18 U.S. Code § 3611 - Payment of a fine or restitution

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A person who is sentenced to pay a fine, assessment, or restitution, shall pay the fine, assessment, or restitution (including any interest or penalty), as specified by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Such Director may specify that such payment be made to the clerk of the court or in the manner provided for under section 604 (a)(18) of title 28, United States Code.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 98–473, title II, § 212(a)(2),Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2004; amended Pub. L. 100–185, § 10(a),Dec. 11, 1987, 101 Stat. 1283; Pub. L. 101–647, title XXXV, § 3591,Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4931; Pub. L. 104–132, title II, § 207(c)(1),Apr. 24, 1996, 110 Stat. 1237.)
Prior Provisions

For a prior section 3611, applicable to offenses committed prior to Nov. 1, 1987, see note set out preceding section 3601 of this title.
Amendments

1996—Pub. L. 104–132substituted “Payment of a fine or restitution” for “Payment of a fine” in section catchline and “, assessment, or restitution, shall pay the fine, assessment, or restitution” for “or assessment shall pay the fine or assessment” in text.
1990—Pub. L. 101–647substituted “604(a)(18)” for “604(a)(17)”.
1987—Pub. L. 100–185amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “A person who has been sentenced to pay a fine pursuant to the provisions of subchapter C of chapter 227 shall pay the fine immediately, or by the time and method specified by the sentencing court, to the clerk of the court. The clerk shall forward the payment to the United States Treasury.”
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 104–132to be effective, to extent constitutionally permissible, for sentencing proceedings in cases in which defendant is convicted on or after Apr. 24, 1996, see section 211 ofPub. L. 104–132, set out as a note under section 2248 of this title.
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–185, § 10(b),Dec. 11, 1987, 101 Stat. 1283, provided that: “The amendment made by this section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to any fine imposed after October 31, 1988. Such amendment shall also apply with respect to any fine imposed on or before October 31, 1988, if the fine remains uncollected as of February 1, 1989, unless the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts determines further delay is necessary. If the Director so determines, the amendment made by this section shall apply with respect to any such fine imposed on or before October 31, 1988, if the fine remains uncollected as of May 1, 1989.”
Effective Date

Section effective Nov. 1, 1987, and applicable only to offenses committed after the taking effect of this section, see section 235(a)(1) ofPub. L. 98–473, set out as a note under section 3551 of this title.
Receipt of Fines—Interim Provisions

Pub. L. 100–185, § 9,Dec. 11, 1987, 101 Stat. 1282, provided that:
“(a) November 1, 1987, to April 30, 1988.—Notwithstanding section 3611 of title 18, United States Code, a person who, during the period beginning on November 1, 1987, and ending on April 30, 1988, is sentenced to pay a fine or assessment shall pay the fine or assessment (including any interest or penalty) to the clerk of the court, with respect to an offense committed on or before December 31, 1984, and to the Attorney General, with respect to an offense committed after December 31, 1984.
“(b) May 1, 1988, to October 31, 1988.—(1) Notwithstanding section 3611 of title 18, United States Code, a person who during the period beginning on May 1, 1988, and ending on October 31, 1988, is sentenced to pay a fine or assessment shall pay the fine or assessment in accordance with this subsection.
“(2) In a case initiated by citation or violation notice, such person shall pay the fine or assessment (including any interest or penalty), as specified by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Such Director may specify that such payment be made to the clerk of the court or in the manner provided for under section 604 (a)(17) of title 28, United States Code.
“(3) In any other case, such person shall pay the fine or assessment (including any interest or penalty) to the clerk of the court, with respect to an offense committed on or before December 31, 1984, and to the Attorney General, with respect to an offense committed after December 31, 1984.”

 

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