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Smith files bill to increase court costs in mayor's court in Rosepine

FROM STAFF REPORTS
BATON ROUGE -- State Sen. John Smith, R-Leesville, has filed a proposal to increase the court costs in the mayor's court in Rosepine.
Senate Bill 48 says, "Not withstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the mayor of the town of Rosepine may impose court costs not to exceed thirty dollars for each offense, as defined by ordinance, on any defendant convicted of a violation of a municipal ordinance."
Present law authorizes mayor's courts in municipalities to try all violations of municipal ordinances and to impose court costs not to exceed $30 for each offense as defined by ordinance on any defendant convicted of a violation of a municipal ordinance.
"Proposed law retains present law and further authorizes the mayor of the Town of Rosepine to impose an additional court costs not to exceed $30 for each offense as defined by ordinance on any defendant convicted of a violation of a municipal ordinance," the proposal continues.
If favored by lawmakers, the bill would go into effect on Aug. 1.
The legislative session in Baton Rouge starts March 10.
Filed Under :
Topics : Law_Crime
Location : LeesvilleRosepine
People : John Smith
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