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EXHIBIT II: CHART 2-3
State Court Costs and Fees for Municipal Courts
Effective September 1, 1995, through August 31, 1997
OFFENSE JCPT LEOA LEOCE LEMI CVC CJP OCL CR GR BAT TOTAL
 
Municipal Ordinances
Punishable by fine of $200 or less $1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $15.00 $5.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $0.00 $27.00
Punishable by fine of $201-$500 $1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $35.00 $5.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $0.00 $47.00
Punishable by fine of more than $500 $1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $35.00 $10.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $0.00 $52.00
 
State Law
Education Code, Sec. 4.25, Thwarting Compulsory Attendance $1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $15.00 $5.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $0.00 $27.00
VACS Art 6687b-2, Texas Commercial Drivers License Act $1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $15.00 $5.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $30.00 $57.00
VACS Art 6701c-3, Motorcycle Protective Headgear $1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $15.00 $5.00 $0.00 $5.00 $2.50 $0.00 $32.00
VTCA Transportation Code, Subtitle C, Rules of the Road
  • Sec. 545.066, Overtaking & Passing School Bus
$1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $35.00 $10.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $0.00 $52.00
  • Sec. 545.351; 545.352; 545.364, Speed Restrictions
$1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $15.00 $5.00 $0.00 $5.00 $2.50 $0.00 $32.00
  • Other
$1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $15.00 $5.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $0.00 $27.00
VTCA Transporation Code, Sec. 601.192, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility
  • First conviction
$1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $15.00 $5.00 $75.00 $0.00 $2.50 $0.00 $102.00
  • Subsequent conviction
$1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $35.00 $10.00 $75.00 $0.00 $2.50 $0.00 $127.00
 
All Other Misdemeanors
  • Punishable by fine of $500 or less
$1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $15.00 $5.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $0.00 $27.00
  • Punishable by fine of more than $500
$1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $0.50 $35.00 $10.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.50 $0.00 $52.00
Abbreviations:
JCPT = Judicial and Court Personnel Training Fund; LEOA = Law Enforcement Officers Administrative Fund; LEOCE = Law Enforcement Officers Continuing Education Fund;

LEMI = Law Enforcement Management Institute; CVC = Compensation to Victims of Crime; CJP = Criminal Justice Planning Fund;

OCL = Operators' and Chauffeur's License Fund; CR = Comprehensive Rehabilitation; GR = Misdemeanor- General Revenue; BAT = Breath Alcohol Testing.
Mandatory State Court Costs:
The total in the far right column should be collected on each offense as appropriate. The state court cost amounts collected from this chart should be entered on the city quarterly report form under Section 1, line 3.
Additional State Court Costs should be collected when they apply and should be reported separately on the report form under Section 2:
Line 1: Arrest Fees - report 20% of arrest fees and warrant fees when performed by state law enforcement officers.

Line 3: Failure to Appear - effective 9-1-95, $30 for each violation of a traffic law for which defendant failed to appear if city is contracted with Texas Department of Public Safety. Two-thirds ($20) is to be remitted to the state.

Line 4: Motor Carrier Weight Violations - effective 9-1-95, 50% of fine assessed on convictions for offenses involving vehicle with gross weight more than 5,000 pounds over vehicle's allowable gross weight.
Local Court Costs may also apply, including, but not limited to:
Child Safety Fund: $20 per conviction under Education Code, Sec. 25.093 (thwarting compulsory attendance); $20 per conviction under Transportation Code, Sec. 545.066 (passing school bus); and $20 per conviction under Transportation Code, Subtitle C, if offense occurs within a school crossing zone.

Cities may also impose costs on parking violations. See Code of Crim. Proc. Art. 102.014.

Jury Fee: $3 for jury trial upon conviction, or upon withdrawal of request and defendant is convicted or case is deferred.

Municipal Court Building Security Fund: effective 9-1-95, $3 per misdemeanor, if municipality has passed an ordinance imposing the cost.

Traffic Cost: $3 per misdemeanor under Transportation Code, Subtitle C, including parking and pedestrian offenses.