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§ 11.1101. Costs

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 18 P.S. Crimes and OffensesEffective: July 11, 2022

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 18 P.S. Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 2. Crime Victims Act (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 11. Financial Matters
Effective: July 11, 2022
18 P.S. § 11.1101
§ 11.1101. Costs
<Section 16 of Act 2022, July 11, P.L. 775, No. 77, provides that the amendment of this section by that Act shall apply to claims where the crime occurred after April 7, 2023.>
(a) Imposition.--
(1) A person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere or who is convicted of a crime shall, in addition to costs imposed under 42 Pa.C.S. § 3571(c) (relating to Commonwealth portion of fines, etc.), pay costs of at least $60 and may be sentenced to pay additional costs in an amount up to the statutory maximum monetary penalty for the offense committed.
(2) A person placed in a diversionary program shall pay costs of at least $60 in addition to costs imposed pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. § 3571(c).
(3) A juvenile shall pay costs of at least $25 if any of the following apply to the case:
(i) There is a consent decree.
(ii) There is an adjudication of delinquency.
(b) Disposition.--
(1), (2) Deleted by 2022, July 11, P.L. 775, No. 77, § 12, imd. effective.
(3) The Crime Victim Services and Compensation Fund is established as a special nonlapsing fund. The fund shall be used by the Office of Victims' Services for payment to claimants, victim-witness services and technical assistance.
(4) Costs imposed under subsection (a) shall be paid into the Crime Victim Services and Compensation Fund except that 70% of any costs which exceed $60 shall be paid into a local victim services fund, established and administered by the county treasurer of each county. The county treasurer shall disperse money from a local victim services fund at the discretion of the county district attorney. The money in the local victim services fund shall be used only for victim services. Each county treasurer shall by August 31 of each year provide the commission with an annual statement which fully reflects all collections deposited into and expenditures from the local victim services fund for the preceding fiscal year. The commission, as advised by the Victim Services Advisory Committee, shall develop guidelines for the administration of the local victim services funds.
(c) Payment.--This cost shall be imposed notwithstanding any statutory provision to the contrary.
(d) Mandamus.--The district attorney, the Office of Victims' Services, the commission or any victim shall have standing to seek a mandamus order requiring the county to collect the costs imposed by this section.
(e) Court order.--No court order shall be necessary in order for the defendant to incur liability for costs under this section. Costs under this section must be paid in order for the defendant to be eligible for probation, parole or accelerated rehabilitative disposition.

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1998, Nov. 24, P.L. 882, No. 111, § 1101, imd. effective. Amended 2000, Oct. 30, P.L. 641, No. 86, § 6, effective in 60 days; 2002, June 28, P.L. 496, No. 85, § 5, effective in 60 days; 2022, July 11, P.L. 775, No. 77, § 12, imd. effective.
18 P.S. § 11.1101, PA ST 18 P.S. § 11.1101
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 114. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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