6226L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk



To repeal section 304.027, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to research projects funded by the spinal cord injury fund.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

            Section A. Section 304.027, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 304.027, to read as follows:

            304.027. 1. There is hereby created in the state treasury for use by the board of curators of the University of Missouri a fund to be known as the "Spinal Cord Injury Fund". All judgments collected pursuant to this section, appropriations of the general assembly, federal grants, private donations and any other moneys designated for the spinal cord injury fund established pursuant to this section, shall be deposited in the fund. Moneys deposited in the fund shall, upon appropriation by the general assembly to the board of curators, be received and expended by the board for the purpose of funding research projects that promote an advancement of knowledge in the area of spinal cord injury. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, any unexpended balance in the spinal cord injury fund at the end of any biennium shall not be transferred to the general revenue fund.

            2. In all criminal cases including violations of any county ordinance or any violation of criminal or traffic laws of this state, including an infraction, there shall be assessed as costs a surcharge in the amount of two dollars. No such surcharge shall be collected in any proceeding involving a violation of an ordinance or state law when the proceeding or defendant has been dismissed by the court or when costs are to be paid by the state, county or municipality. Such surcharge shall be collected and disbursed by the clerk of the court as provided by sections 488.010 to 488.020. The surcharge collected pursuant to this section shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the spinal cord injury fund created in this section.

            3. Any request for an appropriation to fund a research project submitted under this section shall include a description and a summary of the project. Such summary and description shall be submitted to the appropriate appropriations committee before or at the same time as the request for an appropriation is made, but in no case shall be submitted to the appropriations committee any later than the date of the first meeting of such committee.