SECTION 1. Section 9 of Chapter 211D of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after subsection (i), the following subsection:-
(j) The clerk of the court shall submit a quarterly report to MassHealth, the department of transitional assistance and the registry of motor vehicles detailing the amount of any unresolved counsel fees owed by persons for whom counsel was appointed under this chapter. Said fees shall be considered by MassHealth and the department of transitional assistance as financial benefits to be repaid pursuant to section 22 of chapter 118E and section 5G of chapter 18. The registry of motor vehicles shall not issue or renew a person's driver's license or motor vehicle registration for any vehicle subsequently purchased by such person until it receives notification from the clerk of the court that the fee has been resolved.
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