S.3989 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an offset against income tax refunds to pay for restitution and other State judicial debts that are past-due.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 11/30/2010)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||11/30/2010 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3989 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/30/2010)
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to require the chief justice of the highest court of any state that wishes to collect past-due, legally enforceable state judicial debts to designate a single state entity to communicate judicial debt information to the Secretary of the Treasury.
Directs the Secretary, upon receiving notice from such an entity that a named person owes a past-due, legally enforceable state judicial debt, to pay such debt from any tax refund due to such person.
Defines "state judicial debt" to include court costs, fees, fines, assessments, restitution to victims of crime, and other monies resulting from a judgment or sentence rendered by any court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction handling criminal or traffic cases in the state.