When a fee is required under subsection (1) of this section, the fee shall be determined and fixed by the releasing authority but shall be at least $25, and if the releasing authority fails to establish the amount of a released person’s required fee, the fee shall be $25.
Fees are payable one month following the commencement of probation, parole, post-prison supervision or other supervised release and at one-month intervals thereafter. If the released person is supervised under county authority, the county shall collect or provide by contract for the collection of the fee from the released person and shall retain the fee to be used by the county for funding of its community corrections program.
Except in the case of a probation granted by a court before that date, the fee requirements imposed by this section apply beginning July 1, 1981, to all persons under supervised probation, parole, post-prison supervision or other form of supervised release pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, including persons on such supervised release in this state under any interstate agreement. Timely payment of the fee is hereby made a condition of such probation, parole, post-prison supervision or other supervised release. In the case of a probation granted by a court prior to July 1, 1981, the court may amend its order granting probation to provide for payment of the fee.
In cases of financial hardship or when otherwise advisable in the interest of the released person’s rehabilitation:
The community corrections manager may waive or reduce the amount of the fee.
The sentencing court may waive or reduce the amount of the fee for any person whom the court has sentenced to probation. If any of the fee requirement is reduced by the court, only the court may restore the requirement. [1981 c.169 §1; 1983 c.252 §1; 1987 c.320 §229; 1989 c.497 §1; 1989 c.790 §67; 1993 c.14 §23; 1995 c.423 §14]