SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1390
92ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES DIXON (Sponsor), BOUGH, COOPER (120), WOOD,
SCHNEIDER, LEMBKE, WITTE, WILSON (130), RUESTMAN, VIEBROCK, SUTHERLAND, YATES,
LUETKEMEYER, PARKER, ICET, WRIGHT, MORRIS, ROARK, THRELKELD, MARSH, SELBY,
NIEVES, BRUNS, CORCORAN, DUSENBERG, KELLY (36), KELLY (144), KUESSNER, SANDER,
ST. ONGE, SWINGER, BIVINS, STEFANICK AND LIPKE (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time February 4, 2004, and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 221.070, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to
expenses and costs of commitment to a county jail.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 221.070, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu
thereof, to be known as section 221.070, to read as follows:
221.070. 1. Every person who shall be committed to the common jail within any county
in this state, by lawful authority, for any offense or misdemeanor, if he or she shall be convicted
thereof, shall bear the expense of carrying him or her to said jail, and shall also [his or her
support while in jail] bear the cost per diem for county prisoners, as determined pursuant
to section 221.105, for each day such person was in jail, before he or she shall be discharged;
and the property of such person shall be subjected to the payment of such expenses and per
diem costs, and shall be bound therefor, from the time of his or her commitment, and may be
levied on and sold, from time to time, under the order of the court having criminal jurisdiction
in the county, to satisfy such expenses and per diem costs.
2. It shall be the duty of the sheriff, prior to the person's discharge date, to certify
to the clerk of the circuit court in which the case was determined, the total number of days
such person remained in the county jail.