Section 45-20-82.40

Published: 2015

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Section 45-20-82.40

Section 45-20-82.40District Attorney's Fund.

(a) In Covington County there is created a fund to be designated the "District Attorney's Fund" of the Twenty-second Judicial Circuit, which fund shall be at the disposal of the district attorney of the circuit, and shall be expended by him or her for the payment of any and all expenses to be incurred for law enforcement and in the discharge of the duties of the office.

(b) The fund shall be deposited in any bank in the county, which shall be an approved depository for the public funds, and shall be payable upon the order of the district attorney of the circuit by check signed by him or her as such officer or by his or her duly authorized designee. Such designee shall be required to post bond in such amount as required by the district attorney and the bond shall be paid from the District Attorney's Fund.

(c) All funds collected pursuant to Section 12-17-224, and all solicitor's or district attorney's fees hereafter taxed as costs and collected in all criminal cases in all courts of the Twenty-second Judicial Circuit shall be deposited by the judge, clerk, or other proper custodian of the funds to the credit of the District Attorney's Fund in such depository as shall be designated by the district attorney. The funds, together with all funds heretofore deposited to the "Solicitor's Fund," shall constitute the District Attorney's Fund.

(d) The district attorney shall maintain all records and accounts of the fund and the Covington County Commission is relieved of all responsibility relating to the District Attorney's Fund.

(Act 89-281, p. 443, §§1-4.)