1. Except as otherwise provided, the probation violation sanctioning jurisdiction of the court in the sixth judicial district shall be transferred to an administrative parole and probation judge upon entry of the sentencing order for each person who is sentenced to the custody of the director of the department of corrections and whose sentence is suspended. The court shall retain jurisdiction to establish the amount of restitution, approve the plan of restitution, and for reconsideration of the original sentence. The court shall also retain jurisdiction for arrest warrants, initial appearances, preliminary probation violation informations, bond proceedings, violations of restitution plans, and appointment of counsel. If a person is not sentenced to the custody of the director of the department of corrections the court shall retain the jurisdiction over matters relating to those cases.
2. All issues relating to whether the probationer has violated or fulfilled the terms and conditions of probation, including but not limited to express violations of a specific term of probation, new violations of the law, and changes of the term of probation as provided in sections 907.7, 908.11, and 910.4, which would otherwise be determined by the court, shall be determined instead by an administrative parole and probation judge. The administrative parole and probation judge, who shall be an attorney, shall be appointed by the board of parole, notwithstanding chapter 17A. The costs of employing the administrative parole and probation judge shall be borne by the board of parole.
A probation hearing conducted by an administrative parole and probation judge shall be conducted in the same manner as hearings regarding revocations or modifications of or discharge from parole. The hearing may be conducted electronically. The probation officer shall notify the county attorney at least five days prior to any probation hearing. The interests of the state shall be represented by the probation officer at the probation hearing, unless the county attorney or the county attorney's designee elects to assist the probation officer. The board of parole, the department of corrections, and the clerk of the district court in the sixth judicial district shall devise and implement a system for the filing of documents and records of probation hearings conducted under this section. The system shall allow for the electronic filing of records and documents where electronic filing is practicable.
3. Appeals from orders of the administrative parole and probation judge which pertain to the revocations or modifications of or discharge from probation shall be conducted in the manner provided in rules adopted by the board of parole.
97 Acts, ch 125, §8; 98 Acts, ch 1197, § 1, 13
Referred to in § 907.2, 907.7, 907.8, 907.9, 908.11
For future repeal of this section, effective July 1, 2000, see 98 Acts, ch 1197, § 10, 13
Appropriation of funds for continuation of pilot program; 98 Acts, ch 1222, §17; 99 Acts, ch 202, §18
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