as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:16am
A bill for an act
relating to corrections; authorizing correctional facilities to forward surcharges
from offender wages to court or other entity collecting the surcharge; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 357.021, subdivision 6.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 357.021, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
(a) Except as provided
in this paragraph, the court shall impose and the court administrator shall collect a $75
surcharge on every person convicted of any felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or
petty misdemeanor offense, other than a violation of a law or ordinance relating to vehicle
parking, for which there shall be a $4 surcharge. In the Second Judicial District, the
court shall impose, and the court administrator shall collect, an additional $1 surcharge
on every person convicted of any felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or petty
misdemeanor offense, including a violation of a law or ordinance relating to vehicle
parking, if the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners authorizes the $1 surcharge. The
surcharge shall be imposed whether or not the person is sentenced to imprisonment or the
sentence is stayed. The surcharge shall not be imposed when a person is convicted of a
petty misdemeanor for which no fine is imposed.
(b) If the court fails to impose a surcharge as required by this subdivision, the court
administrator shall show the imposition of the surcharge, collect the surcharge, and
correct the record.
(c) The court may not waive payment of the surcharge required under this
subdivision. Upon a showing of indigency or undue hardship upon the convicted person
or the convicted person's immediate family, the sentencing court may authorize payment
of the surcharge in installments.
(d) The court administrator or other entity collecting a surcharge shall forward it
to the commissioner of finance.
(e) If the convicted person is sentenced to imprisonment and has not paid the
surcharge before the term of imprisonment begins, the chief executive officer of the
correctional facility in which the convicted person is incarcerated shall collect the
surcharge from any earnings the inmate accrues from work performed in the facility
or while on conditional release. The chief executive officer shall forward the amount
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