Location: SCR 357
Court Fees and State Court System Funding
COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND COUNTY JAIL FUNDING AND OVERCROWDING SOLUTIONS
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01:55 PM -- Court Fees and State Court System Funding
Hugh Wilson, Budget Manager for Colorado Courts and Probation, and Marty Galvin, Senior Finance Administrator for the Judicial Branch, presented to the committee on the Judicial Department budget and court fees. Committee members received a copy of their presentation slides (Attachment D) and a handout on court fees (Attachment E).
Mr. Wilson discussed examples of collected fees and how those collections are disbursed. He explained various special purpose funds that benefit from judicial collections. He responded to a question about how much of these collections go to counties and municipalities, noting that the Judicial Stabilization Fund helps pay for court staffing and administration.
Mr. Galvin responded to a question about the Courthouse Security Cash Fund and the Underfunded Courthouse Facility Fund, noting that the Courthouse Security Cash Fund receives funds from a five dollar surcharge, generating just over $2.2 million in Fiscal Year 2015-2016.
Mr. Wilson responded to a question about independent judicial agencies like the Office of the State Public Defender.
Mr. Galvin responded to a question about victim restitution.