SECTION 1. When a defendant is released from custody or probation and a restitution order has not been paid in full to a victim or family member as defined in section 1 of chapter 258B, the department of revenue shall collect the unpaid amount by withholding the wages of the offender. Any withholding of income shall take effect immediately when the offender is found in violation or contempt of an order of restitution, including a default in payment or any installment of payment as ordered.
The department of revenue shall establish a division of restitution enforcement which shall be provided, subject to appropriation, with such resources as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this section. The commissioner may promulgate regulations for the effective administration of the restitution enforcement program.
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