A compacting state may withdraw from the compact by enacting a law specifically repealing this section.
The effective date of withdrawal is the effective date of the repeal.
The withdrawing state shall immediately notify the chairperson of the interstate commission in writing upon the introduction of legislation repealing this compact in the withdrawing state. The interstate commission shall notify the other compacting states of the withdrawing state's intent to withdraw within 60 days after receiving the written notice.
The withdrawing state is responsible for all assessments, obligations, and liabilities incurred through the effective date of withdrawal, including any obligations the performance of which extend beyond the effective date of withdrawal.
Reinstatement following withdrawal of any compacting state shall occur upon the withdrawing state reenacting the compact or upon such later date as determined by the interstate commission.
If the interstate commission determines that any compacting state has at any time defaulted in the performance of any of its obligations or responsibilities under this compact, under the bylaws, or under any duly promulgated rules, the interstate commission may impose any or all of the following penalties:
Forfeitures, fees, and costs in such amounts as are considered reasonable and as fixed by the interstate commission.
Remedial training and technical assistance as directed by the interstate commission.
Suspension or termination of membership in the compact. Suspension shall be imposed only after all other reasonable means of securing compliance under the bylaws and rules have been exhausted. Immediate notice of suspension shall be given by the interstate commission to the governor, the chief justice of the supreme court, the majority and minority leaders of the defaulting state's legislature, and the state board.
The grounds for default include failure of a compacting state to perform obligations or responsibilities imposed upon it by this compact, interstate commission bylaws, or duly promulgated rules.
If it determines that a compacting state has defaulted, the interstate commission shall immediately notify the defaulting state in writing of the penalty imposed by the interstate commission on the defaulting state pending a cure of the default. The interstate commission shall stipulate the conditions under which and the time period within which the defaulting state must cure its default. If the defaulting state fails to cure the default within the time period specified by the interstate commission, in addition to any other penalties imposed herein, the defaulting state may be terminated from the compact upon an affirmative vote of a majority of the compacting states, and all rights, privileges, and benefits conferred by this compact shall be terminated from the effective date of termination. Within 60 days after the effective date of termination of a defaulting state, the interstate commission shall notify the governor, the chief justice of the supreme court, the majority and minority leaders of the defaulting state's legislature, and the state board of the termination.
The defaulting state is responsible for all assessments, obligations, and liabilities incurred through the effective date of termination, including any obligations the performance of which extends beyond the effective date of termination.
The interstate commission shall not bear any costs relating to the defaulting state unless otherwise mutually agreed upon between the interstate commission and the defaulting state.
Reinstatement following termination of any compacting state requires both a reenactment of the compact by the defaulting state and the approval of the interstate commission under the rules.
The interstate commission may, by majority vote of the members, initiate legal action in the U.S. district court for the District of Columbia, or, at the discretion of the interstate commission, in the federal district court for the district in which the interstate commission has its offices, to enforce compliance with the provisions of the compact and duly promulgated rules and bylaws against any compacting state in default. In the event judicial enforcement is necessary, the prevailing party shall be awarded all costs of such litigation, including reasonable attorney fees.
The compact dissolves effective upon the date of the withdrawal or default of the compacting state that reduces membership in the compact to one compacting state.
Upon the dissolution of this compact, the compact becomes null and void and shall be of no further force or effect, the business and affairs of the interstate commission shall be wound up, and any surplus funds shall be distributed in accordance with the bylaws.
(13) Article XIII — Construction.
The provisions of this compact shall be liberally constructed to effectuate its purposes.
(14) Article XIV — Binding Effect of Compact and Other Laws. 304.16(14)(a)1.1.
Nothing in this compact prevents the enforcement of any other law of a compacting state that is not inconsistent with this compact.
All compacting states' laws conflicting with this compact are superseded to the extent of the conflict.
All lawful actions of the interstate commission, including all rules and bylaws promulgated by the interstate commission, are binding upon the compacting states.
All agreements between the interstate commission and the compacting states are binding in accordance with their terms.
Upon the request of a party to a conflict over meaning or interpretation of interstate commission actions, and upon a majority vote of the compacting states, the interstate commission may issue advisory opinions regarding such meaning or interpretation.
In the event that any provision of this compact exceeds the constitutional limits imposed on the legislature of any compacting state, the obligations, duties, powers, or jurisdiction sought to be conferred by such provision upon the interstate commission shall be ineffective, and such obligations, duties, powers, or jurisdiction shall remain in the compacting state and shall be exercised by the agency thereof to which such obligations, duties, powers, or jurisdiction are delegated by law in effect at the time that this compact becomes effective.
(15) Article XV — Short Title.
This section may be cited as the "Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision."
History: 2001 a. 96