Q Does SB 2362 affect state court assessments?

A Senate Bill 2362 does not affect state court assessment at the local level. Section 71 of Senate Bill 2362 inter alia reenacts existing provisions of Section 99-19-73 specifying recipients of numerous criminal fees and assessments while deleting all individual monetary amounts and adding “total” assessments to be directed to the “General Fund.” Instead of having each assessment broken down in the statute based on the recipient of each portion of the assessment, Section 99-19-73 now has total amounts to be collected and deposited into the State General Fund. At the state level, the “total” assessments are settled to the State General Fund rather than individual special funds. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Hosemann, June 13, 2016)