Section 12-19-26

Administrative fee for periodic payments; payment to General Fund; notice of fee.

(a) There is hereby imposed an administrative fee of $1.00 to be collected by the clerks of the circuit and district courts and the registers of the circuit courts for the receipt and disbursement of each periodic payment made to their offices under any order, decree or judgment of the circuit or district court which provides for periodic and continuing payments of alimony, child support, or court-ordered restitution, except for payments received from a responding state pursuant to Sections 30-4-80 through 30-4-98. Said fee shall be collected from the individual responsible for the periodic payments at the time each payment is receipted through the office of the clerk or register, whether such payment is collected for the benefit of a private individual or the state, including any department or agency thereof and whether the duty to collect such payments is imposed upon the clerk or register by statute, court rule or order of the court. Provided, however, that in the event the obligor fails to submit sufficient funds to cover the fee and the required payment at the time such payment is made, then said fee shall be deducted from the proceeds of the payment prior to any other distribution thereof, except in cases arising under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, as amended, and the obligor shall be in default to the obligee for the amount so deducted. Said fee shall be remitted to the State General Fund.

(b) The clerks of the circuit and district courts and the registers of the circuit court shall provide written notice to each person who is currently under an obligation to make periodic payments as provided in subsection (a) if such obligation will continue beyond September 30, 1984, advising them of the administrative fee prescribed herein for the receipt and disbursement of each such payments. Said notice shall be served by first-class mail at the last known address of the obligor, and the date of mailing shall be noted on the case action summary of the underlying case for which said payments are being made. Said fee to become due and payable for any payment as prescribed in subsection (a) made on or after October 1, 1984.

(Acts 1984, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 84-732, p. 68, §§2, 3.)