Future inmates in Knox County may have to pay a fee for their felony.
Currently, felons in other Tennessee counties have to shell out $45 a piece in addition to other fines and jail time.
The measure is called the Victims Assistance Fund and was approved by the state legislature several years ago.
Most of the money goes to an organization each county chooses.
However, the fee is not currently collected from felons in Knox County.
"The money was to be collected under what clerks call a Flat Fee Bill. Every county in the state are under that section of Tennessee Code except Knox County," said Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey.
Knox County felons may not escape the fee too much longer.
State Representative Ryan Haynes of Knoxville just wrote a bill that approves the fee for Knox County. Haynes said the legislation has passed the House and is now headed to the Senate floor.
The money would help domestic violence victims at the Family Justice Center in Knoxville.