ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 8-37(B) OF THE FAUQUIER COUNTY CODE TO INCREASE THE FILING FEE FOR COURTHOUSE SECURITY PERSONNEL

FROM $5.00 TO $10.00

            WHEREAS, the General Assembly has authorized the County to increase the fee for Courthouse Security Personnel from $5.00 to $10.00, effective July 1, 2007; and

            WHEREAS, the County conducted a public hearing to amend the County Code to change the fee; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the proposed amendment is appropriate and in the public interest; now, therefore, be it

            ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of June 2007, That Section 8-37(b) of the Fauquier County Code be, and is hereby, amended as follows:

ARTICLE XIII. COURT COSTS

Sec. 8-37. Fees in criminal, traffic cases.

            (b)  Fee for Courthouse Security Personnel.  Pursuant to authority granted in section 53.1-120 of the Code of Virginia, as amended, there is hereby assessed a sum of five dollars ($5.00) ten dollars ($10.00) as part of the costs in each criminal or traffic case in the District and Circuit Court of the County in which the defendant is convicted of a violation of any statute or ordinance.  The assessment shall be collected by the Clerk of the Court in which the case is heard, remitted to the Treasurer of the County, and shall be held by the Treasurer subject to appropriation by the Board of Supervisors to the Sheriff’s Office for the funding of Courthouse Security Personnel.

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