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AB-1587 Vital records: fees: San Joaquin County.(2011-2012)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 103628.8 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

 (a) The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, upon making findings and declarations for the need for governmental oversight and coordination of the multiple agencies dealing with child abuse, may authorize an increase in the fees for certified copies of marriage certificates, birth certificates, fetal death records, and death records, provided that the total maximum increase does not exceed two dollars ($2) per record. The fees shall be allocated pursuant to Section 18968.7 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(b) In addition to any other fees prescribed by law, an applicant for a certified copy of a birth certificate, a fetal death record, or a death record in San Joaquin County shall pay the fees specified in subdivision (a) to the local registrar, county recorder, or county clerk, as applicable, as established by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

SEC. 2.

 Section 18968.7 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

 (a) The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors shall direct the local registrar, county recorder, and county clerk to deposit fees collected pursuant to Section 103628.8 of the Health and Safety Code into a special fund. Proceeds from the fund shall be allocated as follows:
(1) One-half of the fees shall be allocated to the Children’s Services Coordinating Commission established by the board of supervisors in compliance with Article 2 (commencing with Section 18982) of Chapter 12.5.
(2) One-half of the fees shall be allocated to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of San Joaquin County, established in accordance with Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 100) of Part 1 of Division 2, for the purposes of assisting foster children.
(b) The county may retain up to 4 percent of the special fund proceeds for administrative costs associated with the collection and segregation of the additional fees and the deposit of these fees into the special fund.
SEC. 3.
 The Legislature finds and declares that a special law is necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique circumstances in San Joaquin County with respect to child abuse.