Section 45-19-80.21

Legislative findings; additional court costs; Sheriff's Fund.

(a) The Legislature finds that the office of sheriff is an integral part of the court system of this state and Coosa County. It further notes that our judicial process could not operate without the assistance of the sheriff's department which serves summons and other processes.

(b) In Coosa County, in addition to all other fees, there shall be taxed as costs the sum of twenty dollars ($20) in each civil or quasi-civil action at law, suit in equity, criminal case, quasi-criminal case, proceedings on a forfeited bail bond, or proceedings on a forfeited bond given in connection with an appeal from a judgment or conviction in the Circuit Court of Coosa County, or the District Court of Coosa County, hereinafter filed in or arising in the Circuit Court of Coosa County, or the District Court of Coosa County, or brought by appeal, certiorari or otherwise to the Circuit Court of Coosa County, or the District Court of Coosa County, which costs shall be collected as other costs in such cases are collected by the clerk, or ex officio clerk, of the courts or the register of the Circuit Court of Coosa County, as the case may be. The fees, when collected by the clerks or other collection officers of such court, five dollars ($5) shall be paid into the county treasury and the remaining fifteen dollars ($15) of each fee shall be deposited by the sheriff into any bank in the county, into a fund known as the Sheriff's Fund. The fund shall be used exclusively for law enforcement purposes and in the discharge of the duties of the sheriff's office as determined by the sheriff.

(Act 2004-480 p. 893, §§1, 2.)