Collections Process

The Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund receives its revenue from a 10% surcharge imposed on fines for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) or reckless driving in the state of Georgia.

When a person is convicted of a DUI or Reckless driving (2015) offense in any court, the surcharge is added to his/her fine that is imposed by the judge in the case.  Court clerks are responsible for collecting the surcharge and remitting it to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA).  The GSCCCA then forwards the funds to the Georgia Office of Treasury and Fiscal Services (OTFS), where all of the money is credited to the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund, a separate fund in the state treasury.  OTFS is allowed by law to invest the Trust Fund moneys in the same way in which other moneys from the state treasury are invested.

The Trust Fund's collections by Fiscal Year are as follows:

Year Trust Fund Yearly Collection
FY1999 $122,710.00
FY2000 $911,561.00
FY2001 $1,597,547.00
FY2002 $1,956,461.00
FY2003 $2,028,482.00
FY2004 $2,250,724.00
FY2005 $2,003,410.00
FY2006 $1,790,422.00
FY2007 $1,968,993.00
FY2008 $2,069,640.00
FY2009 $1,960,830.00
FY2010 $1,933,528.00
FY2011 $1,896,580.00
FY2012 $1,770,818.00
FY2013 $1,579,626.00
FY2014 $1,449,027.00
FY2015 $1,325,935.00 
FY2016 $1,422,131.00