Sec. 1. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), the main department, office, agency, or other person under whose supervision a law enforcement officer carries on the law enforcement officer’s duties may charge a fee that is fixed by ordinance of the fiscal body in an amount not less than five dollars ($5) for each report.
    (b) The fee collected under subsection (a) or (c) shall be deposited in the following manner:
        (1) If the department supplying a copy of the accident report is the state police department, in a separate account known as the “accident report account”. The account may be expended at the discretion of the state police superintendent for a purpose reasonably related to the keeping of accident reports and records or the prevention of street and highway accidents.
        (2) If the department supplying a copy of the accident report is the sheriff, county police, or county coroner, in a separate account known as the “accident report account”. The account may be expended at the discretion of the chief administrative officer of the entity that charged the fee for any purpose reasonably related to the keeping of accident reports and records or the prevention of street and highway accidents.
        (3) If the department supplying a copy of the accident report is a city or town police department, in the local law enforcement continuing education fund established by IC 5-2-8-2.
    (c) The superintendent of the state police department may charge a fee in an amount that is not less than five dollars ($5) for:
        (1) each report; and
        (2) the inspection and copying of other report related data maintained by the department.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.17. Amended by P.L.1-1993, SEC.60; P.L.48-1993, SEC.4; P.L.174-2006, SEC.1.