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October 23, 2001
New Rule 1.110
of the Michigan Court Rules
On order of the Court, notice of the proposed changes
and an opportunity for comment in writing and at a public hearing
having been provided, and consideration having been given to the
comments received, new Rule 1.110 of the Michigan Court Rules is
adopted, to be effective January 1, 2002.
[The following language is added.]
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Rule 1.110 Collection of Fines and Costs
Fines, costs, and other financial obligations imposed by the
court must be paid at the time of assessment, except when the
court allows otherwise, for good cause shown.
Staff Comment: The October 23, 2001 addition of
MCR 1.110, effective January 1, 2002, stated the expectation that
fines, fees, costs, and other financial obligations imposed by
courts are due at the time of assessment, absent good cause
shown. This is consistent with pilot programs that have been
conducted in some courts, and with the assessment standards set
forth in Michigan Trial Court Collections: A Design and
Implementation Guide for Collections Programs.
The staff comment is published only for the benefit of the bench
and bar and is not an authoritative construction by the Court.