2969.14 Payment of money remaining in separate account of crime victims recovery fund.

(A) If a separate account has been maintained in the name of an offender in the crime victims recovery fund and if there is no further requirement to pay into the fund money, or the monetary value of property, pursuant to section 2929.32 of the Revised Code, unless otherwise ordered by a court of record in which a judgment has been rendered against the offender or the representatives of the offender, the clerk of the court of claims shall pay the money remaining in the separate account in accordance with division (B) of this section, if all of the following apply:

(1) The applicable period of time that governs the making of payments from the separate account, as set forth in division (C)(1) of section 2969.12 of the Revised Code, has elapsed.

(2) None of the civil actions against the offender or the representatives of the offender of which the clerk of the court of claims has been notified pursuant to division (B)(1) of section 2969.12 of the Revised Code is pending.

(3) All judgments for which payment was requested pursuant to division (B)(3) of section 2969.12 of the Revised Code have been paid.

(B) If the clerk of the court of claims is required by division (A) of this section to pay the money remaining in the separate account established in the name of an offender in accordance with this division, the clerk shall pay the money as follows:

(1) If the offender was confined for a felony in a prison or other facility operated by the department of rehabilitation and correction under a sanction imposed pursuant to section 2929.14 or 2929.16 of the Revised Code, the clerk shall pay the money to the treasurer of state, in accordance with division (C)(1) of section 2929.18 of the Revised Code, to cover the costs of the confinement. If any money remains in the separate account after the payment of the costs of the confinement pursuant to this division, the clerk shall pay the remaining money in accordance with divisions (B)(2), (3), and (5) of this section.

(2) If the offender was confined for a felony in a facility operated by a county or a municipal corporation, after payment of any costs required to be paid under division (B)(1) of this section, the clerk shall pay the money to the treasurer of the county or of the municipal corporation that operated the facility, in accordance with division (C)(2) or (3) of section 2929.18 of the Revised Code, to cover the costs of the confinement. If more than one county or municipal corporation operated a facility in which the offender was confined, the clerk shall equitably apportion the money among each of those counties and municipal corporations. If any money remains in the separate account after the payment of the costs of the confinement pursuant to this division, the clerk shall pay the remaining money in accordance with divisions (B)(3) and (5) of this section.

(3) If the offender was sentenced for a felony to any community control sanction other than a sanction described in division (B)(2) of this section, after payment of any costs required to be paid under division (B)(1) or (2) of this section, the clerk shall pay the money to the treasurer of the county or of the municipal corporation that incurred costs pursuant to the sanction, in accordance with division (C)(2) or (3) of section 2929.18 of the Revised Code, to cover the costs so incurred. If more than one county or municipal corporation incurred costs pursuant to the sanction, the clerk shall equitably apportion the money among each of those counties and municipal corporations. If any money remains in the separate account after the payment of the costs of the sanction pursuant to this division, the clerk shall pay the remaining money in accordance with division (B)(5) of this section.

(4) If the offender was imprisoned or incarcerated for a misdemeanor, to the treasurer of the political subdivision that operates the facility in which the offender was imprisoned or incarcerated, to cover the costs of the imprisonment or incarceration. If more than one political subdivision operated a facility in which the offender was confined, the clerk shall equitably apportion the money among each of those political subdivisions. If any money remains in the separate account after the payment of the costs of the imprisonment or incarceration under this division, the clerk shall pay the remaining money in accordance with division (B)(5) of this section.

(5) If any money remains in the separate account after payment of any costs required to be paid under division (B)(1), (2), (3), or (4) of this section, or if no provision of division (B)(1), (2), (3), or (4) of this section applies, the clerk shall distribute the amount of the money remaining in the separate account as otherwise provided by law for the distribution of money paid in satisfaction of a fine, as if that amount was a fine paid by the offender.

Cite as R.C. § 2969.14

History. Effective Date: 01-01-2004