The Arizona Revised Statutes have been updated to include the revised sections from the 54th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session. Please note that the next update of this compilation will not take place until after the conclusion of the 55th Legislature, 1st Regular Session, which convenes in January 2021.
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1. Set the amount of the court diversion fee that an individual, including an individual who holds a commercial driver license, who attends a defensive driving school may be assessed.
2. Charge an individual a forty-five dollar surcharge if the individual attends a defensive driving school.
3. Immediately inform the supreme court in writing of the amount of the court diversion fee that is established for the court and the total cost to attend a defensive driving school.
4. Immediately inform the supreme court in writing of any changes in the total cost to attend a defensive driving school.
B. Payment of the court diversion fee and surcharge is in lieu of payment of a civil penalty or criminal fine and any surcharge that are imposed for a traffic violation.
C. The driving school shall collect the court diversion fee and surcharge before or at the time an individual attends the school. On receipt of the diversion fee, the defensive driving school shall transmit the fee promptly to the appropriate court pursuant to procedures prescribed by the supreme court. On receipt of the surcharge, the defensive driving school shall transmit the surcharge promptly to the state treasurer for deposit, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, as follows:
1. The first ten million four hundred thousand dollars in revenue annually in the department of public safety forensics fund established by section 41-1730.