Payne County Legislator/Attorney Opposes Fee Hike

State Rep. Cory Williams, D-Stillwater, debated Wednesday against Senate Bill 38, which would increase a fee that a court is empowered to assess against anyone convicted of any offense, including traffic infractions but excluding parking and standing violations, that can be punished by a fine of $10 or more or by incarceration.

The Forensic Science Improvement Assessment would be doubled by SB 38: from $5 to $10.

The bill narrowly passed the House, 52-32, and the Senate, 26-19, and is en route to the governor’s desk. In the House the bill was endorsed by 51 Republicans and 1 Democrat, and was opposed by 19 Democrats and 13 Republicans; 14 Representatives were absent when the vote was taken.



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