Gov. Sean Parnell signed a pair of bills Monday, one of which set
up a youth court funding mechanism through court fines while the other
established a counseling program for jurors in emotionally traumatic
Senate Bill 257, sponsored by District B Democratic Sen. Dennis
Egan and District 4 Republican Rep. Cathy MuÃ±oz, sets up a process that
allows 25 percent of court fines to help fund youth court. Currently,
adult criminal fines belong to the unrestricted general fund.