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574.34 Fines, how disposed of.

Subdivision 1. General. Fines and forfeitures not specially granted or appropriated by law shall be paid into the treasury of the county where they are incurred, except in a county in a judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), the fines and forfeitures must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the general fund.

Subd. 2. Municipal prosecution; gross misdemeanors. If a city or municipal attorney prosecutes a gross misdemeanor offense, the proceeds of any fine collected by the court shall be disbursed in the same manner as though the offense was a misdemeanor prosecuted by the city or municipal attorney in district court. The county shall pay for any costs associated with incarceration.

HIST: (9707) RL s 4541; 1983 c 177 s 16; 1998 c 254 art 2 s 64; 1999 c 243 art 11 s 11; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 5 s 20

* NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 1 by Laws 2001, First *Special Session chapter 5, article 5, section 20, is effective *July 1, 2003, in the second and fourth districts; July 1, 2004, *in the first and third districts; and July 1, 2005, in the sixth *and tenth districts. Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter *5, article 5, section 20, the effective date.

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