BACKGROUND - Clark County has a long-standing practice of charging court-referred offenders a work crew/ACS sign-up fee. In a 2007 comprehensive analysis of the fees we charge, our Prosecutor's Office indicated the legal authority for our WC/ACS fee was: a) based on “cost recovery” under CrRLJ 7.3 and RCW10.01.160; b) since there is neither a specific authority or a specific limitation, jurisdictions may charge whatever the costs are; c) RCW 9.94A.725 by analogy; and, d) BOCC resolutions 1998-05-22, 1999-02-16, 199-10-01, 2008-02-15. Currently, the fee is receipted in a point of sale system outside of JIS so the lack of an appropriate JIS cost fee code has not been an issue. Now, through the efforts of a lean government process, court administration has decided to consolidate all accounts receivable activity into the JIS system. July 1, 2013 is the target date for the consolidation. After the BARS re-structuring in 2013 our local bassub/element code used for the fee is 342.303.
REQUEST – If an appropriate BARS/JIS cost fee code for a work crew alternative community service fee does not exist already, please update the table to include an appropriate code sequence.