Title 45, Chapter 12, Section 37
(a) For the purposes of this Code section, "conviction" means a
final judgment of conviction entered upon a verdict of guilty or
upon a plea of guilty. Such judgment shall be deemed to be a final
judgment when the remittitur from the appellate court of this state
affirming the conviction is filed in the court below or, if the
proceeding is before a federal court, when the United States Circuit
Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction.
(b) Any person, other than a law enforcement officer, who furnishes information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person who is charged with selling dangerous drugs in violation of Code Section 16-13-72 may receive a reward of up to $500.00. Any person, other than a law enforcement officer, who furnishes information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person who is charged with selling a controlled substance in violation of Code Section 16-13-30 or 16-13-31, may receive a reward of $1,000.00.
(c) The Governor, at his discretion, may pay any reward authorized
by this Code section after conviction.
(d) The Governor, at his discretion, may pay such reward to any such
person from funds appropriated or otherwise available to the
executive branch of the state government.
(e) Counties and municipalities wherein the crime was committed are
authorized, but not required, to supplement or make rewards to
persons entitled to receive a reward, as provided for in subsection
(b) of this Code section, in an amount not to exceed $200.00 paid
from county funds and $200.00 paid from municipal funds for each
such person. Any rewards paid pursuant to this subsection shall be
paid at the time the conviction becomes final, as provided for in
subsection (a) of this Code section, from the funds of any such
county or municipality, as the case may be. It is declared that any
funds expended pursuant to this subsection are expended for a public
(f) When more than one person furnishes information which would
entitle them to receive the rewards pursuant to subsections (b)
through (e) of this Code section, such rewards shall be paid to the
first person furnishing such information; and, if more than one
person furnishes such information at the same time, such rewards
shall be prorated among all persons furnishing such information.