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SENATE BILL NO. 1316
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S1316................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES
PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORTS - Adds to existing law to provide that
certain judgments include a specified amount for presentence investigation
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1316
BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO JUDGMENTS; AMENDING CHAPTER 25, TITLE 19, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDI-
3 TION OF A NEW SECTION 19-2518A, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN JUDG-
4 MENTS INCLUDE A SPECIFIED AMOUNT FOR PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORTS.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Chapter 25, Title 19, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
7 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
8 ignated as Section 19-2518A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
9 19-2518A. COST OF PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT. Any judgment entered
10 under this chapter in any action in which the court orders preparation of a
11 presentence investigation report shall include, as part of the judgment, an
12 order that the defendant pay one hundred fifty dollars ($150) of the cost of
13 the presentence investigation report.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this proposed statute is to allow the Idaho
Department of Correction (IDOC) to recoup a portion of the cost of
preparation of presentence investigation (PSI) reports. The
preparation of such reports is becoming more complicated and more
costly. This proposal would require that the court order such
payment at the time of entry of a judgment against a defendant in
a case in which a "PSI" was prepared. Under this proposal, a
defendant would pay a $150 PSI fee. To accomplish this, IDOC
proposed an entirely new statute, to follow Idaho Code, Section
19-2518, which deals with the incorporation of fines in judgments.
The fiscal impact to this addition would be an increase in the IDOC
revenues. For FY07, IDOC completed 5,375 presentence investigation
reports for the courts. Each report costs approximately $750. Based
on historical collection rates and experience, a presentence
investigation fee of $150 per report would potentially generate
$569,000 in FY09.
Name: Kevin Kempf, Department of Correction
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1316