wednesday, july 28, 2021
HB 4987 - Elimination of Reimbursement of Fines, Fees, and Costs

HB 4987 - Elimination of Reimbursement of Fines, Fees, and Costs

Statute Cite: MCL 712A.2f et seq and MCL 712A.18m

Status: June 10, 2021 – Introduced and Referred to Comte on Judiciary

Eliminates provision requiring juvenile, parents, or legal custodian to reimburse the court for the cost of consent calendar services.

Includes a provision that the court shall not order a juvenile, parent, guardian, or legal custodian to pay for fees or costs associated with consent calendar services.

Eliminates the assessment of state minimum costs.

For youth committed to a state institution or agency, eliminates requirement of using benefits received to pay for portions of the cost of care in the institution or facility that parents are found unable to pay.

Requires the court to not order the juvenile, parent, guardian, or legal custodian to pay fees or costs associated with community service.

Eliminates the assessment of civil fines when a juvenile is found to have violated a municipal ordinance or a state or a federal law.

Requires the court to not order the juvenile, parent, guardian, or legal custodian to pay fines associated with a violation of a municipal ordinance or a state or federal law if another disposition has been ordered.

Eliminates the provision for reimbursement of out of home care costs by the juvenile, parent, guardian, or legal custodian.

For delinquent accounts, eliminates the ability for courts to enter an order to intercept state tax refunds or the federal income tax refund of a child, parent, or custodian.

Requires the court to not order the juvenile, parent, guardian, or legal custodian to pay for the costs of care, services, court-appointed attorneys, or other costs or assessments related to the juvenile’s court proceeding.

Require that the juvenile not be placed outside of the home solely based upon nonpayment of restitution or refusal to do community service.

Eliminates need to mail a copy of disposition to the department of treasury.

Modifies the allocations of payments regarding restitution and other payments

Eliminates the court ordering reimbursement to the court for any fine, fees, or costs related to the juvenile’s court case.

Beginning July 1, 2022, the court would no longer collect the balance of any court-ordered fines, fees, or costs previously assessed to a juvenile. Additionally, only the portion of any court order that imposed fines, fees, or costs would be vacated and be unenforceable.

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