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Title XIX MOTOR VEHICLES, WATERCRAFT AND AVIATION

Chapter 302

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  302.137.  Motorcycle safety trust fund established, purpose — operators of motorcycles or motortricycles in violation of laws or ordinances to be assessed surcharge, collection, distribution. — 1.  There is hereby created in the state treasury for use by the commission a fund to be known as the "Motorcycle Safety Trust Fund".  All judgments collected pursuant to this section, appropriations of the general assembly, federal grants, private donations and any other moneys designated for the motorcycle safety education program established pursuant to sections 302.133 to 302.138 shall be deposited in the fund.  Moneys deposited in the fund shall, upon appropriation by the general assembly to the*, be received and expended by the commission of public safety for the purpose of funding the motorcycle safety education program established under sections 302.133 to 302.138.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, any unexpended balance in the motorcycle safety trust fund at the end of any biennium shall not be transferred to the general revenue fund.

  2.  In all criminal cases, including violations of any county ordinance or any violation of criminal or traffic laws of this state, including an infraction, there shall be assessed as costs a surcharge in the amount of one dollar.  No such surcharge shall be collected in any proceeding involving a violation of an ordinance or state law when the proceeding or defendant has been dismissed by the court or when costs are to be paid by the state, county or municipality.

  3.  Such surcharge shall be collected and distributed by the clerk of the court as provided in sections 488.010 to 488.020.  The surcharge collected pursuant to this section shall be paid to the state treasury to the credit of the motorcycle safety trust fund established in this section.

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(L. 1995 H.B. 717, A.L. 1996 S.B. 869, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1270 and H.B. 2032, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

*Words "department of public safety" were deleted in original rolls.


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