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Article - Criminal Procedure




§11–819.    IN EFFECT

    (a)    (1)    There is a Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund.

        (2)    The Fund consists of:

            (i)    money distributed to the Fund from the additional court costs collected from defendants under § 7–409 of the Courts Article;

            (ii)    money distributed to the Fund under § 7–302(e)(4)(iii) of the Courts Article from fines collected for violations enforced by speed monitoring systems on Maryland Route 210 in Prince George’s County;

            (iii)    any investment earnings or federal matching funds received by the State for criminal injuries compensation; and

            (iv)    funds made available to the Fund from any other source.

        (3)    The Fund is a special continuing, nonlapsing fund that is not subject to § 7–302 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.

        (4)    The Treasurer shall separately hold the Fund and the Comptroller shall account for it.

        (5)    The Fund shall be invested and reinvested in the same manner as other State funds.

        (6)    The Fund is subject to audit by the Office of Legislative Audits as provided in § 2–1220 of the State Government Article.

    (b)    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund:

        (1)    shall be used to:

            (i)    carry out the provisions of this subtitle; and

            (ii)    distribute restitution payments forwarded to the Fund under § 9–614 of the Correctional Services Article; and

        (2)    may be used for:

            (i)    any award given under this subtitle; and

            (ii)    the costs of carrying out this subtitle.

    (c)    This section does not prohibit the Fund from receiving money from any other source.

§11–819.    // EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 PER CHAPTER 806 OF 2018 //

    (a)    (1)    There is a Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund.

        (2)    The Fund consists of:

            (i)    moneys distributed to the Fund from the additional court costs collected from defendants under § 7–409 of the Courts Article;

            (ii)    any investment earnings or federal matching funds received by the State for criminal injuries compensation; and

            (iii)    funds made available to the Fund from any other source.

        (3)    The Fund is a special continuing, nonlapsing fund that is not subject to § 7–302 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.

        (4)    The Treasurer shall separately hold the Fund and the Comptroller shall account for it.

        (5)    The Fund shall be invested and reinvested in the same manner as other State funds.

        (6)    The Fund is subject to audit by the Office of Legislative Audits as provided in § 2–1220 of the State Government Article.

    (b)    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund:

        (1)    shall be used to:

            (i)    carry out the provisions of this subtitle; and

            (ii)    distribute restitution payments forwarded to the Fund under § 9–614 of the Correctional Services Article; and

        (2)    may be used for:

            (i)    any award given under this subtitle; and

            (ii)    the costs of carrying out this subtitle.

    (c)    This section does not prohibit the Fund from receiving money from any other source.