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2009 House Bill 5318: Revise criminal fines collection details

Public Act 225 of 2009

Introduced by Rep. Richard Hammel (D) on September 9, 2009
To allow any penalties, fines, or costs imposed in a criminal prosecution to be collected in the same manner as civil money judgment. Note: This includes things like garnishing the person's wages or intercepting state income tax refunds. Currently, circuit courts may use such methods, but district courts can only issue arrest warrants and property seizures to collect these judgements.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on September 9, 2009
Reported in the House on November 4, 2009
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on December 2, 2009
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 2, 2009
Passed 33 to 0 in the Senate on December 3, 2010.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To allow any penalties, fines, or costs imposed in a criminal prosecution to be collected in the same manner as civil money judgment. Note: This includes things like garnishing the person's wages or intercepting state income tax refunds. Currently, circuit courts may use such methods, but district courts can only issue arrest warrants and property seizures to collect these judgements .
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 10, 2010

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