98 STAT. 2006
PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984
6503(i), or 7508(a)(l)(I)), or section 513 of the Act of October 17, 1940, 50 USC app. 573. 54 Stat. 1190. "(c) APPLICATION OF OTHER LIEN PROVISIONS.—The provisions of
sections 6323, 6331, 6332, 6334 through 6336, 6337(a), 6338 through 6343, 6901, 7402, 7403, 7424 through 7426, 7505(a), 7506, 7701, and 7805 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (26 U.S.C. 6323, 6331, 6332, 6334 through 6336, 6337(a), 6338 through 6343, 6901, 7402, 7403, 7424 through 7426, 7505(a), 7506, 7701, and 7805) and of section 513 of the Act of October 17, 1940, 54 Stat. 1190, apply to a fine and to the lien imposed by subsection (a) as if the liability of the person fined were for an internal revenue tax assessment, except to the extent that the application of such statutes is modified by regulations issued by the Attorney General to accord with differences in the nature of the liabilities. For the purposes of this subsection, references in the preceding sections of the Internal Revenue Code of 26 USC 1 et seq. 1954 to 'the Secretary' shall be construed to mean 'the Attorney General,' and references in those sections to 'tax' shall be construed to mean'fine.' "(d) EFFECT OF NOTICE OF LIEN.—A notice of the lien imposed by subsection (a) shall be considered a notice of lien for taxes payable to the United States for the purposes of any State or local law providing for the filing of a notice of a tax lien. The registration, recording, docketing, or indexing, in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 1962, of the judgment under which a fine is imposed shall be considered for all purposes as the filing prescribed by section 6323(fKlXA) of thie Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (26 U.S.C. 6323(fKlXA)) and by subsection (c). "(e) ALTERNATIVE ENFORCEMENT.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a judgment imposing a fine may be enforced by execution against the property of the person fined in like manner as judgments in civil cases, but in no event shall liability for payment of a fine extend beyond the period specified in subsection (b). "(f) DISCHARGE OF DEBTS INAPPUCABLE.—No discharge of debts pursuant to a bankruptcy proceeding shall render a lien under this section unenforceable or discharge liability to pay a fine. 18 USC 3614.
18 USC 3615
"§ 3614. Resentencing upon failure to pay a Hne "(a) RESENTENCING.—Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), if a defendant knowingly fails to pay a delinquent fine the court may resentence the defendant to any sentence which might originally have been imposed. "flb) IMPRISONMENT.—The defendant may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment under subsection (a) only if the court determines that— "(1) the defendant willfully refused to pay the delinquent fine or had fsdled to make sufficient bona fide efforts to pay the fine; or "(2) in light of the nature of the offense and the characteristics of the person, alternatives to imprisonment are not adequate to serve the purposes of punishment and deterrence. "§ 3615. Criminal default "Whoever, having been sentenced to pay a fine, willfully fails to pay the fine, shall be fined not more than twice the amount of the unpaid balance of the fine or $10,000, whichever is greater, imprisoned not more than one year, or both.