(b) The clerk of the circuit court, magistrate court or municipal court where the additional costs are imposed under the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall, on or before the last day of each month, transmit all costs received under this article to the state treasurer for deposit in the state treasury to the credit of a special revenue fund to be known as the "Crime Victims Compensation Fund". All moneys collected and received under this article and paid into the state treasury and credited to the crime victims compensation fund in the manner prescribed in section two, article two, chapter twelve of this code, shall be kept and maintained for the specific purposes of this article, and may not be treated by the auditor and treasurer as part of the general revenue of the state.
(c) Expenditure of moneys in the crime victims compensation fund is authorized from collections.
(d) Moneys in the crime victims compensation fund may be expended for:
(1) The payment of the costs of administration of this article;
(2) The payment of economic loss awards approved by the court; and
(3) The payment of attorney and witness fees, allowed pursuant to section nineteen of this article.
(e) The services of the office of the attorney general, as may be required or authorized by any of the provisions of this article, shall be rendered without charge to the fund.
(f) Any moneys in the crime victims compensation fund may be invested as provided in article six, chapter twelve of this code, with the interest income credited to the crime victims compensation fund.
(g) All funds in the special economic loss claim payment fund created under the provisions of section twenty of this article prior to the amendments made in that section enacted in the year one thousand nine hundred ninety-nine shall be transferred to the crime victims compensation fund within a reasonable time from the effective date of the amendments.
(h) All gifts that are received to be used for the purposes of this article shall be deposited into the crime victims compensation fund.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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