Section 12-19-2

Continuation of financial support by counties from January 16, 1977, through September 30, 1977.

(a) All counties shall continue from January 16, 1977, through September 30, 1977, to support court services within their respective counties at not less than the same level of expenditures for such court services during the fiscal year ending September 30, 1976; provided, that the county level of expenditure for court services may be decreased to the extent and for individual items, formerly paid by the county, assumed by the state on January 16, 1977.

(b) All authorized appropriations for court services of any kind, including but not limited to, county solicitors, assistant district attorneys and other prosecution and defense expenses, in effect on January 15, 1977, for county courts to be abolished and replaced by district courts and for circuit courts, shall continue to be provided by the counties from January 16, 1977, through September 30, 1977, for district and circuit court services.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §4-132.)