Rep. Dom Costa looks to strengthen restitution-collection process for state's crime victims

Rep. Dom Costa looks to strengthen restitution-collection process for state's crime victims

A revamped bill that would require counties to have in place an operational restitution-collection system is slowly making its way through the state General Assembly.

Formerly House Bill 1070 of last session, HB 234, sponsored by Rep. Dom Costa (D-Morningside) would ensure that restitution orders are being enforced at the county level by increasing accountability for existing requirements and enhancing collection and record-keeping requirements.

“Counties have a very unofficial way of collecting things. It’s not really a priority of theirs,” said Rep. Costa. “Someone has to be responsible for making sure that these victims are not victimized twice and making sure if action is being done.”
Tuesday, August 1, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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