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2011 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to collection of restitution; appropriating money; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Requires Department of Justice to establish restitution collection pilot program in geographically dispersed counties or regions and to make grants to enable district attorney's offices in participating counties or regions to employ at least one restitution clerk on at least part-time basis.
Authorizes department to make other grants related to collection of restitution. Requires restitution clerks to investigate evidence of damages suffered by victims of crime and information regarding defendant's ability to pay restitution and to provide evidence and information to prosecuting attorney. Directs department to employ collection agents for investigation work related to collecting restitution. Requires department to adopt rules. Establishes Restitution Collection Pilot Program Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to department for purposes of pilot program. Appropriates moneys from Criminal Injuries Compensation Account for purposes of pilot program. Specifies distribution of moneys paid by defendants in counties or regions in which restitution clerks and collection agents are employed.] Directs department to maintain records of amounts of monetary obligations imposed on and collected from defendants under pilot program. Sunsets January 2] July 1, 2014. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Chapter Number: Chapter 670
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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