- Report Published -
|Assessing Need of Court Fines Amnesty Program|
|Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia|
|HJR 133 (Regular Session, 1992)|
|This study, conducted by the Office of the Executive Secretary pursuant to House Resolution No. 133, included an examination the mechanisms employed by the Virginia Department of Taxation in granting tax amnesty to determine its applicability to a court fines amnesty program. The examination reviewed incentives which might be offered to those persons who owe unpaid fines and costs to pay them under an amnesty program and a determination of whether such a program would be viable for the collection of court costs and fines which remain unpaid to the district and circuit courts.|
In order to insure that the study of amnesty program was thorough, the study was expanded beyond the requirements of House Resolution No. 133 by reviewing court amnesty documentation maintained by National Center for State Courts and obtaining reports on the Arizona amnesty program.