(1) The department, in consultation with the State Court Administrator, shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to provide an effective process for the transfer of funds for the purpose of satisfying restitution orders.
(2) A sentencing order requiring an inmate to pay restitution shall be treated as a court order authorizing the department to withhold and transfer funds for the purpose of satisfying a restitution order.
(3) This section applies to funds in the wage fund of any inmate confined in a correctional facility on or after August 30, 2015.
(4) The department shall report annually to the Legislature on the collection of restitution from wage funds. The report shall include the total number of inmates with restitution judgments, the total number of inmates with wage funds, the total number of inmates with both, the number of payments made to either victims or clerks of the court, the average amount of payments, and the total amount of restitution collected. The report shall be submitted electronically.