- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon lawmakers are considering raising fees on some citations and court filings to fund construction of new courthouses.

The Bulletin reports (https://is.gd/vBptI7 ) that the House Committee on Judiciary on Monday heard testimony on the proposed bill, which would allow counties seeking state funding for courthouse improvements or replacements to adopt new fees.

Counties would have to be approved by the Legislature to receive funds from the Oregon Courthouse Capital Construction and Improvement Fund.

The proposed bill would increase parking, traffic and boating violation penalties by up to $5 and filing fees could increase by up to 15 percent.

Multnomah, Jefferson, Tillamook and Lane counties are currently receiving funding from the Oregon Courthouse Capital Construction and Improvement Fund.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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