Costs and Charges of Courts in Hale County.

In addition to any court costs and fees now or hereafter authorized in Hale County, the Hale County Commission may impose by resolution of the commission an additional fee in an amount not to exceed fifty dollars ($50) to be assessed and taxed as costs on each civil case and on each criminal case, including domestic relations and traffic cases, but excluding small claims cases, filed in the circuit court, district court, or any municipal court in Hale County. These fees shall not be waived by any court unless all other fees, assessments, costs, fines, and charges associated with the case are waived.

The additional fees when collected by the clerks or their collection officers of the courts shall be paid into the General Fund of Hale County to be used by the commission for the planning, designing, construction, financing, furnishing, equipping, and operation of a new county jail and for general county purposes.