HOUSE BILL NO. 213
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FINES, COSTS, PENALTIES AND FORFEITURES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
Section 1. Amend § 4101, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding as a new subsection “(f)” the following:
“(f) In addition to, and at the same time as, any fine, penalty or forfeiture is assessed to any criminal or traffic defendant or any child adjudicated delinquent, there shall be levied an additional penalty of one dollar ($1.00) imposed and collected by the courts for crimes or offenses as defined in § 233 of this Title. When a fine, penalty or forfeiture is suspended, in whole or in part, the penalty assessment shall not be suspended.
(1) Upon collection of the penalty assessment, the same shall be paid over to the prothonotary or Clerk of Courts, as the case may be, who shall collect the same and transmit it to the State Treasury to be deposited in a separate account for the administration of this subsection, which account shall be designated the ‘DELJIS Fund’, which is hereby created. The Fund is to be administered by the DELJIS Director. Funds shall be utilized to cover line charges, maintenance costs and upgrading of software and hardware that comprise the system known as the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) utilized by State and local law enforcement agencies in addition to all agencies designated as ‘Criminal Justice Agencies’.
(2) For each fiscal year, if the balance in the DELJIS Fund exceeds $250,000, said funds shall be transferred to the General Fund of the State of Delaware on June 30. The DELJIS Director shall submit a detailed spending plan for the use of the DELJIS funds to the State Budget Director and Controller General no later than September 30 of each fiscal year. No funds shall be expended until the plan is approved by the State Budget Director and the Controller General.”.
Approved July 12, 2007