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SB-371 Claims against the state: appropriation.(2013-2014)

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Senate Bill No. 371
CHAPTER 9

An act relating to the payment of claims against the state, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  June 17, 2013. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 371, De León. Claims against the state: appropriation.
Existing law requires the Attorney General to pay certain judgments against the state.
This bill would appropriate $15,557,808 from the General Fund to the Attorney General to pay specific judgments.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Fifteen million five hundred fifty-seven thousand eight hundred eight dollars ($15,557,808) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to be allocated in accordance with the following schedule:
(a) Forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to the Department of Justice to pay the settlement in Doe v. State of California, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC445151. Any funds appropriated in excess of the amount required for the payment of this claim shall revert to the General Fund.
(b) Fifteen million five hundred seventeen thousand eight hundred eight dollars ($15,517,808) to the Department of Justice to pay the settlement in Ragatz v. State of California (CalFire), Solano Superior Court, Case No. FCSO38995. Any funds appropriated in excess of the amount required for the payment of this claim shall revert to the General Fund.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to pay judgment and settlement claims against the state and end hardship to claimants as quickly as possible, it is necessary for this act to take effect immediately.