Section 12-19-251.1

Retention of tax by municipalities when collected in municipal court; disposition of proceeds by municipalities.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this article, when the "fair trial tax" levied and provided for in this article is collected, the clerk of the municipal court of each municipality which has retained its municipal court, instead of remitting the receipts from said tax into the State Treasury, shall pay such receipts into the general fund of the municipality. The governing body of such municipality shall use and expend so much of said funds as is necessary to defray the costs of providing representation of indigent defendants in their municipal court and after payment of such costs shall pay into the State Treasury any funds not used for such purpose. The governing body shall render an accounting of such funds to the State Treasurer on a monthly basis and the monthly report of such funds shall be filed with the State Treasurer on or before the twentieth day of the month following collection.

(Acts 1978, No. 617, p. 877.)