2006 Ohio Revised Code - [2949.09.1] 2949.091.Additional court costs or bail.

[§ 2949.09.1] § 2949.091. Additional court costs or bail.
 

(A) (1)  The court, in which any person is convicted of or pleads guilty to any offense other than a traffic offense that is not a moving violation, shall impose the sum of fifteen dollars as costs in the case in addition to any other court costs that the court is required by law to impose upon the offender. All such moneys collected during a month shall be transmitted on or before the twentieth day of the following month by the clerk of the court to the treasurer of state and deposited by the treasurer of state into the general revenue fund. The court shall not waive the payment of the additional fifteen dollars court costs, unless the court determines that the offender is indigent and waives the payment of all court costs imposed upon the indigent offender. 

(2) The juvenile court, in which a child is found to be a delinquent child or a juvenile traffic offender for an act which, if committed by an adult, would be an offense other than a traffic offense that is not a moving violation, shall impose the sum of fifteen dollars as costs in the case in addition to any other court costs that the court is required or permitted by law to impose upon the delinquent child or juvenile traffic offender. All such moneys collected during a month shall be transmitted on or before the twentieth day of the following month by the clerk of the court to the treasurer of state and deposited by the treasurer of state into the general revenue fund. The fifteen dollars court costs shall be collected in all cases unless the court determines the juvenile is indigent and waives the payment of all court costs, or enters an order on its journal stating that it has determined that the juvenile is indigent, that no other court costs are to be taxed in the case, and that the payment of the fifteen dollars court costs is waived. 

(B)  Whenever a person is charged with any offense other than a traffic offense that is not a moving violation and posts bail, the court shall add to the amount of the bail the fifteen dollars required to be paid by division (A)(1) of this section. The fifteen dollars shall be retained by the clerk of the court until the person is convicted, pleads guilty, forfeits bail, is found not guilty, or has the charges dismissed. If the person is convicted, pleads guilty, or forfeits bail, the clerk shall transmit the fifteen dollars on or before the twentieth day of the month following the month in which the person was convicted, pleaded guilty, or forfeited bail to the treasurer of state, who shall deposit it into the general revenue fund. If the person is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed, the clerk shall return the fifteen dollars to the person. 

(C)  No person shall be placed or held in a detention facility for failing to pay the additional fifteen dollars court costs or bail that are required to be paid by this section. 

(D)  As used in this section: 

(1) "Moving violation" and "bail" have the same meanings as in section 2743.70 of the Revised Code. 

(2) "Detention facility" has the same meaning as in section 2921.01 of the Revised Code. 
 

HISTORY: 140 v H 291 (Eff 7-1-83); 142 v H 171 (Eff 7-1-87); 143 v H 111 (Eff 7-1-89); 143 v S 131 (Eff 7-25-90); 144 v H 298 (Eff 7-26-91); 147 v H 426. Eff 7-22-98; 150 v H 95, § 1, eff. 9-26-03.
 

The effective date is set by section 179 of H.B. 95 (150 v  - ). 

 

Effect of Amendments

H.B. 95, Acts 2003, effective September 26, 2003, substituted "fifteen dollars" for "eleven dollars" throughout the section. 

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