2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Pilot-Commmonwealth's Attorneys Collections (language only)

Item 282 #1c

Item 282 #1c

Taxation, Department of

Page 217, after line 33, insert :
"E.  The Tax Commissioner shall conduct a one-year pilot program, starting no later than September 1, 2000, with a limited selection of Commonwealth's Attorneys, and any attorneys licensed to practice law in Virginia with whom the selected Commonwealth's Attorney has contracted for the collection of unpaid fines and costs pursuant to Virginia Code § 19.2-349, to collect unpaid fines and court costs in the same manner and means as provided to the Department of Taxation in § 58.1-1804 for the collection of these fines and court costs.  The remedies available under § 58.1-1804 shall be in addition to any civil judgement collection remedies available under the Code of Virginia or Virginia common law.  The Commissioner shall select up to four Commonwealth's Attorneys, each representing different regions of the Commonwealth, to participate in the pilot, based on criteria selected by the Commissioner, including expressed interest in participation.  The State Compensation Board shall monitor the pilot program and upon the pilot program's expiration shall include, in its annual report to the General Assembly on the collection of court ordered fines and fees for Clerks of the Courts and Commonwealth's Attorneys, the amount of unpaid fines and costs collected by the pilot program."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)