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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 100         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 637

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Gale D. Candaras

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to a surcharge on criminal cases.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 100        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 637

By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 637) of Gale D. Candaras for legislation relative to additional fees on criminal cases.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 667 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to a surcharge on criminal cases.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 211B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section after Section 21:--

              Section 22. There shall be an additional surcharge fine of $50 for a fine of $500.00 or less and a surcharge of $100.00 for a fine of more than $500.00 assessed in all criminal cases.  A surcharge on criminal cases shall only be applicable to criminal infractions.  Said fee shall be for the operation of the trial court and shall be payable to the General Fund.

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