(a) A parole panel shall require as a condition of parole or mandatory supervision
that a releasee pay to the division for each month during which the releasee is under
(1) a parole supervision fee of $10; and
(2) an administrative fee of $8.
(b) A fee under this section applies to an inmate released in another state who is
required as a condition of the inmate's release to report to a parole officer or supervisor
in this state for parole supervision.
(c) On the request of the releasee, a parole panel may allow the releasee to defer
one or more payments under this section. The releasee remains responsible for payment of the fee and shall pay the amount
of the deferred payment not later than the second anniversary of the date the payment
(d) The Texas Board of Criminal Justice shall adopt rules relating to the method of
payment required of the releasee.
(e) The division shall remit fees collected under this section to the comptroller. The comptroller shall deposit the fees collected under:
(1) Subsection (a)(1) in the general revenue fund; and
(2) Subsection (a)(2) in the compensation to victims of crime fund.
(f) In a parole or mandatory supervision revocation hearing under Section 508.281 at which it is alleged only that the releasee failed to make a payment under this
section, it is an affirmative defense to revocation that the releasee is unable to
pay the amount as ordered by a parole panel. The releasee must prove the affirmative defense by a preponderance of the evidence.
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