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CCS HCS SS SCS SB 5, 2015    (New Section - Proposed Language)

479.353. The following conditions shall apply to minor traffic violations:
     (1) The court shall not assess a fine, if combined with the amount of court costs, totaling in excess of three hundred dollars;
     (2) The court shall not sentence a person to confinement, except the court may sentence a person to confinement for violations involving alcohol or controlled substances, violations endangering the health or welfare of others, and eluding or giving false information to a law enforcement officer;
     (3) A person shall not be placed in confinement for failure to pay a fine unless such nonpayment violates terms of probation;
     (4) Court costs that apply shall be assessed against the defendant unless the court finds that the defendant is indigent based on standards set forth in determining such by the presiding judge of the circuit. Such standards shall reflect model rules and requirements to be developed by the supreme court; and
     (5) No court costs shall be assessed if the case is dismissed. \Line


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