In May 2005, HB 700 was passed by the Missouri legislature, and subsequently signed into law in July 2005. The statute change authorized the Missouri Division of Probation and Parole the discretion to charge each offender on supervision a fee of up to $60 per month, to provide intervention services.
The majority of states charge some type of fee, usually called a supervision fee. The first known supervision fee occurred in 1929 in the State of Michigan. In a 2001, a survey of 37 states reported collecting a supervision fee from clients which range from $5-$75/month.