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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 280, § 14 Commitment of Debtor — Payments.

A person committed to a jail or house of correction in default of payment of a fine may pay it to the keeper of the jail or superintendent of the

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house of correction, and the warrant for his commitment shall designate the town where the offence for which the fine was imposed was committed and the uses to which such fine is payable by the officer receiving it.

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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 265, § 42 Use of Radio or Boom Box Without Using Earphones on Public Conveyance; Punishment; Sale of Evidence at Public Auction.

Evidence seized pursuant to this section shall be sold at public auction and the proceeds therefrom may be applied against outstanding fines and court costs.

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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 90, § 24(1)(a)(1) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Controlled Substance.

There shall be an assessment of $250 against a person who is convicted of, is placed on probation for, or is granted a continuance without a finding for or otherwise

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pleads guilty to or admits to a finding of sufficient facts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, narcotic drugs, depressants or stimulant substances under this section; provided, however, that but $187.50 of the amount collected under this assessment shall be deposited monthly by the court with the state treasurer for who shall deposit it into the Head Injury Treatment Services Trust Fund, and the remaining amount of the assessment shall be credited to the General Fund. The assessment shall not be subject to reduction or waiver by the court for any reason.

Victims Fund

General fund

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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 90, § 24(2)(a) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Controlled Substance.

There shall be an assessment of $250 against a person who, by a court of the commonwealth, is convicted of, is placed on probation for or is granted a continuance

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without a finding for or otherwise pleads guilty to or admits to a finding of sufficient facts of operating a motor vehicle negligently so that the lives or safety of the public might be endangered under this section, but $250 of the $250 collected under this assessment shall be deposited monthly by the court with the state treasurer, who shall deposit it in the Head Injury Treatment Services Trust Fund, and the remaining amount of the assessment shall be credited to the General Fund.

Victims Fund

General fund

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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 90B, § 39(b) Motorboats, Other Vessels and Recreational Vehicles: Fees — Surcharge.

(b) There shall be a surcharge of 20 per cent on a fine assessed against a person convicted of or found responsible for a violation under this chapter or a violation

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of a special regulation made under this chapter. Notwithstanding the distribution of fines, penalties and forfeitures under section 10G of chapter 21A, the surcharge shall be deposited into the Massachusetts Environmental Police Trust Fund.

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Massachusetts Environmental Police Trust Fund.

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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 265, § 54 Human Trafficking — Fines to be Directed to Victims of Human Trafficking Trust Fund.

The court shall transmit fines collected pursuant to sections 50 and 51 to the state treasurer. The treasurer shall deposit such fines into the Victims of Human Trafficking Trust Fund

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established in section 66A of chapter 10.

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Victims of Human Trafficking Trust Fund

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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 266 §133 Injury to Property of Humane Society.

One half of any fine paid hereunder shall be paid to the person who gives information upon which a conviction is obtained.

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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 90, § 24D Drivers Convicted of Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquors or Controlled Substances.

An additional fee of two hundred and fifty dollars shall be paid to the chief probation officer of each court by each person placed in a program of driver alcohol

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or controlled substance abuse education pursuant to this section and all such fees shall be deposited with the state treasurer, subject to appropriation, for the support of programs operated by the secretary of public safety, the alcohol beverage control commission, and the department of public health for the investigation, enforcement, treatment and rehabilitation of those persons convicted of or charged with driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.

State/statewide agency N/A Traffic
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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 266 §135 Mooring Vessel to a Buoy.

Whoever moors or in any manner makes fast a vessel, scow, boat or raft to a buoy, beacon or floating guide placed by the government of the United States in

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the navigable waters of the commonwealth shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars; and whoever wilfully destroys, injures or removes any such beacon or guide shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than three months. One third of all fines which accrue under this section shall be paid to the complainant and two–thirds to the commonwealth.

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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 90B, § 8(a)(4)(B) Operation of Vessel Under Influence of Liquor or Drugs; Water Skiing; Reckless Operation.

 

There shall be an assessment of $250 against a person who is convicted of, placed on probation for, or otherwise pleads guilty to or admits to a finding of sufficient

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facts of operating a vessel while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or marijuana, narcotic drugs, depressant or stimulant substances or from smelling or inhaling the fumes of any substance having the property of releasing toxic vapors as defined in section 18 of chapter 270; provided, however, that $150 of the $250 collected under this assessment shall be deposited by the court with the state treasurer into the Head Injury Treatment Services Trust Fund, established by section 59 of chapter 10, and the remaining amount of the assessment shall be credited to the General Fund. The assessment shall not be subject to reduction or waiver by the court for any reason.

Victims Fund

General fund

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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 268A, § 9(b) Additional Remedies for Violations of §§ 2 to 8, and 23.

(b)  In addition to the remedies set forth in subsection (a), the state ethics commission upon a finding pursuant to an adjudicatory proceeding that a person has acted to his economic

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advantage in violation of sections 2 to 8, inclusive, or section 23, may issue an order: (1) requiring the violator to pay the commission on behalf of the commonwealth damages in the amount of the economic advantage or $500, whichever is greater; and (2) requiring the violator to make restitution to an injured third party.

State/statewide agency

Private actor (injured third party)

Felony
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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 270, § 16 Disposal of Refuse on Highways, Public Land, Private Property, or in Coastal or Inland Waters.

Whoever places, throws, deposits or discharges or whoever causes to be placed, thrown, deposited or discharged, trash, bottles or cans, refuse, rubbish, garbage, debris, scrap, waste or other material of

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any kind on a public highway or within 20 yards of a public highway, or on any other public land, or in or upon coastal or inland waters, as defined in section 1 of chapter 131, or within 20 yards of such waters, or on property of another, or on lands dedicated for open space purposes, including lands subject to conservation restrictions and agricultural preservation restrictions as defined in chapter 184, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,500 for the first offense and a fine not to exceed $15,000 for each subsequent offense; provided, however, that 50 per cent of the fine imposed shall be deposited in the conservation trust established in section 1 of chapter 132A . . . 

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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 270, § 16 Disposal of Refuse on Highways, Public Land, Private Property, or in Coastal or Inland Waters.

Within five days of the payment of a fine to secure the release of a seized vehicle as provided for herein, the enforcing authority to whom the fine is paid

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shall deposit the fine in court along with an application for a criminal complaint regarding the offense, and the court shall hold the fine until judgment is entered on said complaint; provided, however, that at the discretion of the enforcing authority, the violation may be disposed of by the non-criminal disposition procedures pursuant to section twenty-one D of chapter forty, in which case the maximum fine shall be one thousand dollars. If a conviction is returned on the complaint the court shall award to any person or persons, other than an employee of the enforcing authority, whose information materially contributed to the identification of the convicted party, up to five hundred dollars, or forty percent of said fine, whichever is the greater, and the balance of the fine shall be equally divided between the enforcing authority and the court. If such violation is disposed of non-criminally, the balance of such fine, after payment of the award, if any, shall be deposited in the general fund of the enforcing authority.

Court

General fund; Law enforcement

Misdemeanor
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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 270, § 17 Disposal of Garbage and Refuse in Trash Barrels Placed on Public Highways; Penalty.

Whoever disposes of household or commercial garbage or refuse by placing it in a trash barrel placed on a public highway by the commonwealth, or by any political subdivision thereof

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for the convenience of the traveling public shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars. One-half of any fine paid into a court shall be paid over to the city or town where said offense occurred.

Court

Municipality;municipal agency; local jurisdiction.

Misdemeanor
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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 276, § 92 Restitution — Payments to Probation Officers.

If a person is placed on probation upon condition that he make restitution or reparation to the person injured by him in the commission of his offence, and payment is

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not made at once, the court may order that it shall be made to the probation officer, who shall give receipts for and keep record of all payments made to him, pay the money to the person injured and keep his receipt therefor, and notify the clerk of the court whenever the full amount of the money is received or paid in accordance with such order or with any modification thereof.

Supervision agency

injured person

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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 280, § 2 Court Order — Payment.

A fine or forfeiture imposed by a court shall, except as otherwise provided, be paid over to the state treasurer. Twenty per cent of the fines imposed under the provisions

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of chapter three hundred and fifty–four of the acts of nineteen hundred and fifty–two shall be paid over to the state treasurer. If the whole or any part of a fine is by law payable to a complainant or informant or to a person or corporation as beneficiary, the court may apportion the fine or forfeiture between such complainant, informant or other beneficiary and the commonwealth, respectively.

Fines imposed under the provisions of chapters eighty-nine and ninety, including fines, penalties and assessments imposed under the provisions of chapter ninety C for the violation of the provisions of chapters eighty-nine and ninety, fines assessed by a hearing officer of a city or town as defined in sections twenty A and twenty A½ of chapter ninety and forfeitures imposed under the provisions of section one hundred and forty-one of chapter one hundred and forty, shall be paid over to the treasury of the city or town wherein the offense was committed; provided, however, that only fifty per cent of the amount of fines, penalties and assessments collected for violations of section seventeen of chapter ninety or of a special speed regulation lawfully made under the authority of section eighteen of said chapter ninety shall be paid over to the treasury of the city or town wherein the offense was committed and the remaining fifty per cent shall be paid over to the state treasurer and credited to the Highway Fund.

State/statewide agency

Private actor; state highway fund

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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 271, § 5A Gaming — Manufacture, Sale, Distributions.

Whoever manufactures, transports, sells, offers for sale, stores, displays, repairs, reconditions, possesses or uses any gambling device or parts for use therein shall be punished by a fine of not

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more than five thousand dollars; provided, however, that fifty percent of the said fine shall be remitted to the city or town in which the violation occurred. The remaining fifty percent shall be remitted to the general fund of the commonwealth.

State/statewide agency

County; municipality/municipal agency; local jurisdiction.

Misdemeanor
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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 280, § 6B Assessment — Certain Crimes Relating to Controlled Substances.

The court shall impose an assessment of not less than thirty–five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars against any person who has attained the age of 18 years and

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who is convicted of a misdemeanor or against whom a finding of sufficient facts for a conviction is made on a complaint charging a misdemeanor under sections thirty–two C, thirty–two D, and thirty–two G and thirty–five of chapter ninety–four C. The court shall impose an assessment of not less than one hundred and fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars against any person who is convicted of a felony or against whom a finding of sufficient facts for a conviction is made on a complaint charging a felony under sections thirty–two, thirty–two A, thirty–two B, thirty–two E, thirty–two F and thirty–four of chapter ninety–four C . . . All such assessments made shall be collected by the court and shall be transmitted monthly to the state treasurer. The assessment from any conviction which is subsequently overturned on appeal shall be refunded by the court to the person whose conviction is overturned. Said court shall deduct such funds from the assessments transmitted to the state treasurer. 

State/statewide agency

Refunded if conviction is overturned on appeal

Misdemeanor
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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 280, § 6C Assessment — Certain Crimes Relating to Controlled Substances — Drug Analysis Fund.

Any assessment imposed pursuant to section six B shall be deposited in the Drug Analysis Fund established by section fifty-one of chapter ten. The proceeds of the fund shall be

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made available, subject to appropriation, to the department of public health for services provided to analyse samples used in the prosecution of controlled substances.

State/statewide agency

Drug analysis fund; Department of pubilc health

Misdemeanor
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Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 89, § 12 Surcharge for Motor Vehicle Violations.

There shall be a surcharge of $5 on a fine assessed against a person convicted of or found responsible for a motor vehicle violation under this chapter or a violation

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of a special regulation lawfully made under the authority of this chapter. The surcharge shall be transferred by the registrar of motor vehicles to the state treasurer for deposit into the Public Safety Training Fund established in section 2JJJJ of chapter 29.

State/statewide agency

Public Safety Training Fund

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