Law Enforcement Activities for Opioids in Small Counties (Watch)

Law Enforcement Activities for Opioids in Small Counties (Watch)

HB 253 (Daniels) and SB 1720 (Montford) authorize a $10 surcharge, collected by the clerk of the court, on a defendant’s bail if that person was charged with specified drug or alcohol-related offenses. The fee would be deposited in to the Department of Law Enforcement Operating Trust Fund and be used to provide grants to law enforcement agencies in counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer to fund drug enforcement activities within those counties. (Cook)