Offender supervision assessments.
(1) Whenever a punishment imposed under this chapter requires supervision services to be provided, the offender shall pay to the department of corrections the supervision intake fee, prescribed under subsection (2) of this section, which shall be considered as payment or part payment of the cost of establishing supervision to the offender. The department may exempt or defer a person from the payment of all or any part of the intake fee based upon any of the following factors:
(a) The offender has diligently attempted but has been unable to obtain employment that provides the offender sufficient income to make such a payment.
(b) The offender is a student in a school, college, university, or a course of vocational or technical training designed to fit the student for gainful employment.
(c) The offender has an employment handicap, as determined by an examination acceptable to or ordered by the department.
(d) The offender's age prevents him or her from obtaining employment.
(e) The offender is responsible for the support of dependents and the payment of the intake fee constitutes an undue hardship on the offender.
(f) Other extenuating circumstances as determined by the department.
(2) The department of corrections shall adopt a rule prescribing the amount of the supervision intake fee. The supervision intake fee shall be imposed after the determination of eligibility for supervision has been completed. For offenders whose crime was committed on or after October 1, 2011, the intake fee prescribed shall be not less than four hundred dollars nor more than six hundred dollars, and shall be assessed for each judgment and sentence imposed by the superior court in which supervision by the department is required.
(3) For offenders whose offense date was before October 1, 2011, the monthly rate shall be converted on a one-time fee. The amount due shall be based upon the most recent monthly fee amount by the months of supervision left to serve, but in no case shall exceed six hundred dollars.
(4) Nothing in this cat shall affect the amount or dates payments are due for any prior balances owed by an offender for the cost of supervision.
(5) All amounts required to be paid under this section shall be collected by the department of corrections and deposited by the department in the dedicated fund established pursuant to RCW 72.11.040.
(6) This section shall not apply to probation services provided under an interstate compact pursuant to chapter 9.95 RCW or to probation services provided for persons placed on probation prior to June 10, 1982.
(7) If a county clerk assumes responsibility for collection of unpaid legal financial obligations under RCW 9.94A.760, or under any agreement with the department under that section, whether before or after the completion of any period of community custody, the clerk may impose a monthly or annual assessment for the cost of collections. The amount of the assessment shall not exceed the actual cost of collections. The county clerk may exempt or defer payment of all or part of the assessment based upon any of the factors listed in subsection (1) of this section. The offender shall pay the assessment under this subsection to the county clerk who shall apply it to the cost of collecting legal financial obligations under RCW 9.94A.760.
[2011 e1 c 40 § 10; 2008 c 231 § 37; 2003 c 379 § 18; 1991 c 104 § 1; 1989 c 252 § 8; 1984 c 209 § 15; 1982 c 207 § 2. Formerly RCW 9.94A.270.]
Severability -- Effective dates -- 2003 c 379: See notes following RCW 9.94A.728.
Intent -- Purpose -- 2003 c 379 §§ 13-027: See note following RCW 9.94A.760.
Purpose -- Prospective application -- Effective dates -- Severability -- 1989 c 252: See notes following RCW 9.94A.030.
Effective dates -- 1984 c 209: See note following RCW 9.94A.030.