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  488.015.  Court not to increase charges, may be adjusted annually — additional fee, when — review. — The court shall not increase the amount of miscellaneous charges or surcharges allowed by law.  The amounts of fees payable to the state of Missouri may be annually adjusted as provided in section 488.012 to the extent that projected total collections for all such fees shall not exceed one hundred four percent of such fees assessed or assessable during the previous year less the amount of such assessed fees attributable to any increase in the judiciary's caseload, provided that the amount of the adjusted fee attributable to each case may be rounded to the nearest dollar.  The supreme court rule may provide that in the event that any payment of court costs is made in time or installment payments or by credit card or similar method, the clerk may charge an additional fee for such time or installment payments or in order to reflect any transaction cost, surcharge or fee imposed on the recipient of the credit card payment by the credit card company.  Any change in the amount of fees made by the court pursuant to this section shall take effect on July first of any particular year, provided that the proposed supreme court rule or amendment to a supreme court rule changing the amount of fees shall be published on or before January first of the year in which the rule or amendment is proposed to take effect.  Any such rule may be annulled or amended in whole or part in the manner provided by Section 5 of Article V of the Constitution of the state of Missouri.  Any changes in the amount of fees made by the court pursuant to sections 488.010 to 488.020 shall be presented to the general assembly on or before January first of the year in which the rule or amendment is proposed to take effect.

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(L. 1996 S.B. 869 § 514.015 subsec. 5, A.L. 1997 S.B. 248, A.L. 1999 S.B. 1, et al.)


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