1. The clerk of the district court shall establish an account and deposit in this account all revenue and other receipts. Not later than the fifteenth day of each month, the clerk shall distribute all revenues received during the preceding calendar month. Each distribution shall be accompanied by a statement disclosing the total amount of revenue received during the accounting period and any adjustments of gross revenue figures that are necessary to reflect changes in the balance of the account, including but not limited to reductions resulting from the dishonor of checks previously accepted by the clerk.
2. Except as otherwise provided, the clerk of the district court shall report and submit to the state court administrator, not later than the fifteenth day of each month, the fines and fees received during the preceding calendar month. Except as provided in subsections 4 and 5, the state court administrator shall deposit the amounts received with the treasurer of state for deposit in the general fund of the state. The state court administrator shall report to the legislative fiscal bureau within thirty days of the beginning of each fiscal quarter the amount received during the previous quarter in the account established under this section.
3. When a court assesses a criminal surcharge under section 911.2, the amounts collected shall be distributed as follows:
a. The clerk of the district court shall submit to the state court administrator, not later than the fifteenth day of each month, ninety-five percent of the surcharge collected during the preceding calendar month. The clerk shall remit the remainder to the county treasurer of the county that was the plaintiff in the action or to the city that was the plaintiff in the action.
b. Of the amount received from the clerk, the state court administrator shall allocate eighteen percent to be deposited in the fund established in section 912.14 and eighty-two percent to be deposited in the general fund.
c. Notwithstanding provisions of this subsection to the contrary, all moneys collected from the drug abuse resistance education surcharge provided in section 911.2 shall be remitted to the treasurer of state for deposit in the general fund of the state and the amount deposited is appropriated to the Iowa law enforcement academy for use by the drug abuse resistance education program.
4. A court technology and modernization fund is established as a separate fund in the state treasury. The state court administrator shall allocate one million dollars of the moneys received under subsection 2 to be deposited in the fund, which shall be administered by the supreme court and shall be used as follows:
a. Eighty percent shall be used to enhance the ability of the judicial department to process cases more quickly and efficiently, to electronically transmit information to state government, local governments, law enforcement agencies, and the public, and to improve public access to the court system. Moneys in this paragraph shall not be used for the Iowa court information system.
b. Twenty percent shall be used in equal amounts to facilitate alternative dispute resolution and methods to resolve domestic abuse cases, which may include personnel for hearings under section 236.4.
5. The state court administrator shall allocate all of the fines and fees attributable to commercial vehicle violation citations issued by motor vehicle division personnel of the state department of transportation to the treasurer of state for deposit in the road use tax fund. However, the fines and fees to be deposited under this subsection shall not be deposited in the road use tax fund unless and until the deposit to the Iowa prison infrastructure fund provided for in section 602.8108A has been made.
83 Acts, ch 186, § 9108, 10201; 91 Acts, ch 116, § 15; 94 Acts, ch 1074, §7; 96 Acts, ch 1216, § 31; 96 Acts, ch 1218, § 38, 39
Referred to in § 331.427, 364.3, 602.1304, 602.8107, 602.11101, 625.8, 631.6, 633.20, 633.31, 692A.6, 909.10, 911.1
Subsection 5 and amendment to subsection 2 take effect July 1, 1997; 96 Acts, ch 1218, § 38, 39, 71; for law prior to that date, see Code 1995
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