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20-3129. Same; library fees assessed in certain cases. (a) Subject to the limitations contained in this section, the clerks of the district courts shall tax a library fee in an amount determined by the trustees of the law library in each county for the benefit and account of the law library in each county. Such library fee shall be not less than $2 nor more than $10 in all cases commenced pursuant to chapter 60 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and in all felony criminal cases and shall be not less than $.50 nor more than $7 in all other cases.

(b) The clerks of the district courts in Sedgwick county and Johnson county may tax an additional fee in an amount determined by the trustees of the law library in each county for the benefit and account of the law library in each such county. Such additional library fee shall not be more than $4 in all cases.

(c) The trustee of the law library in each county may increase law library fees under this section once per calendar year as of July 1. Changed law library fees shall be effective as of that date and when filed with the clerk of the supreme court. The trustees of the law library in each county shall file with the respective clerks the fees to be charged in that court.

(d) The fees provided for by subsection (a) shall be deducted from the docket fee. The fees provided for by subsection (b) shall be in addition to the docket fees established by law.

(e) In criminal cases where the case is dismissed by the state, the county shall be liable for the library fee. Where appeals from conviction in the municipal court are dismissed for want of prosecution, or by the defendant, the state or city shall collect the library fee. Upon failure of the state or city to do so within 90 days after the dismissal, the county from which the appeal is taken shall be liable therefor.

(f) The additional library fee under subsection (b) shall be considered a docket fee for purposes of K.S.A. 60-2001 et seq., and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1967, ch. 137, § 4; L. 1976, ch. 145, § 69; L. 1981, ch. 117, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 147, § 5; L. 1987, ch. 101, § 3; L. 1989, ch. 84, § 1; L. 1991, ch. 84, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 232, § 1; L. 1995, ch. 163, § 5; L. 1996, ch. 234, § 9; L. 2007, ch. 189, § 1; July 1.

Attorney General’s Opinions:

Clerk of district court; exemption from limitations imposed by county home rule powers. 86-55.

Power of district court to contract with collection agency to collect unpaid court costs, fines, fees and restitution. 95-101.


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