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Section 791.236a

CORRECTIONS CODE OF 1953 (EXCERPT)
Act 232 of 1953

***** 791.236a THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE MARCH 19, 2020: See 791.236a.amended *****



791.236a Collection of supervision fee by parole board; limitation; payment; determination of amount; allocation of money collected for other obligations; waiver of fee; determination and collection of fee for offender transferred to state under interstate compact; administrative costs; unpaid amounts.

Sec. 36a.

  (1) The parole board shall include in each order of parole that the department of corrections shall collect a parole supervision fee of not more than $135.00 multiplied by the number of months of parole ordered, but not more than 60 months. The fee is payable when the parole order is entered, but the fee may be paid in monthly installments if the parole board approves installment payments for that parolee. In determining the amount of the fee, the parole board shall consider the parolee's projected income and financial resources. The parole board shall use the following table of projected monthly income in determining the amount of the fee to be ordered:
  
  Projected Monthly Income Amount of Fee
  $ 0-249.99   $ 0.00  
  $ 250.00-499.99   $10.00  
  $ 500.00-749.99   $25.00  
  $ 750.00-999.99   $40.00  
  $ 1,000.00 or more   5% of monthly income, but not more than $135.00
   The parole board may order a higher amount than indicated by the table, up to the maximum of $135.00 multiplied by the number of months of parole ordered but not more than 60 months, if the parole board determines that the parolee has sufficient assets or other financial resources to warrant the higher amount. If the parole board orders a higher amount, the amount and the reasons for ordering that amount shall be stated in the parole order.
  (2) If a person who is subject to a supervision fee is also subject to any combination of fines, costs, restitution, assessments, or payments arising out of the same criminal proceeding, the allocation of money collected for those obligations shall be as provided in section 22 of chapter XV of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, MCL 775.22.
  (3) A person shall not be subject to more than 1 parole supervision fee at the same time. If a parole supervision fee is ordered for a parolee for any month or months during which that parolee already is subject to a parole supervision fee, the department shall waive the fee having the shorter remaining duration.
  (4) The department shall waive the parole supervision fee for a parolee who is transferred to another state under the interstate compact entered into pursuant to 1935 PA 89, MCL 798.101 to 798.103, or the interstate compact entered into pursuant to 2002 PA 40, MCL 3.1011 to 3.1012, for the months during which he or she is in another state. The department shall collect a parole supervision fee of not more than $135.00 per month for each month of parole supervision in this state for an offender transferred to this state under an interstate compact. In determining the amount of the fee, the department shall consider the parolee's projected income and financial resources. The department shall use the following table of projected monthly income in determining the amount of the fee:
  
  Projected Monthly Income Amount of Fee
  $ 0-249.99   $ 0.00  
  $ 250.00-499.99   $10.00  
  $ 500.00-749.99   $25.00  
  $ 750.00-999.99   $40.00  
  $ 1,000.00 or more   5% of monthly income, but not more than $135.00
   The department may collect a higher amount than indicated by the table, up to the maximum of $135.00 for each month of parole supervision in this state, if the department determines that the parolee has sufficient assets or other financial resources to warrant the higher amount. If the department collects a higher amount, the amount and the reasons for collecting that amount shall be stated in the department records.
  (5) Twenty percent of the money collected by the department under this section shall be allocated for administrative costs incurred by the department in collecting parole supervision fees and for enhanced services, as described in this subsection. Enhanced services include, but are not limited to, the purchase of services for parolees such as counseling, employment training, employment placement, or education; public transportation expenses related to training, counseling, or employment; enhancement of staff performance through specialized training and equipment purchase; and purchase of items for parolee employment. At the end of each fiscal year, the unexpended balance of the money allocated for administrative costs and enhanced services shall be available for carryforward to be used for the purposes described in this subsection in subsequent fiscal years.
  (6) If a parolee has not paid the full amount of the parole supervision fee upon being discharged from parole, the department shall review and compare the actual income of the person during the period of parole with the income amount projected when the parole supervision fee was ordered. If the department determines that the parolee's actual income did not equal or exceed the projected income, the department shall waive any unpaid amount in excess of the total amount that the parolee would have been ordered to pay if the parolee's income had been accurately projected, unless the parole order states that a higher amount was ordered due to available assets or other financial resources. Any unpaid amounts not waived by the department shall be reported to the department of treasury. The department of treasury shall attempt to collect the unpaid balances pursuant to section 30a of 1941 PA 122, MCL 205.30a. Money collected under this subsection shall not be allocated for the purposes described in subsection (5).


History: Add. 1989, Act 185, Eff. Oct. 1, 1989 ;-- Am. 1993, Act 184, Imd. Eff. Sept. 30, 1993 ;-- Am. 1993, Act 346, Imd. Eff. Jan. 10, 1994 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 502, Imd. Eff. July 16, 2002
Popular Name: Department of Corrections Act


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