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|Arizona||Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 28-1631||Traffic ticket enforcement assistance program; establishment||
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A. The department shall establish procedures to:1. Assist the courts and political subdivisions of this state to collect delinquent monetary obligations imposed for violations of title 5, chapter 31 and
for civil and criminal traffic violations. 2. Assist in the enforcement of criminal traffic failure to appear offenses. B. The program established by this article shall not include collection of delinquent parking tickets.
|Arizona||Ariz. Code of Jud. Admin. Part 5, Ch. 2, § 5-205(D)-(G)||Collections||
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D. Administration. The AOC shall oversee the FARE program including: 1. Provision of local collection services to include: reminder notices, web and telephone based credit and debit card payment options,
delinquency notices, installment payment plan services, referral to the DSO/TIP program, referral to the TTEAP program, electronic skip tracing, case record data enhancement, and advanced collection services including credit bureau reporting, skip tracing, outbound calling, and wage garnishment when authorized by the court. 2. Processing of existing delinquent court cases. 3. Provision of staff support for the FARE Advisory Committee established by Administrative Order No. 2007-39. 4. Managing and directing of the FARE vendor in the provision of contracted services including all current and future program maintenance and enhancement. 5. Administering the DSO/TIP program. 6. Preparing fiscal projections and creating a budget based on those projections to fund the FARE and DSO/TIP programs. 7. Establishing a FARE fee schedule to provide for the services of the FARE and DSO/TIP programs. 8. Administering the FARE fund and expending revenues in the fund to pay the operational expenses incurred in the FARE and DSO/TIP programs. 9. Recommending allocation of excess FARE revenues in the FARE fund to the Arizona Judicial Council (AJC). 10. Maintaining operational oversight over all FARE and DSO/TIP software. 11. Maintaining oversight of data interface with the FARE vendor, the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) the Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Arizona Lottery (AZL). 12. Overseeing the receipt of moneys from the DOR and AZL in response to finalized court claims and shall distribute those monies to the courts proportionately to the court claims processed. 13. Providing user training for the FARE and DSO/TIP programs to the courts. 14. Assisting the courts in resolving identity and data related discrepancies between the courts, the FARE vendor, MVD, DOR and AZL. 15. Ensuring connectivity between the FARE vendor, the administrative office, MVD and the local courts. The AOC shall also ensure connectivity between the administrative office and DOR.
E. General Provisions for FARE Participants. FARE participants shall: 1. Comply with the business and technical specifications established by the FARE court pioneers, available on the FARE web site. 2. Submit a court participation information form to the AOC on forms provided by the AOC when preparing to join the FARE program. 3. Be responsible for entering all applicable data into the case management system. 4. Be responsible for receipting all payments into the case management system. 5. Establish an account with a financial institution for the acceptance of funds received from Internet and telephone payments. 6. Refer all delinquent cases to the FARE vendor for special collection services, unless the court has an approved local collection plan and these cases are assigned to a vendor pursuant to the plan. The AOC shall determine which delinquent debt qualifies for special collection services according to criteria established by the AOC. 7. Transmit all FARE fees through the city or county treasurer, as appropriate, to the state treasurer. All fees collected/accumulated during the previous month shall be transmitted to the state treasurer by the fifteenth of the succeeding month.
F. General Provisions for DSO/TIP Participants. DSO/TIP participants shall: 1. Submit a DSO/TIP participant’s agreement in the form provided by the AOC. 2. Ensure that all social security number, case, person, and balance information submitted to the DSO/TIP program has been reviewed for accuracy and shall make all necessary corrections to ensure accurate and complete data is submitted timely. 3. Review interceptions by the DOR for validity within ten days of receipt. Erroneous interceptions shall be released immediately. DSO/TIP participants are responsible for all applicable DOR fees, penalties and interest per A.R.S. § 42-1122(O). 4. Finalize all interceptions within 30 days of receipt from DOR. DSO/TIP participants that do not comply with the 30-day finalization limit shall refund to the debtor any applicable DOR fees, penalties and interest incurred. 5. Receipt all valid interceptions into the case management system. 6. Remit to the AOC the DOR intercept fees upon receipt of the fee invoice.
G. Local Collection Services. 1. Courts planning expansion of existing collection services, independent of or separate from the FARE program, shall submit such plan to the AJC for approval prior to proceeding with development and implementation. 2. Courts that did not have collection services prior to August 12, 2003, shall not develop a program or contract with a private vendor for collection services without approval of the plan by the AJC. 3. Courts planning development or expansion of a collection program shall provide the AJC a report that describes the following information, at a minimum: a. A comparison of the court’s existing collection program (if any) versus expansion. b. Consistency of the local court plan with the goals of FARE. c. Replication of the current services offered by FARE. d. Replication of future services planned for FARE. 5 e. Ability of FARE to timely provide the needed services. f. Time line for implementation of the local court plan. g. Impact of subsequent transition of the court to FARE. h. Resource investment (personnel and financial) to implement the local court program. i. Efficiency of resources of local court plan. j. Opportunity for the FARE vendor to compete with other vendors for the court’s collection services needs. k. Compare the local court plan cost of collection with FARE. 4. Approval of court development or expansion plans is delegated to the administrative director in periods between AJC meetings