§ 484C.510 Fee for chemical analysis

484C.510. Fee for chemical analysis

    1. If a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill to, or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of, any violation of NRS 484C.110, 484C.120, 484C.130 or 484C.430 and a chemical analysis of his or her blood, urine, breath or other bodily substance was conducted, the court shall, in addition to any penalty provided by law, order the defendant to pay the sum of $60 as a fee for the chemical analysis. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, any money collected for the chemical analysis must not be deducted from, and is in addition to, any fine otherwise imposed by the court and must be:

        (a) Collected from the defendant before or at the same time that the fine is collected.

        (b) Stated separately in the judgment of the court or on the court's docket.

    2. All money collected pursuant to subsection 1 must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county or city treasurer, as appropriate, on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month.

    3. The treasurer shall deposit all money received by the treasurer pursuant to subsection 2 in the county or city treasury, as appropriate, for credit to the fund for forensic services created pursuant to NRS 453.575. The money must be accounted for separately within the fund.

    4. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, each month the treasurer shall, from the money credited to the fund pursuant to subsection 3, pay any amount owed for forensic services and deposit any remaining money in the county or city general fund, as appropriate.

    5. In counties that do not receive forensic services under a contract with the State, the money credited to the fund pursuant to subsection 3:

        (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), must be:

            (1) Expended to pay for the chemical analyses performed within the county;

            (2) Expended to purchase and maintain equipment to conduct such analyses;

            (3) Expended for the training and continuing education of the employees who conduct such analyses; and

            (4) Paid to law enforcement agencies which conduct such analyses to be used by those agencies in the manner provided in this subsection.

        (b) May only be expended to cover the costs of chemical analyses conducted by, equipment used by or training for employees of an analytical laboratory that is approved by the Committee on Testing for Intoxication created in NRS 484C.600.