§15-2C-6. Fees.
The criminal identification bureau may charge, and any requester shall pay a user charge of ten dollars for each request for information made by a requester to the central abuse registry. In order to expedite requests by requesters, the criminal identification bureau may establish a procedure permitting service providers or qualified entities as defined in section one of this article to deposit funds with the bureau in anticipation of requests. Fees pursuant to this section shall be paid into a special account in the State Treasury to be expended for registry purposes and criminal record keeping: Provided, That for and after the fiscal year ending the thirtieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred ninety-eight, all expenditures shall be made in accordance with appropriation by the Legislature. Amounts collected which are found from time to time to exceed the funds needed for Central Abuse Registry and criminal record keeping purposes may be transferred to other accounts or funds and redesignated for other purposes by appropriation of the Legislature. For purposes of this section, the term "criminal record keeping" means the compiling of fingerprints, photographs, criminal disposition reports, uniform crime report statistics and other relevant data regarding the arrest, conviction, incarceration and post-conviction status of criminal violators and sex offenders. "Criminal record keeping" does not include the creation of any data.