Effective 5/8/2018 78B-1-117 Jurors and witnesses -- State payment for jurors and subpoenaed persons -- Appropriations and costs -- Expenses in justice court. (1) The state is responsible for payment of all fees and expenses authorized by law for prosecution
witnesses, witnesses subpoenaed by indigent defendants, and interpreter costs in criminal actions in the courts of record and actions in the juvenile court. The state is responsible for payment of all fees and expenses authorized by law for jurors in the courts of record. For these payments, the Judicial Council shall receive an annual appropriation contained in a separate line item appropriation.
(2) If expenses, for the purposes of this section, exceed the line item appropriation, the state court administrator shall submit a claim against the state to the Board of Examiners and request the board to recommend and submit a supplemental appropriation request to the Legislature for the deficit incurred.
(3) In the justice courts, the fees, mileage, and other expenses authorized by law for jurors, prosecution witnesses, witnesses subpoenaed by indigent defendants, and interpreter costs shall be paid by the municipality if the action is prosecuted by the city attorney, and by the county if the action is prosecuted by the county attorney or district attorney.
(4) Beginning July 1, 2014, the state court administrator shall provide a report during each interim to the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee detailing expenses, trends, and efforts made to minimize expenses and maximize performance of the costs under this section.
(5) The funding of additional full-time equivalent employees shall be authorized by the Legislature through specific intent language.
Amended by Chapter 25, 2018 General Session