Sec. CCCC-1. 4 MRSA §173, sub-§4-A, ¶¶A and B, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 750, Pt. A, §2, are amended to read:
A. The court shall reimburse the municipality or county that employs the law enforcement officer a flat fee of
$25 $50 for each day or part of a day that a law enforcement officer is physically present for a scheduled trial in District Court, whether or not the officer is called upon to give testimony.
B. The court shall pay a municipality or county a flat fee of
$25 $50 for each day or part of a day that a municipal or county law enforcement officer, designated by the municipality or county as its court officer, is physically present in a District Court in order to adequately handle that municipality's or county's case load.
The court officer required to be present at an arraignment may be an officer other than the arresting officer if the municipality or county has designated the officer to handle the arraignment case load of that municipality or county. In addition, one or more municipalities may designate either a municipal law enforcement officer or a county law enforcement officer to represent the municipalities at arraignments.
Sec. CCCC-2. Allocation. The following funds are allocated from Other Special Revenue funds to carry out the purposes of this Part.
Courts - Supreme, Superior, District and Administrative
All Other $109,270
Allocates funds to authorize expenditures in excess of current allocations from the Law Enforcement Agency Reimbursement Fund to reflect the increase of the reimbursement amount paid to municipal and county law enforcement agencies from $25 a day to $50 a day.
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