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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 5.53 Victims of  Domestic Violence Fund

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Chapter 5.53
Victims of  Domestic Violence Fund

Sections:

5.53.010 Surcharge imposed.
5.53.020 Special fund created--Payment and disbursement--Administration.
5.53.030 Fees collected--Monthly report required.

5.53.010 Surcharge imposed.

There is hereby imposed, pursuant to the authority of Section 455.205 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri a surcharge of two dollars ($2.00) upon any civil case filed in the Circuit Court. The surcharge shall not be charged when costs are waived or are to be paid by the state or city.
(Ord. 65106 1, 2000.)

5.53.020 Special fund created--Payment and disbursement--Administration.

The surcharge imposed shall be paid by the party who filed the petition and shall be collected and disbursed by the Clerk of the Court in the manner provided by Sections 488.010 to 488.020, R.S.Mo. Said amounts shall be payable to the treasury of the City. The Treasurer shall deposit such fees upon receipt in a special fund and said funds, including interest, are to be expended only to provide financial assistance to shelter for victims of domestic violence as provided in Sections 455.200--455.230 R.S.Mo., as amended. The Department of Human Services is hereby designated as the authority to request proposals for funding under this chapter, and all such proposals shall be submitted in accordance with state law and City ordinances. The Department of Human Services is hereby designated as the appropriate authority to administer the allocation and distribution of the funds to shelters for victims of domestic violence.
(Ord. 65106 2, 2000.)

5.53.030 Fees collected--Monthly report required.

Monthly, the Clerk of the Court shall file a verified report with the Clerk of the Board of Aldermen, the Register, the Comptroller and the Director of Human Services of the fees collected pursuant to this chapter.
(Ord. 65106 3, 2000.)

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