Chapter 27-05.2 (Excerpts) and Section 29-26-22 (2)
27-05.2-08. Court facilities improvement and maintenance fund - Administration -
Continuing appropriation. The court facilities improvement and maintenance fund is a special fund
in the state treasury. The state treasurer shall deposit in the fund certain fees collected under section
29-26-22. All moneys in the fund are appropriated on a continuing basis to be used as provided in
1. The court facilities improvement advisory committee consists of:
a. One member appointed by the North Dakota association of counties to
represent counties with a population fewer than seven thousand five hundred.
b. One member appointed by the North Dakota association of counties to
represent counties with a population of seven thousand five hundred or more.
c. One member, who shall serve as chairman of the committee, appointed by the
chief justice of the supreme court.
d. One member appointed by the state bar association of North Dakota.
e. One member appointed by the chairman of the legislative council.
2. The term of each member is three years. Initially, as determined by lot, one member
shall serve for one year, two members shall serve for two years, and two members
shall serve for three years. At the end of the member's term, the appointing authority
shall appoint a successor for a full three-year term. A member may not serve more
than two 3-year terms. A vacancy must be filled by the appointing authority for the
remainder of the term.
3. At the initial meeting of the committee, the committee shall adopt rules of operation
and procedure for the committee. The committee shall submit the rules to the
supreme court for approval. The rules of operation must provide that a quorum of the
committee consists of at least four members.
4. The members of the committee are entitled to reimbursement for travel and expenses
as provided by law for other state officers. Travel and expense costs must be paid
from funds from the court facilities improvement and maintenance fund.
5. The supreme court shall provide staff services for the committee.
27-05.2-10. Application for grants from court facilities improvement and maintenance
fund. Moneys in the court facilities improvement and maintenance fund may be used by the court
facilities improvement advisory committee to make grants to counties to provide funds for court
facilities improvement and maintenance projects. The committee shall review applications to
determine if the purpose of a grant is consistent with the purposes of the fund and if the proposed
project is a necessary improvement to court facilities or essential to remodel or maintain existing
court facilities in the applicant county. A grant may be awarded to a county only if the applicant
county agrees to provide local funding for the project in an amount at least equal to twenty-five
percent of the total cost of the project. The committee shall ensure that at least twenty-five percent
of funds granted during a biennium are allocated to counties with a population fewer than seven
thousand five hundred. Grants disbursed under this section may be used only to improve or provide
essential remodeling or maintenance to facilities used for chambers, courts, and court-related
29-26-22. Judgment for fines - Court administration fee - Community service
supervision fee - Special funds - Docketing and enforcement. . . . . . . . .
2. In addition, in all criminal cases except infractions, the court administration fee must
include one hundred dollars. Of the additional one hundred dollar court
administration fee, the first seven hundred fifty thousand dollars collected per
biennium must be deposited in the indigent defense administration fund, which must
be used to contract for indigent defense services in this state, and the next four
hundred sixty thousand dollars collected per biennium must be deposited in the court
facilities improvement and maintenance fund. After the minimum thresholds have
been collected, one-half of the additional court administration fee must be deposited
in each fund.