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SECTION 35-6-32.1

§ 35-6-32.1. Collection of unpaid fines and assessments.

(a) The state court administrator is authorized on behalf of the state to enter into a written agreement in accordance with the judiciary's purchasing rules and regulations with one or more qualified collection agencies to attempt to collect all fees, fines, court costs, assessment charges and/or other monetary obligations imposed by any state court and/or the traffic tribunal which are due and owing to the state and which are not the subject of a court-ordered payment plan in good standing, or are not the subject of an appeal.

(b) Amounts recovered by a collection agency pursuant to an agreement with the state, shall be remitted to the state court director of finance and deposited in the general fund of the state or as otherwise provided by law; provided, however, a collection agency shall be permitted to retain a percentage of the amounts collected as provided in the agreement with the state court administrator.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2005, ch. 117, art. 25, § 5; P.L. 2007, ch. 154, § 3; P.L. 2007, ch. 160, § 3.)