An Act To Ensure Funding for the Victims' Compensation Fund
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §3360-I, first ¶, as amended by PL 1993, c. 570, §1, is further amended to read:
As part of the sentence or fine imposed, the court shall impose an assessment of $25 on any person convicted of murder, a Class A crime, a Class B crime or a Class C crime and $10 on any person convicted of a Class D crime or a Class E crime. Notwithstanding any other law, the court may not waive the imposition of the assessment required by this section. For purposes of collection and collection procedures, these assessments are this assessment is considered part of the fine. At the time of commitment, the court shall inform the Department of Corrections or the county sheriff of any unpaid balances on assessments owed by the offender to the Victims' Compensation Fund. All funds collected as a result of these assessments accrue to the Victims' Compensation Fund.
This bill prohibits a court from waiving the assessment of $25 on a person convicted of murder or a Class A, Class B or Class C crime and $10 on a person convicted of a Class D or Class E crime. The assessment is currently used to fund the Victims' Compensation Fund.