23A-27-25.7. Objection to fines or costs--Defendant sentenced to state correctional facility--Hearing.

If the sentencing court orders a defendant to a state correctional facility and the defendant objects at sentencing to the fines or costs imposed as a portion of the punishment on the basis the defendant will be ineligible to receive a wage for work performed while incarcerated because the defendant does not have a verifiable Social Security number, the defendant is entitled to a hearing at which the court shall determine whether there is good cause to reduce the fines or costs pursuant to § 23A-27-25.8 by a preponderance of the evidence. In making this determination, the court shall consider the defendant's employment circumstances, potential for employment and vocational training, financial condition, and other factors as may be appropriate.

Source: SL 2022, ch 73, § 1; SL 2023, ch 82, § 29.