require the executor of [his] the will or administrator of [his] the estate to so account. If any such clerk is removed from office, the Treasurer shall require [him] the clerk to account for any money of the state remaining in [his] the hands of such clerk at the time of such removal and, if [he] the clerk neglects to so account, the Treasurer shall certify the neglect to the Chief Court Administrator.

(b) The state shall remit to the municipalities in which the violations occurred all amounts received in respect to the violation of sections 14-251, 14-252, 14-253a and 14-305 to 14-308, inclusive, or any regulation adopted thereunder or ordinance [made] enacted in accordance therewith. Each clerk of the Superior Court or the Chief Court Administrator, or any other official of the Superior Court designated by the Chief Court Administrator, shall, on or before the thirtieth day of January, April, July and October in each year, certify to the Comptroller the amount due for the previous quarter under this subsection to each municipality served by [his] the office of the clerk or official, provided prior to the institution of court proceedings, a city, town or borough shall have the authority to collect and retain all proceeds from parking violations committed within the jurisdiction of such city, town or borough.

(c) For the purpose of providing additional funds for municipal and state police training, each person who pays in any sum as (1) a fine or forfeiture for any violation of section 14-12, as amended, 14-215, as amended, 14-219, 14-222, 14-224, 14-225, 14-227a, as amended, 14-266, 14-267a, 14-269 or 14-283, as amended, or (2) a fine or forfeiture for any infraction, shall pay an additional fee of one dollar for each eight dollars or fraction thereof of the amount [he] such person is required to pay, except if such payment is made for violation of such a section which is deemed to be an infraction, such additional fee shall be only on the first eighty-eight dollars of such fine or forfeiture. Such additional fee charged shall be deposited in the General Fund.

(d) Each person who pays in any sum as a fine or forfeiture for any violation of sections 14-218a, 14-219, 14-222, 14-223, 14-227a, as amended, sections 14-230 to 14-240, inclusive, as amended, sections 14-241 to 14-249, inclusive, as amended, section 14-279 for the first offense, sections 14-289b, 14-299, 14-301 to 14-303, inclusive, or any regulation adopted under said sections or ordinance enacted in accordance with said sections shall pay an additional fee of ten dollars. The state shall remit to the municipalities in which the violations occurred the amounts paid under this subsection. Each clerk of the Superior Court or the Chief Court Administrator, or any other official of the Superior Court designated by the Chief Court Administrator, on or before the thirtieth day of January, April, July and October in each year, shall certify to the Comptroller the amount due for the previous quarter under this subsection to each municipality served by the office of the clerk or official.

Approved June 2, 2006