SB389 (2018) Detail

Relative to administrative fees on restitution.


CHAPTER 114

SB 389 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2018 SESSION

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04/01

 

SENATE BILL 389

 

AN ACT relative to administrative fees on restitution.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Rep. Hopper, Hills. 2; Rep. Hagan, Rock. 4; Rep. Wall, Straf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that the defendant shall only pay an administrative fee when restitution is collected by the department of corrections, division of field services. This bill is a request of the supreme court.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2891

04/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to administrative fees on restitution.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

114:1  Sentences; Restitution Authorized.  Amend RSA 651:63, V to read as follows:

V.  When restitution is ordered to be paid through the department of corrections, division of field services, the court shall add 17 percent to the total restitution payment as an administrative fee to be paid by the offender.  Such administrative fee shall be divided into the following components, to be designated as follows: 15 percent shall be continually appropriated to a special fund for the division of field services, department of corrections, $22,500 of which shall lapse to the general fund at the end of each quarter should that amount be received, to maximize restitution collections, directly or through agents of contractors selected by the department; and 2 percent for the victims' assistance fund.  Unexpended account balances in the special fund for the division of field services in excess of $50,000 at the end of the fiscal year shall lapse to the general fund.  Administrative fees shall be paid by the offender in addition to and when each restitution payment is made.

114:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 25, 2018

Effective Date: July 24, 2018

Links

SB389 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 30, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 22, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 20, 2018 House Hearing
April 11, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 19, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB389 Revision: 4028 Date: May 30, 2018, 2:25 p.m.
SB389 Revision: 3534 Date: April 20, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
SB389 Revision: 2590 Date: Dec. 12, 2017, 12:31 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 1
Jan. 30, 2018 Hearing: 01/30/2018, Room 100, SH, 09:00 am; SC 5
Feb. 22, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/22/2018; Vote 5-0; CC SC 8
Feb. 22, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/22/2018; SJ 5
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Judiciary HJ 7 P. 51
March 20, 2018 Public Hearing: 03/20/2018 11:00 AM LOB 208
April 11, 2018 Executive Session: 04/11/2018 LOB 208
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 14-2; CC)
April 19, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/19/2018 (Vote 14-2; CC) HC 15 P. 6
April 19, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 6
April 26, 2018 Enrolled 04/26/2018
April 26, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 04/26/2018); SJ 15
May 25, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 05/25/2018; Chapter 0114; Effective 07/24/2018