§ 8-15-9. Supervision of court imposed and court related costs, fines, restitution, and other payments, deposits, and receipts.
Within the administrative office of the state courts there shall be a finance section. The director of the finance section shall be appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court, and approved by a majority vote of the advisory board. The director of the finance section shall monitor the handling, collection, receipt, and disbursement of all court imposed or court related fees, fines, costs, assessments, charges, and other monetary payments, deposits, and receipts, including, but not limited to, filing fees, court costs and fees, bail, fines, judgments, awards, restitution payments, registry of court accounts, restricted receipts accounts, child support and other support orders, and court stenographers' accounts. The director shall be responsible for all bookkeeping and accounting of money collected or received by the clerks of the various state courts including, but not limited to, §§ 8-4-8, 8-8-16, 8-8-17, 8-8.2-3 and 8-10-10. The director shall formulate and publish a policy which shall standardize the procedures for the handling, collection, receipt, and disbursement of court imposed or court related monetary payments, deposits, and receipts. The court may require all persons who enter into a payment plan for the payment of court imposed or court related fees, fines, court costs, assessments, charges and/or any other monetary obligations to provide a valid social security number, valid driver's license number, and date of birth at the time they enter into said payment plan. Provided, however, social security numbers and driver's license numbers shall not be part of the public record and shall be used for collection purposes only.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 129, art. 25, § 6; P.L. 1995, ch. 176, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 218, art. 5, § 8; P.L. 2005, ch. 117, art. 25, § 2; P.L. 2007, ch. 154, § 2; P.L. 2007, ch. 160, § 2; P.L. 2009, ch. 294, § 4.)