Abstract: Decreases the amount of probation fees and parole fees for defendants placed on
unsupervised probation and parolees placed on inactive status.
Present law (C.Cr.P. Art. 895.1) provides for a monthly supervision fee of not less $60 nor more than
$100 when the court places the defendant on supervised probation. Further provides that the fee is
payable to the Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections or other such probation office, agency, or
officer as designated by the court, to defray the cost of supervision.
Proposed law retains present law but provides that when the court places the defendant on
unsupervised probation, it shall order as a condition of probation a monthly fee of not more than one
dollar to be payable to the Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections or other such probation office,
agency, or officer as designated by the court.
Present law (R.S. 15:574.4.2) provides that as a condition of parole, the committee on parole may
require, either at the time of a prisoner's release on parole or at any time while he remains on parole,
a supervision fee to be paid to the Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections in an amount not to exceed
$63, which shall be based upon his ability to pay as determined by the committee on parole.
Proposed law decreases the present law supervision fee to an amount not to exceed one dollar for
any parolee placed on inactive status, as provided for by present law (R.S. 15:574.7(E)(2)).
(Amends C.Cr.P. Art. 895.1(C) and R.S. 15:574.4.2(A)(2)(e))

Statutes affected:
HB248 Original: 15:2(A)(2)