Section 45-15-82.33

Additional fees - Marriage license; petition for adoption.

(a) In addition to all other costs, fees, and charges assessed pursuant to current applicable law in the Probate Court of Cleburne County, a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) shall be charged and collected for each marriage license and for each petition for adoption filed in the probate court. The additional fee shall be collected in the probate office, at the time of the filing of an application for marriage license or petition for adoption. The fees, after collection and deduction of an administrative fee of five dollars ($5) by the judge of probate, shall be remitted to the Cleburne County Commission at the end of each calendar month or as is the customary business practice in the probate office for all fees collected and distributed to the county commission. The funds retained by the judge of probate shall be used for the operation of his or her office.

(b) The portion of the fee remitted to the county commission shall be earmarked by the Cleburne County Commission for the operation of the Calhoun/Cleburne Children's Center, to be used by the center in providing programs and services to qualified children and families of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties. The funds shall be appropriated by the county commission. Two months prior to the end of each fiscal year, the Calhoun/Cleburne Children's Center shall provide the Cleburne County Commission with an accounting of the annual expenditures of the funds appropriated pursuant to this section and shall provide a proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

(Act 2012-546, p. 1615, §1.)