Holzer v. Weber, et al
ORDER denying 9 Motion to waive remainder of PLRA fee; denying 10 Motion to waive remainder of PLRA fee. Signed by U.S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 4/15/14. (DJP)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DOUG WEBER, Warden;
JEFF BLOOMBERG, Secretary of
WILLIAM JANKLOW, Governor,
ORDER DENYING MOTIONS TO
WAIVE REMAINDER OF PLRA
Plaintiff, Rod Holzer, is an inmate at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls,
South Dakota. On October 27, 2000, Holzer filed a pro se civil rights lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983 and requested leave to proceed in fonna pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. Dockets
1,4. The Court granted Holzer's motion to proceed in fonna pauperis, but later dismissed Holzer's
case with prejudice for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. Dockets 6, 7, 8.
Holzer now requests that the Court waive the remainder of the filing fee associated with this
action. l Dockets 9, 10.
Pursuant to 28 U .S.C. § 1915(b)(1), a prisoner who proceeds in fonna pauperis is required
to pay the full amount of a filing fee. This responsibility remains even if the case is dismissed at
some later time. See In re Tyler, 110 F.3d 528, 529-30 (8th Cir. 1997). The Court notified Holzer
of this ongoing obligation when it granted him in fonna pauperis status:
IT IS ORDERED: ... (3) That the institution having custodyofthe
plaintiff is hereby directed that whenever the amount in plaintiff's
trust account exceeds $10.00, monthly payments that equal 20% of
the funds credited the preceding month to the plaintiffs trust
account shall be forwarded to the U.S. District Court Clerk's office
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(2), until the filing fee is paid in
As of the date of this Order, Holzer's outstanding balance is $29.84.
Docket 6 at 2 (emphasis added). Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that Holzer's motions to waive the remainder ofthe PLRA filing fee associated
with this action (Dockets 9, 10) are denied.
Dated this \t)''!day of April, 2014.
BY THE COURT:n
~WRENCE L. PIERSOL
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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