Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §1330-C is enacted to read:
Upon the request of the attorney for the State or a person entitled to restitution under an order of restitution, the clerk shall enter the order of restitution in the same manner as a judgment in a civil action. When entered under this section, the order of restitution is deemed to be a money judgment. Upon default, the order to make restitution is enforceable in accordance with Title 14, chapter 502 by any person entitled to restitution under the order.’
This amendment replaces the bill and provides a civil remedy for victims of crime when restitution has not been paid as ordered. The amendment requires that an order to make restitution be entered by the clerk in the same manner as a judgment in a civil action at the request of the attorney for the State or a person entitled to restitution under the order. The amendment provides that after the order is entered in the same manner as a judgment in a civil action, the order is deemed a money judgment enforceable in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 14, chapter 502.
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