ACT NO. 153
Taxation and finance; fee bill
This act adjusts certain executive and judicial branch fees. The specific fees addressed and the entity that has jurisdiction over them are as follows:
(1) Department of Public Safety. Storage of hazardous chemicals or substances and video reproduction of DUI arrests.
(2) Sheriffs. Service of process.
(3) Department of Labor. Workers compensation insurance contribution rate, changes to the composition of the elevator review board, and changes in the amount of and methodology of calculating elevator inspection fees.
(4) Department of Motor Vehicles. Surcharge on operators, junior operators, and non-driver identification for enhanced drivers license features.
(5) Treasurer and Agency of Human Services. Traumatic brain injury fund created.
(6) Criminal Justice Training Council. Tuition for basic training at the police academy.
(7) Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets. Fee for use of the seal of quality label and for registration of pet merchants.
(8) Judiciary. Various fees adjusted including those at the judicial bureau, court filing fees, cross and counter claims, probate fees, and annual accountings on testamentary trusts. The act also adds the judicial branch to the three-year fee review cycle.
(9) Department of Buildings and General Services. Requires the department to report brochure distribution fees to the legislature while retaining the power to set the fees themselves.
(10) Attorney General. Juvenile court diversion fee cap increased.
(11) Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration. Fees for securities offerings and registration of securities brokers or agents.
(12) Secretary of State. Corporation and limited liability company fees for registration and annual reports.
Effective Date. July 1, 2008, except Sec. 13 (dog registration surcharge), which shall be effective April 1, 2009, and Sec. 39 (enhanced drivers license surcharge), which shall be effective when the commissioner of motor vehicles determines the systems necessary to operate the program are ready.
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