(A)   Creation. The Municipal Court technology fund (referred to in this section as the fund) is hereby created. All monies deposited into the fund shall be expended in accordance with this section.
   (B)   Imposition of technology fee. Any defendant convicted in the Municipal Court shall be charged and shall pay as a cost of court, in addition to all other costs of court, a technology fee in the amount of $4. For purposes of this section, a defendant is considered convicted if:
      (1)   A judgment and sentence is imposed on the defendant;
      (2)   The defendant receives community supervision, including deferred adjudication; or
      (3)   The court defers final disposition of the defendant’s case.
   (C)   Deposit of fee into the fund; fund administration; use of fee. The Municipal Court Clerk shall collect the technology fee, pay the fee to the city’s Finance Director, and the fee shall be deposited by the finance director into the fund. The fund shall be administered under the direction of the City Council. The fund may be used to finance the following when used for the purposes of providing technology enhancements for the Municipal Court:
      (1)   Computer systems;
      (2)   Computer networks;
      (3)   Computer hardware;
      (4)   Computer software:
      (5)   Imaging systems;
      (6)   Electronic kiosks;
      (7)   Electronic ticket writers; and
      (8)   Docket management systems.
(2005 Code, § 5-1-9)  (Ord. 000323B, passed - -; Ord. 080103, passed 1-3-2008)