[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Dorchester County: Art. I, 3-4-1986 as Ord. No. 118. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-4-1986 as Ord. No. 118]
[Amended 6-22-1993 by Ord. No. 224]
The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Dorchester County shall charge an additional fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.) to applicants for marriage licenses, which fee shall be used to fund a local program to deal with domestic violence.
The Clerk of Court shall disburse the additional fee collected on a monthly basis to the County Treasurer for payment to the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence, Inc. The County Treasurer shall disburse accrued funds to the Mid-Shore Council on a quarterly basis; provided, however, that the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence, Inc., shall use said funds to help provide the basic needs (food, shelter and clothing) of Dorchester County citizens who are victims of such violence and that the Mid-Shore Council shall report to the County Commissioners of Dorchester County, at each annual budget session, the economic details relating to its programs and the use of the funds made available as a result of this chapter.
If the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence, Inc., should cease to exist or fail to expend its funds as required hereby, the County Treasurer shall hold all accrued funds until the County Commissioners of Dorchester County approves a successor organization to administer domestic violence programs.