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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation and Motor Vehicles
Agency 35. Commission on the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program
Chapter 20. Policy and Procedure Manual

24VAC35-20-300. Offender Fee Collection.

All offenders referred to the ASAP, except those the court determines to be indigent, are required to pay the fee as required by § 18.2-271.1 of the Code of Virginia. Collection of offender fees in cash is discouraged.

Fees shall be collected at the initial contact or enrollment unless the offender is declared to be indigent, or extreme hardship indicates that payment must be made over a period of time, or unless otherwise directed by the court.

All fees deposited locally shall be in a local account approved by the fiscal agent, administrative agent, or the policy board and deposited in accordance with board procedures. Fees collected by the ASAP shall be deposited daily. Each ASAP shall strive to maintain a separation of duties, ensuring that persons writing receipts are not solely responsible for making daily deposits or reconciling bank records.

No ASAP shall retain over $300 in cash from offender fees in its office beyond the daily close of business.

Each ASAP shall designate specific staff members to be responsible for collection of offender fees. Those individuals and their designees shall be bonded.

All fees collected by the ASAP shall be documented with prenumbered receipts. All receipts shall be posted in a general ledger that shall be kept in a manner consistent with generally accepted accounting procedures. The receipts, payment cards and receipt books shall be maintained for three years after audit by the ASAP, unless specifically authorized by the commission for a shorter period of time.

Except for those ASAPs whose bookkeeping is provided by their fiscal or administrative agent, each ASAP shall have an appropriate staff member trained to conduct bookkeeping duties. ASAPs are authorized to contract with a recognized bookkeeping service in lieu of having a staff member perform bookkeeping duties. As recognized by the Auditor of Public Accounts and in generally accepted accounting procedures, the person who authorizes disbursements or executes checks shall not be the same person who conducts bookkeeping duties.

Statutory Authority

§§ 18.2-271.1 and 18.2-271.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR647-01-02 § 6.8, eff. September 13, 1989; amended, Volume 07, Issue 09, eff. February 28, 1991.

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