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480.182 State assumption of certain court costs.

(a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the state courts will pay for the following court-related programs and costs:

(1) court interpreter program costs, including the costs of hiring court interpreters;

(2) guardian ad litem program and personnel costs;

(3) examination costs, not including hospitalization or treatment costs, for mental commitments and related proceedings under chapter 253B;

(4) examination costs under rule 20 of the Rules of Criminal Procedure;

(5) in forma pauperis costs;

(6) costs for transcripts mandated by statute, except in appeal cases and postconviction cases handled by the board of public defense; and

(7) jury program costs, not including personnel.

(b) In counties in a judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), the state courts shall pay the witness fees and mileage fees specified in sections 253B.23, subdivision 1; 260B.152, subdivision 2; 260C.152, subdivision 2; 260B.331, subdivision 3, clause (a); 260C.331, subdivision 3, clause (a); 357.24; 357.32; 525.012, subdivision 5; and 627.02.

HIST: 1999 c 139 art 4 s 2; 1999 c 216 art 7 s 27; 1Sp2001 c 8 art 5 s 10

* NOTE: Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 7, section 46, *subdivision 3, provides specific effective dates for the state *takeover of miscellaneous court costs under this section, as *added by Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 7, section 27.

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