HB1282: Parking citations; funds paid to locality.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1282

Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled January 10, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact § 46.2-1227 of the Code of Virginia, relating to parking citations; sums paid to locality.
Patron-- LaRock

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 46.2-1227 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-1227. Enforcement of state regulations governing parking on primary and secondary highways.

Any regulation of the Commissioner under the provisions of § 46.2-1223 relating to parking on any primary or secondary highway shall provide:

1. That uncontested citations issued under the regulation by a law-enforcement officer or official authorized to issue citations who is employed by the Commonwealth or any agency thereof shall be paid to the administrative official or officials appointed under to enforce the provisions of this section in the locality in which the part of the highway lies, or in the locality where there is no appointed administrative official the citations shall be paid to the local treasurer, who shall promptly pay them into the general fund of the state treasury; and

2. That uncontested citations issued under this regulation by a law-enforcement officer or official authorized to issue citations who is employed by a locality shall be paid to the administrative official or officials appointed to enforce the provisions of this section in the locality in which the part of the highway lies, or in the locality where there is no appointed administrative official the citations shall be paid to the local treasurer, who shall promptly pay them into the locality's general fund; and

3. That contested or delinquent citations shall be certified or a complaint, summons, or warrant shall be issued as provided in § 46.2-1225 to the general district court in whose jurisdiction the part of the highway lies. Any sums collected by such court for a citation issued by a law-enforcement officer or official authorized to issue citations who is employed by the Commonwealth or any agency thereof, minus court costs, shall be promptly paid by the clerk into the general fund of the state treasury. Any sums collected by such court for a citation issued by a law-enforcement officer or official authorized to issue citations who is employed by a locality, minus court costs, shall be promptly paid by the clerk to the local treasurer of the locality in which the part of the highway lies, who shall promptly pay them into the locality's general fund.