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SS/SCS/SB 410 - This act specifies that some of the proceeds of the Health Initiatives Fund will be appropriated to the Division of Alcohol and Drug Use for the administration and oversight of the Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program.

The Department of Mental Health has the authority to establish the amount of supplemental fees that are paid by persons enrolled in the Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program. Delinquent fees will have interest charged and will accrue at a rate not to exceed the established annual rates plus three percentage points. The supplemental fees and any interest received by the Department will be deposited in the Mental Health Earnings Fund.

The administrator of the Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program must remit the supplemental fees to the Department on or before the fifteenth day of each month. Any administrator failing to remit the supplemental fees and interest will be subject to a penalty equal to the amount of interest accrued on the supplemental fees. If the supplemental fees, interest, and penalties are not paid within six months, the Attorney General may initiate appropriate action. Delinquent programs shall be assessed attorney's fees and court costs.