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Bill Detail: SB22-043

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Title Restitution Services For Victims
Status Governor Signed (05/27/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors M. Duran (D)
M. Lynch (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Cooke (R)
J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 01/14/2022
Summary

Current law requires a prosecuting attorney to submit information
to the court to determine the specific amount of restitution upon order of
conviction or within 91 days. The bill extends the deadline for a
prosecuting attorney to submit information to the court to determine the
specific amount of restitution upon order of conviction or within 182 days
for adult cases. Upon submission of the prosecuting attorney's
information, the court shall determine the specific amount of restitution
within 63 days. For cases involving juveniles, the deadline for a

prosecuting attorney to submit information remains 91 days.
The bill requires a prosecuting attorney to consider a list of
allowable and collectable expenses as the prosecuting attorney gathers
information from a victim to submit to the court to determine restitution.
The bill creates the division of restitution services planning group
(planning group) in the department of human services' (department) office
of economic security. The planning group is required to draft a plan that
will help facilitate the creation of a new division of restitution services.
The planning group must submit a report to the house of representatives
judiciary committee and the senate judiciary committee, or any successor
committees; the governor; and the department.
The bill creates the division of restitution services (division) in the
department's office of economic security. The director of the division is
appointed by the governor. Pursuant to the planning group's
recommendations, the duties of the division are:
  • To coordinate with the planning group to implement its
recommendations;
  • To collaborate with state agencies to support a centralized
state restitution case registry system;
  • To support and guide victims seeking restitution;
  • To advocate to the general assembly and state agencies on
behalf of victims navigating the restitution system; and
  • To educate victims, defendants, and other state agencies on
the restitution system.

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