Section 12-23-15

Indigent Offender Alcohol and Drug Treatment Trust Fund - Established fee; sanctions for failure to remit fees.

The Indigent Offender Alcohol and Drug Treatment Trust Fund is hereby established and created as a separate fund in the State Treasury. Such fund shall provide for payment to eligible alcohol and drug treatment programs for treatment and rehabilitation of indigent offenders. This fund shall consist of all moneys paid into the State Treasury to the credit of such fund pursuant to this chapter and all moneys received for the benefit of the Indigent Offender Alcohol and Drug Treatment Trust Fund by legislative appropriation, grant, or otherwise. A fee recommended by the Administrative Office of Courts and approved by the Supreme Court shall be collected from each offender. The fee shall be collected by the court referral officer by the tenth day of each month. The State Treasurer shall credit such sums to the Indigent Offender Alcohol and Drug Treatment Trust Fund. Failure of a court referral program or court referral officer to remit all fees collected shall be grounds for termination from the program. Additionally, the prosecutor shall be authorized to determine if criminal charges are warranted.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-390, p. 537, §15.)