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SB-836 State government.(2015-2016)

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Senate Bill No. 836
CHAPTER 31

An act to amend Sections 655, 2556.1, 2556.2, 3010.5, 3011, 3013, and 3020 of the Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 846.1 and 1789.37 of the Civil Code, to amend Sections 77, 1345, 1346, 1370, 1371, 1375, 1379, and 1563 of the Code of Civil Procedure, to amend Sections 12117, 17295, 24618, 68121, 70010.1, 70010.5, 76300, 81133, and 89750.5 of the Education Code, to amend Sections 1122 and 15512 of the Fish and Game Code, to amend Sections 3955, 14978.2, and 52295 of the Food and Agricultural Code, to amend Sections 800, 850.6, 900.2, 905.2, 905.3, 906, 911.2, 912.5, 915, 920, 925, 925.4, 925.6, 926, 926.2, 926.4, 926.6, 927.13, 935.6, 935.7, 940.2, 965, 965.1, 965.5, 997.1, 998.2, 1151, 3515.7, 6254.17, 6276.08, 7599.2, 8652, 8902, 11007.6, 11014, 11030.1, 11030.2, 11031, 11125.7, 11125.8, 11270, 11270.1, 11274, 11275, 11852, 11854, 11860, 11862, 11864, 11870, 11872, 11874, 11880, 11890, 11892, 11894, 12432, 12803.2, 13300, 13300.5, 13332.02, 13332.03, 13332.09, 13900, 13901, 13905, 13909, 13951, 13972, 13973, 13974, 13974.1, 13974.5, 13995.40, 14084, 14600, 15202, 16302.1, 16304.6, 16383, 16431, 17051.5, 17201, 18708, 19815.4, 20163, 21223, 21265, 22910, 22911, 26749, 68503, 68506, 68543, 68543.5, 68543.8, and 68565 of, to amend the heading of Article 5 (commencing with Section 11890) of Chapter 10 of Part 1 of, and to amend the heading of Part 4 (commencing with Section 13900) of, Division 3 of Title 2 of, to amend and renumber Sections 13920, 13923, 13928, 13940, 13941, 13942, 13943, 13943.1, 13943.2, 13943.3, and 13944 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 17518.5 of, to repeal Sections 11276 and 11277 of, to add Sections 11893, 11895, 14659, 14659.01, 14659.02, 14659.03, 14659.04, 14659.05, 14659.06, and 14659.07 to, to add Article 5.2 (commencing with Section 9112) to Chapter 1.5 of Part 1 of Division 2 of, and to add Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 14691) to Chapter 2 of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of, Title 2 of, to add the heading of Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 12433) to Chapter 5 of Part 2 of, and to add the heading of Article 1.1 (commencing with Section 14659) to Chapter 2 of Part 5.5 of, Division 3 of Title 2 of, the Government Code, to amend Sections 1492, 11502, 13052, 25372, 25373, 25374, 25375, 25375.5, 25376, 25377, 25379, 25380, 25381, 25382, and 121270 of, and to repeal Section 25370 of, the Health and Safety Code, to amend Sections 11580.1 and 11872 of the Insurance Code, to amend Sections 1308.10, 1684, 1698, 1700.18, 1706, 1720.9, 2059, 2065, 2658, 2699, 4724, 4725, 4726, 6507, 7311.4, 7314, 7315, 7340, 7341, 7342, 7343, 7344, 7345, 7346, 7347, 7348, 7350, 7351, 7352, 7353, 7354, 7354.5, 7356, 7357, 7373, 7720, 7721, 7722, 7904, 7924, 7929, 7991, 8001, 8002, 9021.6, and 9021.9 of, to amend the heading of Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 7340) of Part 3 of Division 5 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 2699.3 of, to add Section 1308.11 to, to repeal Section 9021.7 of, and to repeal and add Section 7380 of, the Labor Code, to amend Sections 422.92, 600.2, 600.5, 851.8, 851.865, 987.9, 1191.15, 1191.2, 1202.4, 1202.41, 1214, 1463.02, 1485.5, 1485.55, 1557, 2085.5, 2085.6, 2786, 4900, 4901, 4902, 4904, 4905, 4906, 11163, 11172, 13835.2, and 14030 of the Penal Code, to amend Sections 216 and 9202 of the Probate Code, to amend Sections 10301, 10306, 10308, 10311, 10326.2, and 12102.2 of the Public Contract Code, to amend Sections 4116, 4602.6, 5093.68, and 30171.2 of, and to add Chapter 6.7 (commencing with Section 21189.50) to Division 13 of, the Public Resources Code, to amend Sections 17059.2, 23636, and 23689 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, to amend Section 30162 of the Streets and Highways Code, to amend Sections 1095 and 14013 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, and to amend Sections 1752.81, 1752.82, 4461, 11212, 14171.5, 14171.6, and 15634 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to state government, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, bill related to the budget.

[ Approved by Governor  June 27, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State  June 27, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 836, Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review. State government.
(1) Existing law requires the State Board of Optometry to be responsible for the registration and regulation of nonresident contact lens sellers and dispensing opticians. Existing law authorizes a registered dispensing optician or optical company to operate, own, or have an ownership interest in a health plan, defined as a licensed health care service plan, and authorizes an optometrist, a registered dispensing optician, an optical company, or a health plan to execute a lease or other written agreement giving rise to a direct or indirect landlord-tenant relationship with an optometrist if specified conditions are contained in a written agreement. Existing law authorizes the board to inspect, upon request, an individual lease agreement and authorizes personal information, as defined, to be redacted from the lease agreement prior to submission of the lease agreement to the board. Existing law makes a violation of these provisions a crime.
This bill would, notwithstanding any other law and in addition to any action available to the board, authorize the board to issue a citation containing an order of abatement, an order to pay an administrative fine not to exceed $50,000, or both, as specified, for a violation of a specific section of law. The bill would require the full amount of the assessed fine to be added to the fee for renewal of a license and would prohibit the license from being renewed without payment of both the renewal fee and the fine. The bill, among other things, would also delete the authorization to redact personal information from a lease agreement, and would, therefore, expand an existing crime resulting in the imposition of a state-mandated local program.
(2) Existing law requires any health plan, defined as a licensed health care service plan, to report to the board, among other things, that 100% of its locations no longer employ an optometrist by January 1, 2019. Existing law makes a violation of this provision a crime.
This bill would instead require a registered dispensing optician or optical company that owns a health plan to meet certain milestones, including that 100% of its locations no longer employ optometrists by January 1, 2019, and report to the board whether those milestones have been met within 30 days of each milestone. The bill would also, notwithstanding any other law and in addition to any action available to the board, authorize the board to issue a citation containing an order of abatement, an order to pay an administrative fine not to exceed $50,000, or both, as specified, for a violation of a specific section of law. The bill would require the full amount of the assessed fine to be added to the fee for renewal of a license and would prohibit the license from being renewed without payment of both the renewal fee and the fine. By placing new requirements on a registered dispensing optician or optical company, this bill would expand an existing crime, and would, therefore, impose a state-mandated local program.
(3) Under existing law, the Optometry Practice Act, the board consists of 11 members, 5 of whom are public members, 3 appointed by the Governor and one each appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly, and 6 of whom are nonpublic members appointed by the Governor. Existing law requires one of those nonpublic members to be a registered dispensing optician and requires the initial appointment of that member to replace the optometrist member whose term expired on June 1, 2015.
This bill, for appointments made on or after January 1, 2016, would authorize the Governor to appoint a spectacle lens dispenser or contact lens dispenser as that member.
(4) Existing law establishes a dispensing optician committee under the board, requires the committee to advise and make recommendations to the board regarding the regulation of dispensing opticians pursuant to the act, and tasks the committee with recommending registration standards and criteria for the registration of dispensing opticians and reviewing the disciplinary guidelines relating to registered dispensing opticians. Existing law requires the committee to consist of 2 registered dispensing opticians, 2 public members, and one member of the board.
This bill, as of January 1, 2016, would instead require one of those registered dispensing optician members to be a spectacle lens dispenser or a contact lens dispenser, would require the committee to additionally advise the board regarding the regulation of spectacle lens dispensers and contact lens dispensers, and would additionally task the committee with recommending registration standards and criteria for the registration of those dispensers and nonresident contact lens sellers and reviewing the disciplinary guidelines relating to those dispensers and nonresident contact lens sellers.
(5) Existing law establishes a system of public elementary and secondary education in this state in which local educational agencies provide instruction in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, in the public elementary and secondary schools. Existing law also establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and authorizes community college districts throughout the state to provide instruction at the campuses they operate.
With respect to facilities for both public elementary and secondary schools and for community colleges, existing law requires that the Department of General Services pass upon and approve or reject all plans for the construction of, or, if the estimated cost exceeds $25,000, the alteration of, any school building. Existing law also requires, where the estimated cost of the reconstruction or alteration of, or an addition to, any school building exceeds $25,000, but does not exceed $100,000, that a licensed structural engineer examine the proposed project to determine if it is a nonstructural alteration or a structural alteration, as specified. Existing law authorizes the Department of General Services to increase the dollar amounts referenced above on an annual basis, commencing on January 1, 1999, according to an inflationary index governing construction costs that is selected and recognized by the department.
This bill would increase from $25,000 to $100,000 the estimated cost threshold for the requirement that the Department of General Services pass upon and approve or reject all plans for the construction or alteration of any school building. The bill would also increase the amounts in existing law so that, where the estimated cost of the reconstruction or alteration of, or an addition to, any school building exceeds $100,000, but does not exceed $225,000, a licensed structural engineer would be required to examine the proposed project as specified. The bill would authorize the Department of General Services to increase these dollar amounts on an annual basis, commencing on January 1, 2018, according to an inflationary index governing construction costs as referenced above.
(6) Existing law creates the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund, and provides for the deposit into that fund of amounts equal to the fair share of administrative costs due and payable from state agencies, and directs that moneys in the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund be appropriated for the administration of the state government, as determined by the Director of Finance. Existing law requires the Department of Finance to certify annually to the Controller the amount determined to be the fair share of administrative costs due and payable from each state agency, and requires the Controller to transmit to each state agency from which administrative costs have been determined or redetermined to be due, a statement in writing setting forth the amount of the administrative costs due from the state agency and stating that, unless a written request to determine the payment is filed by the state agency, the Controller will transfer the amount of the administrative costs, or advance for administrative costs, from the special fund or funds charged to the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund or the General Fund, as specified. Existing law requires the Controller to transfer 1/4 the amount determined on August 15, November 15, February 15, and May 15 of each fiscal year, as specified.
This bill would instead authorize the Department of Finance to allocate and charge a fair share of the administrative costs to all funds directly, and would require the department to certify to the Controller the amount determined to be the fair share of the administrative costs due and payable from each fund. This bill would eliminate the requirement that the Controller forward the determination of administrative costs to each state agency, and would require the Controller, upon order of the department, to transfer the amount of administrative costs, or advance for administrative costs, from special and nongovernmental cost funds to the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund or the General Fund. The bill would additionally authorize the Department of Finance to direct the Controller to advance a reasonable amount for administrative costs from a fund at any time during the year, as specified.
(7) Existing law requires a state agency if, upon receipt of the statement by the Controller, the state agency does not have funds available for the payment of the administrative costs, to notify the Controller and provide a written request to defer payment of those administrative costs, as specified.
This bill would instead require the Controller to notify the Department of Finance if a fund has an insufficient balance for the payment of the administrative costs, for direction by the department on affecting the transfer and its timing, and would make conforming changes.
(8) The Financial Information System for California (FISCal) Act establishes the FISCal system, a single integrated financial management system for the state. The act establishes the FISCal Service Center and the FISCal project office to exist concurrently during the phased implementation of the FISCal system and requires the FISCal Service Center, upon full implementation and final acceptance of the FISCal system, to perform all maintenance and operation of the FISCal system. The act further establishes a FISCal Executive Partner who has responsibilities for the functions of the FISCal project office and the FISCal Service Center. The act requires the FISCal project office, subject to the approval of the Department of Finance, to establish and assess fees and a payment schedule for state departments and agencies to use or interface with the system, including fees to recover the costs of the FISCal system.
This bill would replace the FISCal Service Center with the Department of FISCal, with specified duties, make conforming changes, and would eliminate the FISCal Executive Partner and establish the Director of FISCal, who would be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the Governor, subject to Senate confirmation. The bill would modify the requirement of the FISCal system to have a state budget transparency component. The bill would locate the department within the Government Operations Agency upon the acceptance of the system by the state, as determined by the Director of Finance. The bill would modify the fees assessed on state departments and agencies to pay for the design, development, and implementation of the system, as specified, and require administrative costs to be allocated and recovered in a specified manner.
(9) Existing law authorizes the Controller, until June 30, 2016, to procure, modify, and implement a new human resource management system that meets the needs of a modern state government, known as the 21st Century Project.
This bill would extend that authorization for one year, until June 30, 2017.
(10) The California Tourism Marketing Act authorizes the establishment of the California Travel and Tourism Commission, as a separate, independent California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, for the purpose of promoting tourism in California, as specified. The act requires the commission to be composed of the Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, who serves as the chairperson, 12 commissioners appointed by the Governor, as specified, and 24 commissioners selected by industry category in a referendum, as specified. The act further requires the commissioners to elect a vice chairperson from the 24 industry selected commissioners and authorizes the director to remove any elected commissioner following a hearing at which the commissioner is found guilty of abuse of office or moral turpitude.
This bill would instead require the 12 commissioners who are appointed by the Governor to elect the chairperson and the 24 industry-selected commissioners to elect the vice chairperson.
(11) Existing law establishes, within the Government Operations Agency, the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board with various duties that include, among others, compensating the victims and derivative victims of specified types of crimes for losses suffered as a result of those crimes and processing certain types of claims against the state. The board is composed of the Secretary of Government Operations, or his or her designee, the Controller, and one member who is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Governor. Existing law specifies that any reference in statute or regulation to the State Board of Control shall be construed to refer to the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board.
Existing law establishes, also within the Government Operations Agency, the Department of General Services with various duties providing centralized services for state entities, including, but not limited to, construction and maintenance of state buildings and property, and purchasing, printing, and architectural services.
This bill would generally transfer duties relating to government claims and government accounts from the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board to the Department of General Services and the Controller, as specified, and make conforming changes. The bill would rename the board the California Victim Compensation Board and make conforming name changes in provisions related to the board’s remaining duties regarding the compensation of victims and derivative victims of crimes.
The bill would authorize the Department of General Services to assign any matter related to the statutory powers and duties transferred by this bill to the Office of Risk and Insurance Management or to any state office so designated and would require the department to have a seal and to fix that seal to specified documents.
(12) Existing law requires that various actions by the Controller affecting state assets be approved by the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board. Existing law requires that a decision by a state agency to forgo collection of taxes, licenses, fees, or moneys owed to the state that are $500 or less be approved by the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, as specified.
This bill would remove those requirements to take these actions.
(13) Existing law requires claimants to pay a fee for filing certain claims against the state. Existing law requires these fees to be deposited into the General Fund and authorizes their appropriation in support of certain items of the budget.
This bill would instead require those fees to be deposited into the Service Revolving Fund and to be only available for the support of the Department of General Services upon appropriation by the Legislature.
(14) Existing law authorizes the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board to assess a surcharge to a state entity against which an approval claim was filed in an amount not to exceed 15% of the total approved claim.
This bill would repeal that authorization.
(15) Existing law requires the costs of administering the California employees’ annual charitable campaign fund drive be paid by the agency that receives the contributions. Existing law requires these amounts to be deposited into the General Fund.
This bill would instead require these amounts to be deposited into the Service Revolving Fund and to be only available for the support of the Department of General Services upon appropriation by the Legislature.
(16) Under the California Constitution, whenever the Legislature or a state agency mandates a new program or higher level of service on any local government, including school districts, the state is required to provide a subvention of funds to reimburse the local government, with specified exceptions. Existing law establishes a procedure for local governmental agencies to file claims for reimbursement of these costs with the Commission on State Mandates. If the commission determines there are costs mandated by the state, existing law requires the commission to determine the amount to be subvened to local agencies and school districts for reimbursement, and in doing so, to adopt parameters and guidelines for reimbursement of any claims. In adopting the parameters and guidelines, existing law authorizes the commission to adopt a reasonable reimbursement methodology, as specified.
This bill would, until July 1, 2019, require a reasonable reimbursement methodology that is based on, in whole or in part, costs that have been included in claims submitted to the Controller for reimbursement to only use costs that have been audited by the Controller, as provided. The bill would also require the Controller, in coordination with the Commission on State Mandates and Department of Finance, by October 1, 2018, to prepare a report to the Legislature regarding implementation of the new reasonable reimbursement process and for the hearings on the report to be held in the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.
(17) The Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA), which is administered by the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (board), authorizes the board to contract for health benefit plans for employees and annuitants, as defined. Under PEMHCA, the state and contracting agencies, as defined, are required to contribute amounts sufficient to cover the board’s administrative costs to a specified account in the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund, expenditure of which is contingent upon approval by the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, as specified. Under PEMHCA, moneys from health benefit plans for risk adjustment, reserve moneys from terminated health benefit plans, and self-funded or minimum premium plan premiums are deposited into the Public Employees’ Health Care Fund, which is continuously appropriated to pay benefits and claims costs, administrative costs, refunds, and other costs determined by the board.
This bill would condition the expenditure for administrative expenses of moneys in the Public Employees’ Health Care Fund or the account for administrative expenses in the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund on approval in the annual Budget Act. The bill would also discontinue the authorization for the use of moneys in the Public Employees’ Health Care Fund to pay other costs determined by the board.
(18) Existing law establishes the Joint Rules Committee and authorizes it to take specified actions as an investigatory committee of the Legislature. Existing law requires the Joint Rules Committee to allocate space in the State Capitol Building Annex, with certain exceptions, in accordance with its determination of the needs of the Legislature, as provided. Existing law vests control of the maintenance and operation of the State Capitol Building Annex in the Department of General Services. Existing law provides for the expenditure of funds for the contingent and joint expenses of the Senate and Assembly under or pursuant to the direction of the Joint Rules Committee.
This bill would authorize the Joint Rules Committee to pursue the construction of a state capitol building annex or the restoration, rehabilitation, renovation, or reconstruction of the existing State Capitol Building Annex. The bill would require that the work performed pursuant to these provisions be administered and supervised by the Department of General Services, subject to review by the State Public Works Board, pursuant to an agreement with the Joint Rules Committee. The bill would require the Department of General Services to report to the Joint Rules Committee on the scope, budget, delivery method, and schedule for any space to be constructed, restored, rehabilitated, renovated, or reconstructed pursuant to these provisions. The bill would exempt all work performed by the Department of General Services pursuant to these provisions from the State Contract Act. The bill would require that prevailing wages be paid to all workers employed on a project that is subject to these provisions. The bill would declare the intent of the Legislature regarding capitol building annex projects.
Existing law authorizes the Director of General Services, if no other agency is specifically authorized and directed, to acquire title to real property in the name of the state whenever the acquisition of real property is authorized or contemplated by law and imposes various duties on the Department of General Services with respect to the maintenance and operation of state buildings and grounds. Existing law, the State Building Construction Act of 1955, provides for the acquisition and construction of public buildings for use by state agencies by the State Public Works Board, subject to authorization by a separate act or appropriation enacted by the Legislature.
This bill would establish the State Project Infrastructure Fund and continuously appropriate the moneys in that fund for state projects, as defined, and for the report and work described above with respect to a new state capitol building annex or the existing State Capitol Building Annex. The bill would subject the defined state projects to the approval and administrative oversight by the Department of Finance and the State Public Works Board and would require the State Public Works Board to establish the scope, cost, and delivery method for each state project. The bill would require the Department of Finance, on behalf of the Department of General Services, to provide specified notices to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, including a notice prior to the establishment of the scope, cost, and delivery method by the State Public Works Board describing the scope, budget, delivery method, expected tenants, and schedule for any space to be constructed or renovated for each state project. The bill would also require the Department of General Services to submit, on a quarterly basis, a report on the status of each state project established by the State Public Works Board to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and to the chairpersons of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review and the Assembly Committee on Budget, as provided.
The California Environmental Quality Act, referred to as CEQA, requires a lead agency, as defined, to prepare, or cause to be prepared and certify the completion of an environmental impact report, referred to as an EIR, on a project that it proposes to carry out or approve that may have a significant effect on the environment or to adopt a negative declaration if it finds that the project will not have that effect. CEQA establishes a procedure for the preparation and certification of the record of proceedings upon the filing of an action or proceeding challenging a lead agency’s action on the grounds of noncompliance with CEQA.
A provision of CEQA requires the Judicial Council to adopt a rule of court establishing procedures applicable to actions or proceedings brought to attack, review, set aside, void, or annul the certification of the environmental impact report for a specified entertainment and sports center project, as provided, or the granting of any project approvals that require the actions or proceedings be resolved, within 270 days of certification of the record of proceedings. Existing law also requires the preparation and certification of the administrative record for that project to comply with certain procedures. Existing law requires the draft and final EIR for that project to each include a notice containing specified information relating to required procedures for judicial actions challenging the certification of the EIR or the approval of a project described in the EIR. Existing law requires the lead agency to conduct an informational public workshop and hold a public hearing on the draft EIR, as provided. Existing law prohibits a court from enjoining the construction or operation of specified components of the entertainment and sports center project unless the court makes specified findings.
This bill would apply similar provisions to the construction of a state capitol building annex or the restoration, rehabilitation, renovation, or reconstruction of the existing State Capitol Building Annex, as described above.
This bill would, upon the direction of the Director of Finance, transfer $1,300,000,000 from the General Fund to the State Project Infrastructure Fund. The bill would require that $1,000,000,000 of this money be transferred on or after July 1, 2016, and no later than June 30, 2017, and the remaining $300,000,000 be transferred on or after July 1, 2017.
(19) Existing law regulates the employment of minors in the entertainment industry and requires the written consent of the Labor Commissioner for a minor under 16 years of age to take part in certain types of employment. Existing law establishes a program to be administered by the commissioner that enables a minor’s parent or guardian, prior to the first employment of a minor performer and under specified conditions, to obtain a temporary permit for the employment of a minor. Existing law requires the commissioner to deposit all fees for temporary permits received into the Entertainment Work Permit Fund, with the funds to be available upon appropriation by the Legislature to pay for the costs of administration of the online temporary minor’s entertainment work permit program.
This bill would require those permit fees and certain other revenues to instead be deposited in the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund. The bill would abolish the Entertainment Work Permit Fund and transfer moneys in, and assets, liabilities, revenues, expenditures, and encumbrances of, that fund to the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund.
(20) Existing law requires farm labor contractors to be licensed by the commissioner and to comply with specified employment laws applicable to farm labor contractors. Existing law requires farm labor contractors to pay license fees to the commissioner and continuously appropriates a portion of the fee revenues for enforcement and verification purposes. Existing law requires specified amounts of a license fee to be deposited in the Farmworker Remedial Account and expended by the commissioner to fund the Farm Labor Contractor Enforcement Unit and the Farm Labor Contractor License Verification Unit, and the remaining money to be credited to the General Fund.
This bill would require the money not used to fund those units to be paid instead into the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund and would make a conforming change.
(21) Existing law governs talent agency licensure and establishes specific fees. Existing law requires moneys collected for licenses and fines collected for violations to be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the General Fund.
This bill would instead require that all moneys collected for filing fees and licenses be credited to the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund, and that fines collected for violations be credited to the General Fund.
(22) Existing law establishes a Child Performer Services Permit program and requires the commissioner to deposit filing fees into the Child Performer Services Permit Fund (permit fund), the revenues of which are available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to pay for the costs of administering the program.
This bill would require the fees to be deposited in the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund. The bill would abolish the permit fund and transfer any moneys in the permit fund and any assets, liabilities, revenues, expenditures, and encumbrances of that fund to the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund.
(23) Existing law defines “public works,” for purposes of requirements regarding the payment of prevailing wages for public works projects, to include, among other things, the hauling and delivery of ready-mixed concrete, as defined, to carry out a public works contract, with respect to contracts involving any state agency or any political subdivision of the state. Existing law, also requires the entity hauling or delivering ready-mixed concrete to enter into a written subcontract agreement with, and to provide employee payroll and time records to, the party that engaged that entity within 3 days, as specified. Existing law provides that these provisions apply to public works contracts awarded on or after July 1, 2016.
This bill would extend the time to submit employee payroll records to 5 days. The bill would provide that these provisions do not apply to public works contracts advertised for bid or awarded prior to July 1, 2016.
(24) Existing law regulates various aspects of the car washing and polishing industry and requires the commissioner to collect a $250 registration fee from employers engaged in the business for each branch location and to periodically adjust the registration fee for inflation to ensure that the fee is sufficient to fund all costs to administer and enforce those provisions. Existing law requires, in addition to that fee, each employer be assessed an annual $50 fee for each branch location to be deposited in the Car Wash Worker Restitution Fund.
This bill would remove the specific amount for the registration fee and would authorize the periodic adjustment of the fee, except as specified, in an amount sufficient to fund all direct and indirect costs to administer and enforce those provisions. The bill would fix the annual fee for deposit in the Car Wash Worker Restitution Fund in an amount equaling 20% of the registration fee.
(25) Existing law requires a person employing an industrial homeworker to obtain a valid industrial homework license from the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and establishes license and renewal fees, to be paid into the State Treasury. Existing law requires a person doing industrial homework to have a valid homeworker’s permit issued to him or her by the division and sets the fee at $25.
This bill would require those fees and permit moneys to be paid into the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund.
(26) Existing law, the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, authorizes an aggrieved employee to bring a civil action to recover specified civil penalties, that would otherwise be assessed and collected by the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (agency), on behalf of the employee and other current or former employees for the violation of certain provisions affecting employees. Existing law requires notice of the claim from the aggrieved employee to the agency and to the employer by certified mail. Existing law provides that an employee who prevails in an action under these provisions is entitled to recover his or her reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.
This bill would instead require that the notice to the agency be provided online, accompanied by a reasonable filing fee not to exceed a specified amount that would be deposited into the Labor and Workforce Development Fund to cover the administrative costs of processing the notice. The bill would, for cases filed on or after July 1, 2016, extend the timeframe for the agency to notify the employer and employee that it does not intend to investigate the alleged violation. The bill would entitle an employee who prevails in an action under these provisions to also recover his or her filing fees.
This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature that the agency shall continue to assign duties under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 to entities where those duties are customarily performed.
Existing law provides that the court review and approve any penalties sought as a part of a proposed settlement of a claim.
This bill would require the proposed settlement agreement to be also sent to the agency. This bill would, until July 1, 2021, authorize the agency to extend the time to complete its investigation by 60 days when the agency determines an extension is necessary and issues a notice, as specified.
(27) Existing law requires the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to require a permit for specific types of construction, demolition, and work in mines and tunnels, and requires an employer or contractor who engages in certain asbestos-related work to register with the division. Existing law requires the division to set fees for permits in an amount reasonably necessary to cover the costs involved in investigating and issuing such permits.
This bill would require the division to set the fees to be charged for permits and registrations in amounts reasonably necessary to cover the costs involved in administering the permitting and registration programs and would require all permit and registration fees collected to be deposited in the Occupational Safety and Health Fund.
(28) Existing law governs the design, erection, construction, installation, material alteration, inspection, testing, maintenance, repair, service, and operation of specific conveyances and their associated parts. Existing law establishes certification and licensing programs for inspectors, companies, and mechanics, and for conveyance inspection and permitting programs, with fees established by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health based on prescribed costs to the division.
This bill would revise those provisions to require the fees to be based on costs to the division of administering those programs, including direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administering those provisions.
(29) Existing law requires the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to administer a permit and inspection program for aerial passenger tramways. Existing law authorizes the division to fix fees for inspection as it deems necessary to cover the actual cost of having the inspection performed by a division safety engineer. Existing law prohibits the division from charging for inspections performed by certified insurance inspectors, but authorizes a fee of not more than $10 to cover the cost of processing the permit when issued by the division as a result of the inspection. Fees collected by the division are deposited into the Elevator Safety Account to support the program.
This bill would remove the term “aerial” in those provisions and would instead refer only to “passenger tramways.” The bill would require the division to fix and collect fees for inspection of passenger tramways to cover direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administering those provisions. The bill would remove the cap on the processing fee. The bill would require those fees to be deposited in the Occupational Safety and Health Fund instead of the Elevator Safety Account, and would transfer specific moneys in the Elevator Safety Account to the Occupational Safety and Health Fund, together with any assets, liabilities, revenues, expenditures, and encumbrances of that fund attributable to the program, the portable amusement ride inspection program, and the Permanent Amusement Ride Safety Inspection Program.
(30) Existing law requires the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to administer a permit and inspection program for tower cranes. Existing law requires the division to set fees for permits sufficient to cover prescribed program costs. Existing law authorizes the division to collect fees for the examination and licensing of crane certifiers as necessary to cover actual costs of administration. Fees collected by the division under those provisions are deposited into the General Fund.
This bill would require the division to collect those crane certifier fees, would require all the above fees to be set to cover the costs of administering the above provisions, and would authorize the inclusion of direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administration. The bill would require that fees be deposited in the Occupational Safety and Health Fund instead of the Elevator Safety Account.
(31) Existing law authorizes the establishment and collection of fees by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health for specified services relating to tanks, boilers, and pressure vessels. Under existing law, inspection fees collected are paid into the Pressure Vessel Account.
This bill would remove an existing $15 cap on a permit processing fee, and would require all fees relating to tanks, boilers, and pressure vessels to be in amounts sufficient to cover the division’s direct and indirect costs for administering these provisions. The bill would expand the fees paid into the Pressure Vessel Account to include all fees collected under those tank, boiler, and pressure vessel provisions.
(32) Existing law, the Amusement Rides Safety Law, authorizes the establishment and collection of fees by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health for inspection and permitting of amusement rides. Fees collected under those provisions are deposited into the Elevator Safety Account. Existing law requires the division to submit an annual report on amusement ride safety to the Division of Fairs and Expositions within the Department of Food and Agriculture (DFA), including route location information submitted by permit applicants.
The bill would require the division to set fees relating to amusement rides, initially by emergency regulation, in amounts necessary to cover costs for administering those provisions, and would authorize the inclusion of direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administration. The bill would require that fees be deposited in the Occupational Safety and Health Fund instead of the Elevator Safety Account. The bill would require the division to post the amusement ride safety report on its Internet Web site instead of submitting it to the DFA, and would make the inclusion of route location information discretionary.
(33) Existing law establishes the Permanent Amusement Ride Safety Inspection Program, which authorizes the Division of Occupational Safety to fix and collect fees to cover the costs of administering the program, and fees collected are deposited in the Elevator Safety Account.
This bill would require the division to collect those fees and include direct and reasonable indirect costs for administration. The bill would require the division to impose a penalty equal to 100% of the initial fee if a person owning or having custody, management, or operation of a permanent amusement ride fails to pay any fee required under the program within 60 days after the date of notification by the division. The bill would require that fees be deposited in the Occupational Safety and Health Fund instead of the Elevator Safety Account.
(34) Existing law establishes licensing and certification provisions relating to tunnel and mine safety for explosive blasters, gas testers, and safety representatives administered by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. Those provisions set fees for licensure and renewals. Existing law requires those fees to be deposited in the General Fund.
This bill would revise those provisions to require the division to set fees to include direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administration, and to deposit those fees in the Occupational Safety and Health Fund.
(35) Under existing law relating to the certification of asbestos consultants and site surveillance technicians, fees authorized to be collected by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, as provided, are deposited in accounts within the Asbestos Training and Consultant Certification Fund.
This bill would require the division to collect those fees and require that fees be deposited in the Occupational Safety and Health Fund instead of the Asbestos Training and Consultant Certification Fund, which latter fund the bill would abolish.
(36) Existing law requires the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to inspect the operation of the rides at a permanent amusement park annually. Existing law requires operators to submit to the division an annual certificate of compliance, including a prescribed declaration by a qualified safety inspector, and to maintain prescribed records and make them available for inspection by the division. Existing law requires the division to conduct an inspection of the operation of the rides in conjunction with an inspection of records.
This bill would exempt the division from that requirement to conduct an operational inspection of a ride in conjunction with an inspection of records if a qualified safety inspector employed by the division has already inspected the operation of the ride in connection with the execution of the current annual certificate of compliance.
(37) Existing law allows a credit against the taxes imposed under the Corporation Tax Law and the Personal Income Tax Law for each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2014, and before January 1, 2025, in an amount as provided in a written agreement between the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and the taxpayer, agreed upon by the California Competes Tax Credit Committee, and based on specified factors, including the number of jobs the taxpayer will create or retain in the state and the amount of investment in the state by the taxpayer. Existing law limits the aggregate amount of credits allocated to taxpayers to a specified sum per fiscal year.
This bill would authorize the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, when determining whether to enter into a written agreement with a taxpayer, to consider additional factors including, but not limited to, the financial solvency of the taxpayer and the taxpayer’s compliance with state and federal laws. The bill would also state the legislative intent relating to these provisions.
(38) Existing law, the Corporation Tax Law, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, and before January 1, 2030, allows, with regard to the manufacture of a new advanced strategic aircraft for the United States Air Force, a credit against the taxes imposed under that law in an amount equal to a specified percentage of qualified wages paid or incurred with respect to qualified full-time employees, as multiplied by an annual full-time equivalent ratio, by the qualified taxpayer. Existing law defines a “qualified taxpayer” as a prime contractor or a major first-tier contractor awarded a contract related to the New Advanced Strategic Aircraft Program. The contract was awarded in 2016 to a qualified taxpayer that is a prime contractor, and no other taxpayers are qualified taxpayers, as defined, under that contract.
This bill would allow the above-described credit for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, and before January 1, 2031, as the New Advanced Strategic Aircraft Program contract was awarded in 2016.
(39) Existing law, federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, provides for workforce investment activities, including activities in which states may participate. Existing law provides that the California Workforce Development Board is responsible for assisting the Governor in the development, oversight, and continuous improvement of California’s workforce investment system.
Existing law requires the Director of Employment Development to permit information in his or her possession to be used for specified purposes, including to assist various state agencies to perform specified duties.
This bill would require the director to permit the use of information in his or her possession to enable the California Workforce Development Board, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Rehabilitation, the State Department of Social Services, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards, and the Employment Training Panel to access any relevant quarterly wage data necessary for the evaluation and reporting of their respective program performance outcomes.
(40) Existing law requires the California Workforce Development Board to assist the Governor in developing and updating comprehensive state performance accountability measures to assess the effectiveness of core programs in the state. As part of that process, existing law authorizes the State Department of Education to collect the social security numbers of adults participating in adult education programs so that accurate participation in those programs can be represented. Existing law requires the State Department of Education to keep this information confidential.
This bill would authorize the State Department of Education to share the social security numbers of adults participating in adult education programs with the Employment Development Department, and would require the Employment Development Department to keep the information confidential and only use it to track the labor market progress of program participants, as specified.
(41) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
(42) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 655 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

655.
 (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Health plan” means a health care service plan licensed pursuant to the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 (Chapter 2.2 (commencing with Section 1340) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code).
(2) “Optical company” means a person or entity that is engaged in the manufacture, sale, or distribution to physicians and surgeons, optometrists, health plans, or dispensing opticians of lenses, frames, optical supplies, or optometric appliances or devices or kindred products.
(3) “Optometrist” means a person licensed pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 3000) or an optometric corporation, as described in Section 3160.
(4) “Registered dispensing optician” means a person licensed pursuant to Chapter 5.5 (commencing with Section 2550).
(5) “Therapeutic ophthalmic product” means lenses or other products that provide direct treatment of eye disease or visual rehabilitation for diseased eyes.
(b) No optometrist may have any membership, proprietary interest, coownership, or any profit-sharing arrangement, either by stock ownership, interlocking directors, trusteeship, mortgage, or trust deed, with any registered dispensing optician or any optical company, except as otherwise permitted under this section.
(c) (1) A registered dispensing optician or an optical company may operate, own, or have an ownership interest in a health plan so long as the health plan does not directly employ optometrists to provide optometric services directly to enrollees of the health plan, and may directly or indirectly provide products and services to the health plan or its contracted providers or enrollees or to other optometrists. For purposes of this section, an optometrist may be employed by a health plan as a clinical director for the health plan pursuant to Section 1367.01 of the Health and Safety Code or to perform services related to utilization management or quality assurance or other similar related services that do not require the optometrist to directly provide health care services to enrollees. In addition, an optometrist serving as a clinical director may not employ optometrists to provide health care services to enrollees of the health plan for which the optometrist is serving as clinical director. For the purposes of this section, the health plan’s utilization management and quality assurance programs that are consistent with the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 (Chapter 2.2 (commencing with Section 1340) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code) do not constitute providing health care services to enrollees.
(2) The registered dispensing optician or optical company shall not interfere with the professional judgment of the optometrist.
(3) The Department of Managed Health Care shall forward to the State Board of Optometry any complaints received from consumers that allege that an optometrist violated the Optometry Practice Act (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 3000)). The Department of Managed Health Care and the State Board of Optometry shall enter into an Inter-Agency Agreement regarding the sharing of information related to the services provided by an optometrist that may be in violation of the Optometry Practice Act that the Department of Managed Health Care encounters in the course of the administration of the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 (Chapter 2.2 (commencing with Section 1340) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code).
(d) An optometrist, a registered dispensing optician, an optical company, or a health plan may execute a lease or other written agreement giving rise to a direct or indirect landlord-tenant relationship with an optometrist, if all of the following conditions are contained in a written agreement establishing the landlord-tenant relationship:
(1) (A) The practice shall be owned by the optometrist and in every phase be under the optometrist’s exclusive control, including the selection and supervision of optometric staff, the scheduling of patients, the amount of time the optometrist spends with patients, fees charged for optometric products and services, the examination procedures and treatment provided to patients and the optometrist’s contracting with managed care organizations.
(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not preclude a lease from including commercially reasonable terms that: (i) require the provision of optometric services at the leased space during certain days and hours, (ii) restrict the leased space from being used for the sale or offer for sale of spectacles, frames, lenses, contact lenses, or other ophthalmic products, except that the optometrist shall be permitted to sell therapeutic ophthalmic products if the registered dispensing optician, health plan, or optical company located on or adjacent to the optometrist’s leased space does not offer any substantially similar therapeutic ophthalmic products for sale, (iii) require the optometrist to contract with a health plan network, health plan, or health insurer, or (iv) permit the landlord to directly or indirectly provide furnishings and equipment in the leased space.
(2) The optometrist’s records shall be the sole property of the optometrist. Only the optometrist and those persons with written authorization from the optometrist shall have access to the patient records and the examination room, except as otherwise provided by law.
(3) The optometrist’s leased space shall be definite and distinct from space occupied by other occupants of the premises, have a sign designating that the leased space is occupied by an independent optometrist or optometrists and be accessible to the optometrist after hours or in the case of an emergency, subject to the facility’s general accessibility. This paragraph shall not require a separate entrance to the optometrist’s leased space.
(4) All signs and displays shall be separate and distinct from that of the other occupants and shall have the optometrist's name and the word “optometrist” prominently displayed in connection therewith. This paragraph shall not prohibit the optometrist from advertising the optometrist’s practice location with reference to other occupants or prohibit the optometrist or registered dispensing optician from advertising their participation in any health plan’s network or the health plan’s products in which the optometrist or registered dispensing optician participates.
(5) There shall be no signs displayed on any part of the premises or in any advertising indicating that the optometrist is employed or controlled by the registered dispensing optician, health plan or optical company.
(6) Except for a statement that an independent doctor of optometry is located in the leased space, in-store pricing signs and as otherwise permitted by this subdivision, the registered dispensing optician or optical company shall not link its advertising with the optometrist's name, practice, or fees.
(7) Notwithstanding paragraphs (4) and (6), this subdivision shall not preclude a health plan from advertising its health plan products and associated premium costs and any copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other forms of cost sharing, or the names and locations of the health plan’s providers, including any optometrists or registered dispensing opticians that provide professional services, in compliance with the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 (Chapter 2.2 (commencing with Section 1340) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code).
(8) A health plan that advertises its products and services in accordance with paragraph (7) shall not advertise the optometrist’s fees for products and services that are not included in the health plan’s contract with the optometrist.
(9) The optometrist shall not be precluded from collecting fees for services that are not included in a health plan’s products and services, subject to any patient disclosure requirements contained in the health plan’s provider agreement with the optometrist or that are not otherwise prohibited by the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 (Chapter 2.2 (commencing with Section 1340) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code).
(10) The term of the lease shall be no less than one year and shall not require the optometrist to contract exclusively with a health plan. The optometrist may terminate the lease according to the terms of the lease. The landlord may terminate the lease for the following reasons:
(A) The optometrist’s failure to maintain a license to practice optometry or the imposition of restrictions, suspension or revocation of the optometrist’s license or if the optometrist or the optometrist’s employee is or becomes ineligible to participate in state or federal government-funded programs.
(B) Termination of any underlying lease where the optometrist has subleased space, or the optometrist’s failure to comply with the underlying lease provisions that are made applicable to the optometrist.
(C) If the health plan is the landlord, the termination of the provider agreement between the health plan and the optometrist, in accordance with the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 (Chapter 2.2 (commencing with Section 1340) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code).
(D) Other reasons pursuant to the terms of the lease or permitted under the Civil Code.
(11) The landlord shall act in good faith in terminating the lease and in no case shall the landlord terminate the lease for reasons that constitute interference with the practice of optometry.
(12) Lease or rent terms and payments shall not be based on number of eye exams performed, prescriptions written, patient referrals or the sale or promotion of the products of a registered dispensing optician or an optical company.
(13) The landlord shall not terminate the lease solely because of a report, complaint, or allegation filed by the optometrist against the landlord, a registered dispensing optician or a health plan, to the State Board of Optometry or the Department of Managed Health Care or any law enforcement or regulatory agency.
(14) The landlord shall provide the optometrist with written notice of the scheduled expiration date of a lease at least 60 days prior to the scheduled expiration date. This notice obligation shall not affect the ability of either party to terminate the lease pursuant to this section. The landlord may not interfere with an outgoing optometrist’s efforts to inform the optometrist’s patients, in accordance with customary practice and professional obligations, of the relocation of the optometrist's practice.
(15) The State Board of Optometry may inspect, upon request, an individual lease agreement pursuant to its investigational authority, and if such a request is made, the landlord or tenant, as applicable, shall promptly comply with the request. Failure or refusal to comply with the request for lease agreements within 30 days of receiving the request constitutes unprofessional conduct and is grounds for disciplinary action by the appropriate regulatory agency. This section shall not affect the Department of Managed Health Care’s authority to inspect all books and records of a health plan pursuant to Section 1381 of the Health and Safety Code.
Any financial information contained in the lease submitted to a regulatory entity, pursuant to this paragraph, shall be considered confidential trade secret information that is exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).
(16) This subdivision shall not be applicable to the relationship between any optometrist employee and the employer medical group, or the relationship between a medical group exclusively contracted with a health plan regulated by the Department of Managed Health Care and that health plan.
(e) No registered dispensing optician may have any membership, proprietary interest, coownership, or profit-sharing arrangement either by stock ownership, interlocking directors, trusteeship, mortgage, or trust deed, with an optometrist, except as permitted under this section.
(f) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a person licensed under Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 2000) or its professional corporation from contracting with or employing optometrists, ophthalmologists, or optometric assistants and entering into a contract or landlord tenant relationship with a health plan, an optical company, or a registered dispensing optician, in accordance with Sections 650 and 654 of this code.
(g) Any violation of this section constitutes a misdemeanor as to such person licensed under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 3000) of this division and as to any and all persons, whether or not so licensed under this division, who participate with such licensed person in a violation of any provision of this section.
(h) (1) Notwithstanding any other law and in addition to any action available to the State Board of Optometry, the State Board of Optometry may issue a citation containing an order of abatement, an order to pay an administrative fine, or both, to an optical company, an optometrist, or a registered dispensing optician for a violation of this section. The administrative fine shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). In assessing the amount of the fine, the board shall give due consideration to all of the following:
(A) The gravity of the violation.
(B) The good faith of the cited person or entity.
(C) The history of previous violations of the same or similar nature.
(D) Evidence that the violation was or was not willful.
(E) The extent to which the cited person or entity has cooperated with the board’s investigation.
(F) The extent to which the cited person or entity has mitigated or attempted to mitigate any damage or injury caused by the violation.
(G) Any other factors as justice may require.
(2) A citation or fine assessment issued pursuant to a citation shall inform the cited person or entity that if a hearing is desired to contest the finding of a violation, that hearing shall be requested by written notice to the board within 30 days of the date of issuance of the citation or assessment. If a hearing is not requested pursuant to this section, payment of any fine shall not constitute an admission of the violation charged. Hearings shall be held pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(3) The board shall adopt regulations to implement a system for the issuance of citations, administrative fines, and orders of abatement authorized by this section. The regulations shall include provisions for both of the following:
(A) The issuance of a citation without an administrative fine.
(B) The opportunity for a cited person or entity to have an informal conference with the executive officer of the board in addition to the hearing described in paragraph (2).
(4) The failure of a licensee to pay a fine within 30 days of the date of assessment, unless the citation is being appealed, may result in disciplinary action being taken by the board. Where a citation is not contested and a fine is not paid, the full amount of the assessed fine shall be added to the fee for renewal of the license. A license shall not be renewed without payment of the renewal fee and fine.
(5) Notwithstanding any other law, if a fine is paid to satisfy an assessment based on the finding of a violation, payment of the fine shall be represented as satisfactory resolution of the matter for purposes of public disclosure.
(i) Administrative fines collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Dispensing Opticians Fund. It is the intent of the Legislature that moneys collected as fines and deposited in the fund be used by the board primarily for enforcement purposes.

SEC. 2.

 Section 2556.1 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2556.1.
 All licensed optometrists and registered dispensing opticians who are in a colocated setting shall report the business relationship to the State Board of Optometry, as determined by the board. The State Board of Optometry shall have the authority to inspect any premises at which the business of a registered dispensing optician is colocated with the practice of an optometrist, for the purposes of determining compliance with Section 655. The inspection may include the review of any written lease agreement between the registered dispensing optician and the optometrist or between the optometrist and the health plan. Failure to comply with the inspection or any request for information by the board may subject the party to disciplinary action. The board shall provide a copy of its inspection results, if applicable, to the Department of Managed Health Care.

SEC. 3.

 Section 2556.2 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2556.2.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, subsequent to the effective date of this section and until January 1, 2019, any individual, corporation, or firm operating as a registered dispensing optician under this chapter before the effective date of this section, or an employee of such an entity, shall not be subject to any action for engaging in conduct prohibited by Section 2556 or Section 655 as those sections existed prior to the effective date of this bill, except that a registrant shall be subject to discipline for duplicating or changing lenses without a prescription or order from a person duly licensed to issue the same.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to imply or suggest that a person registered under this chapter is in violation of or in compliance with the law.
(c) This section shall not apply to any business relationships prohibited by Section 2556 commencing registration or operations on or after the effective date of this section.
(d) Subsequent to the effective date of this section and until January 1, 2019, nothing in this section shall prohibit an individual, corporation, or firm operating as a registered dispensing optician from engaging in a business relationship with an optometrist licensed pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 3000) before the effective date of this section at locations registered with the Medical Board of California before the effective date of this section.
(e) This section does not apply to any administrative action pending, litigation pending, cause for discipline, or cause of action accruing prior to September 1, 2015.
(f) Any registered dispensing optician or optical company that owns a health plan that employs optometrists, subject to this section, shall comply with the following milestones:
(1) By January 1, 2017, 15 percent of its locations shall no longer employ an optometrist.
(2) By August 1, 2017, 45 percent of its locations shall no longer employ an optometrist.
(3) By January 1, 2019, 100 percent of its locations shall no longer employ an optometrist.
(g) Any registered dispensing optician or optical company that owns a health plan that employs optometrists shall report to the State Board of Optometry in writing as to whether it has met each of the milestones in subdivision (f) within 30 days of each milestone. The State Board of Optometry shall provide those reports as soon as it receives them to the director and the Legislature. The report to the Legislature shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(h) (1) Notwithstanding any other law and in addition to any action available to the State Board of Optometry, the State Board of Optometry may issue a citation containing an order of abatement, an order to pay an administrative fine, or both, to an optical company, an optometrist, or a registered dispensing optician for a violation of this section. The administrative fine shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). In assessing the amount of the fine, the board shall give due consideration to all of the following:
(A) The gravity of the violation.
(B) The good faith of the cited person or entity.
(C) The history of previous violations of the same or similar nature.
(D) Evidence that the violation was or was not willful.
(E) The extent to which the cited person or entity has cooperated with the board’s investigation.
(F) The extent to which the cited person or entity has mitigated or attempted to mitigate any damage or injury caused by the violation.
(G) Any other factors as justice may require.
(2) A citation or fine assessment issued pursuant to a citation shall inform the cited person or entity that if a hearing is desired to contest the finding of a violation, that hearing shall be requested by written notice to the board within 30 days of the date of issuance of the citation or assessment. If a hearing is not requested pursuant to this section, payment of any fine shall not constitute an admission of the violation charged. Hearings shall be held pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(3) The board shall adopt regulations to implement a system for the issuance of citations, administrative fines, and orders of abatement authorized by this section. The regulations shall include provisions for both of the following:
(A) The issuance of a citation without an administrative fine.
(B) The opportunity for a cited person or entity to have an informal conference with the executive officer of the board in addition to the hearing described in paragraph (2).
(4) The failure of a licensee to pay a fine within 30 days of the date of assessment, unless the citation is being appealed, may result in disciplinary action being taken by the board. Where a citation is not contested and a fine is not paid, the full amount of the assessed fine shall be added to the fee for renewal of the license. A license shall not be renewed without payment of the renewal fee and fine.
(5) Notwithstanding any other law, if a fine is paid to satisfy an assessment based on the finding of a violation, payment of the fine shall be represented as satisfactory resolution of the matter for purposes of public disclosure.
(i) Administrative fines collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Dispensing Opticians Fund. It is the intent of the Legislature that moneys collected as fines and deposited in the fund be used by the board primarily for enforcement purposes.

SEC. 4.

 Section 3010.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

3010.5.
 (a) There is in the Department of Consumer Affairs a State Board of Optometry in which the enforcement of this chapter is vested. The board consists of 11 members, five of whom shall be public members and one of the nonpublic members shall be an individual registered as a dispensing optician, spectacle lens dispenser, or contact lens dispenser. The registered dispensing member shall be registered pursuant to Chapter 5.5 (commencing with Section 2550) and in good standing with the board.
Six members of the board shall constitute a quorum.
(b) The board shall, with respect to conducting investigations, inquiries, and disciplinary actions and proceedings, have the authority previously vested in the board as created pursuant to former Section 3010. The board may enforce any disciplinary actions undertaken by that board.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date. Notwithstanding any other law, the repeal of this section renders the board subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.
(d) The amendments to this section by the act adding this subdivision shall apply to appointments made on or after January 1, 2016.

SEC. 5.

 Section 3011 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

3011.
 (a) Members of the board, except the public members and the registered dispensing member, shall be appointed only from persons who are registered optometrists of the State of California and actually engaged in the practice of optometry at the time of appointment or who are members of the faculty of a school of optometry. The public members shall not be a licentiate of the board or of any other board under this division or of any board referred to in Sections 1000 and 3600.
No person except the registered dispensing member, including the public members, shall be eligible to membership on the board who is a stockholder in or owner of or a member of the board of trustees of any school of optometry or who shall be financially interested, directly or indirectly, in any concern manufacturing or dealing in optical supplies at wholesale.
No person shall serve as a member of the board for more than two consecutive terms.
A member of the faculty of a school of optometry may be appointed to the board; however, no more than two faculty members of schools of optometry may be on the board at any one time. Faculty members of the board shall not serve as public members.
(b) The amendments to this section by the act adding this subdivision shall apply to appointments made on or after January 1, 2016.

SEC. 6.

 Section 3013 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

3013.
 (a) Each member of the board shall hold office for a term of four years, and shall serve until the appointment and qualification of his or her successor or until one year shall have elapsed since the expiration of the term for which he or she was appointed, whichever first occurs.
(b) Vacancies occurring shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term.
(c) The Governor shall appoint three of the public members, five members qualified as provided in Section 3011, and the registered dispensing member as provided in Section 3010.5. The Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint a public member.
(d) No board member serving between January 1, 2000, and June 1, 2002, inclusive, shall be eligible for reappointment.
(e) For initial appointments made on or after January 1, 2003, one of the public members appointed by the Governor and two of the professional members shall serve terms of one year. One of the public members appointed by the Governor and two of the professional members shall serve terms of three years. The remaining public member appointed by the Governor and the remaining two professional members shall serve terms of four years. The public members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each serve for a term of four years.
(f) The initial appointment of a registered dispensing optician, spectacle lens dispenser, or contact lens dispenser member shall replace the optometrist member whose term expired on June 1, 2015.
(g) The amendments to this section by the act adding this subdivision shall apply to appointments made on or after January 1, 2016.

SEC. 7.

 Section 3020 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

3020.
 (a) There shall be established under the State Board of Optometry a dispensing optician committee to advise and make recommendations to the board regarding the regulation of dispensing opticians, spectacle lens dispensers, and contact lens dispensers, registered pursuant to Chapter 5.5 (commencing with Section 2550). The committee shall consist of five members, one of whom shall be a registered dispensing optician registered pursuant to Chapter 5.5 (commencing with Section 2550), one of whom shall be a spectacle lens dispenser or contact lens dispenser registered pursuant to Chapter 5.5 (commencing with Section 2550), two of whom shall be public members, and one of whom shall be a member of the board. Initial appointments to the committee shall be made by the board. The board shall stagger the terms of the initial members appointed. The filling of vacancies on the committee shall be made by the board upon recommendations by the committee.
(b) The committee shall be responsible for:
(1) Recommending registration standards and criteria for the registration of dispensing opticians, nonresident contact lens sellers, spectacle lens dispensers, and contact lens dispensers.
(2) Reviewing of the disciplinary guidelines relating to registered dispensing opticians, nonresident contact lens sellers, spectacle lens dispensers, and contact lens dispensers.
(3) Recommending to the board changes or additions to regulations adopted pursuant to Chapter 5.5 (commencing with Section 2550).
(4) Carrying out and implementing all responsibilities and duties imposed upon it pursuant to this chapter or as delegated to it by the board.
(c) The committee shall meet at least twice a year and as needed in order to conduct its business.
(d) Recommendations by the committee regarding scope of practice or regulatory changes or additions shall be approved, modified, or rejected by the board within 90 days of submission of the recommendation to the board. If the board rejects or significantly modifies the intent or scope of the recommendation, the committee may request that the board provide its reasons in writing for rejecting or significantly modifying the recommendation, which shall be provided by the board within 30 days of the request.
(e) After the initial appointments by the board pursuant to subdivision (a), the Governor shall appoint the registered dispensing optician members and the public members. The committee shall submit a recommendation to the board regarding which board member should be appointed to serve on the committee, and the board shall appoint the member to serve. Committee members shall serve a term of four years except for the initial staggered terms. A member may be reappointed, but no person shall serve as a member of the committee for more than two consecutive terms.
(f) The amendments to this section by the act adding this subdivision apply as of January 1, 2016.

SEC. 8.

 Section 846.1 of the Civil Code is amended to read:

846.1.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (c), an owner of any estate or interest in real property, whether possessory or nonpossessory, who gives permission to the public for entry on or use of the real property pursuant to an agreement with a public or nonprofit agency for purposes of recreational trail use, and is a defendant in a civil action brought by, or on behalf of, a person who is allegedly injured or allegedly suffers damages on the real property, may present a claim to the Department of General Services for reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in this civil action if any of the following occurs:
(1) The court has dismissed the civil action upon a demurrer or motion for summary judgment made by the owner or upon its own motion for lack of prosecution.
(2) The action was dismissed by the plaintiff without any payment from the owner.
(3) The owner prevails in the civil action.
(b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), a public entity, as defined in Section 831.5 of the Government Code, that gives permission to the public for entry on or use of real property for a recreational purpose, as defined in Section 846, and is a defendant in a civil action brought by, or on behalf of, a person who is allegedly injured or allegedly suffers damages on the real property, may present a claim to the Department of General Services for reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in this civil action if any of the following occurs:
(1) The court has dismissed the civil action upon a demurrer or motion for summary judgment made by this public entity or upon its own motion for lack of prosecution.
(2) The action was dismissed by the plaintiff without any payment from the public entity.
(3) The public entity prevails in the civil action.
(c) An owner of any estate or interest in real property, whether possessory or nonpossessory, or a public entity, as defined in Section 831.5 of the Government Code, that gives permission to the public for entry on, or use of, the real property for a recreational purpose, as defined in Section 846, pursuant to an agreement with a public or nonprofit agency, and is a defendant in a civil action brought by, or on behalf of, a person who seeks to restrict, prevent, or delay public use of that property, may present a claim to the Department of General Services for reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in the civil action if any of the following occurs:
(1) The court has dismissed the civil action upon a demurrer or motion for summary judgment made by the owner or public entity or upon its own motion for lack of prosecution.
(2) The action was dismissed by the plaintiff without any payment from the owner or public entity.
(3) The owner or public entity prevails in the civil action.
(d) The Department of General Services shall allow the claim if the requirements of this section are met. The claim shall be paid from an appropriation to be made for that purpose. Reasonable attorney’s fees, for purposes of this section, may not exceed an hourly rate greater than the rate charged by the Attorney General at the time the award is made, and may not exceed an aggregate amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000). This subdivision shall not apply if a public entity has provided for the defense of this civil action pursuant to Section 995 of the Government Code. This subdivision shall also not apply if an owner or public entity has been provided a legal defense by the state pursuant to any contract or other legal obligation.
(e) The total of claims allowed by the Department of General Services pursuant to this section shall not exceed two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) per fiscal year.

SEC. 9.

 Section 1789.37 of the Civil Code is amended to read:

1789.37.
 (a) Every owner of a check casher’s business shall obtain a permit from the Department of Justice to conduct a check casher’s business.
(b) All applications for a permit to conduct a check casher’s business shall be filed with the department in writing, signed by the applicant, if an individual, or by a member or officer authorized to sign, if the applicant is a corporation or other entity, and shall state the name of the business, the type of business engaged in, and the business address. Each applicant shall be fingerprinted.
(c) Each applicant for a permit to conduct a check casher’s business shall pay a fee not to exceed the cost of processing the application, fingerprinting the applicant, and checking or obtaining the criminal record of the applicant, at the time of filing the application.
(d) Each applicant shall annually, beginning one year from the date of issuance of a check casher’s permit, file an application for renewal of the permit with the department, along with payment of a renewal fee not to exceed the cost of processing the application for renewal and checking or obtaining the criminal record of the applicant.
(e) The department shall deny an application for a permit to conduct a check casher’s business, or for renewal of a permit, if the applicant has a felony conviction involving dishonesty, fraud, or deceit, if the crime is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a person engaged in the business of check cashing.
(f) The department shall adopt regulations to implement this section and shall determine the amount of the application fees required by this section. The department shall prescribe forms for the applications and permit required by this section, which shall be uniform throughout the state.
(g) In any action brought by a city attorney or district attorney to enforce a violation of this section, an owner of a check casher’s business who engages in the business of check cashing without holding a current and valid permit issued by the department pursuant to this section is subject to a civil penalty, as follows:
(1) For the first offense, not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).
(2) For the second offense, not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000).
(h) Any person who has twice been found in violation of subdivision (g) and who, within 10 years of the date of the first offense, engages in the business of check cashing without holding a current and valid permit issued by the department pursuant to this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(i) All civil penalties, forfeited bail, or fines received by any court pursuant to this section shall, as soon as practicable after the receipt thereof, be deposited with the county treasurer of the county in which the court is situated. Fines and forfeitures deposited shall be disbursed pursuant to the Penal Code. Civil penalties deposited shall be paid at least once a month as follows:
(1) Fifty percent to the Treasurer by warrant of the county auditor drawn upon the requisition of the clerk or judge of the court, to be deposited in the State Treasury on order of the Controller.
(2) Fifty percent to the city treasurer of the city, if the offense occurred in a city, otherwise to the treasurer of the county in which the prosecution is conducted. Any money deposited in the State Treasury under this section that is determined by the Controller to have been erroneously deposited shall be refunded out of any money in the State Treasury that is available by law for that purpose.
(j) This section shall become operative December 31, 2004.

SEC. 10.

 Section 77 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

77.
 (a) In every county and city and county, there is an appellate division of the superior court consisting of three judges or, when the Chief Justice finds it necessary, four judges.
The Chief Justice shall assign judges to the appellate division for specified terms pursuant to rules, not inconsistent with statute, adopted by the Judicial Council to promote the independence and quality of each appellate division. Each judge assigned to the appellate division of a superior court shall be a judge of that court, a judge of the superior court of another county, or a judge retired from the superior court or a court of higher jurisdiction in this state.
The Chief Justice shall designate one of the judges of each appellate division as the presiding judge of the division.
(b) In each appellate division, no more than three judges shall participate in a hearing or decision. The presiding judge of the division shall designate the three judges who shall participate.
(c) In addition to their other duties, the judges designated as members of the appellate division of the superior court shall serve for the period specified in the order of designation. Whenever a judge is designated to serve in the appellate division of the superior court of a county other than the county in which that judge was elected or appointed as a superior court judge, or if the judge is retired, in a county other than the county in which the judge resides, the judge shall receive expenses for travel, board, and lodging. If the judge is out of the judge’s county overnight or longer, by reason of the designation, that judge shall be paid a per diem allowance in lieu of expenses for board and lodging in the same amounts as are payable for those purposes to justices of the Supreme Court under the rules of the Department of General Services. In addition, a retired judge shall receive for the time so served, amounts equal to that which the judge would have received if the judge had been assigned to the superior court of the county.
(d) The concurrence of two judges of the appellate division of the superior court shall be necessary to render the decision in every case in, and to transact any other business except business that may be done at chambers by the presiding judge of, the division. A judgment of the appellate division in an appeal shall contain a brief statement of the reasons for the judgment. A judgment stating only “affirmed” or “reversed” is insufficient. The presiding judge shall convene the appellate division when necessary. The presiding judge shall also supervise its business and transact any business that may be done at chambers.
(e) The appellate division of the superior court has jurisdiction on appeal in all cases in which an appeal may be taken to the superior court or the appellate division of the superior court as provided by law, except where the appeal is a retrial in the superior court.
(f) The powers of each appellate division shall be the same as are now or may hereafter be provided by law or rule of the Judicial Council relating to appeals to the appellate division of the superior courts.
(g) The Judicial Council shall promulgate rules, not inconsistent with law, to promote the independence of, and govern the practice and procedure and the disposition of the business of, the appellate division.
(h) Notwithstanding subdivisions (b) and (d), appeals from convictions of traffic infractions may be heard and decided by one judge of the appellate division of the superior court.

SEC. 11.

 Section 1345 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

1345.
 If any person has erroneously delivered any unclaimed moneys or other unclaimed property to the state or any officer or employee thereof, and the moneys or other property is deposited in the Unclaimed Property Fund or is held by the Controller or Treasurer in the name of any account in that fund pursuant to this title, the moneys or other property delivered in error may be refunded or returned to that person on order of the Controller.

SEC. 12.

 Section 1346 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

1346.
 If any person has erroneously delivered any unclaimed moneys or other unclaimed property to the state or any officer or employee thereof, and the moneys or other property is deposited in, or transferred to, the General Fund, or is held by the Controller or Treasurer in the name of that fund, pursuant to this title, the moneys or other property delivered in error, if cash, shall on order of the Controller, be transferred from the General Fund to the Unclaimed Property Fund, and, if other than cash, the records of the Controller and Treasurer shall be adjusted to show that it is held in the name of the proper account in the Unclaimed Property Fund; and the moneys or other property may be refunded or returned to that person on order of the Controller.

SEC. 13.

 Section 1370 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

1370.
 The Controller may sell or lease personal property at any time, and in any manner, and may execute those leases on behalf and in the name of the State of California.

SEC. 14.

 Section 1371 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

1371.
 The Controller may sell, cash, redeem, exchange, or otherwise dispose of any securities and all other classes of personal property, and may sell, cash, redeem, exchange, compromise, adjust, settle, or otherwise dispose of any accounts, debts, contractual rights, or other choses in action if, in his or her opinion, that action on his or her part is necessary or will tend to safeguard and conserve the interests of all parties, including the state, having any vested or expectant interest in the property.

SEC. 15.

 Section 1375 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

1375.
 Any real property may be sold or leased by the Controller at private sale without published notice.

SEC. 16.

 Section 1379 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

1379.
 The Controller may destroy or otherwise dispose of any personal property other than cash deposited in the State Treasury under this title, if that property is determined by him or her to be valueless or of such little value that the costs of conducting a sale would probably exceed the amount that would be realized from the sale, and neither the Treasurer nor Controller shall be held to respond in damages at the suit of any person claiming loss by reason of that destruction or disposition.

SEC. 17.

 Section 1563 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

1563.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivisions (b) and (c), all escheated property delivered to the Controller under this chapter shall be sold by the Controller to the highest bidder at public sale in whatever city in the state affords in his or her judgment the most favorable market for the property involved, or the Controller may conduct the sale by electronic media, including, but not limited to, the Internet, if in his or her judgment it is cost effective to conduct the sale of the property involved in that manner. However, no sale shall be made pursuant to this subdivision until 18 months after the final date for filing the report required by Section 1530. The Controller may decline the highest bid and reoffer the property for sale if he or she considers the price bid insufficient. The Controller need not offer any property for sale if, in his or her opinion, the probable cost of sale exceeds the value of the property. Any sale of escheated property held under this section shall be preceded by a single publication of notice thereof, at least one week in advance of sale, in an English language newspaper of general circulation in the county where the property is to be sold.
(b) Securities listed on an established stock exchange shall be sold at the prevailing prices on that exchange. Other securities may be sold over the counter at prevailing prices or by any other method that the Controller may determine to be advisable. These securities shall be sold by the Controller no sooner than 18 months, but no later than 20 months, after the final date for filing the report required by Section 1530. If securities delivered to the Controller by a holder of the securities remain in the custody of the Controller, a person making a valid claim for those securities under this chapter shall be entitled to receive the securities from the Controller. If the securities have been sold, the person shall be entitled to receive the net proceeds received by the Controller from the sale of the securities. United States government savings bonds and United States war bonds shall be presented to the United States for payment. Subdivision (a) does not apply to the property described in this subdivision.
(c) (1) All escheated property consisting of military awards, decorations, equipment, artifacts, memorabilia, documents, photographs, films, literature, and any other item relating to the military history of California and Californians that is delivered to the Controller is exempt from subdivision (a) and may, at the discretion of the Controller, be held in trust for the Controller at the California State Military Museum and Resource Center, or successor entity. All escheated property held in trust pursuant to this subdivision is subject to the applicable regulations of the United States Army governing Army museum activities as described in Section 179 of the Military and Veterans Code. Any person claiming an interest in the escheated property may file a claim to the property pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 1540).
(2) The California State Military Museum and Resource Center, or successor entity, shall be responsible for the costs of storage and maintenance of escheated property delivered by the Controller under this subdivision.
(d) The purchaser at any sale conducted by the Controller pursuant to this chapter shall receive title to the property purchased, free from all claims of the owner or prior holder thereof and of all persons claiming through or under them. The Controller shall execute all documents necessary to complete the transfer of title.

SEC. 18.

 Section 12117 of the Education Code is amended to read:

12117.
 (a) The State Agency for Donated Food Distribution may, without at the time furnishing vouchers or itemized statements, draw from the Donated Food Revolving Fund for use as a departmental revolving fund either of the following:
(1) A sum not to exceed thirty thousand dollars ($30,000).
(2) With the approval of the Department of Finance, a sum in excess of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000).
(b) Any moneys withdrawn pursuant to subdivision (a) may only be used, in accordance with law and the Department of General Services rules, for payment of compensation earned, traveling expense, traveling expense advances, or where immediate payment is otherwise necessary. All disbursements from the revolving fund shall be substantiated by vouchers filed with and audited by the Controller. From time to time, disbursements, supported by vouchers, may be reported to the Controller in connection with claims for reimbursement of the departmental revolving fund. At any time upon the demand of the Department of Finance or the Controller, the revolving fund shall be accounted for and substantiated by vouchers and itemized statements submitted to and audited by the Controller.

SEC. 19.

 Section 17295 of the Education Code is amended to read:

17295.
 (a) (1) The Department of General Services shall pass upon and approve or reject all plans for the construction or, if the estimated cost exceeds one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), the alteration of any school building.
(2) To enable the Department of General Services to pass upon and approve plans pursuant to this subdivision, the governing board of each school district and any other school authority before adopting any plans for the school building shall submit the plans to the Department of General Services for approval, and shall pay the fees prescribed in this article.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), where the estimated cost of the reconstruction or alteration of, or an addition to, any school building exceeds one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), but does not exceed two hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($225,000), a licensed structural engineer shall examine the proposed project to determine if it is a nonstructural alteration or a structural alteration. If he or she determines that the project is a nonstructural alteration, he or she shall prepare a statement so indicating. If he or she determines that the project is structural, he or she shall prepare plans and specifications for the project which shall be submitted to the Department of General Services for review and approval. A copy of the engineer’s report stating that the work does not affect structural elements shall be filed with the Department of General Services.
(c) If a licensed structural engineer submits a report to the Department of General Services stating that the plans or activities authorized pursuant to subdivision (b) do not involve structural elements, then all of the following shall apply to that project:
(1) The design professional in responsible charge of the project undertaken pursuant to this subdivision shall certify that the plans and specifications for the project meet any applicable fire and life safety standards, and do not affect the disabled access requirements of Section 4450 of the Government Code, and shall submit this certification to the Department of General Services. The letter of certification shall bear the identifying licensing stamp or seal of the design professional. This paragraph does not preclude a design professional from submitting plans and specifications to the Department of General Services along with the appropriate fee for review.
(2) Within 10 days of the completion of any project authorized pursuant to subdivision (b), the school construction inspector of record on the project, who is certified by the Department of General Services to inspect school buildings, shall certify in writing to the Department of General Services that the reconstruction, alteration, or addition has been completed in compliance with the plans and specifications.
(3) The dollar amounts cited in this section shall be increased on an annual basis, commencing January 1, 2018, by the Department of General Services according to an inflationary index governing construction costs that is selected and recognized by the Department of General Services.
(4) No school district shall subdivide a project for the purpose of evading the limitation on amounts cited in this section.
(d) For purposes of this section, “design professional in responsible charge” or “design professional” means the licensed architect, licensed structural engineer, or licensed civil engineer who is responsible for the completion of the design work involved with the project.

SEC. 20.

 Section 24618 of the Education Code is amended to read:

24618.
 Losses or gains resulting from overpayment or underpayment of contributions or other amounts under this part within the limits set by the Department of General Services for automatic writeoff, and losses or gains in greater amounts specifically approved for writeoffs by the Department of General Services, shall be debited or credited, as the case may be, to the appropriate reserve in the retirement fund.

SEC. 21.

 Section 68121 of the Education Code is amended to read:

68121.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no mandatory systemwide fees or tuition of any kind shall be required or collected by the Regents of the University of California or the Trustees of the California State University, from a student who is in an undergraduate program and who is the surviving dependent of any individual killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon building in Washington, DC, or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in southwestern Pennsylvania, if he or she meets the financial need requirements set forth in Section 69432.7 for the Cal Grant A Program and either of the following apply:
(1) The surviving dependent was a resident of California on September 11, 2001.
(2) The individual killed in the attacks was a resident of California on September 11, 2001.
(b) (1) The California Victim Compensation Board shall identify all persons who are eligible for tuition and fee waivers pursuant to this section or subdivision (j) of Section 76300. That board shall notify these persons or, in the case of minors, the parents or guardians of these persons, of their eligibility for tuition and fee waivers under these provisions. This notification shall be in writing, and shall be received by all of the appropriate persons no later than July 1, 2003.
(2) The Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California and the governing board of each community college district in the state shall waive tuition and fees, as specified in this section and in subdivision (j) of Section 76300, for any person who can demonstrate eligibility. If requested by the California State University, the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, or a California Community College, the California Victim Compensation Board, on a case-by-case basis, shall confirm the eligibility of persons requesting the waiver of tuition and fees, as provided for in this section.
(c) A determination of whether a person is a resident of California on September 11, 2001, shall be based on the criteria set forth in this chapter for determining nonresident and resident tuition.
(d) (1) “Dependent,” for purposes of this section, is a person who, because of his or her relationship to an individual killed as a result of injuries sustained during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, qualifies for compensation under the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 (Title IV (commencing with Section 401) of Public Law 107-42).
(2) A dependent who is the surviving spouse of an individual killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is entitled to the waivers provided in this section until January 1, 2013.
(3) A dependent who is the surviving child, natural or adopted, of an individual killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is entitled to the waivers under this section until that person obtains the age of 30 years.
(4) A dependent of an individual killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, who is determined to be eligible by the California Victim Compensation Board, is also entitled to the waivers provided in this section until January 1, 2013.

SEC. 22.

 Section 70010.1 of the Education Code is amended to read:

70010.1.
 As used in this article:
(a) “Board” means the Scholarshare Investment Board established pursuant to Section 69984.
(b) “California resident” means a person who would not be required to pay nonresident tuition under Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 68000) of Part 41.
(c) “Dependent” means a person identified by the California Victim Compensation Board because of his or her relationship to a California resident killed as a result of injuries sustained during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
(d) “Fund” means the California Memorial Scholarship Fund established pursuant to Section 5066 of the Vehicle Code.
(e) “Institution of higher education” has the same meaning as “eligible educational institution,” as defined in paragraph (5) of subsection (e) of Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended by Section 211 of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-34).
(f) “Participant” means a surviving dependent of a California resident killed as a result of injuries sustained during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, who has executed, or on whose behalf has been executed, an agreement pursuant to Section 70011.
(g) “Program” means the California Memorial Scholarship Program established pursuant to Section 70010.
(h) “Scholarship” means a participant’s account as established by the board with moneys deposited in the fund.

SEC. 23.

 Section 70010.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

70010.5.
 (a) The California Victim Compensation Board shall identify, and confirm by documentation, all persons who are eligible for scholarships under the program. The California Victim Compensation Board shall use various methods to identify those persons, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Media outreach, including, but not limited to, social media, that explains the details of the program, who is eligible for scholarships under the program, and how to sign up for further notifications regarding the program.
(2) Written notification to persons, or in the case of minors, their parents or guardians, who have previously been identified as eligible for scholarships under the program, and their known family members. The notification shall explain that the program has been reopened, and that the California Victim Compensation Board is seeking information regarding other persons who may be eligible for the program, and shall provide instructions on how to sign up for further notifications regarding the program.
(3) Communication with the Special Master of the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to determine if additional victims who were California residents have been identified.
(b) After creating a new list of eligible persons for the program, the California Victim Compensation Board shall notify these persons or, in the case of minors, the parents or guardians of these persons, of their eligibility for scholarships under the program.
(1) The notification shall be in writing.
(2) The notification shall provide details on the program and how to apply for scholarships under the program.
(3) The notification shall be received by all of the appropriate persons no later than July 1, 2015.
(c) The Scholarshare Investment Board shall service scholarships pursuant to this article only for individuals determined to be eligible by the California Victim Compensation Board.
(d) Eligible persons, or in the case of minors, the parents or guardians of these persons, shall inform the Scholarshare Investment Board of their decision on whether to participate in the program in a timely manner. Eligible persons, or in the case of minors, the parents or guardians of these persons, who are to become participants in the program shall execute agreements pursuant to Section 70011 no later than July 1, 2016.

SEC. 24.

 Section 76300 of the Education Code is amended to read:

76300.
 (a) The governing board of each community college district shall charge each student a fee pursuant to this section.
(b) (1) The fee prescribed by this section shall be forty-six dollars ($46) per unit per semester, effective with the summer term of the 2012 calendar year.
(2) The board of governors shall proportionately adjust the amount of the fee for term lengths based upon a quarter system, and also shall proportionately adjust the amount of the fee for summer sessions, intersessions, and other short-term courses. In making these adjustments, the board of governors may round the per unit fee and the per term or per session fee to the nearest dollar.
(c) For the purposes of computing apportionments to community college districts pursuant to Section 84750.5, the board of governors shall subtract, from the total revenue owed to each district, 98 percent of the revenues received by districts from charging a fee pursuant to this section.
(d) The board of governors shall reduce apportionments by up to 10 percent to any district that does not collect the fees prescribed by this section.
(e) The fee requirement does not apply to any of the following:
(1) Students enrolled in the noncredit courses designated by Section 84757.
(2) California State University or University of California students enrolled in remedial classes provided by a community college district on a campus of the University of California or a campus of the California State University, for whom the district claims an attendance apportionment pursuant to an agreement between the district and the California State University or the University of California.
(3) Students enrolled in credit contract education courses pursuant to Section 78021, if the entire cost of the course, including administrative costs, is paid by the public or private agency, corporation, or association with which the district is contracting and if these students are not included in the calculation of the full-time equivalent students (FTES) of that district.
(f) The governing board of a community college district may exempt special part-time students admitted pursuant to Section 76001 from the fee requirement.
(g) (1) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any student who meets all of the following requirements:
(A) Meets minimum academic and progress standards adopted by the board of governors, which fulfill the requirements outlined in this paragraph and paragraphs (2) to (5), inclusive. Any minimum academic and progress standards adopted pursuant to this section shall be uniform across all community college districts and campuses. These standards shall not include a maximum unit cap, and community college districts and colleges shall not impose requirements for fee waiver eligibility other than the minimum academic and progress standards adopted by the board of governors and the requirements of subparagraph (B).
(B) Meets one of the following criteria:
(i) At the time of enrollment, is a recipient of benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, the Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment Program, or a general assistance program.
(ii) Demonstrates eligibility according to income standards established by regulations of the board of governors.
(iii) Demonstrates financial need in accordance with the methodology set forth in federal law or regulation for determining the expected family contribution of students seeking financial aid.
(2) (A) The board of governors, in consultation with students, faculty, and other key stakeholders, shall consider all of the following in the development and adoption of minimum academic and progress standards pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1):
(i) Minimum uniform academic and progress standards that do not unfairly disadvantage financially needy students in pursuing their education.
(ii) Criteria for reviewing extenuating circumstances and granting appeals that, at a minimum, take into account and do not penalize a student for circumstances outside his or her control, such as reductions in student support services or changes to the economic situation of the student.
(iii) A process for reestablishing fee waiver eligibility that provides a student with a reasonable opportunity to continue or resume his or her enrollment at a community college.
(B) To ensure that students are not unfairly impacted by the requirements of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1), the board of governors shall establish a reasonable implementation period that commences no sooner than one year from adoption of the minimum academic and progress standards, or any subsequent changes to these standards, pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) and that is phased in to provide students adequate notification of this requirement and information about available support resources.
(3) It is the intent of the Legislature that minimum academic and progress standards adopted pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) be implemented only as campuses develop and implement the student support services and interventions necessary to ensure no disproportionate impact to students based on ethnicity, gender, disability, or socioeconomic status. The board of governors shall consider the ability of community college districts to meet the requirements of this paragraph before adopting minimum academic and progress standards, or any subsequent changes to these standards, pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1).
(4) It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that a student shall not lose fee waiver eligibility without a community college campus first demonstrating a reasonable effort to provide a student with adequate notification and assistance in maintaining his or her fee waiver eligibility. The board of governors shall adopt regulations to implement this paragraph that ensure all of the following:
(A) Students are provided information about the available student support services to assist them in maintaining fee waiver eligibility.
(B) Community college district policies and course catalogs reflect the minimum academic and progress standards adopted pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) and that appropriate notice is provided to students before the policies are put into effect.
(C) A student does not lose fee waiver eligibility unless he or she has not met minimum academic and progress standards adopted pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) for a period of no less than two consecutive academic terms.
(5) The board of governors shall provide notification of a proposed action to adopt regulations pursuant to this subdivision to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 70901.5. This notification shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(A) The proposed minimum academic and progress standards and information detailing how the requirements of paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, have been or will be satisfied.
(B) How many students may lose fee waiver eligibility by ethnicity, gender, disability, and, to the extent relevant data is available, by socioeconomic status.
(C) The criteria for reviewing extenuating circumstances, granting appeals, and reestablishing fee waiver eligibility pursuant to paragraph (2).
(h) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any student who, at the time of enrollment, is a dependent or surviving spouse who has not remarried, of any member of the California National Guard who, in the line of duty and while in the active service of the state, was killed, died of a disability resulting from an event that occurred while in the active service of the state, or is permanently disabled as a result of an event that occurred while in the active service of the state. “Active service of the state,” for the purposes of this subdivision, refers to a member of the California National Guard activated pursuant to Section 146 of the Military and Veterans Code.
(i) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any student who is the surviving spouse or the child, natural or adopted, of a deceased person who met all of the requirements of Section 68120.
(j) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any student in an undergraduate program, including a student who has previously graduated from another undergraduate or graduate program, who is the dependent of any individual killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in southwestern Pennsylvania, if that dependent meets the financial need requirements set forth in Section 69432.7 for the Cal Grant A Program and either of the following applies:
(1) The dependent was a resident of California on September 11, 2001.
(2) The individual killed in the attacks was a resident of California on September 11, 2001.
(k) A determination of whether a person is a resident of California on September 11, 2001, for purposes of subdivision (j) shall be based on the criteria set forth in Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 68000) of Part 41 of Division 5 for determining nonresident and resident tuition.
(l) (1) “Dependent,” for purposes of subdivision (j), is a person who, because of his or her relationship to an individual killed as a result of injuries sustained during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, qualifies for compensation under the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 (Title IV (commencing with Section 401) of Public Law 107-42).
(2) A dependent who is the surviving spouse of an individual killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is entitled to the waivers provided in this section until January 1, 2013.
(3) A dependent who is the surviving child, natural or adopted, of an individual killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is entitled to the waivers under subdivision (j) until that person attains 30 years of age.
(4) A dependent of an individual killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, who is determined to be eligible by the California Victim Compensation Board, is also entitled to the waivers provided in this section until January 1, 2013.
(m) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that sufficient funds be provided to support the provision of a fee waiver for every student who demonstrates eligibility pursuant to subdivisions (g) to (j), inclusive.
(2) From funds provided in the annual Budget Act, the board of governors shall allocate to community college districts, pursuant to this subdivision, an amount equal to 2 percent of the fees waived pursuant to subdivisions (g) to (j), inclusive. From funds provided in the annual Budget Act, the board of governors shall allocate to community college districts, pursuant to this subdivision, an amount equal to ninety-one cents ($0.91) per credit unit waived pursuant to subdivisions (g) to (j), inclusive. It is the intent of the Legislature that funds provided pursuant to this subdivision be used to support the determination of financial need and delivery of student financial aid services, on the basis of the number of students for whom fees are waived. It also is the intent of the Legislature that the funds provided pursuant to this subdivision directly offset mandated costs claimed by community college districts pursuant to Commission on State Mandates consolidated Test Claims 99-TC-13 (Enrollment Fee Collection) and 00-TC-15 (Enrollment Fee Waivers). Funds allocated to a community college district for determination of financial need and delivery of student financial aid services shall supplement, and shall not supplant, the level of funds allocated for the administration of student financial aid programs during the 1992–93 fiscal year.
(n) The board of governors shall adopt regulations implementing this section.
(o) This section shall become operative on May 1, 2012, only if subdivision (b) of Section 3.94 of the Budget Act of 2011 is operative.

SEC. 25.

 Section 81133 of the Education Code is amended to read:

81133.
 (a) The Department of General Services shall pass upon, and approve or reject, all plans for the construction or, if the estimated cost exceeds one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), the alteration of any school building. To enable it to do so, the governing board of each community college district and any other school authority before adopting any plans for the school building shall submit the plans to the Department of General Services for approval, and shall pay the fees prescribed in this article.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), where the estimated cost of reconstruction or alteration of, or addition to, a school building exceeds one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), but does not exceed two hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($225,000), a licensed structural engineer shall examine the proposed project to determine if it is a nonstructural alteration or a structural alteration. If he or she determines that the project is a nonstructural alteration, he or she shall prepare a statement so indicating. If he or she determines that the project is structural, he or she shall prepare plans and specifications for the project which shall be submitted to the Department of General Services for review and approval. A copy of the engineer’s report stating that the work does not affect structural elements shall be filed with the Department of General Services.
(c) If a licensed structural engineer submits a report to the Department of General Services stating that the plans or activities authorized pursuant to subdivision (b) do not involve structural elements, then all of the following shall apply to that project:
(1) The design professional in responsible charge of the project undertaken pursuant to this subdivision shall certify that the plans and specifications for the project meet any applicable fire and life safety standards, and do not affect the disabled access requirements of Section 4450 of the Government Code, and shall submit this certification to the Department of General Services. The letter of certification shall bear the identifying licensing stamp or seal of the design professional. This paragraph does not preclude a design professional from submitting plans and specifications to the Department of General Services along with the appropriate fee for review.
(2) Within 10 days of the completion of any project authorized pursuant to subdivision (b), the school construction inspector of record on the project, who is certified by the Department of General Services to inspect school buildings, shall certify in writing to the Department of General Services that the reconstruction, alteration, or addition has been completed in compliance with the plans and specifications.
(3) The dollar amounts cited in this section shall be increased on an annual basis, commencing January 1, 2018, by the Department of General Services according to an inflationary index governing construction costs that is selected and recognized by the Department of General Services.
(4) No community college district shall subdivide a project for the purpose of evading the limitation on amounts cited in this section.
(5) Before letting any contract for any construction or alteration of any school building, the written approval of the plans, as to safety of design and construction, by the Department of General Services, shall first be had and obtained.
(6) In each case the application for approval of the plans shall be accompanied by the plans and full, complete, and accurate specifications, and structural design computations, and estimates of cost, which shall comply in every respect with any and all requirements prescribed by the Department of General Services.
(7) (A) The application shall be accompanied by a filing fee in amounts as determined by the Department of General Services based on the estimated cost according to the following schedule:
(i) For the first one million dollars ($1,000,000), a fee of not more than 0.7 percent of the estimated cost.
(ii) For all costs in excess of one million dollars ($1,000,000), a fee of not more than 0.6 percent of the estimated cost.
(B) The minimum fee in any case shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250). If the actual cost exceeds the estimated cost by more than 5 percent, a further fee shall be paid to the Department of General Services, based on the above schedule and computed on the amount by which the actual cost exceeds the amount of the estimated cost.
(8) (A) All fees collected under this article shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the Public School Planning, Design, and Construction Review Revolving Fund, and are continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, for the use of the Department of General Services, subject to approval of the Department of Finance, in carrying out this article.
(B) Adjustments in the amounts of the fees, as determined by the Department of General Services and approved by the Department of Finance, shall be made within the limits set in paragraph (7) in order to maintain a reasonable working balance in the fund.
(9) No contract for the construction or alteration of any school building, made or executed by the governing board of any community college district or other public board, body, or officer otherwise vested with authority to make or execute this contract, is valid, and no public money shall be paid for any work done under this contract or for any labor or materials furnished in constructing or altering the building, unless the plans, specifications, and estimates comply in every particular with the provisions of this article and the requirements prescribed by the Department of General Services and unless the approval thereof in writing has first been had and obtained from the Department of General Services.
(d) For purposes of this section, “design professional in responsible charge” or “design professional” means the licensed architect, licensed structural engineer, or licensed civil engineer who is responsible for the completion of the design work involved with the project.

SEC. 26.

 Section 89750.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

89750.5.
 (a) Notwithstanding Sections 948 and 965.2 of the Government Code or any other law, the trustees may settle, adjust, or compromise any pending action or final judgment, without the need for a recommendation, certification, or approval from any other state officer or entity. The Controller shall draw a warrant for the payment of any settlement, adjustment, or compromise, or final judgment against the trustees if the trustees certify that a sufficient appropriation for the payment of the settlement, adjustment, compromise, or final judgment exists.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 905.2 of the Government Code or any other law, the trustees may pay any claim for money or damages on express contract or for an injury for which the trustees or their officers or employees are liable, without approval of the Department of General Services, if the trustees determine that payment of the claim is in the best interests of the California State University and that funds are available to pay the claim. The authority of the trustees conferred by this subdivision does not alter any other requirements governing claims in the Government Claims Act (Division 3.6 (commencing with Section 810) of Title 1 of the Government Code), except to grant the trustees authority to pay these claims.
(c) Notwithstanding Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 13940) of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the trustees may discharge from accountability the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or less, owing to the California State University, if the trustees determine that the money is uncollectible or the amount does not justify the cost of collection. A discharge of accountability by the trustees does not release any person from the payment of any moneys due the California State University.

SEC. 27.

 Section 1122 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

1122.
 Any claim for damages arising against the state under Section 1121 shall be presented to the Department of General Services in accordance with Section 905.2 of the Government Code, and if not covered by insurance provided pursuant to Section 1121, the claim shall be payable only out of funds appropriated by the Legislature for that purpose. If the state elects to insure its liability under Section 1121, the Department of General Services may automatically deny the claim.

SEC. 28.

 Section 15512 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

15512.
 (a) If aquatic plants or animals are destroyed pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 15505, the owner shall be promptly paid from the General Fund an amount equal to 75 percent of the replacement value of the plants or animals, less the value determined by the department of any replacement stock provided by the department under subdivision (b) if the claim is submitted pursuant to Section 15513. If the replacement value is not settled between the owner and the department, the replacement value shall be determined by an appraiser appointed by the director and an appraiser appointed by the owner. Appraiser’s fees shall be paid by the appointing party. Disputes between these two appraisers shall be submitted to arbitration under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association.
(b) If the department provides replacement stock to an aquaculturist whose plants or animals are destroyed pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 15505, the amount to be paid to the aquaculturist pursuant to this section shall be reduced by the value of the replacement stock, as determined by the department.
(c) The result of the arbitration or the amount settled between the owner and the department, reduced by the value determined by the department of any replacement stock provided under subdivision (b), may be submitted as a claim by the owner to the Department of General Services pursuant to Section 15513.

SEC. 29.

 Section 3955 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

3955.
 Claims against an association shall be presented to the Department of General Services in accordance with Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) and Part 4 (commencing with Section 940) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code.

SEC. 30.

 Section 14978.2 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

14978.2.
 (a) The board may establish the Commercial Feed Inspection Committee as an entity to administer this chapter. The committee shall consist of eight persons appointed by the board who shall be licensed under this chapter. The committee may, with the concurrence of the director, appoint one additional member to the committee, who shall be a public member. The public member shall be a citizen and resident of California who is not subject to the licensing requirements of this chapter, and who has no financial interest in any person licensed under this chapter.
(b) Each member shall have an alternate member appointed in the same manner as the member, who shall serve in the absence of the member for whom they are designated as alternate and who shall have all the duties and exercise the full rights and privileges of members.
(c) The committee may appoint its own officers, including a chairperson, one or more vice chairpersons, and other officers as it deems necessary. The officers shall have the powers and duties delegated to them by the committee.
(d) The members and alternate members, when acting as members, shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties in accordance with the rules of the Department of General Services.
(e) A quorum of the committee shall be five members. A vote of the majority of the members present at a meeting at which there is a quorum shall constitute the act of the committee.
(f) No member or alternate member, or any employee or agent thereof, shall be personally liable for the actions of the committee or responsible individually in any way for errors in judgment, mistakes, or other acts, either by commission or omission, except for his or her own individual acts of dishonesty or crime.

SEC. 31.

 Section 52295 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

52295.
 Members of the board shall receive no salary but may be allowed per diem in accordance with Department of General Services rules for attendance at meetings and other board activities authorized by the board and approved by the director.

SEC. 32.

 Section 800 of the Government Code is amended to read:

800.
 (a) In any civil action to appeal or review the award, finding, or other determination of any administrative proceeding under this code or under any other provision of state law, except actions resulting from actions of the Department of General Services, if it is shown that the award, finding, or other determination of the proceeding was the result of arbitrary or capricious action or conduct by a public entity or an officer thereof in his or her official capacity, the complainant if he or she prevails in the civil action may collect from the public entity reasonable attorney’s fees, computed at one hundred dollars ($100) per hour, but not to exceed seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500), if he or she is personally obligated to pay the fees in addition to any other relief granted or other costs awarded.
(b) This section is ancillary only, and shall not be construed to create a new cause of action.
(c) The refusal by a public entity or officer thereof to admit liability pursuant to a contract of insurance shall not be considered arbitrary or capricious action or conduct within the meaning of this section.

SEC. 33.

 Section 850.6 of the Government Code is amended to read:

850.6.
 (a) Whenever a public entity provides fire protection or firefighting service outside of the area regularly served and protected by the public entity providing that service, the public entity providing the service is liable for any injury for which liability is imposed by statute caused by its act or omission or the act or omission of its employee occurring in the performance of that fire protection or firefighting service. Notwithstanding any other law, the public entity receiving the fire protection or firefighting service is not liable for any act or omission of the public entity providing the service or for any act or omission of an employee of the public entity providing the service; but the public entity providing the service and the public entity receiving the service may by agreement determine the extent, if any, to which the public entity receiving the service will be required to indemnify the public entity providing the service.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any claims against the state shall be presented to the Department of General Services in accordance with Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) and Part 4 (commencing with Section 940) of Division 3.6 of Title 1.

SEC. 34.

 Section 900.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

900.2.
 “Board” means:
(a) In the case of a local public entity, the governing body of the local public entity.
(b) In the case of the state, except as provided by subdivisions (c) and (d), the Department of General Services.
(c) In the case of a judicial branch entity or judge of one of those entities, the Judicial Council.
(d) In the case of the California State University, the Trustees of the California State University.

SEC. 35.

 Section 905.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

905.2.
 (a) This section shall apply to claims against the state filed with the Department of General Services except as provided in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b).
(b) There shall be presented in accordance with this chapter and Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 910) all claims for money or damages against the state:
(1) For which no appropriation has been made or for which no fund is available but the settlement of which has been provided for by statute or constitutional provision.
(2) (A) For which the appropriation made or fund designated is exhausted.
(B) Claims for reissuance of stale, dated, or replacement warrants shall be filed with the state entity that originally issued the warrant and, if allowed, shall be paid from the issuing entity’s current appropriation.
(3) For money or damages on express contract, or for an injury for which the state is liable.
(4) For which settlement is not otherwise provided for by statute or constitutional provision.
(c) Claimants shall pay a filing fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) for filing a claim described in subdivision (b), except for claims for reissuance of stale, dated, or replacement warrants as described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b). This fee shall be deposited into the Service Revolving Fund and shall only be available for the support of the Department of General Services upon appropriation by the Legislature.
(1) The fee shall not apply to the following persons:
(A) Persons who are receiving benefits pursuant to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and State Supplementary Payment (SSP) programs (Article 5 (commencing with Section 12200) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code), the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Act (CalWORKs) program (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11200) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code), the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; 7 U.S.C. Sec. 2011 et seq.), or Section 17000 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(B) Persons whose monthly income is 125 percent or less of the current monthly poverty line annually established by the Secretary of California Health and Human Services pursuant to the federal Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Public Law 97-35), as amended.
(C) Persons who are sentenced to imprisonment in a state prison or confined in a county jail, or who are residents in a state institution and, within 90 days prior to the date the claim is filed, have a balance of one hundred dollars ($100) or less credited to the inmate’s or resident’s trust account. A certified copy of the statement of the account shall be submitted.
(2) Any claimant who requests a fee waiver shall attach to the application a signed affidavit requesting the waiver and verification of benefits or income and any other required financial information in support of the request for the waiver.
(3) Notwithstanding any other law, an applicant shall not be entitled to a hearing regarding the denial of a request for a fee waiver.
(d) The time for the Department of General Services to determine the sufficiency, timeliness, or any other aspect of the claim shall begin when any of the following occur:
(1) The claim is submitted with the filing fee.
(2) The fee waiver is granted.
(3) The filing fee is paid to the department upon the department’s denial of the fee waiver request, so long as payment is received within 10 calendar days of the mailing of the notice of the denial.
(e) Upon approval of the claim by the Department of General Services, the fee shall be reimbursed to the claimant, except that no fee shall be reimbursed if the approved claim was for the payment of an expired warrant. Reimbursement of the filing fee shall be paid by the state entity against which the approved claim was filed. If the claimant was granted a fee waiver pursuant to this section, the amount of the fee shall be paid by the state entity to the department. The reimbursement to the claimant or the payment to the department shall be made at the time the claim is paid by the state entity, or shall be added to the amount appropriated for the claim in an equity claims bill.
(f) The board may assess a surcharge to the state entity against which the approved claim was filed in an amount not to exceed 15 percent of the total approved claim. The board shall not include the refunded filing fee in the surcharge calculation. This surcharge shall be deposited into the General Fund and may be appropriated in support of the board as reimbursements to Item 7870-001-0001 of Section 2.00 of the annual Budget Act.
(1) The surcharge shall not apply to approved claims to reissue expired warrants.
(2) Upon the request of the department in a form prescribed by the Controller, the Controller shall transfer the fees from the state entity’s appropriation to the appropriation for the support of the department. However, the department shall not request an amount that shall be submitted for legislative approval pursuant to Section 13928.
(g) The filing fee required by subdivision (c) shall apply to all claims filed after June 30, 2004, or the effective date of this statute. The surcharge authorized by subdivision (f) may be calculated and included in claims paid after June 30, 2004, or the effective date of the statute adding this subdivision.
(h) This section shall not apply to claims made for a violation of the California Whistleblower Protection Act (Article 3 (commencing with Section 8547) of Chapter 6.5 of Division 1 of Title 2).

SEC. 36.

 Section 905.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

905.3.
 Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no claim shall be submitted by a local agency or school district, nor shall a claim be considered by the Department of General Services pursuant to Section 905.2, if that claim is eligible for consideration by the Commission on State Mandates pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 17550) of Chapter 4 of Part 7 of Division 4 of Title 2.

SEC. 37.

 Section 906 of the Government Code is amended to read:

906.
 (a) As used in this section, “amount allowed on the claim” means the amount allowed by the Department of General Services on a claim allowed, in whole or in part, or the amount offered by the department to settle or compromise a claim.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, no interest is payable on the amount allowed on the claim if payment of the claim is subject to approval of an appropriation by the Legislature. If an appropriation is made for the payment of a claim described in this subdivision, interest on the amount appropriated for the payment of the claim commences to accrue 180 days after the effective date of the act by which the appropriation is enacted.

SEC. 38.

 Section 911.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

911.2.
 (a) A claim relating to a cause of action for death or for injury to person or to personal property or growing crops shall be presented as provided in Article 2 (commencing with Section 915) not later than six months after the accrual of the cause of action. A claim relating to any other cause of action shall be presented as provided in Article 2 (commencing with Section 915) not later than one year after the accrual of the cause of action.
(b) For purposes of determining whether a claim was commenced within the period provided by law, the date the claim was presented to the Department of General Services is one of the following:
(1) The date the claim is submitted with a twenty-five dollar ($25) filing fee.
(2) If a fee waiver is granted, the date the claim was submitted with the affidavit requesting the fee waiver.
(3) If a fee waiver is denied, the date the claim was submitted with the affidavit requesting the fee waiver, provided the filing fee is paid to the department within 10 calendar days of the mailing of the notice of the denial of the fee waiver.

SEC. 39.

 Section 912.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

912.5.
 (a) The Trustees of the California State University shall act on a claim against the California State University in accordance with the procedure that the Trustees of the California State University provide by rule.
(b) Nothing in this section authorizes the Trustees of the California State University to adopt any rule that is inconsistent with this part.
(c) If a claim for money or damages against the California State University is mistakenly presented to the Department of General Services, the Department of General Services shall immediately notify the claimant of the error and shall include information on proper filing of the claim.

SEC. 40.

 Section 915 of the Government Code is amended to read:

915.
 (a) A claim, any amendment thereto, or an application to the public entity for leave to present a late claim shall be presented to a local public entity by either of the following means:
(1) Delivering it to the clerk, secretary or auditor thereof.
(2) Mailing it to the clerk, secretary, auditor, or to the governing body at its principal office.
(b) Except as provided in subdivisions (c) and (d), a claim, any amendment thereto, or an application for leave to file a late claim shall be presented to the state by either of the following means:
(1) Delivering it to an office of the Department of General Services.
(2) Mailing it to the Department of General Services at its principal office.
(c) A claim, any amendment thereto, or an application for leave to file a late claim shall be presented to a judicial branch entity in accordance with the following means:
(1) Delivering or mailing it to the court executive officer, if against a superior court or a judge, court executive officer, or trial court employee, as defined in Section 811.9, of that court.
(2) Delivering or mailing it to the clerk/administrator of the court of appeals, if against a court of appeals or a judge of that court.
(3) Delivering or mailing it to the Clerk of the Supreme Court, if against the Supreme Court or a judge of that court.
(4) Delivering or mailing it to the Secretariat of the Judicial Council, if against the Judicial Council or the Administrative Office of the Courts.
(d) A claim, any amendment thereto, or an application for leave to file a late claim shall be presented to the Trustees of the California State University by delivering or mailing it to the Office of Risk Management at the Office of the Chancellor of the California State University.
(e) A claim, amendment or application shall be deemed to have been presented in compliance with this section even though it is not delivered or mailed as provided in this section if, within the time prescribed for presentation thereof, any of the following apply:
(1) It is actually received by the clerk, secretary, auditor, or board of the local public entity.
(2) It is actually received at an office of the Department of General Services.
(3) If against the California State University, it is actually received by the Trustees of the California State University.
(4) If against a judicial branch entity or judge, it is actually received by the court executive officer, court clerk/administrator, court clerk, or secretariat of the judicial branch entity.
(f) A claim, amendment or application shall be deemed to have been presented in compliance with this section to a public agency as defined in Section 53050 if it is delivered or mailed within the time prescribed for presentation thereof in conformity with the information contained in the statement in the Roster of Public Agencies pertaining to that public agency which is on file at the time the claim, amendment or application is delivered or mailed. As used in this subdivision, “statement in the Roster of Public Agencies” means the statement or amended statement in the Roster of Public Agencies in the office of the Secretary of State or in the office of the county clerk of any county in which the statement or amended statement is on file.

SEC. 41.

 Section 920 of the Government Code is amended to read:

920.
 As used in this chapter, “omnibus claim appropriation” means an act of appropriation, or an item of appropriation in a budget act, by which the Legislature appropriates a lump sum to pay the claim of the Department of General Services or its secretary against the state in an amount that the Legislature has determined is properly chargeable to the state.

SEC. 42.

 Section 925 of the Government Code is amended to read:

925.
 As used in this chapter, “department” means the Department of General Services.

SEC. 43.

 Section 925.4 of the Government Code is amended to read:

925.4.
 Any person having a claim against the state for which appropriations have been made, or for which state funds are available, may present it to the Controller in the form and manner prescribed by the general rules and regulations adopted by the department for the presentation and audit of claims.

SEC. 44.

 Section 925.6 of the Government Code is amended to read:

925.6.
 (a) The Controller shall not draw his or her warrant for any claim until it has been audited by him or her in conformity with law and the general rules and regulations adopted by the department, governing the presentation and audit of claims. Whenever the Controller is directed by law to draw his or her warrant for any purpose, the direction is subject to this section.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (a), the Assembly Committee on Rules, the Senate Committee on Rules, and the Joint Rules Committee, in cooperation with the Controller, shall adopt rules and regulations to govern the presentation of claims of the committees to the Controller. The Controller, in cooperation with the committees, shall adopt rules and regulations governing the audit and recordkeeping of claims of the committees. All rules and regulations shall be adopted by January 31, 1990, shall be published in the Assembly and Senate Journals, and shall be made available to the public.
(c) Rules and regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (b) shall not be subject to the review by or approval of the Office of Administrative Law.
(d) Records of claims kept by the Controller pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be open to public inspection as permitted by the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1).

SEC. 45.

 Section 926 of the Government Code is amended to read:

926.
 If he or she disapproves a claim, the Controller shall file it and a statement of his or her disapproval and his or her reasons with the department as prescribed in the rules and regulations of the department.

SEC. 46.

 Section 926.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

926.2.
 The Controller shall not entertain for a second time a claim against the state once rejected by him or her or by the Legislature unless such facts are subsequently presented to the department as in suits between individuals that would furnish sufficient ground for granting a new trial.

SEC. 47.

 Section 926.4 of the Government Code is amended to read:

926.4.
 Any person who is aggrieved by the disapproval of a claim by the Controller may appeal to the department. If the department finds that facts are presented justifying such action, the Controller shall reconsider his or her rejection of the claim.

SEC. 48.

 Section 926.6 of the Government Code is amended to read:

926.6.
 After final rejection of a claim by the Controller following reconsideration, any person interested may appeal to the Legislature by filing with the department a notice of appeal. Upon receipt of such notice the department shall transmit to the Legislature the rejected claim, all papers accompanying it, and a statement of the evidence taken before the department.

SEC. 49.

 Section 927.13 of the Government Code is amended to read:

927.13.
 (a) Unless otherwise provided for by statute, any state agency that fails to submit a correct claim schedule to the Controller within 30 days of receipt of a notice of refund or other payment due, and fails to issue payment within 45 days from the notice of refund or other payment due, shall be liable for penalties on the undisputed amount pursuant to this section. The penalties shall be paid out of the agency’s funds at a rate equal to the Pooled Money Investment Account daily rate on June 30 of the prior fiscal year minus 1 percent. The penalties shall cease to accrue on the date full payment or refund is made. If the amount of the penalty is ten dollars ($10) or less, the penalty shall be waived and not paid by the state agency. On an exception basis, state agencies may avoid payment of penalties for failure to submit a correct claim schedule to the Controller by paying the claimant directly from the state agency’s revolving fund within 45 calendar days following the agency’s receipt of the notice of refund or other payment due.
(b) The Controller shall pay claimants within 15 calendar days of receipt of a correct claim schedule from the state agency. If the Controller fails to make payment within 15 calendar days of receipt of the claim schedule from a state agency, and payment is not issued within 45 calendar days following the agency’s receipt of a notice of refund or undisputed payment due, the Controller shall pay applicable penalties to the claimant. Penalties shall cease to accrue on the date full payment is made, and shall be paid out of the Controller’s funds. If the amount of the penalty is ten dollars ($10) or less, the penalty shall be waived and not paid by the Controller.
(c) No person shall receive an interest payment pursuant to this section if it is determined that the person has intentionally overpaid on a liability solely for the purpose of receiving a penalty payment.
(d) No penalty shall accrue during any time period for which there is no Budget Act in effect, nor on any payment or refund that is the result of a federally mandated program or that is directly dependent upon the receipt of federal funds by a state agency.
(e) This section shall not apply to any of the following:
(1) Payments, refunds, or credits for income tax purposes.
(2) Payment of claims for reimbursement for health care services or mental health services provided under the Medi-Cal program, pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(3) Any payment made pursuant to a public social service or public health program to a recipient of benefits under that program.
(4) Payments made on claims by the Department of General Services.
(5) Payments made by the Commission on State Mandates.
(6) Payments made by the Department of Human Resources pursuant to Section 19823.

SEC. 50.

 Section 935.6 of the Government Code is amended to read:

935.6.
 (a) The Department of General Services may authorize any state agency to settle and pay claims filed pursuant to Section 905.2 if the settlement does not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) or a lesser amount as the department may determine, or to reject the claim and provide the notice required by Section 913. The department may require state agencies that it so authorizes to report annually to the department concerning the claims resolved pursuant to this section.
(b) As used in this section, “state agency” means any office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, commission, or agency of the state, claims against which are paid by warrants drawn by the Controller, but does not mean any judicial branch entity, as defined in Section 900.3, or any judge thereof.

SEC. 51.

 Section 935.7 of the Government Code is amended to read:

935.7.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 935.6, the Department of Transportation may deny or adjust and pay any claim arising out of the activities of the department without the prior approval of the Department of General Services if both of the following conditions exist:
(1) The amount claimed is equal to or less than the amount specified as the small claims court jurisdictional amount in Section 116.221 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(2) The Director of Finance or the Director of Transportation certifies that a sufficient appropriation for the payment of the claim exists.
(b) If the department elects not to pay any claim, the department shall provide the notice required by Section 913.
(c) Any person who submits any claim arising out of any activity of the Department of Transportation shall comply with every other applicable provision of this part relating to claims against state agencies.

SEC. 52.

 Section 940.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

940.2.
 “Board” means:
(a) In the case of a local public entity, the governing body of the local public entity.
(b) In the case of the state, except as provided by subdivisions (c) and (d), the Department of General Services.
(c) In the case of a judicial branch entity or a judge thereof, the Judicial Council.
(d) In the case of the California State University, the Trustees of the California State University.

SEC. 53.

 Section 965 of the Government Code is amended to read:

965.
 (a) Upon the allowance by the Department of General Services of all or part of a claim for which the Director of Finance certifies that a sufficient appropriation for the payment of the claim exists, and the execution and presentation of documents the department may require that discharge the state of all liability under the claim, the department shall designate the fund from which the claim is to be paid, and the state agency concerned shall pay the claim from that fund. If there is no sufficient appropriation for the payment available, the department shall report to the Legislature in accordance with Section 912.8. Claims arising out of the activities of the State Department of Transportation may be paid if either the Director of Transportation or the Director of Finance certifies that a sufficient appropriation for the payment of the claim exists.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), if there is no sufficient appropriation for the payment of claims, settlements, or judgments against the state arising from an action in which the state is represented by the Attorney General, the Attorney General shall report the claims, settlements, and judgments to the chairperson of either the Senate Committee on Appropriations or the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, who shall cause to be introduced legislation appropriating funds for the payment of the claims, settlements, or judgments.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) or (b), claims, settlements, or judgments arising out of the activities of a judicial branch entity, as defined by Sections 900.3 and 940.3, or a judge thereof may be paid if the Judicial Council authorizes payment and the Administrative Director of the Courts certifies that sufficient funds for that payment exist from funds allocated to settlement, adjustment, and compromise of actions and claims. If sufficient funds for payment of settlements or judgments do not exist, the Administrative Director of the Courts shall report the settlements and judgments to the chairperson of either the Senate Committee on Appropriations or the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, who shall cause to be introduced legislation appropriating funds for the payment of the settlements or judgments. If sufficient funds for payment of claims do not exist, the Administrative Director of the Courts shall report the claims to the Department of General Services, which shall have 90 days to object to payment. The Administrative Director of the Courts shall confer with the Director of General Services regarding any objection received during the 90-day period. If the Department of General Services withdraws the objection, or if no objection was received, the Administrative Director of the Courts shall report the claims to the chairperson of either the Senate Committee on Appropriations or the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, who shall cause to be introduced legislation appropriating funds for the payment of the claims. The Judicial Council may authorize any committee of the Judicial Council or any employee of the Administrative Office of the Courts to perform the functions of the Judicial Council under this section. The Administrative Director of the Courts may designate an executive staff member of the Administrative Office of the Courts to perform the functions of the Administrative Director of the Courts under this section.

SEC. 54.

 Section 965.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

965.1.
 The Director of General Services may allow a claim filed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 905.2 if the settlement amount of that claim does not exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), or to reject any claim as so described.

SEC. 55.

 Section 965.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

965.5.
 (a) A judgment for the payment of money against the state or a state agency is enforceable until 10 years after the time the judgment becomes final or, if the judgment is payable in installments, until 10 years after the final installment becomes due.
(b) A judgment for the payment of money against the state or a state agency is not enforceable under Title 9 (commencing with Section 680.010) of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure, but is enforceable under this chapter.
(c) Interest on the amount of a judgment or settlement for the payment of moneys against the state shall commence to accrue 180 days from the date of the final judgment or settlement.
(d) Unless another statute provides a different interest rate, interest on a tax or fee judgment for the payment of moneys against the state shall accrue at a rate equal to the weekly average one year constant maturity United States Treasury yield at the time of the judgment plus 2 percent, but shall not exceed 7 percent per annum.
(e) Subdivisions (c) and (d) shall not apply to any claim approved by the Department of General Services.

SEC. 56.

 Section 997.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

997.1.
 (a) Any person may file an application with the Department of General Services for compensation based on personal property loss, personal injury, or death, including noneconomic loss, arising from the Bay Bridge or I-880 Cypress structure collapse caused by the October 17, 1989, earthquake. Any application made pursuant to this section shall be presented to the department no later than April 18, 1990, on forms prescribed and provided by the department, except that a late claim may be presented to the department pursuant to the procedure specified by Section 911.4. Each presented application shall be verified under penalty of perjury and shall contain all of the following information:
(1) The name of the injured party or in the event of loss of life, the name and age of the decedent and the names and ages of heirs as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 377 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(2) An authorization permitting the department to obtain relevant medical and employment records.
(3) A brief statement describing when, where, and how the injury or death occurred.
(4) A statement as to whether the applicant wishes to apply for emergency relief provided pursuant to Section 997.2.
(b) Upon receipt of an application, the department shall evaluate the application and may require the applicant to submit additional information or documents that are necessary to verify and evaluate the application. The department shall resolve an application within six months from the date of presentation of the application unless this period of time is extended by mutual agreement between the department and the applicant. Any application that is not resolved within this resolution period shall be deemed denied.
(c) Following resolution of an application, if the applicant desires to pursue additional remedies otherwise provided by this division, the applicant shall file a court action within six months of the mailing date of the department’s rejection or denial of the application or the applicant’s rejection of the department’s offer.
(d) Any claim pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) made before or after the effective date of this part for personal property loss, personal injury, or death resulting from the collapse of the Bay Bridge or the I-880 Cypress structure against the State of California, its agencies, officers, or employees, shall be deemed to be an application under this part and subject to the provisions set forth in this part. Additionally, any application made pursuant to this part shall be deemed to be in compliance with Part 3 (commencing with Section 900).
(e) Notwithstanding any other law, resolution of applications pursuant to the provisions of this part is a condition precedent to the filing of any action for personal property loss, personal injury, or death resulting from the collapse of the Bay Bridge or the I-880 Cypress structure in any court of the State of California against the State of California, its agencies, officers, or employees. Any suit filed by an applicant in any court of this state against the State of California or its agencies, officers, or employees shall be stayed pending resolution of the application.

SEC. 57.

 Section 998.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

998.2.
 (a) Any person or business may file an application with the Department of General Services for compensation based on personal injury, property loss, business loss, or other economic loss, claimed to have been incurred as a result of the Lake Davis Northern Pike Eradication Project. Any application made pursuant to this section shall be presented to the department in accordance with this division. A late claim may be presented to the department pursuant to the procedure specified by Section 911.4. Each application shall contain, in addition to the information required by Section 910, all of the following:
(1) The legal name of any business claiming a loss, as well as the names of the owners and officers of the business.
(2) For any property owner claiming diminution of property value, the names of all persons holding a legal interest in the property.
(3) The name of any person claiming to have suffered personal injury.
(4) An authorization permitting the office of the Attorney General or its designee to obtain relevant medical, employment, business, property, and tax records.
(5) A brief statement describing when, where, and how the injury, loss, or diminution in market value occurred.
(b) Upon receipt of an application presented pursuant to this section from the Department of General Services, the office of the Attorney General or its designee shall examine the application and may require the applicant to submit additional information or documents that are necessary to verify and evaluate the application. The office of the Attorney General or its designee shall attempt to resolve an application within six months from the effective date of this part unless this period of time is extended by mutual agreement between the office of the Attorney General or its designee and the applicant. Any application that does not result in a final settlement agreement within the resolution period shall be deemed denied, allowing the claimant to proceed with a court action pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 945) of Part 4.
(c) The office of the Attorney General or its designee shall adopt guidelines in consultation with one representative designated by the City of Portola, one representative designated by the County of Plumas, and one member of the public to be selected jointly by the city and the county. Any guidelines so developed shall be used to evaluate and settle claims filed pursuant to this part. Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2, any regulations adopted thereunder by the Attorney General in order to implement this section shall not be subject to the review and approval of the Office of Administrative Law, nor subject to the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340), Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 11370), Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 11400), and Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2).
(d) Any court action following denial of an application, including denial pursuant to subdivision (b), shall be filed within six months of the mailing date of the department’s rejection or denial of the application or the applicant’s rejection of the department’s offer pursuant to Section 945.6 or subdivision (b) of Section 998.3.
(e) Any claim pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) made before or after the effective date of this part for personal injury, property loss, business loss, or other economic loss resulting from the Lake Davis Northern Pike Eradication Project against the State of California or it’s agencies, officers, or employees, shall be deemed to be an application under this part and is subject to the provisions set forth in this part. Additionally, any application made pursuant to this part shall be deemed to be in compliance with Part 3 (commencing with Section 900).
(f) Notwithstanding any other law, the resolution or denial of an application pursuant to this part is a condition precedent to the filing of any action for personal injury, property damage, business loss, or other economic loss, resulting from the Lake Davis Northern Pike Eradication Project in any court of the State of California, against the State of California or it’s agencies, officers, or employees. Any suit filed by an applicant in any court of this state against the State of California or its agencies, officers, or employees shall be stayed pending resolution or denial of the application.

SEC. 58.

 Section 1151 of the Government Code is amended to read:

1151.
 State employees may authorize deductions to be made from their salaries or wages for payment of one or more of the following:
(a) Insurance premiums or other employee benefit programs sponsored by a state agency under appropriate statutory authority.
(b) Premiums on National Service Life Insurance or United States Government Converted Insurance.
(c) Shares or obligations to any regularly chartered credit union.
(d) Recurrent fees or charges payable to a state agency for a program that has a purpose related to government, as determined by the Controller.
(e) The purchase of United States savings bonds in accordance with procedures established by the Controller.
(f) Payment of charitable contributions under any plan approved by the Department of General Services in accordance with procedures established by the Controller.
(g) Passes, tickets, or tokens issued for a period of one month, or more, by a public transportation system.
(h) Deposit into an employee’s account with a state or federal bank or savings and loan association located in this state, for services offered by that bank or savings and loan association.
(i) The purchase of any investment or thrift certificate issued by an industrial loan company licensed by this state.

SEC. 59.

 Section 3515.7 of the Government Code is amended to read:

3515.7.
 (a) Once an employee organization is recognized as the exclusive representative of an appropriate unit it may enter into an agreement with the state employer providing for organizational security in the form of maintenance of membership or fair share fee deduction.
(b) The state employer shall furnish the recognized employee organization with sufficient employment data to allow the organization to calculate membership fees and the appropriate fair share fees, and shall deduct the amount specified by the recognized employee organization from the salary or wages of every employee for the membership fee or the fair share fee. These fees shall be remitted monthly to the recognized employee organization along with an adequate itemized record of the deductions, including, if required by the recognized employee organization, machine readable data. Fair share fee deductions shall continue until the effective date of a successor agreement or implementation of the state’s last, best, and final offer, whichever occurs first. The Controller shall retain, from the fair share fee deduction, an amount equal to the cost of administering this section. The state employer shall not be liable in any action by a state employee seeking recovery of, or damages for, improper use or calculation of fair share fees.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), any employee who is a member of a religious body whose traditional tenets or teachings include objections to joining or financially supporting employee organizations shall not be required to financially support the recognized employee organization. That employee, in lieu of a membership fee or a fair share fee deduction, shall instruct the employer to deduct and pay sums equal to the fair share fee to a nonreligious, nonlabor organization, charitable fund approved by the Department of General Services for receipt of charitable contributions by payroll deductions.
(d) A fair share fee provision in a memorandum of understanding that is in effect may be rescinded by a majority vote of all the employees in the unit covered by the memorandum of understanding, provided that: (1) a request for the vote is supported by a petition containing the signatures of at least 30 percent of the employees in the unit; (2) the vote is by secret ballot; and (3) the vote may be taken at any time during the term of the memorandum of understanding, but in no event shall there be more than one vote taken during the term. If the Department of General Services determines that the appropriate number of signatures have been collected, it shall conduct the vote in a manner that it shall prescribe. Notwithstanding this subdivision, the state employer and the recognized employee organization may negotiate, and by mutual agreement provide for, an alternative procedure or procedures regarding a vote on a fair share fee provision.
(e) Every recognized employee organization that has agreed to a fair share fee provision shall keep an adequate itemized record of its financial transactions and shall make available annually, to the Department of General Services and to the employees in the unit, within 90 days after the end of its fiscal year, a detailed written financial report thereof in the form of a balance sheet and an operating statement, certified as to accuracy by its president and treasurer or comparable officers. In the event of failure of compliance with this section, any employee in the unit may petition the Department of General Services for an order compelling this compliance, or the Department of General Services may issue a compliance order on its own motion.
(f) If an employee who holds conscientious objections pursuant to subdivision (c) requests individual representation in a grievance, arbitration, or administrative hearing from the recognized employee organization, the recognized employee organization is authorized to charge the employee for the reasonable cost of the representation.
(g) An employee who pays a fair share fee shall be entitled to fair and impartial representation by the recognized employee organization. A breach of this duty shall be deemed to have occurred if the employee organization’s conduct in representation is arbitrary, discriminatory, or in bad faith.

SEC. 60.

 Section 6254.17 of the Government Code is amended to read:

6254.17.
 (a) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require disclosure of records of the California Victim Compensation Board that relate to a request for assistance under Article 1 (commencing with Section 13950) of Chapter 5 of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2.
(b) This section shall not apply to a disclosure of the following information, if no information is disclosed that connects the information to a specific victim, derivative victim, or applicant under Article 1 (commencing with Section 13950) of Chapter 5 of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2:
(1) The amount of money paid to a specific provider of services.
(2) Summary data concerning the types of crimes for which assistance is provided.

SEC. 61.

 Section 6276.08 of the Government Code is amended to read:

6276.08.
 Cable television subscriber information, confidentiality of, Section 637.5, Penal Code.
CalFresh, disclosure of information, Section 18909, Welfare and Institutions Code.
California AIDS Program, personal data, confidentiality, Section 120820, Health and Safety Code.
California Apple Commission, confidentiality of lists of persons, Section 75598, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Apple Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers or handlers, Section 75633, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Asparagus Commission, confidentiality of lists of producers, Section 78262, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Asparagus Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers, Section 78288, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Avocado Commission, confidentiality of information from handlers, Section 67094, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Avocado Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from handlers, Section 67104, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Cherry Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers, processors, shippers, or grower-handlers, Section 76144, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Children’s Services Program, confidentiality of factor replacement therapy contracts, Section 123853, Health and Safety Code.
California Cut Flower Commission, confidentiality of lists of producers, Section 77963, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Cut Flower Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers, Section 77988, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Date Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers and grower-handlers, Section 77843, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Egg Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from handlers or distributors, Section 75134, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Forest Products Commission, confidentiality of lists of persons, Section 77589, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Forest Products Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers, Section 77624, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Iceberg Lettuce Commission, confidentiality of information from handlers, Section 66624, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Kiwifruit Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers or handlers, Section 68104, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Navel Orange Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers or handlers and lists of producers and handlers, Section 73257, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Pepper Commission, confidentiality of lists of producers and handlers, Section 77298, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Pepper Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers or handlers, Section 77334, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Pistachio Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers or processors, Section 69045, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Salmon Commission, confidentiality of fee transactions records, Section 76901.5, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Salmon Commission, confidentiality of request for list of commercial salmon vessel operators, Section 76950, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Seafood Council, confidentiality of fee transaction records, Section 78553, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Seafood Council, confidentiality of information on volume of fish landed, Section 78575, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Sheep Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers or handlers and lists of producers, Section 76343, Food and Agricultural Code.
California State University contract law, bids, questionnaires and financial statements, Section 10763, Public Contract Code.
California State University Investigation of Reported Improper Governmental Activities Act, confidentiality of investigative audits completed pursuant to the act, Section 89574, Education Code.
California Table Grape Commission, confidentiality of information from shippers, Section 65603, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Tomato Commission, confidentiality of lists of producers, handlers, and others, Section 78679, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Tomato Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information, Section 78704, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Tourism Marketing Act, confidentiality of information pertaining to businesses paying the assessment under the act, Section 13995.54.
California Victim Compensation Board, disclosure not required of records relating to assistance requests under Article 1 (commencing with Section 13950) of Chapter 5 of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2, Section 6254.17.
California Walnut Commission, confidentiality of lists of producers, Section 77101, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Walnut Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers or handlers, Section 77154, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Wheat Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from handlers and lists of producers, Section 72104, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Wheat Commission, confidentiality of requests for assessment refund, Section 72109, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Wine Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers or vintners, Section 74655, Food and Agricultural Code.
California Wine Grape Commission, confidentiality of proprietary information from producers and vintners, Section 74955, Food and Agricultural Code.

SEC. 62.

 Section 7599.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

7599.2.
 Distribution of Moneys from the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund.
(a) By August 15 of each fiscal year beginning in 2016, the Controller shall disburse moneys deposited in the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund as follows:
(1) Twenty‑five percent to the State Department of Education, to administer a grant program to public agencies aimed at improving outcomes for public school pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, by reducing truancy and supporting students who are at risk of dropping out of school or are victims of crime.
(2) Ten percent to the California Victim Compensation Board, to make grants to trauma recovery centers to provide services to victims of crime pursuant to Section 13963.1 of the Government Code.
(3) Sixty‑five percent to the Board of State and Community Corrections, to administer a grant program to public agencies aimed at supporting mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, and diversion programs for people in the criminal justice system, with an emphasis on programs that reduce recidivism of people convicted of less serious crimes, such as those covered by this measure, and those who have substance abuse and mental health problems.
(b) For each program set forth in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a), the agency responsible for administering the programs shall not spend more than 5 percent of the total funds it receives from the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund on an annual basis for administrative costs.
(c) Every two years, the Controller shall conduct an audit of the grant programs operated by the agencies specified in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a) to ensure the funds are disbursed and expended solely according to this chapter and shall report his or her findings to the Legislature and the public.
(d) Any costs incurred by the Controller and the Director of Finance in connection with the administration of the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund, including the costs of the calculation required by Section 7599.1 and the audit required by subdivision (c), as determined by the Director of Finance, shall be deducted from the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund before the funds are disbursed pursuant to subdivision (a).
(e) The funding established pursuant to this act shall be used to expand programs for public school pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, victims of crime, and mental health and substance abuse treatment and diversion programs for people in the criminal justice system. These funds shall not be used to supplant existing state or local funds utilized for these purposes.
(f) Local agencies shall not be obligated to provide programs or levels of service described in this chapter above the level for which funding has been provided.

SEC. 63.

 Section 8652 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8652.
 Before payment may be made by the state to any person in reimbursement for taking or damaging private property necessarily utilized by the Governor in carrying out his or her responsibilities under this chapter during a state of war emergency or state of emergency, or for services rendered at the instance of the Governor under those conditions, the person shall present a claim to the Department of General Services in accordance with the provisions of the Government Code governing the presentation of claims against the state for the taking or damaging of private property for public use, which provisions shall govern the presentment, allowance, or rejection of the claims and the conditions upon which suit may be brought against the state. Payment for property or services shall be made from any funds appropriated by the state for that purpose.

SEC. 64.

 Section 8902 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8902.
 During those times that a Member of the Legislature is required to be in Sacramento to attend a session of the Legislature and during those times that a member is traveling to and from, or is in attendance at, any meeting of a committee of which he or she is a member or is attending to any other legislative function or responsibility as authorized or directed by the rules of the house of which he or she is a member or by the joint rules, he or she shall be entitled to reimbursement of his or her living expenses at a rate established by the Department of General Services that is not less than the rate provided to federal employees traveling to Sacramento.

SEC. 65.

 Article 5.2 (commencing with Section 9112) is added to Chapter 1.5 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
Article  5.2. State Capitol Building Annex Act of 2016

9112.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, including Section 9108, the Joint Rules Committee may pursue the construction of a state capitol building annex or the restoration, rehabilitation, renovation, or reconstruction of the State Capitol Building Annex described in Section 9105.
(b) (1) All work performed pursuant to this article shall be administered and supervised by the Department of General Services, subject to review by the State Public Works Board, pursuant to an agreement with the Joint Rules Committee.
(2) The Department of General Services shall report to the Joint Rules Committee on the scope, budget, delivery method, and schedule for any space to be constructed, restored, rehabilitated, renovated, or reconstructed pursuant to this article.
(c) (1) Notwithstanding any other law, any action or proceeding alleging that a public agency has approved or is undertaking work pursuant to this article in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code) shall be subject to Chapter 6.7 (commencing with Section 21189.50) of Division 13 of the Public Resources Code.
(2) The State Public Works Board shall not be deemed a lead or responsible agency for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code) for any activities under this article. This section is declarative of existing law.
(d) Notwithstanding any other law, all work performed pursuant to this article by the Department of General Services shall be exempt from the State Contract Act (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 10100) of Part 2 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code).
(e) Prevailing wages shall be paid to all workers employed on a project that is subject to this article, in accordance with Article 2 (commencing with Section 1770) of Chapter 1 of Part 7 of Division 2 of the Labor Code.

SEC. 66.

 Section 11007.6 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11007.6.
 Any state agency may, subject to rules and regulations of the Department of General Services, insure its officers and employees not covered by Part 2.6 (commencing with Section 19815) of Division 5 against injury or death incurred while flying on state business in any, except regularly scheduled, passenger aircraft.

SEC. 67.

 Section 11014 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11014.
 (a) In exercising the powers and duties granted to and imposed upon it, any state agency may construct and maintain communication lines as may be necessary.
(b) In providing communications and necessary powerlines in connection with activities under subdivision (a), the agency, with the approval of the Department of General Services, may enter into contracts with owners of similar facilities for use of their facilities, such as pole lines, and provisions may be made for indemnification and holding harmless of the owners of those facilities by reason of this use. Insurance may be purchased by the Department of General Services, upon request of the agency, to protect the state against loss or expense arising out of the contract.
(c) Any claim for damages arising against the state under this section shall be presented to the Department of General Services in accordance with Sections 905.2 and 945.4, and if not covered by insurance as provided under subdivision (b), the claim shall be payable only out of funds appropriated by the Legislature for this purpose. If the state elects to insure its liability under this section, the Department of General Services may automatically deny that claim.

SEC. 68.

 Section 11030.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11030.1.
 When a state employee not covered by Part 2.6 (commencing with Section 19815) of Division 5 dies while traveling on official state business, the state shall, under rules and regulations adopted by the Department of General Services, pay the traveling expenses necessary to return the body to his or her official headquarters or the place of burial. This subdivision shall not be construed to authorize the payment of the traveling expenses, either going or returning, of one accompanying that body.

SEC. 69.

 Section 11030.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11030.2.
 Any state officer or employee not covered by Part 2.6 (commencing with Section 19815) of Division 5 when working overtime at his or her headquarters on state business may receive his or her actual and necessary expenses, during his or her regular workweek, subject to rules and regulations adopted by the Department of General Services limiting the amount of the expenses and prescribing the conditions under which the expenses may be paid. However, each state agency may determine the necessity for and limit these expenses of its employees in a manner that does not conflict with and is within the limitations prescribed by the Department of General Services.

SEC. 70.

 Section 11031 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11031.
 The headquarters of elective constitutional officers, other than Members of the Legislature, shall be established by the filing of a written statement with the Department of General Services that certifies that the selected headquarters is the place where the officer spends the largest portion of his or her regular workdays or working time.

SEC. 71.

 Section 11125.7 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11125.7.
 (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the state body shall provide an opportunity for members of the public to directly address the state body on each agenda item before or during the state body’s discussion or consideration of the item. This section is not applicable if the agenda item has already been considered by a committee composed exclusively of members of the state body at a public meeting where interested members of the public were afforded the opportunity to address the committee on the item, before or during the committee’s consideration of the item, unless the item has been substantially changed since the committee heard the item, as determined by the state body. Every notice for a special meeting at which action is proposed to be taken on an item shall provide an opportunity for members of the public to directly address the state body concerning that item prior to action on the item. In addition, the notice requirement of Section 11125 shall not preclude the acceptance of testimony at meetings, other than emergency meetings, from members of the public if no action is taken by the state body at the same meeting on matters brought before the body by members of the public.
(b) The state body may adopt reasonable regulations to ensure that the intent of subdivision (a) is carried out, including, but not limited to, regulations limiting the total amount of time allocated for public comment on particular issues and for each individual speaker.
(c) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), when a state body limits time for public comment the state body shall provide at least twice the allotted time to a member of the public who utilizes a translator to ensure that non-English speakers receive the same opportunity to directly address the state body.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply if the state body utilizes simultaneous translation equipment in a manner that allows the state body to hear the translated public testimony simultaneously.
(d) The state body shall not prohibit public criticism of the policies, programs, or services of the state body, or of the acts or omissions of the state body. Nothing in this subdivision shall confer any privilege or protection for expression beyond that otherwise provided by law.
(e) This section is not applicable to closed sessions held pursuant to Section 11126.
(f) This section is not applicable to decisions regarding proceedings held pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500), relating to administrative adjudication, or to the conduct of those proceedings.
(g) This section is not applicable to hearings conducted by the California Victim Compensation Board pursuant to Sections 13963 and 13963.1.
(h) This section is not applicable to agenda items that involve decisions of the Public Utilities Commission regarding adjudicatory hearings held pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 1701) of Part 1 of Division 1 of the Public Utilities Code. For all other agenda items, the commission shall provide members of the public, other than those who have already participated in the proceedings underlying the agenda item, an opportunity to directly address the commission before or during the commission’s consideration of the item.

SEC. 72.

 Section 11125.8 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11125.8.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 11131.5, in any hearing that the California Victim Compensation Board conducts pursuant to Section 13963.1 and that the applicant or applicant’s representative does not request be open to the public, no notice, agenda, announcement, or report required under this article need identify the applicant.
(b) In any hearing that the board conducts pursuant to Section 13963.1 and that the applicant or applicant’s representative does not request be open to the public, the board shall disclose that the hearing is being held pursuant to Section 13963.1. That disclosure shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements of subdivision (a) of Section 11126.3.

SEC. 73.

 Section 11270 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11270.
 As used in this article, “administrative costs” means the amounts expended by the Legislature, the Legislative Counsel Bureau, the Governor’s Office, the Department of Technology, the Office of Planning and Research, the Department of Justice, the State Controller’s Office, the State Treasurer’s Office, the State Personnel Board, the Department of Finance, the Department of Financial Information System for California, the Office of Administrative Law, the Department of Human Resources, the Secretary of California Health and Human Services, the California State Auditor’s Office, and the California State Library, and a proration of any other cost to or expense of the state for services or facilities provided for the Legislature and the above agencies, for supervision or administration of the state government or for services to other state agencies.

SEC. 74.

 Section 11270.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11270.1.
 (a) The Central Service Cost Recovery Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury. The Central Service Cost Recovery Fund shall consist of those amounts transferred in accordance with Section 11274, and any interest earnings. Money in the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund shall be appropriated for the administration of the state government, as determined or redetermined by the Department of Finance in accordance with this article and Sections 13332.02 and 13332.03.
(b) Unless otherwise authorized by law, moneys in the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund, to the extent not currently required to fund any appropriation, shall not be used, loaned, borrowed, assessed, allocated, or transferred unless approved by the Department of Finance, except for cashflow borrowing by the General Fund pursuant to Section 16310. The Controller shall transfer the unexpended balance of those moneys in the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund to the General Fund as determined or redetermined by the Department of Finance.

SEC. 75.

 Section 11274 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11274.
 Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Finance may allocate and charge a fair share of the administrative costs to all funds directly. The Department of Finance shall certify to the Controller the amount determined to be the fair share of administrative costs due and payable from each state fund. The Department of Finance, at any time during the year, may direct the Controller to advance a reasonable amount for administrative costs from a fund designated in accordance with Section 11271. Upon order of the Department of Finance of the timing and the amounts to be transferred, the Controller shall transfer the amount of the administrative costs from special and nongovernmental cost funds to the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund or the General Fund.

SEC. 76.

 Section 11275 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11275.
  In the event a fund has an insufficient fund balance for the payment of the administrative costs, the Controller shall request that the Department of Finance provide direction on effecting the transfer and its timing.

SEC. 77.

 Section 11276 of the Government Code is repealed.

SEC. 78.

 Section 11277 of the Government Code is repealed.

SEC. 79.

 Section 11852 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11852.
 For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) “Approved FISCal Project documents” means any Special Project Report approved by the Department of Technology, or its successor agency, for the FISCal, as may be amended, augmented, or changed by any subsequent approved Special Project Report or legislative action.
(b) “Cost or costs of the system” means all costs related to the acquisition, design, development, installation, deployment, and other related costs of the system, including, but not limited to, software, hardware, licenses, upgrades, training, facilities, contractors, and staff.
(c) “Cost allocation plan” means the plan described in Section 11874.
(d) “Department” means the Department of FISCal established pursuant to Section 11890.
(e) “Director” means the Director of FISCal appointed pursuant to Section 11894.
(f) “FISCal” means the Financial Information System for California.
(g) “FISCal Consolidated Payment Fund” means the fund created pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 11872.
(h) “FISCal Internal Services Fund” means the fund created pursuant to Section 11870.
(i) “Interface” means to communicate or interoperate with the system.
(j) “Office” means the FISCal project office.
(k) “Partner agencies” means the Department of Finance, the Controller, the Department of General Services, and the Treasurer.
(l) “State departments and agencies” means all state offices, officers, departments, divisions, bureaus, boards, commissions, organizations, or agencies, claims against which are paid by warrants drawn by the Controller, and whose financial activities are reported in the annual financial statement of the state or are included in the annual Governor’s Budget, including, but not limited to, the California State University, the University of California, the legislative branch, and the judicial branch.
(m) “System” means a single integrated financial management system for the state that encompasses the management of resources and dollars as described in the approved FISCal Project documents and includes the information required by Section 11862.

SEC. 80.

 Section 11854 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11854.
 The Legislature intends that the system meet all of the following objectives:
(a) Replace the state’s aging legacy financial management systems and eliminate fragmented and diverse reporting by implementing standardized financial management processes and systems across all departments and control agencies. For purposes of this subdivision, “financial management” means accounting, budgeting, cash management, asset accounting, vendor management, and procurement.
(b) Increase competition by promoting business opportunities through the use of electronic bidding, online vendor interaction, and automated vendor functions.
(c) Maintain a central source for financial management data to reduce the time and expense of vendors, departments, and agencies collecting, maintaining, and reconciling redundant data.
(d) Increase investment returns through timely and accurate monitoring of cash balances, cashflow forecasting, and timing of receipts and disbursements.
(e) Improve fiscal controls and support better decisionmaking by state managers and the Legislature by enhancing the quality, timeliness, consistency, and accessibility of financial management information through the use of powerful data access tools, standardized data, and financial management reports.
(f) Improve access and transparency of California’s financial management information allowing the implementation of increased auditing, compliance reporting, and fiscal accountability while sharing information between the public, the Legislature, external stakeholders, state, federal, and local agencies.
(g) Automate manual processes by providing the ability to electronically receive and submit financial management documents and data between agencies, departments, banks, vendors, and other government entities.
(h) Provide online access to financial management information resulting in a reduction of payment or approval inquiries, or both.
(i) Improve the state’s ability to preserve, access, and analyze historical financial management information to reduce the workload required to research and prepare this information.
(j) Enable the state to more quickly implement, track, and report on changes to financial management processes and systems to accommodate new information such as statutory changes and performance information.
(k) Reduce the time, workload, and costs associated with capturing and projecting revenues, expenditures, and program needs for multiple years and scenarios, and for tracking, reporting, and responding to legislative actions.
(l) Track purchase volumes and costs by vendor and commodity code or service code to increase strategic sourcing opportunities, reduce purchase prices, and capture total state spending data.
(m) Reduce procurement cycle time by automating purchasing authority limits and approval dependencies, and easing access to goods and services available from existing sources, including, but not limited to, using leveraged procurement agreements.
(n) Streamline the accounts receivable collections process and allow for offset capability which will provide the ability for increased cash collection.
(o) Streamline the payment process and allow for faster vendor payments that will reduce late payment penalty fees paid by the state.
(p) Improve role-based security and workflow authorization by capturing near real-time data from the state’s human resources system of record.
(q) Implement a stable and secure information technology infrastructure.

SEC. 81.

 Section 11860 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11860.
 (a) To serve the best interest of the state by optimizing the financial business management of the state, the partner agencies shall collaboratively develop, implement, and utilize the system and assist the department to maintain the system. This effort will ensure best business practices by embracing opportunities to reengineer the state’s business processes and will encompass the management of resources and funds in the areas of budgeting, accounting, procurement, cash management, financial management, financial reporting, cost accounting, asset accounting, project accounting, and grant accounting.
(b) State departments and agencies shall use the system, or, upon approval from the office, a department or agency shall be permitted to interface its departmental system with the system. The system is intended to replace any existing central or departmental systems duplicative of the functionality of the system.

SEC. 82.

 Section 11862 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11862.
 (a) In addition to the requirements set forth in the approved FISCal project documents, the system shall include a state transparency component that allows the public to have information regarding General Fund and federal fund expenditure data, using an Internet Web site.
(b) This section shall not require the disclosure of information deemed confidential or otherwise exempt from disclosure under state or federal law.

SEC. 83.

 Section 11864 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11864.
 (a) Throughout the development of the system, the California State Auditor’s Office shall independently monitor the system as the California State Auditor deems appropriate. The California State Auditor’s Office independent monitoring of the system shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) Monitoring the contract for independent project oversight and independent verification and validation services relating to the system.
(2) Assessing whether concerns about the system raised by the independent project oversight and independent verification and validation services are being addressed by the office and the steering committee of the office.
(3) Assessing whether the system is progressing timely and within its budget.
(b) The California State Auditor’s Office shall report, at a minimum, on or before January 10 of each year, on the system activities that the California State Auditor’s Office deems appropriate to monitor pursuant to this section in a manner consistent with Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 8543) of Division 1.
(c) This section shall not supersede or compromise the Department of Technology’s oversight authority and responsibilities with respect to the system.
(d) This section shall remain operative until the completion of the system, as specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 11890, and thereafter shall be inoperative.

SEC. 84.

 Section 11870 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11870.
 The FISCal Internal Services Fund continues in existence in the State Treasury to pay the costs of development, implementation, and other approved costs of the system. All assets, liabilities, and surplus shall remain in the FISCal Internal Services Fund. The Department of Finance shall make the final determination of the budgetary and accounting transactions that are required to carry out this section. Accounts and subaccounts may be created within the FISCal Internal Services Fund as needed. Moneys in the FISCal Internal Services Fund, and its accounts and subaccounts, are available for cashflow borrowing by the General Fund pursuant to Section 16310.

SEC. 85.

 Section 11872 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11872.
 (a) The FISCal Consolidated Payment Fund is created in the State Treasury for the purpose of allowing the Controller to issue consolidated payments, excluding payroll, to any payee, of costs that are chargeable to appropriations made from other funds in the State Treasury, thereby allowing for efficient processing through the system of payments.
(b) The amounts to be disbursed from the FISCal Consolidated Payment Fund shall be transferred by the Controller, from the funds and appropriations otherwise chargeable therewith, to the FISCal Consolidated Payment Fund prior to the time of disbursement. All amounts in the FISCal Consolidated Payment Fund that are derived from abatements, refunds of amounts disbursed, returned warrants, or the cancellation of warrants issued from the FISCal Consolidated Payment Fund shall be returned by the Controller to the funds and appropriations from which the amounts were originally transferred.

SEC. 86.

 Section 11874 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11874.
 (a) The department, subject to the approval of the Department of Finance, shall establish and assess fees and a payment schedule for state departments and agencies to pay for the design, development, and implementation of the system. The fees shall be deposited in the FISCal Internal Services Fund.
(b) The department shall submit the cost allocation plan, including the methodology used to develop fees, to the Department of Finance during the state’s annual budget development processes for review and approval. The office shall submit any proposed changes in fees or methodology to the Department of Finance concurrently with budget requests.

SEC. 87.

 Section 11880 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11880.
 (a) The office and department shall require fingerprint images and associated information from any employee, prospective employee, contractor, subcontractor, volunteer, vendor, and partner agency employee assigned to either the office or the department whose duties include, or would include, having access to confidential or sensitive information or data on the network or computing infrastructure.
(b) The fingerprint images and associated information described in subdivision (a) shall be furnished to the Department of Justice for the purpose of obtaining information as to the existence and nature of any of the following:
(1) A record of state or federal convictions and the existence and nature of state or federal arrests for which the person is free on bail or on his or her own recognizance pending trial or appeal.
(2) Being convicted of, or pleading nolo contendere to, a crime, or having committed an act involving dishonesty, fraud, or deceit, if the crime or act is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of the person in accordance with this provision.
(3) Any conviction or arrest, for which the person is free on bail or on his or her own recognizance pending trial or appeal, with a reasonable nexus to the information or data to which the person shall have access.
(c) Requests for federal criminal offender record information received by the Department of Justice pursuant to this section shall be forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by the Department of Justice.
(d) The Department of Justice shall respond to the Chief of Human Resources of the office or the department with information as provided under subdivision (p) of Section 11105 of the Penal Code.
(e) The Chief of Human Resources of the office or the department shall request subsequent arrest notifications from the Department of Justice as provided under Section 11105.2 of the Penal Code.
(f) The Department of Justice may assess a fee sufficient to cover the processing costs required under this section, as authorized pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 11105 of the Penal Code.
(g) Persons described in subdivision (a) may be rejected if it is determined they meet the criteria described in paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (b). If a person is rejected, the individual shall receive a copy of the response record from the Chief of Human Resources of the office or the department.
(h) The Chief of Human Resources of the office or the department shall follow a written appeal process for an individual described in subdivision (a) who is determined ineligible for employment because of his or her Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal offender record.
(i) When considering the background information received pursuant to this section, the Chief of Human Resources of the office or the department shall take under consideration any evidence of rehabilitation, including, but not limited to, participation in treatment programs and age and specifics of the offense.

SEC. 88.

 The heading of Article 5 (commencing with Section 11890) of Chapter 10 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code is amended to read:
Article  5. Department of FISCal

SEC. 89.

 Section 11890 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11890.
 (a) (1) There is in state government the Department of FISCal.
(2) (A) Upon the acceptance of the system by the state, as determined by the Director of Finance in his or her capacity as the system sponsor, the Department of FISCal shall be within the Government Operations Agency.
(B) The director shall post a notice on the Internet Web site of the Department of FISCal when the Director of Finance accepts the system in accordance with subparagraph (A).
(b) The Department of FISCal shall maintain, upgrade, or otherwise enhance and support the system, provide operational support to the customers and stakeholders of the system, and onboard any new, deferred, or exempt state entities.

SEC. 90.

 Section 11892 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11892.
 (a) The department shall incrementally assume responsibility of the system functionality as portions of the system are implemented and accepted.
(b) The department shall provide the administrative functions for the system, including those functions of the office, during its existence.
(c) The office and the department shall exist concurrently during the phased implementation of the system. Upon full implementation and final acceptance of the system, the department shall supersede the office and perform all administration, maintenance, and operation of the system.

SEC. 91.

 Section 11893 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11893.
 The administrative costs, as defined in Section 11270, of the Department of FISCal shall be allocated to and recovered from funds in a manner consistent with Section 11274.

SEC. 92.

 Section 11894 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11894.
 (a) The Director of FISCal shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the Governor, subject to Senate confirmation.
(b) The director shall have appointment power for both the office and the department and shall oversee the day-to-day functions of both the office and the department. The director shall identify and transfer staff from the office to the department to further performance of the duties specified in Section 11892, in accordance with Section 19050.9.

SEC. 93.

 Section 11895 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11895.
 (a) The director shall, at least annually, confer with the partner agencies and at least one representative of other agencies utilizing the system to prioritize system enhancements, defects, and workarounds.
(b) The director retains the discretion and ultimate authority on the implementation of changes in the system.

SEC. 94.

 Section 12432 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12432.
 (a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that it is essential for the state to replace the current automated human resource/payroll systems operated by the Controller to ensure that state employees continue to be paid accurately and on time and that the state may take advantage of new capabilities and improved business practices. To achieve this replacement of the current systems, the Controller is authorized to procure, modify, and implement a new human resource management system that meets the needs of a modern state government. This replacement effort is known as the 21st Century Project.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, beginning with the 2004–05 fiscal year, the Controller may assess the special and nongovernmental cost funds in sufficient amounts to pay for the authorized 21st Century Project costs that are attributable to those funds. Assessments in support of the expenditures for the 21st Century Project shall be made quarterly, and the total amount assessed from these funds annually shall not exceed the total expenditures incurred by the Controller for the 21st Century Project that are attributable to those funds in that fiscal year. Appropriations for this purpose shall be made in the annual Budget Act.
(c) To the extent permitted by law, beginning with the 2004–05 fiscal year, the Controller shall establish agreements with various agencies and departments for the collection from federal funds of costs that are attributable to federal funds. The total amount collected from those agencies and departments annually shall not exceed the total expenditures incurred by the Controller for the 21st Century Project that are attributable to federal funds in that fiscal year. Appropriations for that purpose shall be made in the annual Budget Act.
(d) It is the intent of the Legislature that, beginning not earlier than the 2006–07 fiscal year, future annual Budget Acts include General Fund appropriations in sufficient amounts for expenditures for the 21st Century Project that are attributable to the General Fund. It is the Legislature’s intent that the share of the total project costs paid for by the General Fund shall be equivalent to the share of the total project costs paid for from special and nongovernmental cost fund assessments and collections from federal funds.
(e) This section shall remain in effect only until June 30, 2017, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 95.

 The heading of Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 12433) is added to Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
Article  2.5. Discharge of State Entity from Duty to Collect

SEC. 96.

 Section 12803.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12803.2.
 (a) The Government Operations Agency shall consist of all of the following:
(1) The Office of Administrative Law.
(2) The Public Employees’ Retirement System.
(3) The State Teachers’ Retirement System.
(4) The State Personnel Board.
(5) The California Victim Compensation Board.
(6) The Department of General Services.
(7) The Department of Technology.
(8) The Franchise Tax Board.
(9) The Department of Human Resources.
(b) The Government Operations Agency shall include the Department of FISCal upon the acceptance of the Financial Information System for California (FISCal) by the state, as determined by the Director of Finance, pursuant to Section 11890.
(c) The Government Operations Agency shall be governed by the Secretary of Government Operations pursuant to Section 12801. However, the Director of Human Resources shall report directly to the Governor on issues relating to labor relations.
(d) The Governor, upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Government Operations, may appoint up to three deputies for the secretary.

SEC. 97.

 Section 13300 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13300.
 (a) The department shall devise, install, supervise, and, at its discretion, revise and modify, a modern and complete accounting system and policies for each agency of the state permitted or charged by law with the handling of public money or its equivalent, to the end that all revenues, expenditures, receipts, disbursements, resources, obligations, and property of the state be properly, accurately, and systematically accounted for and that there shall be obtained accurate and comparable records, reports, and statements of all the financial affairs of the state.
(b) This system shall permit a comparison of budgeted expenditures, actual expenditures, encumbrances and payables, and estimated revenue to actual revenue that is compatible with a budget coding system developed by the department. In addition, the system shall provide for a federal revenue accounting system with cross-references of federal fund sources to state activities.
(c) This system shall include a cost accounting system that accounts for expenditures by line item, governmental unit, and fund source. The system shall also be capable of performing program cost accounting as required. The system and the accounts maintained by all state departments and agencies shall be coordinated with the central accounts maintained by the Controller, and shall provide the Controller with all information necessary to the maintenance by the Controller of a comprehensive system of central accounts for the entire state government.

SEC. 98.

 Section 13300.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13300.5.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares that the system to modernize the state’s internal financial systems is a critical project that must be subject to the highest level of oversight. According to the Department of Technology, the size and scope of this modernization and automation effort make this project one of the highest risk projects undertaken by the state. Therefore, the Legislature must take steps to ensure it is fully informed as the project is implemented. It is the intent of the Legislature to adopt additional reporting requirements for the office to adequately manage risk and ensure the successful implementation of this effort.
(b) The office shall report to the Legislature, on or before February 15 of each year, on all of the following:
(1) An executive summary and overview of the system’s status.
(2) An overview of the system’s history.
(3) Significant events of the system within the current reporting period and a projection of events during the next reporting period.
(4) A discussion of mitigation actions being taken by the office for any missed major milestones.
(5) A comparison of actual to budgeted expenditures, and an explanation of variances and any planned corrective actions, including a summary of the system and staffing levels and an estimate of staff participation from partner agencies.
(6) An articulation of expected functionality and qualitative benefits from the system that were achieved during the reporting period and that are expected to be achieved in the subsequent year.
(7) An overview of change management activities and stakeholder engagement during the system implementation process, including a summary of departmental participation in the system.
(8) A discussion of lessons learned and best practices that will be incorporated into future changes in management activities.
(9) A description of any significant software customization, including a justification for why, if any, customization was granted.
(10) Updates on the progress of meeting the system’s objectives.
(c) Reports shall describe deviations to the project scope, cost, or schedule from Special Project Report 6.
(d) This section shall remain operative until the completion of the system, as specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 11890, and thereafter shall be inoperative.
(e) The definitions in Section 11852 shall apply to the applicable terms in this section.

SEC. 99.

 Section 13332.02 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13332.02.
 All funds recovered from the federal government to offset statewide indirect costs shall be transferred to the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund or to the General Fund in a manner prescribed by the Department of Finance, unless expenditure of the funds is authorized by the Department of Finance. No authorization may become effective sooner than 30 days after notification in writing of the necessity therefor to the chairperson of the committee in each house that considers appropriations and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or his or her designee, may in each instance determine. If in the judgment of the Director of Finance, a state agency has not transferred the funds on a timely basis, the Department of Finance may certify to the Controller the amount that the agency should have transferred to the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund or the General Fund, and the Controller shall transfer the funds to the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund or the General Fund.

SEC. 100.

 Section 13332.03 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13332.03.
 Whenever an appropriation has not been made to provide for recovery of general administrative costs pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 11270) of Chapter 3 of Part 1, a sufficient sum for that purpose shall be transferred from each affected fund by the Controller to the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund or the General Fund in accordance with Section 11274. The Controller shall make transfers pursuant to this section only upon order of the Department of Finance.

SEC. 101.

 Section 13332.09 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13332.09.
 (a) A purchase order or other form of documentation for acquisition or replacement of motor vehicles shall not be issued against any appropriation until the Department of General Services has investigated and established the necessity therefor.
(b) A state agency shall not acquire surplus mobile equipment from any source for program support until the Department of General Services has investigated and established the necessity therefor.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, any contract for the acquisition of a motor vehicle or general use mobile equipment for a state agency shall be made by or under the supervision of the Department of General Services. Pursuant to Section 10298 of the Public Contract Code, the Department of General Services may collect a fee to offset the cost of the services provided.
(d) Any passenger-type motor vehicle purchased for a state officer, except a constitutional officer, or a state employee shall be an American-made vehicle of the light class, as defined by the Department of General Services, unless excepted by the Director of General Services on the basis of unusual requirements, including, but not limited to, use by the Department of the California Highway Patrol, that would justify the need for a motor vehicle of a heavier class.
(e) General use mobile equipment having an original purchase price of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more shall not be rented or leased from a nonstate source and payment therefor shall not be made from any appropriation for the use of the Department of Transportation, without the prior approval of the Department of General Services after a determination that comparable state-owned equipment is not available, unless obtaining approval would endanger life or property, in which case the transaction and the justification for not having sought prior approval shall be reported immediately thereafter to the Department of General Services.
(f) As used in this section:
(1) “General use mobile equipment” means equipment that is listed in the Mobile Equipment Inventory of the State Equipment Council and capable of being used by more than one state agency, and shall not be deemed to refer to equipment having a practical use limited to the controlling state agency only. Section 575 of the Vehicle Code shall have no application to this section.
(2) “State agency” means a state agency, as defined pursuant to Section 11000. The University of California is requested and encouraged to have the Department of General Services perform the tasks identified in this section with respect to the acquisition or replacement of motor vehicles by the University of California. “State agency” does not include a district agricultural association, as defined in Section 3951 of the Food and Agricultural Code.
(g) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2015.

SEC. 102.

 The heading of Part 4 (commencing with Section 13900) of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

PART 4. CALIFORNIA VICTIM COMPENSATION BOARD

SEC. 103.

 Section 13900 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13900.
 (a) As used in this chapter, “board” means the California Victim Compensation Board.
(b) Except as provided by Section 14659.01, whenever the term “California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board” appears in any statute, regulation, contract, or any other code, it shall be construed to refer to the California Victim Compensation Board, unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

SEC. 104.

 Section 13901 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13901.
 (a) There is within the Government Operations Agency the California Victim Compensation Board.
(b) The board consists of the Secretary of Government Operations or his or her designee and the Controller, both acting ex officio, and a third member who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The third member may be a state officer who shall act ex officio.

SEC. 105.

 Section 13905 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13905.
 The board shall have a seal, bearing the following inscription: “California Victim Compensation Board.” The seal shall be fixed to all writs and authentications of copies of records and to other instruments that the board directs.

SEC. 106.

 Section 13909 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13909.
 (a) The board shall appoint an executive officer who shall hold office at its pleasure. It may also employ those personnel, including examiners, as it deems necessary for the performance of its duties.
(b) The executive officer shall execute those duties and responsibilities as may be delegated by the board. The board may, except as otherwise provided in this section, delegate any statutory power of the board to the executive officer, or any examiner, employee, or committee as the board may designate, by means of a board order that is adopted by a majority of all of the board’s members and that prescribes the limits of the delegation.

SEC. 107.

 Section 13920 of the Government Code is amended and renumbered to read:

14659.08.
 The department may adopt regulations pursuant to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3:
(a) Limiting the amount, time, and place of expenses and allowances to be paid to elected state officers, and officers and employees of the state provided for in Article VI of the California Constitution, while traveling on official state business.
(b) Governing the presentation and audit of claims against the state for which an appropriation has been made or for which a state fund is available.
(c) Governing any other matter over which it has jurisdiction.

SEC. 108.

 Section 13923 of the Government Code is amended and renumbered to read:

14659.09.
 The department may approve plans for payroll deduction from the salaries or wages of state officers and employees under subdivision (f) of Section 1151 for charitable contributions to the agency handling the principal combined fund drive in any area. The department shall establish necessary rules and regulations, including the following:
(a) Standards for establishing what constitutes the principal combined fund drive in an area.
(b) A requirement that the agency to receive these contributions shall pay, for deposit in the General Fund, the additional cost to the state of making these deductions and remitting the proceeds, as determined by the Controller.
(c) A requirement that the agency to receive these contributions shall pay, for deposit in the Service Revolving Fund, the department’s cost to administer the annual charitable campaign fund drive. This amount shall be determined by the department and shall only be available for the support of the department upon appropriation by the Legislature.
(d) Provisions for standard amounts of deductions from which each state officer or employee may select the contribution that he or she desires to make, if any.
(e) A prohibition upon state officers or employees authorizing more than one payroll deduction for charitable purposes to be in effect at the same time.
(f) A provision authorizing the Controller to combine in his or her records deductions for employee association dues, if authorized, and charitable deductions, if authorized.
The department, in addition, may approve requests of any charitable organization qualified as an exempt organization under Section 23701d of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and paragraph (3) of subsection (c) of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, which is not an affiliated member beneficiary of the principal combined fund drive to receive designated deductions from the principal fund drive.
The principal combined fund drive agency, any charitable organization which is an affiliated member beneficiary of the principal combined fund drive, and any charitable organization approved by the department to receive designated deductions on the payroll authorization form of the principal fund drive, shall certify under penalty of perjury to the department that it is in compliance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Part 2.8 (commencing with Section 12900), as a condition of receiving these designated deductions.
The principal combined fund drive shall obtain from the department the list of approved nonaffiliated beneficiaries, eligible for designated deductions in its approved drive area, and shall provide this information to each employee at the time of the principal fund drive. The principal combined drive agency shall provide a designation form for the employee to indicate those amounts to be contributed to affiliated and nonaffiliated beneficiaries. The designation form shall consist of a copy for each of the following: (1) the employee, (2) the employee’s designated beneficiary agency, and (3) the principal combined fund drive agency. The principal combined fund drive agency shall pay the amount collected for the employee designated beneficiary agency less the amount necessary to reimburse the principal combined fund drive agency for fundraising and administrative expenses. The fee charged for fundraising and administrative cost reimbursement shall be determined by the department, published in campaign literature and made available to the employee during the solicitation process.
Nothing contained in this section shall preclude a principal fund drive agency from giving a percentage of the undesignated funds to charities which are not members of the agency handling the principal drive, or honoring an employee’s designated deduction to any charitable organization.

SEC. 109.

 Section 13928 of the Government Code is amended and renumbered to read:

14659.10.
 The department shall take any and all necessary steps to ensure that all claims which have been approved by the department, and for which there exists no legally available appropriation, are submitted for legislative approval at least twice during each calendar year.

SEC. 110.

 Section 13940 of the Government Code is amended and renumbered to read:

12433.
 Any state agency or employee required to collect any state taxes, licenses, fees, or money owing to the state for any reason that is due and payable may be discharged by the Controller from accountability for the collection of the taxes, licenses, fees, or money if the debt is uncollectible or the amount of the debt does not justify the cost of its collection.

SEC. 111.

 Section 13941 of the Government Code is amended and renumbered to read:

12434.
 The application for a discharge under this article shall be filed with the Controller and include the following:
(a) A statement of the nature and amount of the tax, license, fee, or other money due.
(b) The names of the persons liable.
(c) The estimated cost of collection.
(d) All other facts warranting the discharge, unless the Controller determines that the circumstances do not warrant the furnishing of detailed information.

SEC. 112.

 Section 13942 of the Government Code is amended and renumbered to read:

12435.
 The Controller shall audit the applications. The Controller shall discharge the applicant from further accountability for collection and authorize the applicant to close its book on that item if the Controller determines the following:
(a) The matters contained in the application are correct.
(b) No credit exists against which the debt can be offset.
(c) Collection is improbable for any reason.
(d) The cost of recovery does not justify the collection.
(e) For items that exceed the monetary jurisdiction of the small claims court, the Attorney General has advised, in writing, that collection is not justified by the cost or is improbable for any reason.

SEC. 113.

 Section 13943 of the Government Code is amended and renumbered to read:

12436.
 The Controller may discharge from accountability a state agency for accounts that do not exceed the amount specified in subdivision (e) of Section 12435 and thereby authorize the closing of the agency’s books in regard to that item.

SEC. 114.

 Section 13943.1 of the Government Code is amended and renumbered to read:

12437.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a discharge granted pursuant to this article to a state agency or employee does not release any person from the payment of any tax, license, fee, or other money that is due and owing to the state.
(b) A discharge granted pursuant to this article to the Franchise Tax Board shall release a person from a liability for the payment of any tax, fee, or other liability deemed uncollectible that is due and owing to the state and extinguish that liability, if at least one of the following conditions is met:
(1) The liability is for an amount less than five hundred dollars ($500).
(2) The liable person has been deceased for more than four years and there is no active probate with respect to that person.
(3) The Franchise Tax Board has determined that the liable person has a permanent financial hardship.
(4) The liability has been unpaid for more than 30 years.

SEC. 115.

 Section 13943.2 of the Government Code is amended and renumbered to read:

12438.
 A state agency is not required to collect taxes, licenses, fees, or money owing to the state for any reason if the amount to be collected is five hundred dollars ($500) or less. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed as releasing any person from the payment of any money due the state.

SEC. 116.

 Section 13943.3 of the Government Code is amended and renumbered to read:

12438.1.
 Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, the Controller may discharge the Department of Water Resources from accountability for collection of the loan issued to the Arrowhead Manor Water Company in 1980 under the California Safe Drinking Water Bond Law of 1976, but only if San Bernardino County or its county service area acquires the water system financed by the loan issued to the Arrowhead Manor Water Company and pays the amount of nine hundred ten thousand five hundred twenty dollars ($910,520) in complete satisfaction of that loan, on or before January 30, 2009.

SEC. 117.

 Section 13944 of the Government Code is amended and renumbered to read:

12439.
 (a) The Controller may investigate, inquire, and, if necessary, conduct hearings concerning property in the possession of the Treasurer which has escheated to the state from the estates of deceased persons pursuant to a judgment of escheat or pursuant to a distribution to the state under Section 11900 of the Probate Code.
(b) After investigation, inquiry, and hearing, the Controller may relieve the Treasurer from any liability arising from the possession of and sell, or authorize the Treasurer to destroy or otherwise dispose of, any such property as it deems proper.

SEC. 118.

 Section 13951 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13951.
 As used in this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) “Board” means the California Victim Compensation Board.
(b) (1) “Crime” means a crime or public offense, wherever it may take place, that would constitute a misdemeanor or a felony if the crime had been committed in California by a competent adult.
(2) “Crime” includes an act of terrorism, as defined in Section 2331 of Title 18 of the United States Code, committed against a resident of the state, whether or not the act occurs within the state.
(c) “Derivative victim” means an individual who sustains pecuniary loss as a result of injury or death to a victim.
(d) “Law enforcement” means every district attorney, municipal police department, sheriff’s department, district attorney’s office, county probation department, and social services agency, the Department of Justice, the Department of Corrections, the Department of the Youth Authority, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the police department of any campus of the University of California, California State University, or community college, and every agency of the State of California expressly authorized by statute to investigate or prosecute law violators.
(e) “Pecuniary loss” means an economic loss or expense resulting from an injury or death to a victim of crime that has not been and will not be reimbursed from any other source.
(f) “Peer counseling” means counseling offered by a provider of mental health counseling services who has completed a specialized course in rape crisis counseling skills development, participates in continuing education in rape crisis counseling skills development, and provides rape crisis counseling within the State of California.
(g) “Victim” means an individual who sustains injury or death as a direct result of a crime as specified in subdivision (e) of Section 13955.
(h) “Victim center” means a victim and witness assistance center that receives funds pursuant to Section 13835.2 of the Penal Code.

SEC. 119.

 Section 13972 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13972.
 (a) If a private citizen incurs personal injury or death or damage to his or her property in preventing the commission of a crime against the person or property of another, in apprehending a criminal, or in materially assisting a peace officer in prevention of a crime or apprehension of a criminal, or rescuing a person in immediate danger of injury or death as a result of fire, drowning, or other catastrophe, the private citizen, his or her surviving spouse, his or her surviving children, a person dependent upon the citizen for his or her principal support, any person legally liable for the citizen’s pecuniary losses, or a public safety or law enforcement agency acting on behalf of any of the above may file a claim with the California Victim Compensation Board for indemnification to the extent that the claimant is not compensated from any other source for the injury, death, or damage. The claim shall generally show all of the following:
(1) The date, place, and other circumstances of the occurrence or events that gave rise to the claim.
(2) A general description of the activities of the private citizen in prevention of a crime, apprehension of a criminal, or rescuing a person in immediate danger of injury or death as a result of fire, drowning, or other catastrophe.
(3) The amount or estimated amount of the injury, death, or damage sustained for which the claimant is not compensated from any other source, insofar as it may be known at the time of the presentation of the claim.
(4) Any other information that the California Victim Compensation Board may require.
(b) A claim filed under subdivision (a) shall be accompanied by a corroborating statement and recommendation from the appropriate state or local public safety or law enforcement agency.

SEC. 120.

 Section 13973 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13973.
 (a) Upon presentation of a claim pursuant to this chapter, the California Victim Compensation Board shall fix a time and place for the hearing of the claim, and shall mail notices of the hearing to interested persons or agencies. The board shall receive recommendations from public safety or law enforcement agencies, and evidence showing all of the following:
(1) The nature of the crime committed by the apprehended criminal or prevented by the action of the private citizen, or the nature of the action of the private citizen in rescuing a person in immediate danger of injury or death as a result of fire, drowning, or other catastrophe, and the circumstances involved.
(2) That the actions of the private citizen substantially and materially contributed to the apprehension of a criminal, the prevention of a crime, or the rescuing of a person in immediate danger of injury or death as a result of fire, drowning, or other catastrophe.
(3) That, as a direct consequence, the private citizen incurred personal injury or damage to property or died.
(4) The extent of the injury or damage for which the claimant is not compensated from any other source.
(5) Any other evidence that the board may require.
(b) If the board determines, on the basis of a preponderance of the evidence, that the state should indemnify the claimant for the injury, death, or damage sustained, it shall approve the claim for payment. In no event shall a claim be approved by the board under this article in excess of ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
(c) In addition to any award made under this chapter, the board may award, as attorney’s fees, an amount representing the reasonable value of legal services rendered a claimant, but in no event to exceed 10 percent of the amount of the award. No attorney shall charge, demand, receive, or collect for services rendered in connection with any proceedings under this chapter any amount other than that awarded as attorney’s fees under this section. Claims approved under this chapter shall be paid from a separate appropriation made to the California Victim Compensation in the Budget Act and as the claims are approved by the board.

SEC. 121.

 Section 13974 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13974.
 The California Victim Compensation Board is hereby authorized to make all needful rules and regulations consistent with the law for the purpose of carrying into effect this article.

SEC. 122.

 Section 13974.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13974.1.
 (a) The California Victim Compensation Board shall use the applicable provisions of this article to establish a claim and reward procedure to reward persons providing information leading to the location of any child listed in the missing children registry compiled pursuant to former Section 11114 of the Penal Code or maintained pursuant to the system maintained pursuant to Sections 14203 and 14204 of the Penal Code.
(b) Awards shall be made upon recommendation of the Department of Justice in an amount of not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) to any one individual. However, as a condition to an award, in any particular case, an amount equal to or greater in nonstate funds shall have been first offered as a reward for information leading to the location of that missing child.
(c) The Missing Children Reward Fund is abolished and any remaining balance is transferred to the Restitution Fund. The California Victim Compensation Board shall make awards pursuant to this section from the Restitution Fund, using the appropriation authority provided in Section 13964.

SEC. 123.

 Section 13974.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13974.5.
 (a) The California Victim Compensation Board shall enter into an interagency agreement with the University of California, San Francisco, to establish a victims of crime recovery center at the San Francisco General Hospital for the purpose of providing comprehensive and integrated services to victims of crime, subject to conditions set forth by the board.
(b) This section shall not apply to the University of California unless the Regents of the University of California, by appropriate resolution, make this section applicable.
(c) This section shall only be implemented to the extent that funding is appropriated for that purpose.

SEC. 124.

 Section 13995.40 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13995.40.
 (a) Upon approval of the initial referendum, the office shall establish a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation named the California Travel and Tourism Commission. The commission shall be under the direction of a board of commissioners, which shall function as the board of directors for purposes of the Nonprofit Corporation Law.
(b) The board of commissioners shall consist of 37 commissioners comprising the following:
(1) The director.
(2) (A) Twelve commissioners, who are professionally active in the tourism industry, and whose primary business, trade, or profession is directly related to the tourism industry, shall be appointed by the Governor. Each appointed commissioner shall represent only one of the 12 tourism regions designated by the office, and the appointed commissioners shall be selected so as to represent, to the greatest extent possible, the diverse elements of the tourism industry. Appointed commissioners are not limited to individuals who are employed by or represent assessed businesses.
(B) If an appointed commissioner ceases to be professionally active in the tourism industry or his or her primary business, trade, or profession ceases to be directly related to the tourism industry, he or she shall automatically cease to be an appointed commissioner 90 days following the date on which he or she ceases to meet both of the eligibility criteria specified in subparagraph (A), unless the commissioner becomes eligible again within that 90-day period.
(3) Twenty-four elected commissioners, including at least one representative of a travel agency or tour operator that is an assessed business.
(c) The commission established pursuant to former Section 15364.52 shall be inoperative so long as the commission established pursuant to this section is in existence.
(d) Elected commissioners shall be elected by industry category in a referendum. Regardless of the number of ballots received for a referendum, the nominee for each commissioner slot with the most weighted votes from assessed businesses within that industry category shall be elected commissioner. In the event that an elected commissioner resigns, dies, or is removed from office during his or her term, the commission shall appoint a replacement from the same industry category that the commissioner in question represented, and that commissioner shall fill the remaining term of the commissioner in question. The number of commissioners elected from each industry category shall be determined by the weighted percentage of assessments from that category.
(e) The director may remove any elected commissioner following a hearing at which the commissioner is found guilty of abuse of office or moral turpitude.
(f) (1) The term of each elected commissioner shall commence July 1 of the year next following his or her election, and shall expire on June 30 of the fourth year following his or her election. If an elected commissioner ceases to be employed by or with an assessed business in the category and segment which he or she was representing, his or her term as an elected commissioner shall automatically terminate 90 days following the date on which he or she ceases to be so employed, unless, within that 90-day period, the commissioner again is employed by or with an assessed business in the same category and segment.
(2) Terms of elected commissioners that would otherwise expire effective December 31 of the year during which legislation adding this subdivision is enacted shall automatically be extended until June 30 of the following year.
(g) With the exception of the director, no commissioner shall serve for more than two consecutive terms. For purposes of this subdivision, the phrase “two consecutive terms” shall not include partial terms.
(h) Except for the original commissioners, all commissioners shall serve four-year terms. One-half of the commissioners originally appointed or elected shall serve a two-year term, while the remainder shall serve a four-year term. Every two years thereafter, one-half of the commissioners shall be appointed or elected by referendum.
(i) The selection committee shall determine the initial slate of candidates for elected commissioners. Thereafter the commissioners, by adopted resolution, shall nominate a slate of candidates, and shall include any additional candidates complying with the procedure described in Section 13995.62.
(j) (1) The commissioners appointed pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) shall elect the chairperson.
(2) The commissioners selected pursuant to subdivision (d) shall elect the vice chairperson.
(k) The commission may lease space from the office.
(l) The commission and the office shall be the official state representatives of California tourism.
(m) (1) All commission meetings shall be held in California.
(2) Commissioners may participate in meetings by means of conference telephone and other technology.
(n) No person shall receive compensation for serving as a commissioner, but each commissioner shall receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred while on authorized commission business.
(o) Assessed businesses shall vote only for commissioners representing their industry category.
(p) Commissioners shall comply with the requirements of the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Title 9 (commencing with Section 81000)). The Legislature finds and declares that commissioners appointed or elected on the basis of membership in a particular tourism segment are appointed or elected to represent and serve the economic interests of those tourism segments and that the economic interests of these members are the same as those of the public generally.
(q) Commission meetings shall be subject to the requirements of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1).
(r) The executive director of the commission shall serve as secretary to the commission, a nonvoting position, and shall keep the minutes and records of all commission meetings.

SEC. 125.

 Section 14084 of the Government Code is amended to read:

14084.
 If at any time, in carrying out any agreement made pursuant to Section 14081, the required payment of reimbursements becomes a matter in dispute that cannot be resolved by the governing body and the director, it shall be brought before the Controller, who may conduct the necessary audits and interviews to determine the facts, hear both parties to the dispute, and make a final determination as to the reimbursement actually due.

SEC. 126.

 Section 14600 of the Government Code is amended to read:

14600.
 The Legislature declares that a centralization of business management functions and services of state government is necessary to take advantage of specialized techniques and skills, provide uniform management practices, and to insure a continuing high level of efficiency and economy. A Department of General Services is created to provide centralized services including, but not limited to, planning, acquisition, construction, and maintenance of state buildings and property; purchasing; printing; architectural services; administrative hearings; government claims; and accounting services. The Department of General Services shall develop and enforce policy and procedures and shall institute or cause the institution of those investigations and proceedings as it deems proper to assure effective operation of all functions performed by the department and to conserve the rights and interests of the state.

SEC. 127.

 The heading of Article 1.1 (commencing with Section 14659) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
Article  1.1. Government Claims Duties

SEC. 128.

 Section 14659 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14659.
 The Department of General Services and its director succeed to and are vested with all the duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction vested in the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, or its executive officer, under the following statutes as they existed on January 1, 2016:
(a) Section 77 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(b) Section 846.1 of the Civil Code.
(c) Sections 12117, 24618, and 89750.5 of the Education Code.
(d) Sections 1122 and 15512 of the Fish and Game Code.
(e) Sections 3955, 14978.2, and 52295 of the Food and Agricultural Code.
(f) Sections 800, 850.6, 900.2, 905.2, 905.3, 906, 911.2, 912.5, 915, 920, 925, 927.13, 935.6, 935.7, 940.2, 965, 965.1, 965.5, 997.1, 998, 998.2, 1151, 3515.7, 8652, 8902, 11007.6, 11014, 11030.1, 11030.2, 11031, 11275, 13332.09, 14600, 15202, 16302.1, 16304.6, 16383, 16431, 17051.5, 17201, 19815.4, 20163, 21223, 21265, 26749, 68503, 68506, 68543, 68543.5, 68543.8, and 68565 of this code.
(g) Sections 13052, 25370, 121265, and 121270 of the Health and Safety Code.
(h) Sections 11580.1 and 11872 of the Insurance Code.
(i) Sections 4724, 4725, and 4726 of the Labor Code.
(j) Sections 422.92, 987.9, 1557, 2786, 11163, and 11172 of the Penal Code.
(k) Sections 10301, 10306, 10308, 10311, 10326.2, and 12102.2 of the Public Contract Code.
(l) Sections 4116, 4602.6, 5093.68, and 30171.2 of the Public Resources Code.
(m) Sections 4461, 14171.5, 14171.6, and 15634 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

SEC. 129.

 Section 14659.01 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14659.01.
 Notwithstanding Section 13900, whenever the term “California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board,” the term “California Victim Compensation Boards,” or the term “State Board of Control” appears in any statute, regulation, contract, or any other code with respect to the statutory powers and duties of the Department of General Services described in Section 14659, they shall be construed to refer to the Department of General Services unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

SEC. 130.

 Section 14659.02 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14659.02.
 The Department of General Services may assign any matter related to the statutory powers and duties of the Department of General Services described in Section 14659 to the Office of Risk and Insurance Management or to any other state office.

SEC. 131.

 Section 14659.03 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14659.03.
 The evidence in any investigation, inquiry, or hearing may be taken by the Department of General Services or, on its behalf, by the office designated for that purpose. Every finding, opinion, and order, made pursuant to an investigation, inquiry, or hearing, when approved or confirmed by the department, or office so designated, is the finding, opinion, or order of the Department of General Services.

SEC. 132.

 Section 14659.04 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14659.04.
 The Office of Risk and Insurance Management, any state office designated pursuant to Section 14659.02, or their designees shall keep a full and true record of all proceedings, issue all necessary process, writs, warrants, and notices, and perform those other duties described in Section 14659.

SEC. 133.

 Section 14659.05 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14659.05.
 The Director of General Services, the Office of Risk and Insurance Management, any state office designated pursuant to Section 14659.02, or their designees may administer oaths, certify to all official acts, and issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and production of papers, books, accounts, documents, and testimony in any inquiries, investigations, hearings, or proceedings conducted in accordance with Section 14659.

SEC. 134.

 Section 14659.06 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14659.06.
 The Department of General Services, the Office of Risk and Insurance Management, any state office designated pursuant to Section 14659.02, or their designees may administer oaths, examine witnesses, issue subpoenas, and receive evidence under such rules and regulations, pursuant to Section 14659, as the Department of General Services may adopt.

SEC. 135.

 Section 14659.07 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14659.07.
 The Department of General Services shall have a seal, bearing the following inscription: “Department of General Services.” The seal shall be fixed to all writs and authentications of copies of records and to other instruments that the department directs.

SEC. 136.

 Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 14691) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
Article  3.5. State Projects

14691.
 (a) For purposes of this article, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) “Acquisition” includes purchase, option to purchase, or lease of real property, including lease purchase or lease with option to purchase.
(2) “Planning” includes studies, suitability reports, environmental review, program management, and master planning. Services to deliver “planning” shall be considered “architectural and engineering services” as that term is used in Section 4529.10.
(3) “State project” means any planning, acquisition, design, or construction undertaken pursuant to this article and may include associated infrastructure, parking, landscaping, and other ancillary components, including furnishings and equipment instrumental to the use of a building. “State project” does not include work done to the State Capitol or an office building utilized by or under the control of the Legislature, including work done pursuant to Article 5.2 (commencing with Section 9112) of Chapter 1.5 of Part 1 of Division 2.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that any state project authorized pursuant to this article incorporate elements complementary to the community in which it is sited, as well as elements that promote efficiency and sustainability.

14692.
 (a) (1) The State Project Infrastructure Fund is hereby established in the State Treasury.
(2) Notwithstanding Section 13340, the fund is continuously appropriated to the department, without regard to fiscal years, for the following purposes:
(A) Subject to authorization as provided in this article, for state projects pursuant to this article.
(B) To cover the costs of the report required by Section 9112.
(C) (i) For transfer to the Operating Funds of the Assembly and Senate, to be used for the capital outlay projects specified in Article 5.2 (commencing with Section 9112) of Chapter 1.5 of Part 1 of Division 2.
(ii) Upon direction of the Director of Finance, the Controller shall transfer from the fund to the Operating Funds of the Assembly and the Senate an amount that is consistent with the budget amount specified in the report required by Section 9112.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, the Controller may use the funds in the State Project Infrastructure Fund for cashflow loans to the General Fund as provided in Sections 16310 and 16381.
(c) The moneys in this fund shall be exempt from statewide general administrative cost recovery pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 11270) of Chapter 3 of Part 1.
(d) Any lease entered into pursuant to this article is subject to the approval of the Department of Finance and any applicable notification required by subdivision (d) of Section 14694.

14693.
 (a) Any state project authorized pursuant to this article shall be funded in whole or in part by the State Project Infrastructure Fund.
(b) Any state project authorized pursuant to this article shall be subject to approval and administrative oversight by the Department of Finance and the State Public Works Board, including, but not limited to, notice requirements for changes to the cost and scope of the state project as described in Sections 13332.11 and 13332.19, as applicable.

14694.
 (a) Prior to the development of the project scope, cost, and delivery method of a state project pursuant to subdivision (b), the department, upon approval by the Department of Finance, may utilize moneys in the State Project Infrastructure Fund for planning.
(b) The State Public Works Board shall establish the scope, cost, and delivery method for each state project.
(c) The Department of Finance, on behalf of the department, shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee as follows:
(1) At least 20 days prior to an expenditure of funds for any planning activity pursuant to subdivision (b). The notice required by this paragraph shall include the purpose of the planning activity and estimates of the costs.
(2) Except as provided in Section 14695, at least 60 days prior to the establishment of the scope, cost, and delivery method of a state project pursuant to subdivision (b). The notice required by this paragraph shall have the same level of detail as a capital outlay budget change proposal and describe the scope, budget, delivery method, expected tenants, and schedule for any space to be constructed or renovated as part of that state project.
(3) At least 30 days prior to the State Public Works Board approval of the design of a state project, pursuant to Section 13332.11 or 13332.19, as applicable. The notice required by this paragraph shall include updated estimates of the project’s cost and schedule.
(4) At least 30 days prior to entering into a contract or a lease arrangement for a state project that includes construction. The notice required by this paragraph shall include updated estimates of the project’s cost and schedule. A state project delivered by lease pursuant to this paragraph shall be exempt from Section 13332.10.

14695.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 14694, with respect to the state projects specified in subdivision (b), the Department of Finance, on behalf of the department, shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee at least 45 days prior to the establishment of the scope, cost, and delivery method of the state project pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 14694. The notice required by this section shall have the same level of detail as a capital outlay budget change proposal and describe the scope, budget, delivery method, expected tenants, and schedule for any space to be constructed or renovated as part of that state project.
(b) This section shall only apply to a state project that is comprised solely of either of the following:
(1) Replacement of the office building that is, as of the effective date of the act adding this section, used by the Natural Resources Agency.
(2) Construction of an office building located on “O” Street in the City of Sacramento that is currently under consideration as of the effective date of the act adding this section.

14696.
 (a) The department shall submit, on a quarterly basis, a report on the status of each state project established by the State Public Works Board pursuant to Section 14694 to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and to the chairpersons of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review and the Assembly Committee on Budget. The report shall also include the amount of expenditures made from the State Project Infrastructure Fund for any state project authorized under this article.
(b) A report submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795.

14697.
 The State Public Works Board shall not be deemed a lead or responsible agency for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code) for any activities under this article. This section is declarative of existing law.

SEC. 137.

 Section 15202 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15202.
 (a) A county that is responsible for the cost of a trial or trials or any hearing of a person for the offense of homicide may apply to the Controller for reimbursement of the costs incurred by the county in excess of the amount of money derived by the county from a tax of 0.0125 of 1 percent of the full value of property assessed for purposes of taxation within the county.
(b) The formula in this section shall apply to any homicide trial in which the commission of the crime occurred on or after January 1, 2005. Homicide trials for which the crime was committed before January 1, 2005, shall qualify under the reimbursement statute in effect before that date.
(c) The Controller shall not reimburse any county for costs that exceed the Department of General Services’ standards for travel and per diem expenses. The Controller may reimburse extraordinary costs in unusual cases if the county provides sufficient justification of the need for these expenditures. Nothing in this section shall permit the reimbursement of costs for travel in excess of 1,000 miles on any single round trip, without the prior approval of the Attorney General.
(d) Reimbursement funds appropriated pursuant to this section are available for three fiscal years from the date of the appropriation. After three fiscal years, any unused funds shall revert back to the General Fund.

SEC. 138.

 Section 16302.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

16302.1.
 (a) Whenever any person pays to any state agency pursuant to law an amount covering taxes, penalties, interest, license, or other fees, or any other payment, and it is subsequently determined by the state agency responsible for the collection thereof that this amount includes an overpayment of ten dollars ($10) or less of the amount due the state pursuant to the assessment, levy, or charge to which the payment is applicable, the amount of the overpayment may be disposed of in either of the following ways:
(1) The state agency responsible for the collection to which the overpayment relates may apply the amount of the overpayment as a payment by the person on any other taxes, penalties, interest, license, or other fees, or any other amount due the state from that person if the state agency is responsible by law for the collection to which the overpayment is to be applied as a payment.
(2) Upon written request of the state agency responsible for the collection to which the overpayment relates, the amount of the overpayment shall, on order of the Controller, be deposited as revenue in the fund in the State Treasury into which the collection, exclusive of overpayments, is required by law to be deposited.
(b) The Department of General Services may adopt rules and regulations to permit state agencies to retain these overpayments where a demand for refund permitted by law is not made within six months after the refund becomes due, and the retained overpayments shall belong to the state.
(c) Except as provided in subdivision (b), this section shall not affect the right of any person making overpayment of any amount to the state to make a claim for refund of the overpayment, nor the authority of any state agency or official to make payment of any amount so claimed, if otherwise authorized by law.

SEC. 139.

 Section 16304.6 of the Government Code is amended to read:

16304.6.
 Within the time during which the appropriation is available for expenditure, the Department of General Services at the request of the director of the department concerned and with the approval of the Director of Finance, may authorize that unneeded funds in any appropriation for the support of an institution, school, or college or for family care or private home care or for parole supervision activities within any of the following departments shall be available and be deemed appropriated for the support of any institution, school, or college or for family care or private home care or for parole supervision activities within the same department:
(a) Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(b) Department of the Youth Authority.
(c) State Department of Education.
(d) State Department of State Hospitals.

SEC. 140.

 Section 16383 of the Government Code is amended to read:

16383.
 Warrants may be drawn by the Controller against the General Cash Revolving Fund, to the extent of the amounts available, in accordance with demands audited pursuant to law and rules and regulations prescribed from time to time by the Department of General Services, and also to meet other payments provided by law to be made from the General Fund. The Treasurer may pay from the General Cash Revolving Fund the warrants so drawn.

SEC. 141.

 Section 16431 of the Government Code is amended to read:

16431.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this code, funds held by the state, pursuant to a written agreement between the state and employees of the state to defer a portion of the compensation otherwise receivable by the state’s employees and pursuant to a plan for that deferral as adopted by the state and approved by the Department of General Services, may be invested in the types of investments set forth in Sections 53601 and 53602 and may additionally be invested in corporate stocks, bonds, and securities, mutual funds, savings and loan accounts, credit union accounts, annuities, mortgages, deeds of trust, or other security interests in real or personal property. Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit any type of investment prohibited by the California Constitution.
(b) Deferred compensation funds are public pension or retirement funds for the purposes of Section 17 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.

SEC. 142.

 Section 17051.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

17051.5.
 A state agency shall notify the Treasurer not to pay a warrant drawn by the Controller upon that agency’s request whenever that agency has reason to believe that the Controller has drawn or is about to draw his or her warrant without legal authority, for a larger amount than is owed by the state, or in a manner not in conformity with the regulations adopted by the Department of General Services for the presentation and audit of claims. Upon notification from a state agency as described in this section, the Treasurer shall refuse payment of the subject warrant until he or she is otherwise directed by the agency or the Legislature.

SEC. 143.

 Section 17201 of the Government Code is amended to read:

17201.
 The Department of General Services may make rules and regulations governing the issuance and sale of registered warrants.

SEC. 144.

 Section 17518.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

17518.5.
 (a) “Reasonable reimbursement methodology” means a formula for reimbursing local agencies and school districts for costs mandated by the state, as defined in Section 17514.
(b) A reasonable reimbursement methodology shall be based on cost information from a representative sample of eligible claimants, information provided by associations of local agencies and school districts, or other projections of local costs.
(c) A reasonable reimbursement methodology shall consider the variation in costs among local agencies and school districts to implement the mandate in a cost-efficient manner.
(d) Whenever possible, a reasonable reimbursement methodology shall be based on general allocation formulas, uniform cost allowances, and other approximations of local costs mandated by the state, rather than detailed documentation of actual local costs. In cases when local agencies and school districts are projected to incur costs to implement a mandate over a period of more than one fiscal year, the determination of a reasonable reimbursement methodology may consider local costs and state reimbursements over a period of greater than one fiscal year, but not exceeding 10 years.
(e) (1) A reasonable reimbursement methodology that is based on, in whole or in part, costs that have been included in claims submitted to the Controller for reimbursement shall only use costs that have been audited by the Controller.
(2) Upon receiving a reasonable reimbursement methodology proposal that is based on, in whole or in part, costs that have been included in claims submitted to the Controller for reimbursement, the Commission on State Mandates shall notify the Controller within 30 days of receiving the proposed reasonable reimbursement methodology.
(3) The Controller shall select and audit a representative sample of the claimed costs used in the proposed reasonable reimbursement methodology within 360 days of being notified by the Commission on State Mandates.
(4) The allowable costs reported by the Controller as a result of the audits shall be the costs used for the proposed reasonable reimbursement methodology.
(f) A reasonable reimbursement methodology may be developed by any of the following:
(1) The Department of Finance.
(2) The Controller.
(3) An affected state agency.
(4) A claimant.
(5) An interested party.
(g) The Controller, in coordination with the Commission on State Mandates and Department of Finance, shall by October 1, 2018, prepare a report to the Legislature, in accordance with Section 9795, regarding implementation of the new reasonable reimbursement process.
(h) The appropriate policy committees in each house of the Legislature shall hold hearings on the report referenced in subdivision (g).
(i) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before July 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 145.

 Section 17518.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

17518.5.
 (a) “Reasonable reimbursement methodology” means a formula for reimbursing local agencies and school districts for costs mandated by the state, as defined in Section 17514.
(b) A reasonable reimbursement methodology shall be based on cost information from a representative sample of eligible claimants, information provided by associations of local agencies and school districts, or other projections of local costs.
(c) A reasonable reimbursement methodology shall consider the variation in costs among local agencies and school districts to implement the mandate in a cost-efficient manner.
(d) Whenever possible, a reasonable reimbursement methodology shall be based on general allocation formulas, uniform cost allowances, and other approximations of local costs mandated by the state, rather than detailed documentation of actual local costs. In cases when local agencies and school districts are projected to incur costs to implement a mandate over a period of more than one fiscal year, the determination of a reasonable reimbursement methodology may consider local costs and state reimbursements over a period of greater than one fiscal year, but not exceeding 10 years.
(e) A reasonable reimbursement methodology may be developed by any of the following:
(1) The Department of Finance.
(2) The Controller.
(3) An affected state agency.
(4) A claimant.
(5) An interested party.
(f) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2019.

SEC. 146.

 Section 18708 of the Government Code is amended to read:

18708.
 The board shall cooperate with the Director of Finance, the Department of Human Resources, the Controller, and other state agencies in matters not covered by this part and not inconsistent with this part to promote the efficient and economical administration of the state’s business.

SEC. 147.

 Section 19815.4 of the Government Code is amended to read:

19815.4.
 The director shall do all of the following:
(a) Be responsible for the management of the department.
(b) Administer and enforce the laws pertaining to personnel.
(c) Observe and report to the Governor on the conditions of the nonmerit aspects of personnel.
(d) Formulate, adopt, amend, or repeal rules, regulations, and general policies affecting the purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the department and that are consistent with the law and necessary for personnel administration.
All regulations relating to personnel administration heretofore adopted pursuant to this part by the State Personnel Board, California Victim Compensation Board, the Department of General Services, and the Department of Finance, and in effect on the operative date of this part, shall remain in effect and shall be fully enforceable unless and until readopted, amended, or repealed by the director.
(e) Hold hearings, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, and conduct investigations concerning all matters relating to the department’s jurisdiction.
(f) Act on behalf of the department and delegate powers to any authorized representative.
(g) Serve as the Governor’s designated representative pursuant to Section 3517.
(h) Perform any other duties that may be prescribed by law, and any other administrative and executive duties that have by other provisions of law been previously imposed.

SEC. 148.

 Section 20163 of the Government Code is amended to read:

20163.
 (a) If more or less than the correct amount of contribution required of members, the state, or any contracting agency, is paid, proper adjustment shall be made in connection with subsequent payments, or the adjustments may be made by direct cash payments between the member, state, or contracting agency concerned and the board or by adjustment of the employer’s rate of contribution. Adjustments to correct any other errors in payments to or by the board, including adjustments of contributions, with interest, that are found to be erroneous as the result of corrections of dates of birth, may be made in the same manner. Adjustments to correct overpayment of a retirement allowance may also be made by adjusting the allowance so that the retired person or the retired person and his or her beneficiary, as the case may be, will receive the actuarial equivalent of the allowance to which the member is entitled. Losses or gains resulting from error in amounts within the limits set by the Department of General Services for automatic writeoff, and losses or gains in greater amounts specifically approved for writeoff by the Department of General Services, shall be debited or credited, as the case may be, to the reserve against deficiencies in interest earned in other years, losses under investments, and other contingencies.
(b) No adjustment shall be made because less than the correct amount of normal contributions was paid by a member if the board finds that the error was not known to the member and was not the result of erroneous information provided by him or her to this system or to his or her employer. The failure to adjust shall not preclude action under Section 20160 correcting the date upon which the person became a member.
(c) The actuarial equivalent under this section shall be computed on the basis of the mortality tables and actuarial interest rate in effect under this system on December 1, 1970, for retirements effective through December 31, 1979. Commencing with retirements effective January 1, 1980, and at corresponding 10-year intervals thereafter, or more frequently at the board’s discretion, the board shall change the basis for calculating actuarial equivalents under this article to agree with the interest rate and mortality tables in effect at the commencement of each 10-year or succeeding interval.

SEC. 149.

 Section 21223 of the Government Code is amended to read:

21223.
 A retired person may serve without reinstatement from retirement or loss or interruption of benefits provided under this system upon approval of the Director of Human Resources or the governing body of a contracting agency, as the case may be, under employment by any state or contracting agency in which he or she previously served while a member of this system, where by reason of actual litigation, or a proceeding before the Department of General Services or the governing body of a contracting agency, as the case may be, or where the state or contracting agency desires to perpetuate testimony in connection with any anticipated litigation involving the state or contracting agency, and adverse interests, the services of the person are or may be necessary in preparing for trial or in testifying as to matters within or based upon his or her knowledge acquired while employed. He or she may be paid a per diem and actual and necessary traveling expenses, but he or she shall not be paid at a greater rate of compensation per diem than the rate ordinarily paid other persons by state agencies or the contracting agency for similar services. However, there shall be deducted from the per diem compensation sums equal to the retirement annuity allocable to the days of actual employment under this section.

SEC. 150.

 Section 21265 of the Government Code is amended to read:

21265.
 Retired members of this system, and beneficiaries who are entitled to receive allowances or benefits under this part, may authorize deductions to be made from their retirement allowance payments or from the allowances and benefits, respectively, or from either or both when both are being received in accordance with regulations established by the board for the payment of charitable contributions under any plan approved by the board. In lieu of approving individual plans, the board, at its discretion, may adopt by reference those plans approved by the Department of General Services under Section 13923. The board shall determine the additional cost involved in making deductions under this section, and the agency to receive the contributions shall pay the amount of the additional cost to the board for deposit in the retirement fund.

SEC. 151.

 Section 22910 of the Government Code is amended to read:

22910.
 (a) There shall be maintained in the State Treasury the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund. The board may invest funds in the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund in accordance with the law governing its investment of the retirement fund.
(b) (1) An account shall be maintained within the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund with respect to the health benefit plans the board has approved or that have entered into a contract with the board. The account shall be credited, from time to time and in amounts as determined by the board, with moneys contributed under Section 22885 or 22901 to provide an adequate contingency reserve. The income derived from any dividends, rate adjustments, or other funds received from a health benefit plan shall be credited to the account. The board may deposit, in the same manner as provided in paragraph (4), up to one-half of 1 percent of premiums in the account for purposes of cost containment programs, subject to approval as provided in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c).
(2) The account for health benefit plans may be utilized to defray increases in future rates, to reduce the contributions of employees and annuitants and employers, to implement cost containment programs, or to increase the benefits provided by a health benefit plan, as determined by the board. The board may use penalties and interest deposited pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 22899 to pay any difference between the adjusted rate set by the board pursuant to Section 22864 and the applicable health benefit plan contract rates.
(3) The total credited to the account for health benefit plans at any time shall be limited, in the manner and to the extent the board may find to be most practical, to a maximum of 10 percent of the total of the contributions of the employers and employees and annuitants in any fiscal year. The board may undertake any action to ensure that the maximum amount prescribed for the fund is approximately maintained.
(4) Board rules and regulations adopted pursuant to Section 22831 to minimize the impact of adverse selection or contracts entered into pursuant to Section 22864 to implement health benefit plan performance incentives may provide for deposit in and disbursement to carriers or to Medicare from the account the portion of the contributions otherwise payable directly to the carriers by the Controller under Section 22913 as may be required for that purpose. The deposits shall not be included in applying the limitations, prescribed in paragraph (3), on total amounts that may be deposited in or credited to the fund.
(5) Notwithstanding Section 13340, all moneys in the account for health benefit plans are continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal year for the purposes provided in this subdivision.
(c) (1) An account shall also be maintained in the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund for administrative expenses consisting of funds deposited for this purpose pursuant to Sections 22885 and 22901.
(2) The moneys deposited pursuant to Sections 22885 and 22901 in the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund may be expended by the board for administrative purposes, provided that the expenditure is approved in the annual Budget Act.
(d) An account shall be maintained in the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund for the contributions required pursuant to Section 22870. Notwithstanding Section 13340, the funds are continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, for the payment of premiums or other charges to carriers or the Public Employees’ Health Care Fund. This subdivision shall not apply to state administrative costs, which shall continue to be subject to Section 13340.
(e) An account shall be maintained in the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund for the contributions required pursuant to Section 22890 and for payments made pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 22850. Notwithstanding Section 13340, the funds are continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, for the payment of premiums or other charges to carriers or the Public Employees’ Health Care Fund. Penalties and interest paid pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 22899 shall be deposited in the account pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (b).
(f) Accounts shall be maintained in the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund for complementary annuitant premiums and related administrative expenses paid by annuitants pursuant to Section 22802. Notwithstanding Section 13340, the funds are continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, to reimburse the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund, the Judges’ Retirement Fund, the Judges’ Retirement Fund II, and the Legislators’ Retirement Fund, as applicable, for payment of annuitant health premiums, and for the payment of premiums and other charges to carriers or to the Public Employees’ Health Care Fund. Administrative expenses deposited in this account shall be credited to the account provided by subdivision (c).
(g) Amounts received by the board for retiree drug subsidy payments that are attributed to contracting agencies and their annuitants and employees pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 22910.5 shall be deposited in the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund. Notwithstanding Section 13340, these amounts are continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, for the payment of premiums, costs, contributions, or other benefits related to contracting agencies and their employees and annuitants, and as consistent with the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act, as amended.
(h) The Account for Retiree Drug Subsidy Payments is hereby established in the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund and funds in that account shall, upon appropriation by the Legislature, be used for the purposes described in Section 22910.5.
(i) Notwithstanding any other law, the Controller may use the moneys in the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund for loans to the General Fund as provided in Sections 16310 and 16381. However, interest shall be paid on all moneys loaned to the General Fund from the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund. Interest payable shall be computed at a rate determined by the Pooled Money Investment Board to be the current earning rate of the fund from which loaned. This subdivision does not authorize any transfer that will interfere with the carrying out of the object for which the Public Employees’ Contingency Reserve Fund was created.

SEC. 152.

 Section 22911 of the Government Code is amended to read:

22911.
 (a) There shall be maintained in the State Treasury the Public Employees’ Health Care Fund to fund the health benefit plans administered or approved by the board. The board may invest funds in the Public Employees’ Health Care Fund in accordance with the provisions of law governing its investment of the retirement fund.
(b) The Public Employees’ Health Care Fund shall consist of the following:
(1) Any self-funded or minimum premium plan premiums paid by contracting agencies, the state and enrolled employees, annuitants, and family members, including premiums paid directly for continuation coverage authorized under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, and as authorized by this part.
(2) Any reserve moneys from terminated health benefit plans designated by the board.
(3) Any moneys from a health benefit plan for risk adjustment pursuant to Section 22864.
(c) Income earned on the Public Employees’ Health Care Fund shall be credited to the fund.
(d) Notwithstanding Section 13340, the Public Employees’ Health Care Fund is continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to pay benefits and claims costs for self-funded or minimum premium health benefit plans, and refunds to those who made direct premium payments.
(e) The moneys deposited in the Public Employees’ Health Care Fund may be expended by the board for administrative purposes provided that the expenditure is approved in the annual Budget Act.
(f) The Legislature finds and declares that the Public Employees’ Health Care Fund is a trust fund held for the exclusive benefit of enrolled employees, annuitants, family members, the self-funded plan administrator, and those contracting to provide medical and hospital care services.
(g) Notwithstanding subdivisions (d) and (f), the board may use reserves generated by one or more self-funded health benefit plans for risk adjustment programs and procedures pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (f) of Section 22850 and paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 22864.

SEC. 153.

 Section 26749 of the Government Code is amended to read:

26749.
 The sheriff shall receive expenses necessarily incurred in conveying persons to and from the state hospitals and in conveying persons to and from the state prisons or other state institutions, or to other destinations for the purpose of deportation to other states, or in advancing actual traveling expenses to any person committed to a state institution who is permitted to report to an institution without escort, which expenses shall be allowed as provided by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 4750) of Title 5 of Part 3 of the Penal Code for cases subject to that chapter, and, otherwise, by the Department of General Services and paid by the state.

SEC. 154.

 Section 68503 of the Government Code is amended to read:

68503.
 Members of committees appointed pursuant to Section 68501 shall receive no compensation from the state for their services. When called into session by the Chairperson of the Judicial Council, members shall receive their actual and necessary expenses for travel, board, and lodging, which shall be paid from the funds appropriated to the use of the council. These expenses shall be approved in the manner that the council directs, and shall be audited by the Controller in accordance with the rules of the Department of General Services.

SEC. 155.

 Section 68506 of the Government Code is amended to read:

68506.
 All salaries and expenses incurred by the council pursuant to this article, including the necessary expenses for travel, board, and lodging of the members of the council and its officers, assistants, and other employees incurred in the performance of the duties and business of the council, shall be paid from the funds appropriated for the use of the council. The salaries and expenses shall be approved in the manner that the council directs, and shall be audited by the Controller in accordance with the rules of the Department of General Services.

SEC. 156.

 Section 68543 of the Government Code is amended to read:

68543.
 The extra compensation and expenses for travel, board, and lodging of judges sitting in the Supreme Court and courts of appeal under assignments made by the Chairperson of the Judicial Council shall be paid by the state under the rules adopted by the Department of General Services that are applicable to officers of the state provided for in Article VI of the California Constitution while traveling on official state business.

SEC. 157.

 Section 68543.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

68543.5.
 (a) Whenever a judge who has retired under the Judges’ Retirement System or the Judges’ Retirement System II is assigned to serve in a court of record, the state shall pay the judge for each day of service in the court in the amount specified in Section 68543.7, without loss or interruption of retirement benefits, unless the judge waives compensation under this section. Whenever a retired judge of a justice court who is not a member of the Judges’ Retirement System nor the Judges’ Retirement System II is assigned to serve in a court of record, the state shall pay the judge for each day of service in the court in the amount specified in Section 68543.7, or the compensation specified in Section 68541, whichever is greater. The compensation shall be paid by the Judicial Council out of any appropriation for extra compensation of judges assigned by the Chairperson of the Judicial Council.
(b) If a judge who has retired under the Judges’ Retirement System or the Judges’ Retirement System II is assigned to serve in a court of record, the 8-percent difference between the compensation of the retired judge while so assigned and the compensation of a judge of the court to which the retired judge is assigned shall be paid to the Judges’ Retirement Fund or the Judges’ Retirement System II Fund, as applicable.
(c) During the period of assignment, a retired judge shall be allowed expenses for travel, board, and lodging incurred in the discharge of the assignment. When assigned to sit in the county in which he or she resides, the judge shall be allowed expenses for travel and board incurred in the discharge of the assignment. The expenses for travel, board, and lodging shall be paid by the state under the rules adopted by the Department of General Services that are applicable to officers of the state provided for in Article VI of the California Constitution while traveling on official state business.
(d) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) pertaining to compensation, a retired judge on senior judge status shall receive compensation from the state as provided in Sections 75028 and 75028.2, and shall be allowed expenses for travel, board, and lodging incurred in the discharge of the assignment as provided in this section.

SEC. 158.

 Section 68543.8 of the Government Code is amended to read:

68543.8.
 (a) The Legislature finds that there is a shortage of judicial officers available to provide temporary assistance to courts in rural counties, under assignment by the chief justice. When courts are unable to obtain temporary assistance, delay of both civil trials and case settlements occur. The availability of an assigned judge can substantially reduce these delays. The purpose of this section is to make judicial assistance more available.
(b) The Judicial Council shall contract with up to 10 retired judges who shall be available to be assigned up to 110 court days each year by the Chairperson of the Judicial Council to courts in counties that have requested these judges for purposes of reducing delays in civil trials in those courts. If counties request more than 10 retired judges pursuant to this section, the Judicial Council shall give priority in assigning the retired judges to counties with fewer than 10 judges.
A judge under contract pursuant to this section shall serve as assigned during the period of the contract and waives any right to refuse assignment as otherwise provided by law. This section shall not be construed to limit the authority of the Chief Justice to make assignments to expedite judicial business and to equalize the workload of judges.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 68543.5, each judge under contract pursuant to this section shall receive one-half of the daily salary of a superior court judge for each day of service, in addition to any retirement benefits to which the judge may be entitled.
(d) The assigned judge’s salary shall be paid by the state. A retired judge under contract pursuant to this section shall be allowed expenses for travel, board, and lodging incurred in the discharge of each assignment. When assigned to sit in the county in which he or she resides, the judge shall be allowed necessary and reasonable expenses for travel and board incurred in the discharge of the assignment. The expenses for travel, board, and lodging shall be paid by the state under the rules adopted by the Department of General Services that are applicable to officers of the state provided for in Article VI of the California Constitution while traveling on official state business.

SEC. 159.

 Section 68565 of the Government Code is amended to read:

68565.
 (a) The Judicial Council may establish a court interpreters advisory panel to assist the council in performing its duties under this article. The panel shall include a majority of court interpreters and may include judges and court administrators, members of the bar, and others interested in interpreter services in the courts. The panel shall develop operating guidelines and procedures for Judicial Council approval.
(b) The panel shall seek the advice of judges, attorneys, court administrators, court interpreters, providers of legal services, and individuals and organizations representing the interests of foreign language users.
(c) Panel members shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be allowed necessary expenses for travel, board, and lodging incurred in the discharge of their duties under the rules adopted by the Department of General Services.

SEC. 160.

 Section 1492 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1492.
 A county hospital shall provide persons examined or treated in connection with rape or other sexual assaults with information regarding assistance which may be provided pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 13959) of Chapter 5 of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, together with forms made available by the California Victim Compensation Board for filing of claims thereunder.

SEC. 161.

 Section 11502 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

11502.
 (a) All moneys, forfeited bail, or fines received by any court under this division shall as soon as practicable after the receipt thereof be deposited with the county treasurer of the county in which the court is situated. Amounts so deposited shall be paid at least once a month as follows: 75 percent to the State Treasurer by warrant of the county auditor drawn upon the requisition of the clerk or judge of the court to be deposited in the State Treasury on order of the Controller; and 25 percent to the city treasurer of the city, if the offense occurred in a city, otherwise to the treasurer of the county in which the prosecution is conducted.
(b) Any money deposited in the State Treasury under this section that is determined by the Controller to have been erroneously deposited therein shall be refunded by him or her out of any moneys in the State Treasury that are available by law for that purpose.

SEC. 162.

 Section 13052 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

13052.
 (a) The public entity rendering the service may present a claim to the public entity liable therefor. If the claim is approved by the head of the fire department, if any, in the public entity to which the claim is presented, and by its governing body, it shall be paid in the same manner as other charges and if the claim is not paid, an action may be brought for its collection.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any claims against the state shall be presented to the Department of General Services in accordance with Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) and Part 4 (commencing with Section 940) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code.

SEC. 163.

 Section 25370 of the Health and Safety Code is repealed.

SEC. 164.

 Section 25372 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25372.
 Any person may apply to the Department of General Services pursuant to Section 25373, for compensation of a loss caused by the release, in California, of a hazardous substance if any of the following conditions are met:
(a)  The source of the release of the hazardous substance, or the identity of the party liable for damages in connection therewith or responsible for the costs of removal of the hazardous substance, is unknown or cannot, with reasonable diligence, be determined.
(b)  The loss was not compensable pursuant to law, including Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 25100), because there is no liable party or the judgment could not be satisfied, in whole or part, against the party determined to be liable for the release of the hazardous substance.
(c)  The person has presented a written demand for compensation, which sets forth the basis for the claim, to the party which the person reasonably believes is liable for a loss specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 25375 which was incurred by that person and is compensable pursuant to this article, the person has presented the Department of General Services with a copy of the demand, and, within 60 days after presenting the demand, the party has either rejected, in whole or in part, the demand to be compensated for a loss specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 25375, or has not responded to the demand. Only losses specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 25375 are compensable under a claim filed pursuant to this subdivision.

SEC. 165.

 Section 25373 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25373.
 The Department of General Services shall prescribe appropriate forms and procedures for claims filed pursuant to this article, which shall include, as a minimum, all of the following:
(a)  A provision requiring the claimant to make a sworn verification of the claim to the best of his or her knowledge.
(b)  A full description, supported by appropriate evidence from government agencies of the release of the hazardous substance claimed to be the cause of the physical injury or illness or loss of income.
(c)  Certification by the claimant of dates and places of residence for the five years preceding the date of the claim.
(d)  Certification of the medical history of the claimant for the five years preceding the date of the claim, along with certification of the alleged physical injury or illness and expenses for the physical injury or illness. The certification shall be made by hospitals, physicians, or other qualified medical authorities.
(e)  The claimant’s income as reported on the claimant’s federal income tax return for the preceding three years in order to compute lost wages or income.
(f)  Any person who knowingly gives, or causes to be given, any false information as a part of any such claim shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be fined up to five thousand dollars ($5,000), or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

SEC. 166.

 Section 25374 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25374.
 All decisions rendered by the Department of General Services shall be in writing, with notification to all appropriate parties, and shall be rendered within 90 days of submission of a claim to the Department of General Services unless all the parties to the claim agree in writing to an extension of time. The decision shall be considered a final agency action for the purposes of judicial review of the decision by any party to the proceedings resulting in the decision.

SEC. 167.

 Section 25375 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25375.
 (a) If the Department of General Services makes the determination, specified in subdivision (b), that losses resulted from the claimant’s damages, injury, or disease, only the following losses are compensable pursuant to this article:
(1) One hundred percent of uninsured, out-of-pocket medical expenses, for up to three years from the onset of treatment.
(2) Eighty percent of any uninsured, actual lost wages, or business income in lieu of wages, caused by injury to the claimant or the claimant’s property, not to exceed fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) per year for three years.
(3) One hundred percent of uninsured, out-of-pocket expenses for remedial action on the claimant’s property undertaken to address a release of a hazardous substance when all of the following apply:
(A) The claimant’s property is an owner-occupied single-family residence.
(B) The remedial action was ordered by federal, state, or local authorities due to a release of a hazardous substance.
(C) The department makes one of the following determinations:
(i) The release of the hazardous substance originated outside the boundaries of the property.
(ii) The release of the hazardous substance occurred on the property, was the result of an action which violated state or federal law, and the responsible party cannot be identified or cannot be located, or a judgment against the responsible party cannot be satisfied.
The maximum compensation under this paragraph is limited to twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) per residence and to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for five contiguous residential properties. Any compensation provided shall be reduced by the amount that the remedial action results in a capital improvement to the claimant’s residence.
(4) One hundred percent of the fair market value of owner-occupied real property that is rendered permanently unfit for occupancy because of the release of a hazardous substance. For purposes of this paragraph, real property is rendered permanently unfit for occupancy only if a state or federal agency requires that it be evacuated for a period of six or more months because of the release of a hazardous substance. The fair market value of the real property shall be determined by an independent appraiser, and shall be considered by the independent appraiser as being equal to the value of the real property prior to the release of the hazardous substance that caused the evacuation of the property. Where compensation is made by the Department of General Services pursuant to this paragraph, sole ownership of the real property shall be transferred to the state and any proceeds resulting from the final disposition of the real property shall be deposited into the state account, for expenditure by the department upon appropriation by the Legislature. To be eligible for compensation pursuant to this paragraph, claims for compensation shall be made within 12 months of the date on which the evacuation was ordered.
(5) One hundred percent of the expenses incurred due to the evacuation of a residence ordered by a state or federal agency. For purposes of this paragraph, “evacuation expenses” include the cost of shelter and any other emergency expenditures incurred due to an evacuation ordered by a state or federal agency. The Department of General Services may provide compensation, pursuant to this paragraph, only if it finds that the evacuation expenses represent reasonable costs for the goods or services purchased, and would not have been incurred if an evacuation caused by a hazardous substance release had not occurred. The Department of General Services may provide compensation for these evacuation expenses only if they were incurred within 12 months from the date on which evacuation was ordered.
(b) A loss specified in subdivision (a) is compensable if the Department of General Services makes all of the following findings, based upon a preponderance of the evidence:
(1) A release of a hazardous substance occurred.
(2) The claimant or the claimant’s property was exposed to the release of the hazardous substance.
(3) The exposure of the claimant to the release of the hazardous substance was of such a duration, and to such a quantity of the hazardous substance, that the exposure caused the damages, injury, or disease which resulted in the claimant’s loss.
(4) For purposes of paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (a), the hazardous substance release, or the order which resulted in the claim for compensation occurred on or after January 1, 1986.
(5) The conditions and requirements of this article including, but not limited to, the conditions of Sections 25372 and 25373, have been met.
(c) No money shall be used for the payment of any claim authorized by this chapter, where the claim is the result of long-term exposure to ambient concentrations of air pollutants.

SEC. 168.

 Section 25375.5 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25375.5.
 (a) Except as specified in subdivision (b), the procedures specified in Article 8 (commencing with Section 11435.05) of Chapter 4.5 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of, and in Section 11513 of, the Government Code apply to the proceedings conducted by the Department of General Services pursuant to this article.
(b)  Notwithstanding subdivision (a), Sections 801, 802, 803, 804, and 805 of the Evidence Code apply to the proceedings conducted by the Department of General Services pursuant to this article.
(c)  The Department of General Services may consider evidence presented by any person against whom a demand was made pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 25372. The evidence presented by that person shall become a part of the record upon which the Department of General Services’ decision shall be based.

SEC. 169.

 Section 25376 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25376.
 No claim may be presented to the Department of General Services pursuant to this article later than three years from the date of discovery of the loss or from January 1, 1982, whichever is later.

SEC. 170.

 Section 25377 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25377.
 Nothing in this article shall require, or be deemed to require, pursuit of any claim against the Department of General Services as a condition precedent to any other remedy.

SEC. 171.

 Section 25379 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25379.
 (a) The following evidence is not admissible as evidence in any civil or criminal proceeding, including a subrogation action by the state pursuant to Section 25380, to establish the liability of any person for any damages alleged to have been caused by a release of a hazardous substance:
(1) A final decision made by the Department of General Services pursuant to this article.
(2) A decision made by the Department of General Services to admit or not admit any evidence.
(3) Any finding of fact or conclusion of law entered by the Department of General Services in a proceeding for a claim pursuant to this article.
(4) The fact that any person has done any of the following in a proceeding for a claim pursuant to Section 25372:
(A) Chosen to participate or appear.
(B) Chosen not to participate or appear.
(C) Failed to appear.
(D) Settled or offered to settle the claim.
(b) Subdivision (a) does not apply to any civil action or writ by a claimant against the Department of General Services for any act, decision, or failure to act on a claim submitted by the claimant.

SEC. 172.

 Section 25380 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25380.
 Compensation of any loss pursuant to this article shall be subject to the state’s acquiring, by subrogation, all rights of the claimant to recover the loss from the party determined to be liable therefor. Upon the request of the Department of General Services, the Attorney General shall commence an action in the name of the people of the State of California to recover any amount paid in compensation for any loss pursuant to this article against any party who is liable to the claimant for any loss compensable pursuant to this article in accordance with the procedures set forth in Sections 25360 to 25364, inclusive. Moneys recovered pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the state account.

SEC. 173.

 Section 25381 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25381.
 (a) The Department of General Services shall, in consultation with the department, adopt, and revise when appropriate, all rules and regulations necessary to implement this article, including methods that provide for establishing that a claimant has exercised reasonable diligence in satisfying the conditions specified in Sections 25372, 25373, 25375, and 25375.5, and regulations that specify the proof necessary to establish a loss compensable pursuant to this article.
(b) Claims approved by the Department of General Services pursuant to this article shall be paid from the state account.
(c) The Legislature may appropriate up to two million dollars ($2,000,000) annually from the state account to be used by the Department of General Services for the payment of awards pursuant to this article.
(d) Claims against or presented to the Department of General Services shall not be paid in excess of the amount of money appropriated for this purpose from the state account. These claims shall be paid only when additional money is collected, appropriated, or otherwise added to that account.

SEC. 174.

 Section 25382 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25382.
 The Department of General Services may expend from the state account those sums of money as are reasonably necessary to administer and carry out this article.

SEC. 175.

 Section 121270 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

121270.
 (a) There is hereby created the AIDS Vaccine Victims Compensation Fund.
(b) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “AIDS vaccine” means a vaccine that (A) has been developed by any manufacturer and (B) is approved by the FDA or the department pursuant to Part 5 (commencing with Section 109875) of Division 104 as a safe and efficacious vaccine for the purpose of immunizing against AIDS.
(2) “Damages for personal injuries” means the direct medical costs for the care and treatment of injuries to any person, including a person entitled to recover damages under Section 377 of the Code of Civil Procedure, proximately caused by an AIDS vaccine, the loss of earnings caused by the injuries, and the amount necessary, but not to exceed five hundred fifty thousand dollars ($550,000), to compensate for noneconomic losses, including pain and suffering caused by the injuries.
(3) “Fund” means the AIDS Vaccine Victims Compensation Fund.
(c) The Department of General Services shall pay from the fund, contingent entirely upon the availability of moneys as provided in subdivision (o), damages for personal injuries caused by an AIDS vaccine that is sold in or delivered in California, and administered or dispersed in California to the injured person except that no payment shall be made for any of the following:
(1) Damages for personal injuries caused by the vaccine to the extent that they are attributable to the comparative negligence of the person making the claim.
(2) Damages for personal injuries in any instance when the manufacturer has been found to be liable for the injuries in a court of law.
(3) Damages for personal injuries due to a vaccination administered during a clinical trial.
(d) An application for payment of damages for personal injuries shall be made on a form prescribed by the Department of General Services within one year of the date that the injury and its cause are discovered. This application may be required to be verified. Upon receipt, the Department of General Services may require the submission of additional information necessary to evaluate the claim.
(e) (1) Within 45 days of the receipt of the application and the submission of any additional information, the Department of General Services shall do either of the following:
(A) Allow the claim in whole or part.
(B) Disallow the claim.
(2) In those instances of unusual hardship to the victim, the board may grant an emergency award to the injured person to cover immediate needs upon agreement by the injured person to repay in the event of a final determination denying the claim.
(3) If the claim is denied in whole or part, the victim may apply within 60 days of denial for a hearing. The hearing shall be held within 60 days of the request for a hearing unless the injured person requests a later hearing.
(f) At the hearing, the injured person may be represented by counsel and may present relevant evidence as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 11513 of the Government Code. The Department of General Services may consider additional evidence presented by its staff. If the injured person declines to appear at the hearing, the Department of General Services may act solely upon the application, the staff report, and other evidence that appears on the record.
(g) The Department of General Services may delegate the hearing of applications to hearing examiners.
(h) The decision of the Department of General Services shall be in writing and shall be delivered or mailed to the injured person within 30 days of the hearing. Upon the request by the applicant within 30 days of delivery or mailing, the Department of General Services may reconsider its decision.
(i) Judicial review of a decision shall be under Section 1094.5 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and the court shall exercise its independent judgment. A petition for review shall be filed as follows:
(1) If no request for reconsideration is made, within 30 days of personal delivery or mailing of the Department of General Services’ decision on the application.
(2) If a timely request for reconsideration is filed and rejected by the Department of General Services, within 30 days of personal delivery or mailing of the notice of rejection.
(3) If a timely request for reconsideration is filed and granted by the Department of General Services, or reconsideration is ordered by the Department of General Services, within 30 days of personal delivery or mailing of the final decision on the reconsidered application.
(j) The Department of General Services shall adopt regulations to implement this section, including those governing discovery.
(k) The fund is subrogated to any right or claim that any injured person may have who receives compensation pursuant to this section, or any right or claim that the person’s personal representative, legal guardian, estate, or survivor may have, against any third party who is liable for the personal injuries caused by the AIDS vaccine, and the fund shall be entitled to indemnity from that third party. The fund shall also be entitled to a lien on the judgment, award, or settlement in the amount of any payments made to the injured person.
(l) In the event that the injured person, or his or her guardian, personal representative, estate, or survivors, or any of them, bring an action for damages against the person or persons liable for the injury or death giving rise to an award by the Department of General Services under this section, notice of institution of legal proceedings and notice of any settlement shall be given to the Department of General Services in Sacramento except in cases where the Department of General Services specifies that notice shall be given to the Attorney General. All notices shall be given by the attorney employed to bring the action for damages or by the injured person, or his or her guardian, personal representative, estate, or survivors, if no attorney is employed.
(m) This section is not intended to affect the right of any individual to pursue claims against the fund and lawsuits against manufacturers concurrently, except that the fund shall be entitled to a lien on the judgment, award, or settlement in the amount of any payments made to the injured party by the fund.
(n) There is hereby created the AIDS Vaccine Injury Compensation Policy Review Task Force consisting of 14 members. The task force shall be composed of 10 members appointed by the Governor, of which two shall be from a list provided by the California Trial Lawyers Association, one from the department, the Director of Finance, one unspecified member, and one attorney with experience and expertise in products liability and negligence defense work, two representing recognized groups that represent victims of vaccine induced injuries or AIDS victims, or both, and two representing manufacturers actively engaged in developing an AIDS vaccine. In addition four Members of the Legislature or their designees shall be appointed to the task force, two of which shall be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and two of which shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules. The chairperson of the task force shall be appointed by the Governor from the membership of the task force. The task force shall study and make recommendations on the legislative implementation of the fund created by subdivision (a). These recommendations shall at least address the following issues:
(1) The process by which victims are to be compensated through the fund.
(2) The procedures by which the fund will operate and the governance of the fund.
(3) The method by which manufacturers are to pay into the fund and the amount of that payment.
(4) The procedural relationship between a potential victim’s claim through the fund and a court claim made against the manufacturer.
(5) Other issues deemed appropriate by the task force.
The task force shall make its recommendations to the Legislature on or before June 30, 1987.
(o) The fund shall be funded wholly by a surcharge on the sale of an AIDS vaccine, that has been approved by the FDA, or by the department pursuant to Part 5 (commencing with Section 109875) of Division 104, in California in an amount to be determined by the department. The surcharge shall be levied on the sale of each unit of the vaccine sold or delivered, administered, or dispensed in California. The appropriate amount of the surcharge shall be studied by the AIDS Vaccine Injury Compensation Policy Review Task Force, which shall recommend the appropriate amount as part of its report, with the amount of the surcharge not to exceed ten dollars ($10) per unit of vaccine. Expenditures of the task force shall be made at the discretion of the Director of Finance or the director’s designee.
(p) For purposes of this section, claims against the fund are contingent upon the existing resources of the fund as provided in subdivision (o), and in no case shall the state be liable for any claims in excess of the resources in the fund.

SEC. 176.

 Section 11580.1 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

11580.1.
 (a) No policy of automobile liability insurance described in Section 16054 of the Vehicle Code covering liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of any motor vehicle shall be issued or delivered in this state on or after the effective date of this section unless it contains the provisions set forth in subdivision (b). However, none of the requirements of subdivision (b) shall apply to the insurance afforded under the policy (1) to the extent that the insurance exceeds the limits specified in subdivision (a) of Section 16056 of the Vehicle Code, or (2) if the policy contains an underlying insurance requirement, or provides for a retained limit of self-insurance, equal to or greater than the limits specified in subdivision (a) of Section 16056 of the Vehicle Code.
(b) Every policy of automobile liability insurance to which subdivision (a) applies shall contain all of the following provisions:
(1) Coverage limits not less than the limits specified in subdivision (a) of Section 16056 of the Vehicle Code.
(2) Designation by explicit description of, or appropriate reference to, the motor vehicles or class of motor vehicles to which coverage is specifically granted.
(3) Designation by explicit description of the purposes for which coverage for those motor vehicles is specifically excluded.
(4) Provision affording insurance to the named insured with respect to any owned or leased motor vehicle covered by the policy, and to the same extent that insurance is afforded to the named insured, to any other person using the motor vehicle, provided the use is by the named insured or with his or her permission, express or implied, and within the scope of that permission, except that: (A) with regard to insurance afforded for the loading or unloading of the motor vehicle, the insurance may be limited to apply only to the named insured, a relative of the named insured who is a resident of the named insured’s household, a lessee or bailee of the motor vehicle, or an employee of any of those persons; and (B) the insurance afforded to any person other than the named insured need not apply to: (i) any employee with respect to bodily injury sustained by a fellow employee injured in the scope and course of his or her employment, or (ii) any person, or to any agent or employee thereof, employed or otherwise engaged in the business of selling, repairing, servicing, delivering, testing, road-testing, parking, or storing automobiles with respect to any accident arising out of the maintenance or use of a motor vehicle in connection therewith. As used in this chapter, “owned motor vehicle” includes all motor vehicles described and rated in the policy.
(c) In addition to any exclusion provided in paragraph (3) of subdivision (b), the insurance afforded by any policy of automobile liability insurance to which subdivision (a) applies, including the insurer’s obligation to defend, may, by appropriate policy provision, be made inapplicable to any or all of the following:
(1) Liability assumed by the insured under contract.
(2) Liability for bodily injury or property damage caused intentionally by or at the direction of the insured.
(3) Liability imposed upon or assumed by the insured under any workers’ compensation law.
(4) Liability for bodily injury to any employee of the insured arising out of and in the course of his or her employment.
(5) Liability for bodily injury to an insured or liability for bodily injury to an insured whenever the ultimate benefits of that indemnification accrue directly or indirectly to an insured.
(6) Liability for damage to property owned, rented to, transported by, or in the charge of, an insured. A motor vehicle operated by an insured shall be considered to be property in the charge of an insured.
(7) Liability for any bodily injury or property damage with respect to which insurance is or can be afforded under a nuclear energy liability policy.
(8) Any motor vehicle or class of motor vehicles, as described or designated in the policy, with respect to which coverage is explicitly excluded, in whole or in part.
“The insured” as used in paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) shall mean only that insured under the policy against whom the particular claim is made or suit brought. “An insured” as used in paragraphs (5) and (6) shall mean any insured under the policy including those persons who would have otherwise been included within the policy’s definition of an insured but, by agreement, are subject to the limitations of paragraph (1) of subdivision (d).
(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (4) of subdivision (b), or Article 2 (commencing with Section 16450) of Chapter 3 of Division 7 of, or Article 2 (commencing with Section 17150) of Chapter 1 of Division 9 of, the Vehicle Code, the insurer and any named insured may, by the terms of any policy of automobile liability insurance to which subdivision (a) applies, or by a separate writing relating thereto, agree as to either or both of the following limitations, the agreement to be binding upon every insured to whom the policy applies and upon every third-party claimant:
(1) That coverage and the insurer’s obligation to defend under the policy shall not apply nor accrue to the benefit of any insured or any third-party claimant while any motor vehicle is being used or operated by a natural person or persons designated by name. These limitations shall apply to any use or operation of a motor vehicle, including the negligent or alleged negligent entrustment of a motor vehicle to that designated person or persons. This agreement applies to all coverage provided by that policy and is sufficient to comply with the requirements of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 11580.2 to delete coverage when a motor vehicle is operated by a natural person or persons designated by name. The insurer shall have an obligation to defend the named insured when all of the following apply to that designated natural person:
(A) He or she is a resident of the same household as the named insured.
(B) As a result of operating the insured motor vehicle of the named insured, he or she is jointly sued with the named insured.
(C) He or she is an insured under a separate automobile liability insurance policy issued to him or her as a named insured, which policy does not provide a defense to the named insured.
An agreement made by the insurer and any named insured more than 60 days following the inception of the policy excluding a designated person by name shall be effective from the date of the agreement and shall, with the signature of a named insured, be conclusive evidence of the validity of the agreement.
That agreement shall remain in force as long as the policy remains in force, and shall apply to any continuation, renewal, or replacement of the policy by the named insured, or reinstatement of the policy within 30 days of any lapse thereof.
(2) That with regard to a policy issued to a named insured engaged in the business of leasing vehicles for those vehicles that are leased for a term in excess of six months, or selling, repairing, servicing, delivering, testing, road-testing, parking, or storing automobiles, coverage shall not apply to any person other than the named insured or his or her agent or employee, except to the extent that the limits of liability of any other valid and collectible insurance available to that person are not equal to the limits of liability specified in subdivision (a) of Section 16056 of the Vehicle Code. If the policy is issued to a named insured engaged in the business of leasing vehicles, which business includes the lease of vehicles for a term in excess of six months, and the lessor includes in the lease automobile liability insurance, the terms and limits of which are not otherwise specified in the lease, the named insured shall incorporate a provision in each vehicle lease contract advising the lessee of the provisions of this subdivision and the fact that this limitation is applicable except as otherwise provided for by statute or federal law.
(e) Nothing in this section or in Section 16054 or 16450 of the Vehicle Code shall be construed to constitute a homeowner’s policy, personal and residence liability policy, personal and farm liability policy, general liability policy, comprehensive personal liability policy, manufacturers’ and contractors’ policy, premises liability policy, special multiperil policy, or any policy or endorsement where automobile liability coverage is offered as incidental to some other basic coverage as an “automobile liability policy” within the meaning of Section 16054 of the Vehicle Code, or as a “motor vehicle liability policy” within the meaning of Section 16450 of the Vehicle Code, nor shall this section apply to a policy that provides insurance covering liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of any motor vehicle in the Republic of Mexico issued or delivered in this state by a nonadmitted Mexican insurer, notwithstanding that the policy may provide automobile or motor vehicle liability coverage on insured premises or the ways immediately adjoining.
(f) (1) On and after January 1, 1976, no policy of automobile liability insurance described in subdivision (a) shall be issued, amended, or renewed in this state if it contains any provision that expressly or impliedly excludes from coverage under the policy the operation or use of an insured motor vehicle by the named insured in the performance of volunteer services for a nonprofit charitable organization or governmental agency by providing social service transportation. This subdivision shall not apply in any case in which the named insured receives any remuneration of any kind other than reimbursement for actual mileage driven in the performance of those services at a rate not to exceed the following:
(A) For the 1980–81 fiscal year, the maximum rate authorized by the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board shall also be known as the “base rate.”
(B) For each fiscal year thereafter, the greater of either (A) the maximum rate authorized by the Department of General Services or (B) the base rate as adjusted by the California Consumer Price Index.
(2) No policy of insurance issued under this section may be canceled by an insurer solely for the reason that the named insured is performing volunteer services for a nonprofit charitable organization or governmental agency consisting of providing social service transportation.
(3) For the purposes of this section, “social service transportation” means transportation services provided by private nonprofit organizations or individuals to either individuals who are senior citizens or individuals or groups of individuals who have special transportation needs because of physical or mental conditions and supported in whole or in part by funding from private or public agencies.
(g) Notwithstanding paragraph (4) of subdivision (b), or Article 2 (commencing with Section 16450) of Chapter 3 of Division 7 of, or Article 2 (commencing with Section 17150) of Chapter 1 of Division 9 of, the Vehicle Code, a Mexican nonadmitted insurer and any named insured may, by the terms of any policy of automobile insurance for use solely in the Republic of Mexico to which subdivision (a) applies, or by a separate writing relating thereto, agree to the limitation that coverage under that policy shall not apply to any person riding in or occupying a vehicle owned by the insured or driven by another person with the permission of the insured. The agreement shall be binding upon every insured to whom the policy applies and upon any third-party claimant.
(h) No policy of automobile insurance that provides insurance covering liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of any motor vehicle solely in the Republic of Mexico issued by a nonadmitted Mexican insurance company, shall be subject to, or provide coverage for, those coverages provided in Section 11580.2.

SEC. 177.

 Section 11872 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

11872.
 The fund may annually enter into agreements with state agencies for service to be rendered to the fund. These state agencies include, but shall not be limited to: the Department of Finance, Department of General Services, State Personnel Board, and the Public Employees’ Retirement System. If these agencies and the fund cannot agree upon the cost of services provided by the agreements, the Department of General Services shall be requested to arrive at an equitable settlement.

SEC. 178.

 Section 1308.10 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

1308.10.
 (a) Prior to the employment of a minor under the age of 16 years in any of the circumstances listed in subdivision (a) of Section 1308.5, the Labor Commissioner may issue a temporary permit authorizing employment of the minor to enable a parent or guardian of the minor to meet the requirement for a permit under subdivision (a) of Section 1308.5 and to establish a trust account for the minor or to produce the documentation required by the Labor Commissioner for the issuance of a permit under Section 1308.5, subject to all of the following conditions:
(1) A temporary permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed 10 days from the date of issuance.
(2) A temporary permit shall not be issued for the employment of a minor if the minor’s parent or guardian has previously applied for or been issued a permit by the Labor Commissioner pursuant to Section 1308.5 or a temporary permit pursuant to this section for employment of the minor.
(3) For infants who are subject to the requirements of Section 1308.8, a temporary permit shall not be issued before the requirements of that section are met.
(4) The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement shall prepare and make available on its Internet Web site the application form for a temporary permit. An applicant for a temporary permit shall submit a completed application and application fee online to the division. Upon receipt of the completed application and fee, the division shall immediately issue a temporary permit.
(b) The Labor Commissioner shall set forth the fee in an amount sufficient to pay for the costs of administering the online temporary minor’s entertainment work permit program, but not to exceed fifty dollars ($50).

SEC. 179.

 Section 1308.11 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

1308.11.
 (a) All registrations, fees, and permit fees collected under this article shall be deposited in the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund.
(b) On the effective date of this section, any moneys in the Entertainment Work Permit Fund and any assets, liabilities, revenues, expenditures, and encumbrances of that fund shall be transferred to the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund.

SEC. 180.

 Section 1684 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

1684.
 (a) The Labor Commissioner shall not issue to any person a license to act as a farm labor contractor, nor shall the Labor Commissioner renew that license, until all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) The person has executed a written application in a form prescribed by the Labor Commissioner, subscribed and sworn to by the person, and containing all of the following:
(A) A statement by the person of all facts required by the Labor Commissioner concerning the applicant’s character, competency, responsibility, and the manner and method by which the person proposes to conduct operations as a farm labor contractor if the license is issued.
(B) The names and addresses of all persons, except bona fide employees on stated salaries, financially interested, either as partners, associates, or profit sharers, in the proposed operation as a farm labor contractor, together with the amount of their respective interests.
(C) A declaration consenting to the designation by a court of the Labor Commissioner as an agent available to accept service of summons in any action against the licensee if the licensee has left the jurisdiction in which the action is commenced or otherwise has become unavailable to accept service.
(D) The names and addresses of all persons who in the previous calendar year performed any services described in subdivision (b) of Section 1682 within the scope of his or her employment by the licensee on whose behalf he or she was acting, unless the person was employed as an independent contractor.
(2) The Labor Commissioner, after investigation, is satisfied as to the character, competency, and responsibility of the person.
(3) (A) The person has deposited with the Labor Commissioner a surety bond in an amount based on the size of the person’s annual payroll for all employees, as follows:
(i) For payrolls up to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), a twenty-five-thousand-dollar ($25,000) bond.
(ii) For payrolls of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to two million dollars ($2,000,000), a fifty-thousand-dollar ($50,000) bond.
(iii) For payrolls greater than two million dollars ($2,000,000), a seventy-five-thousand-dollar ($75,000) bond.
(B) For purposes of this paragraph, the Labor Commissioner shall require documentation of the size of the person’s annual payroll, which may include, but is not limited to, information provided by the person to the Employment Development Department, the Franchise Tax Board, the Division of Workers’ Compensation, the insurer providing the licensee’s workers’ compensation insurance, or the Internal Revenue Service.
(C) If the contractor has been the subject of a final judgment in a year in an amount equal to or greater than the amount of the bond required, he or she shall be required to deposit an additional bond within 60 days.
(D) All bonds required under this chapter shall be payable to the people of the State of California and shall be conditioned upon the farm labor contractor’s compliance with all the terms and provisions of this chapter and subdivisions (j) and (k) of Section 12940 of, and Sections 12950 and 12950.1 of, the Government Code, and payment of all damages occasioned to any person by failure to do so, or by any violation of this chapter or of subdivision (j) or (k) of Section 12940 of, or of Section 12950 or 12950.1 of, the Government Code, or any violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public Law 88-352), or false statements or misrepresentations made in the procurement of the license. The bond shall also be payable for interest on wages and for any damages arising from violation of orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission, and for any other monetary relief awarded to an agricultural worker as a result of a violation of this code or of subdivision (j) or (k) of Section 12940 of, or Section 12950 or 12950.1 of, the Government Code, or any violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public Law 88-352).
(4) The person has paid to the Labor Commissioner a license fee of five hundred dollars ($500) plus a filing fee of ten dollars ($10). However, when a timely application for renewal is filed, the ten-dollar ($10) filing fee is not required. The license fee shall increase by one hundred dollars ($100), to six hundred dollars ($600), on January 1, 2015. The amount attributable to this increase shall be expended by the Labor Commissioner to fund the Farm Labor Contractor Enforcement Unit and the Farm Labor Contractor License Verification Unit. The Labor Commissioner shall deposit one hundred fifty dollars ($150) of each licensee’s annual license fee into the Farmworker Remedial Account. Funds from this account shall be disbursed by the Labor Commissioner only to persons determined by the Labor Commissioner to have been damaged by any licensee if the damage exceeds the amount of the licensee’s bond or the surety fails to pay the full amount of the licensee’s bond, or to persons determined by the Labor Commissioner to have been damaged by an unlicensed farm labor contractor. In making these determinations, the Labor Commissioner shall disburse funds from the Farmworker Remedial Account to satisfy claims against farm labor contractors or unlicensed farm labor contractors, which shall also include interest on wages and any damages arising from the violation of orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission, for any other monetary relief awarded to an agricultural worker as a result of a violation of this code, and for all damages arising from any violation of subdivision (j) or (k) of Section 12940 of, or of Section 12950 or 12950.1 of, the Government Code, or any violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public Law 88-352). The Labor Commissioner may disburse funds from the Farmworker Remedial Account to farm labor contractors, for payment of farmworkers, when a contractor is unable to pay farmworkers due to the failure of a grower or packer to pay the contractor. Any disbursed funds subsequently recovered by the Labor Commissioner pursuant to Section 1693, or otherwise, shall be returned to the Farmworker Remedial Account.
(5) The person has taken a written examination that demonstrates an essential degree of knowledge of the current laws and administrative regulations concerning farm labor contractors as the Labor Commissioner deems necessary for the safety and protection of farmers, farmworkers, and the public, including the identification and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. To successfully complete the examinations, the person must correctly answer at least 85 percent of the questions posed. The examination period shall not exceed four hours. The examination may only be taken a maximum of three times in a calendar year. The examinations shall include a demonstration of knowledge of the current laws and regulations regarding wages, hours, and working conditions, penalties, employee housing and transportation, collective bargaining, field sanitation, and safe work practices related to pesticide use, including all of the following subjects:
(A) Field reentry regulations.
(B) Worker pesticide safety training.
(C) Employer responsibility for safe working conditions.
(D) Symptoms and appropriate treatment of pesticide poisoning.
(6) The person has registered as a farm labor contractor pursuant to the federal Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (29 U.S.C. Sec. 1801 et seq.), when registration is required pursuant to federal law, and that information is provided by the person to the Labor Commissioner.
(7) Each of the person’s employees has registered as a farm labor contractor employee pursuant to the federal Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (29 U.S.C. Sec. 1801 et seq.) if that registration is required pursuant to federal law, and that information is provided by the person to the Labor Commissioner.
(8) (A) The person has executed a written statement, that has been provided to the Labor Commissioner, attesting that the person’s supervisorial employees, including any supervisor, crewleader, mayordomo, foreperson, or other employee whose duties include the supervision, direction, or control of agricultural employees, have been trained at least once for at least two hours each calendar year in the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace, and that all new nonsupervisorial employees, including agricultural employees, have been trained at the time of hire, and that all nonsupervisorial employees, including agricultural employees, have been trained at least once every two years in identifying, preventing, and reporting sexual harassment in the workplace.
(B) Sexual harassment prevention training shall consist of training administered by a licensee or appropriate designee of the licensee.
(C) Sexual harassment prevention training shall include, at a minimum, components of the following as consistent with Section 12950 of the Government Code:
(i) The illegality of sexual harassment.
(ii) The definition of sexual harassment under applicable state and federal law.
(iii) A description of sexual harassment, utilizing examples.
(iv) The internal complaint process of the employer available to the employee.
(v) The legal remedies and complaint process available through the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
(vi) Directions for how to contact the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
(vii) The protection against retaliation provided under current law.
(D) The trainer may use the text of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s pamphlet DFEH-185, “Sexual Harassment” as a guide to training, or may use other written material or other training resources covering the information required in subparagraph (C).
(E) At the conclusion of the training, the trainer shall provide the employee with a copy of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s pamphlet DFEH-185, and a record of the training on a form provided by the Labor Commissioner that includes the name of the trainer and the date of the training.
(F) The licensee shall keep a record with the names of all employees who have received sexual harassment training for a period of three years.
(b) The Labor Commissioner shall consult with the Director of Pesticide Regulation, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Employment Development Department, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Food and Agriculture, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in preparing the examination required by paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) and the appropriate educational materials pertaining to the matters included in the examination, and may charge a fee of not more than two hundred dollars ($200) to cover the cost of administration of the examination.
(c) The person shall also enroll and participate in at least nine hours of relevant educational classes each year. The classes shall include at least one hour of sexual harassment prevention training. The classes shall be chosen from a list of approved classes prepared by the Labor Commissioner, in consultation with the persons and entities listed in subdivision (b) and county agricultural commissioners.
(d) The Labor Commissioner may renew a license without requiring the applicant for renewal to take the examination specified in paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) if the Labor Commissioner finds that the applicant meets all of the following criteria:
(1) Has satisfactorily completed the examination during the immediately preceding two years.
(2) Has not during the preceding year been found to be in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including, but not limited to, Division 7 (commencing with Section 12501) of the Food and Agricultural Code, subdivisions (j) and (k) of Section 12940 of, and Section 12950 or 12950.1 of, the Government Code, Part 1 (commencing with Section 17000) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code, Division 2 (commencing with Section 200), Division 4 (commencing with Section 3200), and Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300) of this code, and Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 12500) of Division 6 of the Vehicle Code.
(3) Has, for each year since the license was obtained, enrolled and participated in at least eight hours of relevant, educational classes, chosen from a list of approved classes prepared by the Labor Commissioner.
(4) Has complied with all other requirements of this section.

SEC. 181.

 Section 1698 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

1698.
 All fines collected for violations of this chapter shall be paid into the Farmworker Remedial Account and shall be available, upon appropriation, for purposes of this chapter. Of the moneys collected for licenses issued pursuant to this chapter, one hundred fifty dollars ($150) of each annual license fee shall be deposited in the Farmworker Remedial Account pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 1684, three hundred fifty dollars ($350) of each annual license fee shall be expended by the Labor Commissioner to fund the Farm Labor Contractor Enforcement Unit and the Farm Labor Contractor License Verification Unit, both within the department, and the remaining money shall be paid into the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund.

SEC. 182.

 Section 1700.18 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

1700.18.
 (a) All moneys collected for filing fees and licenses under this chapter shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund.
(b) All fines collected for violations of this chapter shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the General Fund.

SEC. 183.

 Section 1706 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

1706.
 (a) (1) No person shall represent or provide specified services to any artist who is a minor, under 18 years of age, without first submitting an application to the Labor Commissioner for a Child Performer Services Permit and receiving that permit.
(2) The Labor Commissioner shall set forth a filing fee, to be paid by the applicant to the commissioner at the time the application is filed, in an amount sufficient to reimburse the Labor Commissioner for the costs of the permit program. This amount shall be in addition to any charge imposed by the Labor Commissioner pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (c).
(3) (A) The Labor Commissioner shall issue a Child Performer Services Permit to the applicant after he or she has received the application and filing fee and determined from information provided by the Department of Justice that the person is not required to register pursuant to Sections 290 to 290.006, inclusive, of the Penal Code.
(B) After receiving his or her first Child Performer Services Permit, a person shall on a biennial basis renew his or her application by resubmitting his or her name and a new filing fee to the Labor Commissioner in the amount set forth by the Labor Commissioner pursuant to paragraph (2). The Labor Commissioner shall issue a renewed permit to the person after receiving his or her application and filing fee and determining from the subsequent arrest notification provided by the Department of Justice pursuant to subparagraph (D) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) that the person is not required to register pursuant to Sections 290 to 290.006, inclusive, of the Penal Code. A person shall not be required to resubmit his or her fingerprints in order to renew his or her permit.
(b) Except for subdivision (f) and Sections 1706.1 to 1706.5, inclusive, when applied to a violation of subdivision (f), this chapter does not apply to the following:
(1) A person licensed as a talent agent as specified in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 1700), or operating under the license of a talent agent.
(2) A studio teacher certified by the Labor Commissioner as defined in Section 11755 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.
(3) A person whose contact with minor children is restricted to locations where, either by law or regulation, the minor must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian, and the parent or guardian must be within sight or sound of the minor.
(4) A person who has only incidental and occasional contact with minor children, unless the person works directly with minor children, has supervision or disciplinary power over minor children, or receives a fee.
(c) (1) Each person required to submit an application to the Labor Commissioner pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) shall provide to the Department of Justice electronic fingerprint images and related information required by the department of all permit applicants, for the purposes of obtaining information as to the existence and content of a record of state or federal arrests and convictions, including arrests for which the Department of Justice establishes that the person is free on bail or on his or her recognizance pending trial or appeal.
(2) (A) When received, the Department of Justice shall forward the fingerprint images and related information described in paragraph (1) to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and request a federal summary for criminal history information.
(B) (i) The Department of Justice shall review the information returned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and compile and disseminate a response to the Labor Commissioner.
(ii) The Department of Justice’s response shall provide both state and federal criminal history information pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (p) of Section 11105 of the Penal Code.
(C) The Labor Commissioner shall request from the Department of Justice subsequent arrest notification service, as provided pursuant to Section 11105.2 of the Penal Code, for each person who submitted fingerprint images and the related information pursuant to paragraph (1).
(3) (A) The Department of Justice shall charge the Labor Commissioner a fee sufficient to cover the cost of processing the request described in paragraph (2).
(B) In addition to the filing fee paid by the applicant pursuant to subdivision (a) to reimburse the Labor Commissioner for the costs of the permit program, the Labor Commissioner may charge the applicant a fee sufficient to cover the costs of the fee imposed by the Department of Justice pursuant to subparagraph (A). The amount of the fee imposed pursuant to this subparagraph shall be forwarded by the Labor Commissioner to the Department of Justice with the applicant’s name, fingerprints, and other information described in paragraph (1). This fee shall be available to the Department of Justice for the purposes described in subparagraph (A), upon appropriation by the Legislature.
(4) Upon receipt of information from the Department of Justice provided pursuant to subparagraphs (C) and (D) of paragraph (2), the commissioner shall timely cause a copy of the information to be sent to the person who has submitted the application, and shall keep a copy of the information and application on file.
(d) The Labor Commissioner shall maintain a list of all persons holding a valid Child Performer Services Permit issued under this chapter and make this list publicly available on its Internet Web site.
(e) (1) Upon receipt of a valid Child Performer Services Permit, the recipient shall post the permit in a conspicuous place in his or her place of business.
(2) Any person who is a recipient of a valid Child Performer Services Permit shall include the permit number on advertising in print or electronic media, including, but not limited to, Internet Web sites, or in any other medium of advertising.
(f) No person, including a person described in subdivision (b), who is required to register pursuant to Sections 290 to 290.006, inclusive, of the Penal Code may represent or provide specified services to any artist who is a minor.
(g) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Artist” means a person who is or seeks to become an actor, actress, model, extra, radio artist, musical artist, musical organization, director, musical director, writer, cinematographer, composer, lyricist, arranger, or other person rendering professional services in motion picture, theatrical, radio, television, Internet, print media, or other entertainment enterprises or technologies.
(2) Except as used in the context of a fee an applicant is required to pay with his or her application, “fee” means any money or other valuable consideration paid or promised to be paid by an artist, by an individual on behalf of an artist, or by a corporation formed on behalf of an artist for services rendered or to be rendered by any person conducting the business of representing artists.
(3) “Person” means any individual, company, society, firm, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, trust, or other organization.
(4) To “represent or provide specified services to” means to provide, offer to provide, or advertise or represent as providing, for a fee one or more of the following services:
(A) Photography for use as an artist, including, but not limited to, still photography, digital photography, and video and film services.
(B) Managing or directing the development or advancement of the artist’s career as an artist.
(C) Career counseling, career consulting, vocational guidance, aptitude testing, evaluation, or planning, in each case relating to the preparation of the artist for employment as an artist.
(D) Public relations services or publicity, or both, including arranging personal appearances, developing and distributing press packets, managing fan mail, designing and maintaining Internet Web sites, and consulting on media relations.
(E) Instruction, evaluation, lessons, coaching, seminars, workshops, or similar training as an artist, including, but not limited to, acting, singing, dance, voice, or similar instruction services.
(F) A camp for artists, which includes, but is not limited to, a day camp or overnight camp in which any portion of the camp includes any services described in subparagraphs (A) to (E), inclusive.
(h) (1) The Labor Commissioner shall deposit all filing fees described in subdivision (a) into the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund to pay for the costs of administering the Child Performer Services Permit program.
(2) On the effective date of the statute adding this subdivision, any moneys in the Child Performer Services Permit Fund and any assets, liabilities, revenues, expenditures, and encumbrances of that fund shall be transferred to the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund.

SEC. 184.

 Section 1720.9 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

1720.9.
 (a) For the limited purposes of Article 2 (commencing with Section 1770), “public works” also means the hauling and delivery of ready-mixed concrete to carry out a public works contract, with respect to contracts involving any state agency, including the California State University and the University of California, or any political subdivision of the state.
(b) For purposes of this section, “ready-mixed concrete” means concrete that is manufactured in a factory or a batching plant, according to a set recipe, and then delivered in a liquefied state by mixer truck for immediate incorporation into a project.
(c) For purposes of this section, the “hauling and delivery of ready-mixed concrete to carry out a public works contract” means the job duties for a ready mixer driver that are used by the director in determining wage rates pursuant to Section 1773, and includes receiving the concrete at the factory or batching plant and the return trip to the factory or batching plant.
(d) For purposes of this section, the applicable prevailing wage rate shall be the current prevailing wage, as determined by the director, for the geographic area in which the factory or batching plant is located.
(e) The entity hauling or delivering ready-mixed concrete to carry out a public works contract shall enter into a written subcontract agreement with the party that engaged the entity to supply the ready-mixed concrete. The written agreement shall require compliance with the requirements of this chapter. The entity hauling or delivering ready-mixed concrete shall be considered a subcontractor solely for the purposes of this chapter. Nothing in this section shall cause any entity to be treated as a contractor or subcontractor for any purpose other than the application of this chapter.
(f) The entity hauling or delivering ready-mixed concrete to carry out a public works contract shall submit a certified copy of the payroll records required by subdivision (a) of Section 1776 to the party that engaged the entity and to the general contractor within five working days after the employee has been paid, accompanied by a written time record that shall be certified by each driver for the performance of job duties in subdivision (c).
(g) This section shall not apply to public works contracts that are advertised for bid or awarded prior to July 1, 2016.

SEC. 185.

 Section 2059 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

2059.
 (a) (1) The commissioner shall collect from employers a registration fee for each branch location, and, except as provided in paragraph (2), may periodically adjust the registration fee, in an amount sufficient to fund all direct and indirect costs to administer and enforce this part.
(2) The fee established pursuant to paragraph (1) shall not be increased unless the published fund balance is projected to fall below 25 percent of annual expenditures.
(b) In addition to the fee in subdivision (a), each employer shall be assessed an annual fee in an amount equivalent to 20 percent of the registration fee collected pursuant to subdivision (a) for each branch location that shall be deposited in the Car Wash Worker Restitution Fund.

SEC. 186.

 Section 2065 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

2065.
 (a) The Car Wash Worker Restitution Fund is established in the State Treasury.
(1) The following moneys shall be deposited into this fund:
(A) The annual fee required pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 2059.
(B) Fifty percent of the fines collected pursuant to Section 2064.
(C) Pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 2059, an amount equal to 20 percent of the initial registration fee required pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 2059.
(2) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the moneys in the fund shall be disbursed by the commissioner only to persons determined by the commissioner to have been damaged by the failure to pay wages and penalties and other related damages by any employer, to ensure the payment of wages and penalties and other related damages. Any disbursed funds subsequently recovered by the commissioner shall be returned to the fund.
(b) The Car Wash Worker Fund is established in the State Treasury.
(1) The following moneys shall be deposited into this fund:
(A) Fifty percent of the fines collected pursuant to Section 2064.
(B) The initial registration fee required pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 2059, less the amount specified in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a).
(2) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the moneys in this fund shall be applied to all direct and indirect costs incurred by the commissioner in administering this part and all direct and indirect costs of enforcement and investigation of the car washing and polishing industry.
(c) The Department of Industrial Relations may establish by regulation those procedures necessary to carry out this section.

SEC. 187.

 Section 2658 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

2658.
 (a) A person shall not employ an industrial homeworker in any industry not prohibited by Section 2651 unless the person employing an industrial homeworker has obtained a valid industrial homework license from the division.
(b) Application for a license to employ industrial homeworkers shall be made to the division in a form as the division may by regulation prescribe. A license fee of one hundred dollars ($100) for each industrial homeworker employed shall be paid to the division and the license shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance unless sooner revoked or suspended.
(c) Renewal fees shall be at the same rate and conditions as the original license.
(d) The division may revoke or suspend the license upon a finding that the person has violated this part or has failed to comply with the regulations of the division or with the license. The industrial homework license shall not be transferable.
(e) All license and permit fees received under this part shall be paid into the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund.

SEC. 188.

 It is the intent of the Legislature that the Labor and Workforce Development Agency shall continue to assign the duties prescribed in the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (Part 13 (commencing with Section 2698) of Division 2 of the Labor Code) to the departments, divisions, commissions, boards, or agencies where those duties are customarily performed.

SEC. 189.

 Section 2699 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

2699.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any provision of this code that provides for a civil penalty to be assessed and collected by the Labor and Workforce Development Agency or any of its departments, divisions, commissions, boards, agencies, or employees, for a violation of this code, may, as an alternative, be recovered through a civil action brought by an aggrieved employee on behalf of himself or herself and other current or former employees pursuant to the procedures specified in Section 2699.3.
(b) For purposes of this part, “person” has the same meaning as defined in Section 18.
(c) For purposes of this part, “aggrieved employee” means any person who was employed by the alleged violator and against whom one or more of the alleged violations was committed.
(d) For purposes of this part, “cure” means that the employer abates each violation alleged by any aggrieved employee, the employer is in compliance with the underlying statutes as specified in the notice required by this part, and any aggrieved employee is made whole. A violation of paragraph (6) or (8) of subdivision (a) of Section 226 shall only be considered cured upon a showing that the employer has provided a fully compliant, itemized wage statement to each aggrieved employee for each pay period for the three-year period prior to the date of the written notice sent pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 2699.3.
(e) (1) For purposes of this part, whenever the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, or any of its departments, divisions, commissions, boards, agencies, or employees, has discretion to assess a civil penalty, a court is authorized to exercise the same discretion, subject to the same limitations and conditions, to assess a civil penalty.
(2) In any action by an aggrieved employee seeking recovery of a civil penalty available under subdivision (a) or (f), a court may award a lesser amount than the maximum civil penalty amount specified by this part if, based on the facts and circumstances of the particular case, to do otherwise would result in an award that is unjust, arbitrary and oppressive, or confiscatory.
(f) For all provisions of this code except those for which a civil penalty is specifically provided, there is established a civil penalty for a violation of these provisions, as follows:
(1) If, at the time of the alleged violation, the person does not employ one or more employees, the civil penalty is five hundred dollars ($500).
(2) If, at the time of the alleged violation, the person employs one or more employees, the civil penalty is one hundred dollars ($100) for each aggrieved employee per pay period for the initial violation and two hundred dollars ($200) for each aggrieved employee per pay period for each subsequent violation.
(3) If the alleged violation is a failure to act by the Labor and Workplace Development Agency, or any of its departments, divisions, commissions, boards, agencies, or employees, there shall be no civil penalty.
(g) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), an aggrieved employee may recover the civil penalty described in subdivision (f) in a civil action pursuant to the procedures specified in Section 2699.3 filed on behalf of himself or herself and other current or former employees against whom one or more of the alleged violations was committed. Any employee who prevails in any action shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, including any filing fee paid pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) or subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 2699.3. Nothing in this part shall operate to limit an employee’s right to pursue or recover other remedies available under state or federal law, either separately or concurrently with an action taken under this part.
(2) No action shall be brought under this part for any violation of a posting, notice, agency reporting, or filing requirement of this code, except where the filing or reporting requirement involves mandatory payroll or workplace injury reporting.
(h) No action may be brought under this section by an aggrieved employee if the agency or any of its departments, divisions, commissions, boards, agencies, or employees, on the same facts and theories, cites a person within the timeframes set forth in Section 2699.3 for a violation of the same section or sections of the Labor Code under which the aggrieved employee is attempting to recover a civil penalty on behalf of himself or herself or others or initiates a proceeding pursuant to Section 98.3.
(i) Except as provided in subdivision (j), civil penalties recovered by aggrieved employees shall be distributed as follows: 75 percent to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency for enforcement of labor laws, including the administration of this part, and for education of employers and employees about their rights and responsibilities under this code, to be continuously appropriated to supplement and not supplant the funding to the agency for those purposes; and 25 percent to the aggrieved employees.
(j) Civil penalties recovered under paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) shall be distributed to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency for enforcement of labor laws, including the administration of this part, and for education of employers and employees about their rights and responsibilities under this code, to be continuously appropriated to supplement and not supplant the funding to the agency for those purposes.
(k) Nothing contained in this part is intended to alter or otherwise affect the exclusive remedy provided by the workers’ compensation provisions of this code for liability against an employer for the compensation for any injury to or death of an employee arising out of and in the course of employment.
(l) (1) For cases filed on or after July 1, 2016, the aggrieved employee or representative shall, within 10 days following commencement of a civil action pursuant to this part, provide the Labor and Workforce Development Agency with a file-stamped copy of the complaint that includes the case number assigned by the court.
(2) The superior court shall review and approve any settlement of any civil action filed pursuant to this part. The proposed settlement shall be submitted to the agency at the same time that it is submitted to the court.
(3) A copy of the superior court’s judgment in any civil action filed pursuant to this part and any other order in that action that either provides for or denies an award of civil penalties under this code shall be submitted to the agency within 10 days after entry of the judgment or order.
(4) Items required to be submitted to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency under this subdivision or to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 2699.3, shall be transmitted online through the same system established for the filing of notices and requests under subdivisions (a) and (c) of Section 2699.3.
(m) This section shall not apply to the recovery of administrative and civil penalties in connection with the workers’ compensation law as contained in Division 1 (commencing with Section 50) and Division 4 (commencing with Section 3200), including, but not limited to, Sections 129.5 and 132a.
(n) The agency or any of its departments, divisions, commissions, boards, or agencies may promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of this part.

SEC. 190.

 Section 2699.3 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

2699.3.
 (a) A civil action by an aggrieved employee pursuant to subdivision (a) or (f) of Section 2699 alleging a violation of any provision listed in Section 2699.5 shall commence only after the following requirements have been met:
(1) (A) The aggrieved employee or representative shall give written notice by online filing with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and by certified mail to the employer of the specific provisions of this code alleged to have been violated, including the facts and theories to support the alleged violation.
(B) A notice filed with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency pursuant to subparagraph (A) and any employer response to that notice shall be accompanied by a filing fee of seventy-five dollars ($75). The fees required by this subparagraph are subject to waiver in accordance with the requirements of Sections 68632 and 68633 of the Government Code.
(C) The fees paid pursuant to subparagraph (B) shall be paid into the Labor and Workforce Development Fund and used for the purposes specified in subdivision (j) of Section 2699.
(2) (A) The agency shall notify the employer and the aggrieved employee or representative by certified mail that it does not intend to investigate the alleged violation within 60 calendar days of the postmark date of the notice received pursuant to paragraph (1). Upon receipt of that notice or if no notice is provided within 65 calendar days of the postmark date of the notice given pursuant to paragraph (1), the aggrieved employee may commence a civil action pursuant to Section 2699.
(B) If the agency intends to investigate the alleged violation, it shall notify the employer and the aggrieved employee or representative by certified mail of its decision within 65 calendar days of the postmark date of the notice received pursuant to paragraph (1). Within 120 calendar days of that decision, the agency may investigate the alleged violation and issue any appropriate citation. If the agency, during the course of its investigation, determines that additional time is necessary to complete the investigation, it may extend the time by not more than 60 additional calendar days and shall issue a notice of the extension. If the agency determines that no citation will be issued, it shall notify the employer and aggrieved employee of that decision within five business days thereof by certified mail. Upon receipt of that notice or if no citation is issued by the agency within the time limits prescribed by subparagraph (A) and this subparagraph or if the agency fails to provide timely or any notification, the aggrieved employee may commence a civil action pursuant to Section 2699.
(C) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a plaintiff may as a matter of right amend an existing complaint to add a cause of action arising under this part at any time within 60 days of the time periods specified in this part.
(D) The time limits prescribed by this paragraph shall only apply if the notice required by paragraph (1) is filed with the agency on or after July 1, 2016. For notices submitted prior to July 1, 2016, the time limits in effect on the postmark date of the notice shall apply.
(b) A civil action by an aggrieved employee pursuant to subdivision (a) or (f) of Section 2699 alleging a violation of any provision of Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300) other than those listed in Section 2699.5 shall commence only after the following requirements have been met:
(1) The aggrieved employee or representative shall give notice by online filing with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and by certified mail to the employer, with a copy to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, of the specific provisions of Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300) alleged to have been violated, including the facts and theories to support the alleged violation.
(2) (A) The division shall inspect or investigate the alleged violation pursuant to the procedures specified in Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300).
(i) If the division issues a citation, the employee may not commence an action pursuant to Section 2699. The division shall notify the aggrieved employee and employer in writing within 14 calendar days of certifying that the employer has corrected the violation.
(ii) If by the end of the period for inspection or investigation provided for in Section 6317, the division fails to issue a citation and the aggrieved employee disputes that decision, the employee may challenge that decision in the superior court. In such an action, the superior court shall follow precedents of the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board. If the court finds that the division should have issued a citation and orders the division to issue a citation, then the aggrieved employee may not commence a civil action pursuant to Section 2699.
(iii) A complaint in superior court alleging a violation of Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300) other than those listed in Section 2699.5 shall include therewith a copy of the notice of violation provided to the division and employer pursuant to paragraph (1).
(iv) The superior court shall not dismiss the action for nonmaterial differences in facts or theories between those contained in the notice of violation provided to the division and employer pursuant to paragraph (1) and the complaint filed with the court.
(B) If the division fails to inspect or investigate the alleged violation as provided by Section 6309, the provisions of subdivision (c) shall apply to the determination of the alleged violation.
(3) (A) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to alter the authority of the division to permit long-term abatement periods or to enter into memoranda of understanding or joint agreements with employers in the case of long-term abatement issues.
(B) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to authorize an employee to file a notice or to commence a civil action pursuant to Section 2699 during the period that an employer has voluntarily entered into consultation with the division to ameliorate a condition in that particular worksite.
(C) An employer who has been provided notice pursuant to this section may not then enter into consultation with the division in order to avoid an action under this section.
(4) The superior court shall review and approve any proposed settlement of alleged violations of the provisions of Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300) to ensure that the settlement provisions are at least as effective as the protections or remedies provided by state and federal law or regulation for the alleged violation. The provisions of the settlement relating to health and safety laws shall be submitted to the division at the same time that they are submitted to the court. This requirement shall be construed to authorize and permit the division to comment on those settlement provisions, and the court shall grant the division’s commentary the appropriate weight.
(c) A civil action by an aggrieved employee pursuant to subdivision (a) or (f) of Section 2699 alleging a violation of any provision other than those listed in Section 2699.5 or Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300) shall commence only after the following requirements have been met:
(1) (A) The aggrieved employee or representative shall give written notice by online filing with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and by certified mail to the employer of the specific provisions of this code alleged to have been violated, including the facts and theories to support the alleged violation.
(B) A notice filed with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency pursuant to subparagraph (A) and any employer response to that notice shall be accompanied by a filing fee of seventy-five dollars ($75). The fees required by this subparagraph are subject to waiver in accordance with the requirements of Sections 68632 and 68633 of the Government Code.
(C) The fees paid pursuant to subparagraph (B) shall be paid into the Labor and Workforce Development Fund and used for the purposes specified in subdivision (j) of Section 2699.
(2) (A) The employer may cure the alleged violation within 33 calendar days of the postmark date of the notice sent by the aggrieved employee or representative. The employer shall give written notice within that period of time by certified mail to the aggrieved employee or representative and by online filing with the agency if the alleged violation is cured, including a description of actions taken, and no civil action pursuant to Section 2699 may commence. If the alleged violation is not cured within the 33-day period, the employee may commence a civil action pursuant to Section 2699.
(B) (i) Subject to the limitation in clause (ii), no employer may avail himself or herself of the notice and cure provisions of this subdivision more than three times in a 12-month period for the same violation or violations contained in the notice, regardless of the location of the worksite.
(ii) No employer may avail himself or herself of the notice and cure provisions of this subdivision with respect to alleged violations of paragraph (6) or (8) of subdivision (a) of Section 226 more than once in a 12-month period for the same violation or violations contained in the notice, regardless of the location of the worksite.
(3) If the aggrieved employee disputes that the alleged violation has been cured, the aggrieved employee or representative shall provide written notice by online filing with the agency and by certified mail to the employer, including specified grounds to support that dispute, to the employer and the agency. Within 17 calendar days of the receipt of that notice, the agency shall review the actions taken by the employer to cure the alleged violation, and provide written notice of its decision by certified mail to the aggrieved employee and the employer. The agency may grant the employer three additional business days to cure the alleged violation. If the agency determines that the alleged violation has not been cured or if the agency fails to provide timely or any notification, the employee may proceed with the civil action pursuant to Section 2699. If the agency determines that the alleged violation has been cured, but the employee still disagrees, the employee may appeal that determination to the superior court.
(d) The periods specified in this section are not counted as part of the time limited for the commencement of the civil action to recover penalties under this part.
(e) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before July 1, 2021, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 191.

 Section 2699.3 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

2699.3.
 (a) A civil action by an aggrieved employee pursuant to subdivision (a) or (f) of Section 2699 alleging a violation of any provision listed in Section 2699.5 shall commence only after the following requirements have been met:
(1) (A) The aggrieved employee or representative shall give written notice by online filing with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and by certified mail to the employer of the specific provisions of this code alleged to have been violated, including the facts and theories to support the alleged violation.
(B) A notice filed with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency pursuant to subparagraph (A) and any employer response to that notice shall be accompanied by a filing fee of seventy-five dollars ($75). The fees required by this subparagraph are subject to waiver in accordance with the requirements of Sections 68632 and 68633 of the Government Code.
(C) The fees paid pursuant to subparagraph (B) shall be paid into the Labor and Workforce Development Fund and used for the purposes specified in subdivision (j) of Section 2699.
(2) (A) The agency shall notify the employer and the aggrieved employee or representative by certified mail that it does not intend to investigate the alleged violation within 60 calendar days of the postmark date of the notice received pursuant to paragraph (1). Upon receipt of that notice or if no notice is provided within 65 calendar days of the postmark date of the notice given pursuant to paragraph (1), the aggrieved employee may commence a civil action pursuant to Section 2699.
(B) If the agency intends to investigate the alleged violation, it shall notify the employer and the aggrieved employee or representative by certified mail of its decision within 65 calendar days of the postmark date of the notice received pursuant to paragraph (1). Within 120 calendar days of that decision, the agency may investigate the alleged violation and issue any appropriate citation. If the agency determines that no citation will be issued, it shall notify the employer and aggrieved employee of that decision within five business days thereof by certified mail. Upon receipt of that notice or if no citation is issued by the agency within the time limits prescribed by subparagraph (A) and this subparagraph or if the agency fails to provide timely or any notification, the aggrieved employee may commence a civil action pursuant to Section 2699.
(C) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a plaintiff may as a matter of right amend an existing complaint to add a cause of action arising under this part at any time within 60 days of the time periods specified in this part.
(b) A civil action by an aggrieved employee pursuant to subdivision (a) or (f) of Section 2699 alleging a violation of any provision of Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300) other than those listed in Section 2699.5 shall commence only after the following requirements have been met:
(1) The aggrieved employee or representative shall give notice by online filing with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and by certified mail to the employer, with a copy to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, of the specific provisions of Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300) alleged to have been violated, including the facts and theories to support the alleged violation.
(2) (A) The division shall inspect or investigate the alleged violation pursuant to the procedures specified in Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300).
(i) If the division issues a citation, the employee may not commence an action pursuant to Section 2699. The division shall notify the aggrieved employee and employer in writing within 14 calendar days of certifying that the employer has corrected the violation.
(ii) If by the end of the period for inspection or investigation provided for in Section 6317, the division fails to issue a citation and the aggrieved employee disputes that decision, the employee may challenge that decision in the superior court. In such an action, the superior court shall follow precedents of the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board. If the court finds that the division should have issued a citation and orders the division to issue a citation, then the aggrieved employee may not commence a civil action pursuant to Section 2699.
(iii) A complaint in superior court alleging a violation of Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300) other than those listed in Section 2699.5 shall include therewith a copy of the notice of violation provided to the division and employer pursuant to paragraph (1).
(iv) The superior court shall not dismiss the action for nonmaterial differences in facts or theories between those contained in the notice of violation provided to the division and employer pursuant to paragraph (1) and the complaint filed with the court.
(B) If the division fails to inspect or investigate the alleged violation as provided by Section 6309, the provisions of subdivision (c) shall apply to the determination of the alleged violation.
(3) (A) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to alter the authority of the division to permit long-term abatement periods or to enter into memoranda of understanding or joint agreements with employers in the case of long-term abatement issues.
(B) Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to authorize an employee to file a notice or to commence a civil action pursuant to Section 2699 during the period that an employer has voluntarily entered into consultation with the division to ameliorate a condition in that particular worksite.
(C) An employer who has been provided notice pursuant to this section may not then enter into consultation with the division in order to avoid an action under this section.
(4) The superior court shall review and approve any proposed settlement of alleged violations of the provisions of Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300) to ensure that the settlement provisions are at least as effective as the protections or remedies provided by state and federal law or regulation for the alleged violation. The provisions of the settlement relating to health and safety laws shall be submitted to the division at the same time that they are submitted to the court. This requirement shall be construed to authorize and permit the division to comment on those settlement provisions, and the court shall grant the division’s commentary the appropriate weight.
(c) A civil action by an aggrieved employee pursuant to subdivision (a) or (f) of Section 2699 alleging a violation of any provision other than those listed in Section 2699.5 or Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300) shall commence only after the following requirements have been met:
(1) (A) The aggrieved employee or representative shall give written notice by online filing with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and by certified mail to the employer of the specific provisions of this code alleged to have been violated, including the facts and theories to support the alleged violation.
(B) A notice filed with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency pursuant to subparagraph (A) and any employer response to that notice shall be accompanied by a filing fee of seventy-five dollars ($75). The fees required by this subparagraph are subject to waiver in accordance with the requirements of Sections 68632 and 68633 of the Government Code.
(C) The fees paid pursuant to subparagraph (B) shall be paid into the Labor and Workforce Development Fund and used for the purposes specified in subdivision (j) of Section 2699.
(2) (A) The employer may cure the alleged violation within 33 calendar days of the postmark date of the notice sent by the aggrieved employee or representative. The employer shall give written notice within that period of time by certified mail to the aggrieved employee or representative and by online filing with the agency if the alleged violation is cured, including a description of actions taken, and no civil action pursuant to Section 2699 may commence. If the alleged violation is not cured within the 33-day period, the employee may commence a civil action pursuant to Section 2699.
(B) (i) Subject to the limitation in clause (ii), no employer may avail himself or herself of the notice and cure provisions of this subdivision more than three times in a 12-month period for the same violation or violations contained in the notice, regardless of the location of the worksite.
(ii) No employer may avail himself or herself of the notice and cure provisions of this subdivision with respect to alleged violations of paragraph (6) or (8) of subdivision (a) of Section 226 more than once in a 12-month period for the same violation or violations contained in the notice, regardless of the location of the worksite.
(3) If the aggrieved employee disputes that the alleged violation has been cured, the aggrieved employee or representative shall provide written notice by online filing with the agency and by certified mail to the employer, including specified grounds to support that dispute, to the employer and the agency. Within 17 calendar days of the receipt of that notice, the agency shall review the actions taken by the employer to cure the alleged violation, and provide written notice of its decision by certified mail to the aggrieved employee and the employer. The agency may grant the employer three additional business days to cure the alleged violation. If the agency determines that the alleged violation has not been cured or if the agency fails to provide timely or any notification, the employee may proceed with the civil action pursuant to Section 2699. If the agency determines that the alleged violation has been cured, but the employee still disagrees, the employee may appeal that determination to the superior court.
(d) The periods specified in this section are not counted as part of the time limited for the commencement of the civil action to recover penalties under this part.
(e) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 192.

 Section 4724 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

4724.
 The person or persons to whom the special death benefit is payable pursuant to Section 4722 shall file a claim therefor with the Department of General Services, which shall be processed pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 900) of Part 2 of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code.

SEC. 193.

 Section 4725 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

4725.
 The State Compensation Insurance Fund shall be the disbursing agent for payments made pursuant to this article and shall receive a fee for its services to be negotiated by the Department of General Services. Unless otherwise provided herein, payments shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this division.

SEC. 194.

 Section 4726 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

4726.
 The Department of General Services and the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation shall jointly adopt rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this article.

SEC. 195.

 Section 6507 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

6507.
 The division shall set fees to be charged for permits and registrations in amounts reasonably necessary to cover the costs involved in administering the permitting and registration programs in this chapter. All permit and registration fees collected under this chapter shall be deposited in the Occupational Safety and Health Fund.

SEC. 196.

 Section 7311.4 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7311.4.
 (a) The division shall establish fees for initial and renewal applications for certification under this chapter as a certified qualified conveyance inspector, certified qualified conveyance company, or certified competent conveyance mechanic based upon the costs to the division of administering the certification and licensing program in this chapter, including the cost of developing and administering any tests as well as any costs related to continuing education, investigation, revocation, or other associated costs. In fixing the amount of these fees, the division may include direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administering this chapter.
(b) Fees collected pursuant to this chapter are nonrefundable.

SEC. 197.

 Section 7314 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7314.
 (a) The division shall, subject to subdivision (f), fix and collect fees for the inspection of conveyances as it determines to be necessary to cover the costs to the division of administering the inspection and permitting programs in this chapter, including fees for necessary subsequent inspections to determine if applicable safety orders have been complied with and for field consultations. In fixing the amount of these fees, the division may include direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administering this chapter, including the costs related to regulatory development as required by Section 7323.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 6103 of the Government Code, the division may collect the fees authorized by subdivision (a) from the state or any county, city, district, or other political subdivision.
(c) Whenever a person owning or having the custody, management, or operation of a conveyance fails to pay the fees required under this chapter within 60 days after the date of notification, he or she shall pay, in addition to the fees required under this chapter, a penalty fee equal to 100 percent of the fee. Failure to pay fees within 60 days after the date of notification constitutes cause for the division to prohibit use of the conveyance.
(d) (1) Any fees required pursuant to this section shall, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2), be set forth in regulations that shall be adopted as emergency regulations. These emergency regulations shall not be subject to the review and approval of the Office of Administrative Law pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code). These regulations shall become effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.
(2) A suspension or reduction of fees pursuant to subdivision (f) is not required to be set forth in a regulation.
(e) For purposes of this section, the date of the invoice assessing a fee pursuant to this section shall be considered the date of notification.
(f) (1) For the 2015–16 fiscal year, the fees for the annual and biennial inspection of conveyances required by Section 7304 are suspended on a one-time basis.
(2) For the 2016–17 fiscal year, and for every fiscal year thereafter, the Director of Industrial Relations, upon concurrence of the Department of Finance, may suspend or reduce the fees for the annual and biennial inspections of conveyances required by Section 7304 on a one-time basis for that fiscal year in order to reduce the amount of moneys in the Elevator Safety Account.

SEC. 198.

 Section 7315 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7315.
 Fees shall be paid before the issuance of any permit to operate a conveyance, but a temporary permit may be issued pending receipt of fee payment. The division shall not charge an inspection fee if an inspection has been made by an inspector of an insurance company or municipality who holds a certificate as a conveyance inspector and an inspection report is filed with the division within 21 days after inspection is made. The division may charge a fee for processing and issuing the permit to operate.

SEC. 199.

 The heading of Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 7340) of Part 3 of Division 5 of the Labor Code is amended to read:
CHAPTER  4. Passenger Tramways

SEC. 200.

 Section 7340 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7340.
 As used in this chapter:
(a) “Passenger tramway” includes any method or device used primarily for the purpose of transporting persons by means of cables or ropes suspended between two or more points or structures.
(b) “Permit” means a permit issued by the division to operate a passenger tramway in any place.

SEC. 201.

 Section 7341 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7341.
 A passenger tramway shall not be operated in any place in this state unless a permit for the operation of the tramway is issued by the division, and unless the permit remains in effect and is kept posted conspicuously in the main operating terminal of the tramway.

SEC. 202.

 Section 7342 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7342.
 The operation of a passenger tramway by any person owning or having the custody, management, or operation thereof without a permit is a misdemeanor, and each day of operation without a permit is a separate offense. No prosecution shall be maintained where the issuance or renewal of a permit has been requested and remains unacted upon.

SEC. 203.

 Section 7343 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7343.
 Whenever a passenger tramway in any place is being operated without the permit herein required, and is in such condition that its use is dangerous to the life or safety of any person, the division, or any person affected thereby, may apply to the superior court of the county in which the passenger tramway is located for an injunction restraining the operation of the passenger tramway until the condition is corrected. Proof by certification of the division that a permit has not been issued, together with the affidavit of any safety engineer of the division that the operation of the passenger tramway is dangerous to the life or safety of any person, is sufficient ground, in the discretion of the court, for the immediate granting of a temporary restraining order.

SEC. 204.

 Section 7344 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7344.
 (a) The division shall cause all passenger tramways to be inspected at least two times each year.
(b) At least one of the inspections required by subdivision (a) shall take place between November 15 of each year and March 15 of the succeeding year.
(c) If a passenger tramway is found upon inspection to be in a safe condition for operation, a permit for operation for not longer than one year shall be issued by the division.

SEC. 205.

 Section 7345 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7345.
 If inspection shows a passenger tramway to be in an unsafe condition, the division may issue a preliminary order requiring repairs or alterations to be made to the passenger tramway that are necessary to render it safe, and may order the operation or use thereof discontinued until the repairs or alterations are made or the unsafe conditions are removed.

SEC. 206.

 Section 7346 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7346.
 Unless the preliminary order is complied with, a hearing before the division shall be allowed, upon request, at which the owner, operator, or other person in charge of the passenger tramway may appear and show cause why he should not comply with the order.

SEC. 207.

 Section 7347 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7347.
 If it thereafter appears to the division that the passenger tramway is unsafe and that the requirements contained in the preliminary order should be complied with, or that other things should be done to make the passenger tramway safe, the division may order or confirm the withholding of the permit and may make requirements as it determines to be proper for its repair or alteration or for the correction of the unsafe condition. The order may thereafter be reheard by the division or reviewed by the courts only in the manner specified for safety orders by Part 1 (commencing with Section 6300).

SEC. 208.

 Section 7348 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7348.
 If the operation of a passenger tramway during the making of repairs or alterations is not immediately dangerous to the safety of employees or others, the division may issue a temporary permit for the operation of the tramway for a term not to exceed 30 days during the making of repairs or alterations.

SEC. 209.

 Section 7350 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7350.
 (a) The division shall fix and collect fees for the inspection of passenger tramways as it deems necessary to cover the costs of the division in administering this chapter. In fixing the amount of these fees, the division may include direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administering this chapter. The division shall not charge an inspection fee for inspections performed by certified insurance inspectors, but may charge a fee for processing the permit when issued by the division as a result of the inspection. Notwithstanding Section 6103 of the Government Code, the division may collect the fees authorized by this section from the state or any county, city, district, or other political subdivision.
(b) Whenever a person owning or having custody, management, or operation of a passenger tramway fails to pay any fee required under this chapter within 60 days after the date of notification by the division, the division shall assess a penalty fee equal to 100 percent of the initial fee. For purposes of this section, the date of the invoice fixing the fee shall be considered the date of notification.

SEC. 210.

 Section 7351 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7351.
 Fees shall be paid before issuance of a permit to operate a passenger tramway, except that the division, at its own discretion, may issue a temporary operating permit not to exceed 30 days, pending receipt of payment of fees.

SEC. 211.

 Section 7352 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7352.
 (a) All fees collected by the division under this chapter shall be deposited into the Occupational Safety and Health Fund to support the division’s passenger tramway inspection program.
(b) On the effective date of the statute adding this subdivision, any moneys in the Elevator Safety Account that, before that date, were deposited pursuant to this section, subdivision (a) of Section 7904, or subdivision (b) of Section 7929 shall be transferred to the Occupational Safety and Health Fund, together with any assets, liabilities, revenues, expenditures, and encumbrances of that fund that are attributable to the division’s passenger tramway inspection program under this chapter, the portable amusement ride inspection program under Part 8 (commencing with Section 7900), and the Permanent Amusement Ride Safety Inspection Program (Part 8.1 (commencing with Section 7920)).

SEC. 212.

 Section 7353 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7353.
 (a) A passenger tramway shall not be constructed or altered until the plans and design information have been properly certified to the division by an engineer qualified under the Professional Engineers Act (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6700) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code).
(b) Any person who owns, has custody of, manages, or operates a passenger tramway shall notify the division prior to any major repair of the tramway.

SEC. 213.

 Section 7354 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7354.
 The division shall not issue an operating permit to operate a passenger tramway until it receives certification in writing by an engineer qualified under the Professional Engineers Act (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6700) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code) that the erection work on the tramway has been completed in accordance with the design and erection plans for the tramway.

SEC. 214.

 Section 7354.5 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7354.5.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any case in which an insurer admitted to transact insurance in this state has inspected or caused to be inspected, by a qualified, licensed professional engineer registered in California pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6700) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, any passenger tramway used as a ski lift, the division may, if it finds those inspections were made according to subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 7344, accept the inspections in lieu of any other inspections for that year, except that the initial inspection of a new ski lift or of a major alteration to an existing ski lift shall be performed by a division safety engineer. A private inspector shall, before commencing his or her duties therein, secure from the division a certificate of competency to make inspections. The division may determine the competency of any applicant for a certificate, either by examination or by other satisfactory proof of qualification.
(b) The division may rescind at any time, upon good cause being shown therefor, and after hearing, if requested, any certificate of competency issued by it to a ski lift inspector. The inspection reports made to the division shall be in a form and content as the division finds necessary for acceptance as a proper inspection made by a private inspector.

SEC. 215.

 Section 7356 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7356.
 The division shall, under the authority of Section 7355, promulgate and cause to be published safety orders directing each owner or operator of a passenger tramway to report to the division each known incident where the maintenance, operation, or use of the tramway results in injury to any person, unless the injury does not require medical service other than ordinary first aid treatment.

SEC. 216.

 Section 7357 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7357.
 The division shall establish standards for the qualification of persons engaged in the operation of passenger tramways, whether as employees or otherwise. The standards shall be consistent with the general objective of this chapter in providing for the safety of members of the public who use passenger tramways and those engaged in their operation.

SEC. 217.

 Section 7373 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7373.
 (a) A tower crane shall not be operated at any worksite unless an employer obtains a permit from the division. The division shall conduct an investigation for purposes of issuing a permit in an expeditious manner. If the division does not issue a permit within 10 days after being requested to do so by a crane employer, the crane employer may operate the crane without a permit.
(b) The division shall set fees to be charged for these permits in an amount sufficient to cover the costs of administering this article. In fixing the amount of these fees, the division may include direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administering this article.
(c) The permit for a fixed tower crane shall be valid for the period of time that the tower crane is fixed to the site.
(d) The permit for a mobile tower crane shall be valid for one calendar year.

SEC. 218.

 Section 7380 of the Labor Code is repealed.

SEC. 219.

 Section 7380 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

7380.
 (a) The division shall set fees for the examination and licensing of crane certifiers as necessary to cover the costs of administering this article. In fixing the amount of these fees, the division may include direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administering this article.
(b) All fees collected by the division under this chapter shall be deposited into the Occupational Safety and Health Fund.

SEC. 220.

 Section 7720 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7720.
 The division shall not charge an inspection fee where an inspection is made by a certified inspector if the inspection has been made and reports have been submitted within the time limits specified in this part.

SEC. 221.

 Section 7721 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7721.
 (a) The division shall fix and collect fees for the shop, field, and resale inspection of tanks and boilers and for consultations, surveys, audits, and other activities required or related to national standards concerning the design or construction of boilers or pressure vessels or for evaluating fabricator’s plant facilities when these services are requested of the division by entities desiring these services. The division shall fix and collect the fees for the inspection of pressure vessels by a division safety engineer. The division may charge an additional fee for necessary subsequent inspections to determine if applicable safety orders have been complied with.
(b) The division shall charge a fee for processing a permit.
(c) The division shall fix and collect fees for field consultations regarding pressure vessels.
(d) Whenever a person owning or having the custody, management, or operation of a pressure vessel fails to pay the fees required under this chapter within 60 days after notification, he or she shall pay, in addition to the fees required under this chapter, a penalty fee equal to 100 percent of the fee.
(e) Any fees required pursuant to this section shall be in amounts sufficient to cover the direct and indirect costs of the division for administering this part and shall be adopted as emergency regulations. These emergency regulations shall not be subject to the review and approval of the Office of Administrative Law pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act provided for in Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. These regulations shall become effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.

SEC. 222.

 Section 7722 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7722.
 (a) The fees collected under this part shall be paid into the Pressure Vessel Account, which is hereby created, to be used for the administration of the division pressure vessel safety program.
(b) The division shall establish criteria upon which fee charges are based and prepare an annual report concerning revenues obtained and expenditures appropriated for the pressure vessel safety program. The division shall file the report with the Legislative Analyst, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, and the Department of Finance.

SEC. 223.

 Section 7904 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7904.
 (a) The division shall fix and collect all fees necessary to cover the cost of administering this part. Fees shall be charged to a person or entity receiving the division’s services as provided by this part, as set out in regulations adopted pursuant to this part, including, but not limited to, approvals, determinations, permits, investigations, inspections and reinspections, certifications and recertifications, receipt and review of certificates, and reports and inspections. In fixing the amount of these fees, the division may include direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administering this part. All fees collected by the division under this section shall be deposited into the Occupational Safety and Health Fund to support the division’s portable amusement ride inspection program.
(b) Any fees required pursuant to this section shall be set forth in regulations. For the 2016–17 fiscal year, those regulations shall be adopted as emergency regulations. These emergency regulations shall not be subject to the review and approval of the Office of Administrative Law pursuant to the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act provided for in Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. These emergency regulations shall become effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.
(c) The division shall annually prepare and post on its Internet Web site a report summarizing all inspections of amusement rides and accidents occurring on amusement rides. This report may contain route location information submitted to the division by permit applicants.

SEC. 224.

 Section 7924 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7924.
 (a) On an annual basis, an owner of a permanent amusement ride shall submit to the division a certificate of compliance on a form prescribed by the division, which shall include the following:
(1) The legal name and address of the owner and his or her representative, if any, and the primary place of business of the owner.
(2) A description of, the name of the manufacturer of, and, if given by the manufacturer, the serial number and model number of, the permanent amusement ride.
(3) A written declaration, executed by a qualified safety inspector, stating that, within the preceding 12-month period, the permanent amusement ride was inspected by the qualified safety inspector and that the permanent amusement ride is in material conformance with this section and all applicable rules and regulations adopted by the division and standards board.
(b) The owner of multiple permanent amusement rides at a single site may submit a single certificate of compliance that provides the information required by subdivision (a) for each permanent amusement ride at that site.
(c) A certificate of compliance shall not be required until one year following the promulgation of any rules or regulations by the division governing the submission of the certificates.
(d) A person shall not operate a permanent amusement ride that was inspected by a qualified safety inspector or division inspector and found to be unsafe unless all necessary repairs or modifications, or both, to the ride have been completed and certified as completed by a qualified safety inspector.
(e) For the purposes of satisfying this section, a qualified safety inspector shall meet the requirements in subdivision (c) of Section 7921 and shall be certified by the division. A qualified safety inspector shall be recertified every two years following his or her initial certification. A qualified safety inspector may be an in-house, full-time safety inspector of the owner of the permanent amusement ride, an employee or agent of the insurance underwriter or insurance broker of the permanent amusement ride, an employee or agent of the manufacturer of the amusement ride, or an independent consultant or contractor.
(f) The owner of a permanent amusement ride shall maintain all of the records necessary to demonstrate that the requirements of this section have been met, including, but not limited to, employee training records, maintenance, repair, and inspection records for each permanent amusement ride, and records of accidents of which the operator has knowledge, that resulted from the failure, malfunction, or operation of a permanent amusement ride and that required medical service other than ordinary first aid, and shall make those records available to a division inspector upon request. The owner shall make those records available for inspection by the division during normal business hours at the owner’s permanent place of business. The owner or representative of the owner may be present when the division inspects the records. The division shall conduct an inspection of the operation of each ride at the permanent amusement park in conjunction with an inspection of records conducted pursuant to this subdivision, except that the division is not required to conduct an operational inspection of a ride pursuant to this subdivision if a qualified safety inspector employed by the division has already inspected the operation of that ride in connection with the execution of the current annual certificate of compliance pursuant to subdivision (a).
(g) Upon receipt of a certificate of compliance, the division shall notify the owner of the permanent amusement ride or rides for which a certificate is submitted whether the certificate meets all the requirements of this section, and if not, what requirements must still be met.
(h) The division shall, in addition to the annual inspection performed by the division pursuant to subdivision (f), inspect the records for a permanent amusement ride or the ride, or both, under either of the following circumstances:
(1) The division finds that the certificate of compliance submitted pursuant to this section for the ride is fraudulent.
(2) The division determines, pursuant to regulations it has adopted, that a permanent amusement ride has a disproportionately high incidence of accidents required to be reported pursuant to Section 7925.
(i) The division shall conduct its inspections with the least disruption to the normal operation of the permanent park.

SEC. 225.

 Section 7929 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7929.
 (a) The division shall fix and collect all fees necessary to cover the cost to the division of administering this part. Fees shall be charged to a person or entity receiving the division’s services as provided by this part, as set out in regulations adopted pursuant to this part, including, but not limited to, approvals, determinations, certifications and recertifications, receipt and review of certificates, and inspections. In fixing the amount of these fees, the division may include direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administering this part. Notwithstanding Section 6103 of the Government Code, the division may collect these fees from the state or any county, city, district, or other political subdivision.
(b) All fees collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the Occupational Safety and Health Fund to support the Permanent Amusement Ride Safety Inspection Program.
(c) Whenever a person owning or having custody, management, or operation of a permanent amusement ride fails to pay any fee required under this part within 60 days after the date of notification by the division, the division shall assess a penalty equal to 100 percent of the initial fee. For purposes of this section, the date of the invoice fixing the fee shall be considered the date of notification.

SEC. 226.

 Section 7991 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

7991.
 (a) To obtain a license under Section 7990, and to renew that license, a person shall pass an oral and written examination given by the division. The division shall offer the examination in Spanish, or any other language, when requested by the applicant. The division shall administer an examination orally when requested by an applicant who cannot write. Licenses shall be renewable every five years.
(b) The division shall set a nonrefundable fee for processing applications for licenses required by Section 7990 and a fee for administering examinations under this section. In fixing the amount of these fees, the division may include direct costs and a reasonable percentage attributable to the indirect costs of the division for administering this chapter. Those fees shall be deposited into the Occupational Safety and Health Fund.

SEC. 227.

 Section 8001 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

8001.
 The division shall charge a fee sufficient to cover the direct and indirect costs of the division to administer the examination and certification of gas testers and safety representatives for tunnels and mines. Renewals shall be made every five years.

SEC. 228.

 Section 8002 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

8002.
 All fees from applications shall be nonrefundable. Those fees shall be deposited into the Occupational Safety and Health Fund.

SEC. 229.

 Section 9021.6 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

9021.6.
 (a) The division shall charge a fee to each asbestos consultant and site surveillance technician who applies for certification pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 9021.5 and Article 11 (commencing with Section 7180) of Chapter 9 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code. The fee shall be sufficient to cover the direct and indirect costs to the division for administering the certification process, including preparation and administration of the examination. The fees collected shall be deposited in the Occupational Safety and Health Fund. Establishment of any fee pursuant to this section shall be accomplished through the regulatory process required by subdivision (b) of Section 9021.5.
(b) On the effective date of the measure adding this subdivision, any moneys in the Asbestos Training and Consultant Certification Fund and any assets, liabilities, revenues, expenditures, and encumbrances of that fund shall be transferred to the Occupational Safety and Health Fund.

SEC. 230.

 Section 9021.7 of the Labor Code is repealed.

SEC. 231.

 Section 9021.9 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

9021.9.
 (a) The division shall establish an advisory committee to develop and recommend by September 30, 1994, for action by the standards board in accordance with Section 142.3, specific requirements for hands-on, task-specific training programs for all craft employees who may be exposed to asbestos-containing construction materials and all employees and supervisors involved in operations pertaining to asbestos cement pipe, as specified in subdivision (c) of Section 6501.8. The training programs shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:
(1) The physical characteristics and health hazards of asbestos.
(2) The types of asbestos cement pipe or asbestos-containing construction materials an employee may encounter in his or her specific work assignments.
(3) Safe practices and procedures for minimizing asbestos exposures from operations involving asbestos cement pipe or asbestos-containing construction materials.
(4) A review of general industry and construction safety orders relating to asbestos exposure.
(5) Hands-on instruction using pipe or other construction materials and the tools and equipment employees will use in the workplace.
(b) The division shall approve training entities to conduct task-specific training programs that include the requirements prescribed by the standards board pursuant to this section for employees and supervisors involved in operations pertaining to asbestos cement pipe or asbestos-containing construction materials.
(c) The division shall charge a fee to each asbestos training entity approved by the division pursuant to subdivision (b). The fee shall be sufficient to cover the division’s direct and indirect costs for administering the approval process provided for in subdivision (b). The fees collected shall be deposited in the Occupational Safety and Health Fund. Establishment of any fee pursuant to this section shall be accomplished through the regulatory process required by subdivision (b) of Section 9021.5.

SEC. 232.

 Section 422.92 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

422.92.
 (a) Every state and local law enforcement agency in this state shall make available a brochure on hate crimes to victims of these crimes and the public.
(b) The Department of Fair Employment and Housing shall provide existing brochures, making revisions as needed, to local law enforcement agencies upon request for reproduction and distribution to victims of hate crimes and other interested parties. In carrying out these responsibilities, the department shall consult the Fair Employment and Housing Council, the Department of Justice, and the California Victim Compensation Board.

SEC. 233.

 Section 600.2 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

600.2.
 (a) It is a crime for any person to permit any dog which is owned, harbored, or controlled by him or her to cause injury to or the death of any guide, signal, or service dog, as defined by Section 54.1 of the Civil Code, while the guide, signal, or service dog is in discharge of its duties.
(b) A violation of this section is an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250) if the injury or death to any guide, signal, or service dog is caused by the person’s failure to exercise ordinary care in the control of his or her dog.
(c) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor if the injury or death to any guide, signal, or service dog is caused by the person’s reckless disregard in the exercise of control over his or her dog, under circumstances that constitute such a departure from the conduct of a reasonable person as to be incompatible with a proper regard for the safety and life of any guide, signal, or service dog. A violation of this subdivision shall be punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by a fine of not less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both. The court shall consider the costs ordered pursuant to subdivision (d) when determining the amount of any fines.
(d) In any case in which a defendant is convicted of a violation of this section, the defendant shall be ordered to make restitution to the person with a disability who has custody or ownership of the guide, signal, or service dog for any veterinary bills and replacement costs of the dog if it is disabled or killed, or other reasonable costs deemed appropriate by the court. The costs ordered pursuant to this subdivision shall be paid prior to any fines. The person with the disability may apply for compensation by the California Victim Compensation Board pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 13950) of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, in an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

SEC. 234.

 Section 600.5 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

600.5.
 (a) Any person who intentionally causes injury to or the death of any guide, signal, or service dog, as defined by Section 54.1 of the Civil Code, while the dog is in discharge of its duties, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both a fine and imprisonment. The court shall consider the costs ordered pursuant to subdivision (b) when determining the amount of any fines.
(b) In any case in which a defendant is convicted of a violation of this section, the defendant shall be ordered to make restitution to the person with a disability who has custody or ownership of the dog for any veterinary bills and replacement costs of the dog if it is disabled or killed, or other reasonable costs deemed appropriate by the court. The costs ordered pursuant to this subdivision shall be paid prior to any fines. The person with the disability may apply for compensation by the California Victim Compensation Board pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 13950) of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, in an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

SEC. 235.

 Section 851.8 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

851.8.
 (a) In any case where a person has been arrested and no accusatory pleading has been filed, the person arrested may petition the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the offense to destroy its records of the arrest. A copy of the petition shall be served upon the prosecuting attorney of the county or city having jurisdiction over the offense. The law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the offense, upon a determination that the person arrested is factually innocent, shall, with the concurrence of the prosecuting attorney, seal its arrest records, and the petition for relief under this section for three years from the date of the arrest and thereafter destroy its arrest records and the petition. The law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the offense shall notify the Department of Justice, and any law enforcement agency that arrested the petitioner or participated in the arrest of the petitioner for an offense for which the petitioner has been found factually innocent under this subdivision, of the sealing of the arrest records and the reason therefor. The Department of Justice and any law enforcement agency so notified shall forthwith seal their records of the arrest and the notice of sealing for three years from the date of the arrest, and thereafter destroy their records of the arrest and the notice of sealing. The law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the offense and the Department of Justice shall request the destruction of any records of the arrest which they have given to any local, state, or federal agency or to any other person or entity. Each agency, person, or entity within the State of California receiving the request shall destroy its records of the arrest and the request, unless otherwise provided in this section.
(b) If, after receipt by both the law enforcement agency and the prosecuting attorney of a petition for relief under subdivision (a), the law enforcement agency and prosecuting attorney do not respond to the petition by accepting or denying the petition within 60 days after the running of the relevant statute of limitations or within 60 days after receipt of the petition in cases where the statute of limitations has previously lapsed, then the petition shall be deemed to be denied. In any case where the petition of an arrestee to the law enforcement agency to have an arrest record destroyed is denied, petition may be made to the superior court that would have had territorial jurisdiction over the matter. A copy of the petition shall be served on the law enforcement agency and the prosecuting attorney of the county or city having jurisdiction over the offense at least 10 days prior to the hearing thereon. The prosecuting attorney and the law enforcement agency through the district attorney may present evidence to the court at the hearing. Notwithstanding Section 1538.5 or 1539, any judicial determination of factual innocence made pursuant to this section may be heard and determined upon declarations, affidavits, police reports, or any other evidence submitted by the parties which is material, relevant, and reliable. A finding of factual innocence and an order for the sealing and destruction of records pursuant to this section shall not be made unless the court finds that no reasonable cause exists to believe that the arrestee committed the offense for which the arrest was made. In any court hearing to determine the factual innocence of a party, the initial burden of proof shall rest with the petitioner to show that no reasonable cause exists to believe that the arrestee committed the offense for which the arrest was made. If the court finds that this showing of no reasonable cause has been made by the petitioner, then the burden of proof shall shift to the respondent to show that a reasonable cause exists to believe that the petitioner committed the offense for which the arrest was made. If the court finds the arrestee to be factually innocent of the charges for which the arrest was made, then the court shall order the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the offense, the Department of Justice, and any law enforcement agency which arrested the petitioner or participated in the arrest of the petitioner for an offense for which the petitioner has been found factually innocent under this section to seal their records of the arrest and the court order to seal and destroy the records, for three years from the date of the arrest and thereafter to destroy their records of the arrest and the court order to seal and destroy those records. The court shall also order the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the offense and the Department of Justice to request the destruction of any records of the arrest which they have given to any local, state, or federal agency, person or entity. Each state or local agency, person or entity within the State of California receiving such a request shall destroy its records of the arrest and the request to destroy the records, unless otherwise provided in this section. The court shall give to the petitioner a copy of any court order concerning the destruction of the arrest records.
(c) In any case where a person has been arrested, and an accusatory pleading has been filed, but where no conviction has occurred, the defendant may, at any time after dismissal of the action, petition the court that dismissed the action for a finding that the defendant is factually innocent of the charges for which the arrest was made. A copy of the petition shall be served on the prosecuting attorney of the county or city in which the accusatory pleading was filed at least 10 days prior to the hearing on the petitioner’s factual innocence. The prosecuting attorney may present evidence to the court at the hearing. The hearing shall be conducted as provided in subdivision (b). If the court finds the petitioner to be factually innocent of the charges for which the arrest was made, then the court shall grant the relief as provided in subdivision (b).
(d) In any case where a person has been arrested and an accusatory pleading has been filed, but where no conviction has occurred, the court may, with the concurrence of the prosecuting attorney, grant the relief provided in subdivision (b) at the time of the dismissal of the accusatory pleading.
(e) Whenever any person is acquitted of a charge and it appears to the judge presiding at the trial at which the acquittal occurred that the defendant was factually innocent of the charge, the judge may grant the relief provided in subdivision (b).
(f) In any case where a person who has been arrested is granted relief pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b), the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the offense or court shall issue a written declaration to the arrestee stating that it is the determination of the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the offense or court that the arrestee is factually innocent of the charges for which the person was arrested and that the arrestee is thereby exonerated. Thereafter, the arrest shall be deemed not to have occurred and the person may answer accordingly any question relating to its occurrence.
(g) The Department of Justice shall furnish forms to be utilized by persons applying for the destruction of their arrest records and for the written declaration that one person was found factually innocent under subdivisions (a) and (b).
(h) Documentation of arrest records destroyed pursuant to subdivision (a), (b), (c), (d), or (e) that are contained in investigative police reports shall bear the notation “Exonerated” whenever reference is made to the arrestee. The arrestee shall be notified in writing by the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the offense of the sealing and destruction of the arrest records pursuant to this section.
(i) (1) Any finding that an arrestee is factually innocent pursuant to subdivision (a), (b), (c), (d), or (e) shall not be admissible as evidence in any action.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a finding that an arrestee is factually innocent pursuant to subdivisions (a) to (e), inclusive, shall be admissible as evidence at a hearing before the California Victim Compensation Board.
(j) Destruction of records of arrest pursuant to subdivision (a), (b), (c), (d), or (e) shall be accomplished by permanent obliteration of all entries or notations upon the records pertaining to the arrest, and the record shall be prepared again so that it appears that the arrest never occurred. However, where (1) the only entries on the record pertain to the arrest and (2) the record can be destroyed without necessarily affecting the destruction of other records, then the document constituting the record shall be physically destroyed.
(k) No records shall be destroyed pursuant to subdivision (a), (b), (c), (d), or (e) if the arrestee or a codefendant has filed a civil action against the peace officers or law enforcement jurisdiction which made the arrest or instituted the prosecution and if the agency which is the custodian of the records has received a certified copy of the complaint in the civil action, until the civil action has been resolved. Any records sealed pursuant to this section by the court in the civil actions, upon a showing of good cause, may be opened and submitted into evidence. The records shall be confidential and shall be available for inspection only by the court, jury, parties, counsel for the parties, and any other person authorized by the court. Immediately following the final resolution of the civil action, records subject to subdivision (a), (b), (c), (d), or (e) shall be sealed and destroyed pursuant to subdivision (a), (b), (c), (d), or (e).
(l) For arrests occurring on or after January 1, 1981, and for accusatory pleadings filed on or after January 1, 1981, petitions for relief under this section may be filed up to two years from the date of the arrest or filing of the accusatory pleading, whichever is later. Until January 1, 1983, petitioners can file for relief under this section for arrests which occurred or accusatory pleadings which were filed up to five years prior to the effective date of the statute. Any time restrictions on filing for relief under this section may be waived upon a showing of good cause by the petitioner and in the absence of prejudice.
(m) Any relief which is available to a petitioner under this section for an arrest shall also be available for an arrest which has been deemed to be or described as a detention under Section 849.5 or 851.6.
(n) This section shall not apply to any offense which is classified as an infraction.
(o) (1) This section shall be repealed on the effective date of a final judgment based on a claim under the California or United States Constitution holding that evidence that is relevant, reliable, and material may not be considered for purposes of a judicial determination of factual innocence under this section. For purposes of this subdivision, a judgment by the appellate division of a superior court is a final judgment if it is published and if it is not reviewed on appeal by a court of appeal. A judgment of a court of appeal is a final judgment if it is published and if it is not reviewed by the California Supreme Court.
(2) Any decision referred to in this subdivision shall be stayed pending appeal.
(3) If not otherwise appealed by a party to the action, any decision referred to in this subdivision which is a judgment by the appellate division of the superior court shall be appealed by the Attorney General.
(p) A judgment of the court under subdivision (b), (c), (d), or (e) is subject to the following appeal path:
(1) In a felony case, appeal is to the court of appeal.
(2) In a misdemeanor case, or in a case in which no accusatory pleading was filed, appeal is to the appellate division of the superior court.

SEC. 236.

 Section 851.865 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

851.865.
 (a) If a person has secured a declaration of factual innocence from the court pursuant to Section 851.8 or 851.86, the finding shall be sufficient grounds for payment of compensation for a claim made pursuant to Section 4900. Upon application by the person, the California Victim Compensation Board shall, without a hearing, recommend to the Legislature that an appropriation be made and the claim paid pursuant to Section 4904.
(b) If the declaration of factual innocence is granted pursuant to a stipulation of the prosecutor, the duty of the board to, without a hearing, recommend to the Legislature payment of the claim, shall apply.

SEC. 237.

 Section 987.9 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

987.9.
 (a) In the trial of a capital case or a case under subdivision (a) of Section 190.05, the indigent defendant, through the defendant’s counsel, may request the court for funds for the specific payment of investigators, experts, and others for the preparation or presentation of the defense. The application for funds shall be by affidavit and shall specify that the funds are reasonably necessary for the preparation or presentation of the defense. The fact that an application has been made shall be confidential and the contents of the application shall be confidential. Upon receipt of an application, a judge of the court, other than the trial judge presiding over the case in question, shall rule on the reasonableness of the request and shall disburse an appropriate amount of money to the defendant’s attorney. The ruling on the reasonableness of the request shall be made at an in camera hearing. In making the ruling, the court shall be guided by the need to provide a complete and full defense for the defendant.
(b) (1) The Controller shall not reimburse any county for costs that exceed Department of General Services’ standards for travel and per diem expenses. The Controller may reimburse extraordinary costs in unusual cases if the county provides sufficient documentation of the need for those expenditures.
(2) At the termination of the proceedings, the attorney shall furnish to the court a complete accounting of all moneys received and disbursed pursuant to this section.
(c) The Controller shall adopt regulations pursuant to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, controlling reimbursements under this section. The regulations shall consider compensation for investigators, expert witnesses, and other expenses that may or may not be reimbursable pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the Controller shall follow any regulations adopted until final approval by the Office of Administrative Law.
(d) The confidentiality provided in this section shall not preclude any court from providing the Attorney General with access to documents protected by this section when the defendant raises an issue on appeal or collateral review where the recorded portion of the record, created pursuant to this section, relates to the issue raised. When the defendant raises that issue, the funding records, or relevant portions thereof, shall be provided to the Attorney General at the Attorney General’s request. In this case, the documents shall remain under seal and their use shall be limited solely to the pending proceeding.

SEC. 238.

 Section 1191.15 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

1191.15.
 (a) The court may permit the victim of any crime, his or her parent or guardian if the victim is a minor, or the next of kin of the victim if the victim has died, to file with the court a written, audiotaped, or videotaped statement, or statement stored on a CD-ROM, DVD, or any other recording medium acceptable to the court, expressing his or her views concerning the crime, the person responsible, and the need for restitution, in lieu of or in addition to the person personally appearing at the time of judgment and sentence. The court shall consider the statement filed with the court prior to imposing judgment and sentence.
Whenever an audio or video statement or statement stored on a CD-ROM, DVD, or other medium is filed with the court, a written transcript of the statement shall also be provided by the person filing the statement, and shall be made available as a public record of the court after the judgment and sentence have been imposed.
(b) Whenever a written, audio, or video statement or statement stored on a CD-ROM, DVD, or other medium is filed with the court, it shall remain sealed until the time set for imposition of judgment and sentence except that the court, the probation officer, and counsel for the parties may view and listen to the statement not more than two court days prior to the date set for imposition of judgment and sentence.
(c) A person or a court shall not permit any person to duplicate, copy, or reproduce by audio or visual means a statement submitted to the court under the provisions of this section.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the prosecutor from representing to the court the views of the victim, his or her parent or guardian, the next of kin, or the California Victim Compensation Board.
(e) In the event the court permits an audio or video statement or statement stored on a CD-ROM, DVD, or other medium to be filed, the court shall not be responsible for providing any equipment or resources needed to assist the victim in preparing the statement.

SEC. 239.

 Section 1191.2 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

1191.2.
 In providing notice to the victim pursuant to Section 1191.1, the probation officer shall also provide the victim with information concerning the victim’s right to civil recovery against the defendant, the requirement that the court order restitution for the victim, the victim’s right to receive a copy of the restitution order from the court and to enforce the restitution order as a civil judgment, the victim’s responsibility to furnish the probation department, district attorney, and court with information relevant to his or her losses, and the victim’s opportunity to be compensated from the Restitution Fund if eligible under Article 1 (commencing with Section 13959) of Chapter 5 of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. This information shall be in the form of written material prepared by the Judicial Council in consultation with the California Victim Compensation Board, shall include the relevant sections of the Penal Code, and shall be provided to each victim for whom the probation officer has a current mailing address.

SEC. 240.

 Section 1202.4 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

1202.4.
 (a) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that a victim of crime who incurs an economic loss as a result of the commission of a crime shall receive restitution directly from a defendant convicted of that crime.
(2) Upon a person being convicted of a crime in the State of California, the court shall order the defendant to pay a fine in the form of a penalty assessment in accordance with Section 1464.
(3) The court, in addition to any other penalty provided or imposed under the law, shall order the defendant to pay both of the following:
(A) A restitution fine in accordance with subdivision (b).
(B) Restitution to the victim or victims, if any, in accordance with subdivision (f), which shall be enforceable as if the order were a civil judgment.
(b) In every case where a person is convicted of a crime, the court shall impose a separate and additional restitution fine, unless it finds compelling and extraordinary reasons for not doing so and states those reasons on the record.
(1) The restitution fine shall be set at the discretion of the court and commensurate with the seriousness of the offense. If the person is convicted of a felony, the fine shall not be less than two hundred forty dollars ($240) starting on January 1, 2012, two hundred eighty dollars ($280) starting on January 1, 2013, and three hundred dollars ($300) starting on January 1, 2014, and not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000). If the person is convicted of a misdemeanor, the fine shall not be less than one hundred twenty dollars ($120) starting on January 1, 2012, one hundred forty dollars ($140) starting on January 1, 2013, and one hundred fifty dollars ($150) starting on January 1, 2014, and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).
(2) In setting a felony restitution fine, the court may determine the amount of the fine as the product of the minimum fine pursuant to paragraph (1) multiplied by the number of years of imprisonment the defendant is ordered to serve, multiplied by the number of felony counts of which the defendant is convicted.
(c) The court shall impose the restitution fine unless it finds compelling and extraordinary reasons for not doing so and states those reasons on the record. A defendant’s inability to pay shall not be considered a compelling and extraordinary reason not to impose a restitution fine. Inability to pay may be considered only in increasing the amount of the restitution fine in excess of the minimum fine pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b). The court may specify that funds confiscated at the time of the defendant’s arrest, except for funds confiscated pursuant to Section 11469 of the Health and Safety Code, be applied to the restitution fine if the funds are not exempt for spousal or child support or subject to any other legal exemption.
(d) In setting the amount of the fine pursuant to subdivision (b) in excess of the minimum fine pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b), the court shall consider any relevant factors, including, but not limited to, the defendant’s inability to pay, the seriousness and gravity of the offense and the circumstances of its commission, any economic gain derived by the defendant as a result of the crime, the extent to which any other person suffered losses as a result of the crime, and the number of victims involved in the crime. Those losses may include pecuniary losses to the victim or his or her dependents as well as intangible losses, such as psychological harm caused by the crime. Consideration of a defendant’s inability to pay may include his or her future earning capacity. A defendant shall bear the burden of demonstrating his or her inability to pay. Express findings by the court as to the factors bearing on the amount of the fine shall not be required. A separate hearing for the fine shall not be required.
(e) The restitution fine shall not be subject to penalty assessments authorized in Section 1464 or Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 76000) of Title 8 of the Government Code, or the state surcharge authorized in Section 1465.7, and shall be deposited in the Restitution Fund in the State Treasury.
(f) Except as provided in subdivisions (q) and (r), in every case in which a victim has suffered economic loss as a result of the defendant’s conduct, the court shall require that the defendant make restitution to the victim or victims in an amount established by court order, based on the amount of loss claimed by the victim or victims or any other showing to the court. If the amount of loss cannot be ascertained at the time of sentencing, the restitution order shall include a provision that the amount shall be determined at the direction of the court. The court shall order full restitution unless it finds compelling and extraordinary reasons for not doing so and states them on the record. The court may specify that funds confiscated at the time of the defendant’s arrest, except for funds confiscated pursuant to Section 11469 of the Health and Safety Code, be applied to the restitution order if the funds are not exempt for spousal or child support or subject to any other legal exemption.
(1) The defendant has the right to a hearing before a judge to dispute the determination of the amount of restitution. The court may modify the amount, on its own motion or on the motion of the district attorney, the victim or victims, or the defendant. If a motion is made for modification of a restitution order, the victim shall be notified of that motion at least 10 days prior to the proceeding held to decide the motion. A victim at a restitution hearing or modification hearing described in this paragraph may testify by live, two-way audio and video transmission, if testimony by live, two-way audio and video transmission is available at the court.
(2) Determination of the amount of restitution ordered pursuant to this subdivision shall not be affected by the indemnification or subrogation rights of a third party. Restitution ordered pursuant to this subdivision shall be ordered to be deposited to the Restitution Fund to the extent that the victim, as defined in subdivision (k), has received assistance from the California Victim Compensation Board pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 13950) of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(3) To the extent possible, the restitution order shall be prepared by the sentencing court, shall identify each victim and each loss to which it pertains, and shall be of a dollar amount that is sufficient to fully reimburse the victim or victims for every determined economic loss incurred as the result of the defendant’s criminal conduct, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(A) Full or partial payment for the value of stolen or damaged property. The value of stolen or damaged property shall be the replacement cost of like property, or the actual cost of repairing the property when repair is possible.
(B) Medical expenses.
(C) Mental health counseling expenses.
(D) Wages or profits lost due to injury incurred by the victim, and if the victim is a minor, wages or profits lost by the minor’s parent, parents, guardian, or guardians, while caring for the injured minor. Lost wages shall include commission income as well as base wages. Commission income shall be established by evidence of commission income during the 12-month period prior to the date of the crime for which restitution is being ordered, unless good cause for a shorter time period is shown.
(E) Wages or profits lost by the victim, and if the victim is a minor, wages or profits lost by the minor’s parent, parents, guardian, or guardians, due to time spent as a witness or in assisting the police or prosecution. Lost wages shall include commission income as well as base wages. Commission income shall be established by evidence of commission income during the 12-month period prior to the date of the crime for which restitution is being ordered, unless good cause for a shorter time period is shown.
(F) Noneconomic losses, including, but not limited to, psychological harm, for felony violations of Section 288.
(G) Interest, at the rate of 10 percent per annum, that accrues as of the date of sentencing or loss, as determined by the court.
(H) Actual and reasonable attorney’s fees and other costs of collection accrued by a private entity on behalf of the victim.
(I) Expenses incurred by an adult victim in relocating away from the defendant, including, but not limited to, deposits for utilities and telephone service, deposits for rental housing, temporary lodging and food expenses, clothing, and personal items. Expenses incurred pursuant to this section shall be verified by law enforcement to be necessary for the personal safety of the victim or by a mental health treatment provider to be necessary for the emotional well-being of the victim.
(J) Expenses to install or increase residential security incurred related to a violent felony, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 667.5, including, but not limited to, a home security device or system, or replacing or increasing the number of locks.
(K) Expenses to retrofit a residence or vehicle, or both, to make the residence accessible to or the vehicle operational by the victim, if the victim is permanently disabled, whether the disability is partial or total, as a direct result of the crime.
(L) Expenses for a period of time reasonably necessary to make the victim whole, for the costs to monitor the credit report of, and for the costs to repair the credit of, a victim of identity theft, as defined in Section 530.5.
(4) (A) If, as a result of the defendant’s conduct, the Restitution Fund has provided assistance to or on behalf of a victim or derivative victim pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 13950) of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the amount of assistance provided shall be presumed to be a direct result of the defendant’s criminal conduct and shall be included in the amount of the restitution ordered.
(B) The amount of assistance provided by the Restitution Fund shall be established by copies of bills submitted to the California Victim Compensation Board reflecting the amount paid by the board and whether the services for which payment was made were for medical or dental expenses, funeral or burial expenses, mental health counseling, wage or support losses, or rehabilitation. Certified copies of these bills provided by the board and redacted to protect the privacy and safety of the victim or any legal privilege, together with a statement made under penalty of perjury by the custodian of records that those bills were submitted to and were paid by the board, shall be sufficient to meet this requirement.
(C) If the defendant offers evidence to rebut the presumption established by this paragraph, the court may release additional information contained in the records of the board to the defendant only after reviewing that information in camera and finding that the information is necessary for the defendant to dispute the amount of the restitution order.
(5) Except as provided in paragraph (6), in any case in which an order may be entered pursuant to this subdivision, the defendant shall prepare and file a disclosure identifying all assets, income, and liabilities in which the defendant held or controlled a present or future interest as of the date of the defendant’s arrest for the crime for which restitution may be ordered. The financial disclosure statements shall be made available to the victim and the board pursuant to Section 1214. The disclosure shall be signed by the defendant upon a form approved or adopted by the Judicial Council for the purpose of facilitating the disclosure. A defendant who willfully states as true a material matter that he or she knows to be false on the disclosure required by this subdivision is guilty of a misdemeanor, unless this conduct is punishable as perjury or another provision of law provides for a greater penalty.
(6) A defendant who fails to file the financial disclosure required in paragraph (5), but who has filed a financial affidavit or financial information pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 987, shall be deemed to have waived the confidentiality of that affidavit or financial information as to a victim in whose favor the order of restitution is entered pursuant to subdivision (f). The affidavit or information shall serve in lieu of the financial disclosure required in paragraph (5), and paragraphs (7) to (10), inclusive, shall not apply.
(7) Except as provided in paragraph (6), the defendant shall file the disclosure with the clerk of the court no later than the date set for the defendant’s sentencing, unless otherwise directed by the court. The disclosure may be inspected or copied as provided by subdivision (b), (c), or (d) of Section 1203.05.
(8) In its discretion, the court may relieve the defendant of the duty under paragraph (7) of filing with the clerk by requiring that the defendant’s disclosure be submitted as an attachment to, and be available to, those authorized to receive the following:
(A) A report submitted pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 1203 or subdivision (g) of Section 1203.
(B) A stipulation submitted pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 1203.
(C) A report by the probation officer, or information submitted by the defendant applying for a conditional sentence pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 1203.
(9) The court may consider a defendant’s unreasonable failure to make a complete disclosure pursuant to paragraph (5) as any of the following:
(A) A circumstance in aggravation of the crime in imposing a term under subdivision (b) of Section 1170.
(B) A factor indicating that the interests of justice would not be served by admitting the defendant to probation under Section 1203.
(C) A factor indicating that the interests of justice would not be served by conditionally sentencing the defendant under Section 1203.
(D) A factor indicating that the interests of justice would not be served by imposing less than the maximum fine and sentence fixed by law for the case.
(10) A defendant’s failure or refusal to make the required disclosure pursuant to paragraph (5) shall not delay entry of an order of restitution or pronouncement of sentence. In appropriate cases, the court may do any of the following:
(A) Require the defendant to be examined by the district attorney pursuant to subdivision (h).
(B) If sentencing the defendant under Section 1170, provide that the victim shall receive a copy of the portion of the probation report filed pursuant to Section 1203.10 concerning the defendant’s employment, occupation, finances, and liabilities.
(C) If sentencing the defendant under Section 1203, set a date and place for submission of the disclosure required by paragraph (5) as a condition of probation or suspended sentence.
(11) If a defendant has any remaining unpaid balance on a restitution order or fine 120 days prior to his or her scheduled release from probation or 120 days prior to his or her completion of a conditional sentence, the defendant shall prepare and file a new and updated financial disclosure identifying all assets, income, and liabilities in which the defendant holds or controls or has held or controlled a present or future interest during the defendant’s period of probation or conditional sentence. The financial disclosure shall be made available to the victim and the board pursuant to Section 1214. The disclosure shall be signed and prepared by the defendant on the same form as described in paragraph (5). A defendant who willfully states as true a material matter that he or she knows to be false on the disclosure required by this subdivision is guilty of a misdemeanor, unless this conduct is punishable as perjury or another provision of law provides for a greater penalty. The financial disclosure required by this paragraph shall be filed with the clerk of the court no later than 90 days prior to the defendant’s scheduled release from probation or completion of the defendant’s conditional sentence.
(12) In cases where an employer is convicted of a crime against an employee, a payment to the employee or the employee’s dependent that is made by the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier shall not be used to offset the amount of the restitution order unless the court finds that the defendant substantially met the obligation to pay premiums for that insurance coverage.
(g) The court shall order full restitution unless it finds compelling and extraordinary reasons for not doing so and states those reasons on the record. A defendant’s inability to pay shall not be considered a compelling and extraordinary reason not to impose a restitution order, nor shall inability to pay be a consideration in determining the amount of a restitution order.
(h) The district attorney may request an order of examination pursuant to the procedures specified in Article 2 (commencing with Section 708.110) of Chapter 6 of Division 2 of Title 9 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure, in order to determine the defendant’s financial assets for purposes of collecting on the restitution order.
(i) A restitution order imposed pursuant to subdivision (f) shall be enforceable as if the order were a civil judgment.
(j) The making of a restitution order pursuant to subdivision (f) shall not affect the right of a victim to recovery from the Restitution Fund as otherwise provided by law, except to the extent that restitution is actually collected pursuant to the order. Restitution collected pursuant to this subdivision shall be credited to any other judgments for the same losses obtained against the defendant arising out of the crime for which the defendant was convicted.
(k) For purposes of this section, “victim” shall include all of the following:
(1) The immediate surviving family of the actual victim.
(2) A corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity when that entity is a direct victim of a crime.
(3) A person who has sustained economic loss as the result of a crime and who satisfies any of the following conditions:
(A) At the time of the crime was the parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, child, or grandchild of the victim.
(B) At the time of the crime was living in the household of the victim.
(C) At the time of the crime was a person who had previously lived in the household of the victim for a period of not less than two years in a relationship substantially similar to a relationship listed in subparagraph (A).
(D) Is another family member of the victim, including, but not limited to, the victim’s fiancé or fiancée, and who witnessed the crime.
(E) Is the primary caretaker of a minor victim.
(4) A person who is eligible to receive assistance from the Restitution Fund pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 13950) of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(5) A governmental entity that is responsible for repairing, replacing, or restoring public or privately owned property that has been defaced with graffiti or other inscribed material, as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 594, and that has sustained an economic loss as the result of a violation of Section 594, 594.3, 594.4, 640.5, 640.6, or 640.7.
(l) At its discretion, the board of supervisors of a county may impose a fee to cover the actual administrative cost of collecting the restitution fine, not to exceed 10 percent of the amount ordered to be paid, to be added to the restitution fine and included in the order of the court, the proceeds of which shall be deposited in the general fund of the county.
(m) In every case in which the defendant is granted probation, the court shall make the payment of restitution fines and orders imposed pursuant to this section a condition of probation. Any portion of a restitution order that remains unsatisfied after a defendant is no longer on probation shall continue to be enforceable by a victim pursuant to Section 1214 until the obligation is satisfied.
(n) If the court finds and states on the record compelling and extraordinary reasons why a restitution fine or full restitution order should not be required, the court shall order, as a condition of probation, that the defendant perform specified community service, unless it finds and states on the record compelling and extraordinary reasons not to require community service in addition to the finding that restitution should not be required. Upon revocation of probation, the court shall impose restitution pursuant to this section.
(o) The provisions of Section 13963 of the Government Code shall apply to restitution imposed pursuant to this section.
(p) The court clerk shall notify the California Victim Compensation Board within 90 days of an order of restitution being imposed if the defendant is ordered to pay restitution to the board due to the victim receiving compensation from the Restitution Fund. Notification shall be accomplished by mailing a copy of the court order to the board, which may be done periodically by bulk mail or email.
(q) Upon conviction for a violation of Section 236.1, the court shall, in addition to any other penalty or restitution, order the defendant to pay restitution to the victim in a case in which a victim has suffered economic loss as a result of the defendant’s conduct. The court shall require that the defendant make restitution to the victim or victims in an amount established by court order, based on the amount of loss claimed by the victim or victims or another showing to the court. In determining restitution pursuant to this section, the court shall base its order upon the greater of the following: the gross value of the victim’s labor or services based upon the comparable value of similar services in the labor market in which the offense occurred, or the value of the victim’s labor as guaranteed under California law, or the actual income derived by the defendant from the victim’s labor or services or any other appropriate means to provide reparations to the victim.
(r) (1) In addition to any other penalty or fine, the court shall order a person who has been convicted of a violation of Section 350, 653h, 653s, 653u, 653w, or 653aa that involves a recording or audiovisual work to make restitution to an owner or lawful producer, or trade association acting on behalf of the owner or lawful producer, of a phonograph record, disc, wire, tape, film, or other device or article from which sounds or visual images are derived that suffered economic loss resulting from the violation. The order of restitution shall be based on the aggregate wholesale value of lawfully manufactured and authorized devices or articles from which sounds or visual images are devised corresponding to the number of nonconforming devices or articles involved in the offense, unless a higher value can be proved in the case of (A) an unreleased audio work, or (B) an audiovisual work that, at the time of unauthorized distribution, has not been made available in copies for sale to the general public in the United States on a digital versatile disc. For purposes of this subdivision, possession of nonconforming devices or articles intended for sale constitutes actual economic loss to an owner or lawful producer in the form of displaced legitimate wholesale purchases. The order of restitution shall also include reasonable costs incurred as a result of an investigation of the violation undertaken by the owner, lawful producer, or trade association acting on behalf of the owner or lawful producer. “Aggregate wholesale value” means the average wholesale value of lawfully manufactured and authorized sound or audiovisual recordings. Proof of the specific wholesale value of each nonconforming device or article is not required.
(2) As used in this subdivision, “audiovisual work” and “recording” shall have the same meaning as in Section 653w.

SEC. 241.

 Section 1202.41 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

1202.41.
 (a) (1) Notwithstanding Section 977 or any other law, if a defendant is currently incarcerated in a state prison with two-way audiovideo communication capability, the Department of Corrections, at the request of the California Victim Compensation Board, may collaborate with a court in any county to arrange for a hearing to impose or amend a restitution order, if the victim has received assistance pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 13959) of Chapter 5 of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to be conducted by two-way electronic audiovideo communication between the defendant and the courtroom in lieu of the defendant’s physical presence in the courtroom, provided the county has agreed to make the necessary equipment available.
(2) Nothing in this subdivision shall be interpreted to eliminate the authority of the court to issue an order requiring the defendant to be physically present in the courtroom in those cases where the court finds circumstances that require the physical presence of the defendant in the courtroom.
(3) In lieu of the physical presence of the defendant’s counsel at the institution with the defendant, the court and the Department of Corrections shall establish a confidential telephone and facsimile transmission line between the court and the institution for communication between the defendant’s counsel in court and the defendant at the institution. In this case, counsel for the defendant shall not be required to be physically present at the institution during the hearing via electronic audiovideo communication. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit the physical presence of the defense counsel with the defendant at the state prison.
(b) If an inmate who is not incarcerated in a state prison with two-way audiovideo communication capability or ward does not waive his or her right to attend a restitution hearing for the amendment of a restitution order, the California Victim Compensation Board shall determine if the cost of holding the hearing is justified. If the board determines that the cost of holding the hearing is not justified, the amendment of the restitution order affecting that inmate or ward shall not be pursued at that time.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit an individual or district attorney’s office from independently pursuing the imposition or amendment of a restitution order that may result in a hearing, regardless of whether the victim has received assistance pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 13959) of Chapter 5 of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

SEC. 242.

 Section 1214 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

1214.
 (a) If the judgment is for a fine, including a restitution fine ordered pursuant to Section 1202.4, 1202.44, or 1202.45, or Section 1203.04 as operative on or before August 2, 1995, or Section 13967 of the Government Code, as operative on or before September 28, 1994, with or without imprisonment, or a diversion restitution fee ordered pursuant to Section 1001.90, the judgment may be enforced in the manner provided for the enforcement of money judgments generally. Any portion of a restitution fine or restitution fee that remains unsatisfied after a defendant is no longer on probation, parole, postrelease community supervision pursuant to Section 3451, or mandatory supervision pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (h) of Section 1170, after a term in custody pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or after completing diversion is enforceable by the California Victim Compensation Board pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding any other provision of law prohibiting disclosure, the state, as defined in Section 900.6 of the Government Code, a local public entity, as defined in Section 900.4 of the Government Code, or any other entity, may provide the California Victim Compensation Board any and all information to assist in the collection of unpaid portions of a restitution fine for terminated probation or parole cases, or of a restitution fee for completed diversion cases. For purposes of the preceding sentence, “state, as defined in Section 900.6 of the Government Code,” and “any other entity” shall not include the Franchise Tax Board. A local collection program may continue to collect restitution fines and restitution orders once a defendant is no longer on probation, postrelease community supervision, or mandatory supervision or after a term in custody pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (h) of Section 1170.
(b) In any case in which a defendant is ordered to pay restitution, the order to pay restitution (1) is deemed a money judgment if the defendant was informed of his or her right to have a judicial determination of the amount and was provided with a hearing, waived a hearing, or stipulated to the amount of the restitution ordered, and (2) shall be fully enforceable by a victim as if the restitution order were a civil judgment, and enforceable in the same manner as is provided for the enforcement of any other money judgment. Upon the victim’s request, the court shall provide the victim in whose favor the order of restitution is entered with a certified copy of that order and a copy of the defendant’s disclosure pursuant to paragraph (5) of subdivision (f) of Section 1202.4, affidavit or information pursuant to paragraph (6) of subdivision (f) of Section 1202.4, or report pursuant to paragraph (8) of subdivision (f) of Section 1202.4. The court also shall provide this information to the district attorney upon request in connection with an investigation or prosecution involving perjury or the veracity of the information contained within the defendant’s financial disclosure. In addition, upon request, the court shall provide the California Victim Compensation Board with a certified copy of any order imposing a restitution fine or order and a copy of the defendant’s disclosure pursuant to paragraph (5) of subdivision (f) of Section 1202.4, affidavit or information pursuant to paragraph (6) of subdivision (f) of Section 1202.4, or report pursuant to paragraph (8) of subdivision (f) of Section 1202.4. A victim shall have access to all resources available under the law to enforce the restitution order, including, but not limited to, access to the defendant’s financial records, use of wage garnishment and lien procedures, information regarding the defendant’s assets, and the ability to apply for restitution from any fund established for the purpose of compensating victims in civil cases. Any portion of a restitution order that remains unsatisfied after a defendant is no longer on probation, parole, postrelease community supervision under Section 3451, or mandatory supervision imposed pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (h) of Section 1170 or after a term in custody pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (h) of Section 1170 is enforceable by the victim pursuant to this section. Victims and the California Victim Compensation Board shall inform the court whenever an order to pay restitution is satisfied. A local collection program may continue to enforce victim restitution orders once a defendant is no longer on probation, postrelease community supervision, or mandatory supervision or after completion of a term in custody pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (h) of Section 1170.
(c) A defendant who owes a restitution fine, a restitution order, or any portion thereof, and who is released from the custody of a county jail facility after a term in custody pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (h) of Section 1170 shall have a continuing obligation to pay the restitution fine or restitution order in full.
(d) Except as provided in subdivision (d), and notwithstanding the amount in controversy limitation of Section 85 of the Code of Civil Procedure, a restitution order or restitution fine that was imposed pursuant to Section 1202.4 in any of the following cases may be enforced in the same manner as a money judgment in a limited civil case:
(1) In a misdemeanor case.
(2) In a case involving violation of a city or town ordinance.
(3) In a noncapital criminal case where the court has received a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.
(e) Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 683.010) of Division 1 of Title 9 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall not apply to any of the following:
(1) A judgment for court-ordered fines, forfeitures, penalties, fees, or assessments.
(2) A restitution fine or restitution order imposed pursuant to Section 1202.4, 1202.44, or 1202.45, or Section 1203.04, as operative on or before August 2, 1995, or Section 13967 of the Government Code, as operative on or before September 28, 1994.
(3) A diversion restitution fee ordered pursuant to Section 1001.90.

SEC. 243.

 Section 1463.02 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

1463.02.
 (a) On or before June 30, 2011, the Judicial Council shall establish a task force to evaluate criminal and traffic-related court-ordered debts imposed against adult and juvenile offenders. The task force shall be comprised of the following members:
(1) Two members appointed by the California State Association of Counties.
(2) Two members appointed by the League of California Cities.
(3) Two court executives, two judges, and two Administrative Office of the Courts employees appointed by the Judicial Council.
(4) One member appointed by the Controller.
(5) One member appointed by the Franchise Tax Board.
(6) One member appointed by the California Victim Compensation Board.
(7) One member appointed by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(8) One member appointed by the Department of Finance.
(9) One member appointed by each house of the Legislature.
(10) A county public defender and a city attorney appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
(11) A defense attorney in private practice and a district attorney appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
(b) The Judicial Council shall designate a chairperson for the task force. The task force shall, among other duties, do all of the following:
(1) Identify all criminal and traffic-related court-ordered fees, fines, forfeitures, penalties, and assessments imposed under law.
(2) Identify the distribution of revenue derived from those debts and the expenditures made by those entities that benefit from the revenues.
(3) Consult with state and local entities that would be affected by a simplification and consolidation of criminal and traffic-related court-ordered debts.
(4) Evaluate and make recommendations to the Judicial Council and the Legislature for consolidating and simplifying the imposition of criminal and traffic-related court-ordered debts and the distribution of the revenue derived from those debts with the goal of improving the process for those entities that benefit from the revenues, and recommendations, if any, for adjustment to the court-ordered debts.
(c) The task force also shall document recent annual revenues from the various penalty assessments and surcharges and, to the extent feasible, evaluate the extent to which the amount of each penalty assessment and surcharge impacts total annual revenues, imposition of criminal sentences, and the actual amounts assessed.
(d) The task force also shall evaluate and make recommendations to the Judicial Council and the Legislature on or before June 30, 2011, regarding the priority in which court-ordered debts should be satisfied and the use of comprehensive collection programs authorized pursuant to Section 1463.007, including associated cost-recovery practices.

SEC. 244.

 Section 1485.5 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

1485.5.
 (a) If the district attorney or Attorney General stipulates to or does not contest the factual allegations underlying one or more of the grounds for granting a writ of habeas corpus or a motion to vacate a judgment, the facts underlying the basis for the court’s ruling or order shall be binding on the Attorney General, the factfinder, and the California Victim Compensation Board.
(b) The district attorney shall provide notice to the Attorney General prior to entering into a stipulation of facts that will be the basis for the granting of a writ of habeas corpus or a motion to vacate a judgment.
(c) The express factual findings made by the court, including credibility determinations, in considering a petition for habeas corpus, a motion to vacate judgment pursuant to Section 1473.6, or an application for a certificate of factual innocence, shall be binding on the Attorney General, the factfinder, and the California Victim Compensation Board.
(d) For the purposes of this section, “express factual findings” are findings established as the basis for the court’s ruling or order.
(e) For purposes of this section, “court” is defined as a state or federal court.

SEC. 245.

 Section 1485.55 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

1485.55.
 (a) In a contested proceeding, if the court grants a writ of habeas corpus concerning a person who is unlawfully imprisoned or restrained, or when, pursuant to Section 1473.6, the court vacates a judgment on the basis of new evidence concerning a person who is no longer unlawfully imprisoned or restrained, and if the court finds that new evidence on the petition points unerringly to innocence, that finding shall be binding on the California Victim Compensation Board for a claim presented to the board, and upon application by the person, the board shall, without a hearing, recommend to the Legislature that an appropriation be made and the claim paid pursuant to Section 4904.
(b) If the court grants a writ of habeas corpus concerning a person who is unlawfully imprisoned or restrained on any ground other than new evidence that points unerringly to innocence or actual innocence, the petitioner may move for a finding of innocence by a preponderance of the evidence that the crime with which he or she was charged was either not committed at all or, if committed, was not committed by him or her.
(c) If the court vacates a judgment pursuant to Section 1473.6, on any ground other than new evidence that points unerringly to innocence or actual innocence, the petitioner may move for a finding of innocence by a preponderance of the evidence that the crime with which he or she was charged was either not committed at all or, if committed, was not committed by him or her.
(d) If the court makes a finding that the petitioner has proven his or her innocence by a preponderance of the evidence pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c), the board shall, without a hearing, recommend to the Legislature that an appropriation be made and the claim paid pursuant to Section 4904.
(e) No presumption shall exist in any other proceeding for failure to make a motion or obtain a favorable ruling pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c).
(f) If a federal court, after granting a writ of habeas corpus, pursuant to a nonstatutory motion or request, finds a petitioner innocent by no less than a preponderance of the evidence that the crime with which he or she was charged was either not committed at all or, if committed, was not committed by him or her, the board shall, without a hearing, recommend to the Legislature that an appropriation be made and the claim paid pursuant to Section 4904.
(g) For the purposes of this section, “new evidence” means evidence that was not available or known at the time of trial that completely undermines the prosecution case and points unerringly to innocence.

SEC. 246.

 Section 1557 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

1557.
 (a) This section shall apply when this state or a city, county, or city and county employs a person to travel to a foreign jurisdiction outside this state for the express purpose of returning a fugitive from justice to this state when the Governor of this state, in the exercise of the authority conferred by Section 2 of Article IV of the United States Constitution, or by the laws of this state, has demanded the surrender of the fugitive from the executive authority of any state of the United States, or of any foreign government.
(b) Upon the approval of the Governor, the Controller shall audit and pay out of the State Treasury as provided in subdivision (c) or (d) the accounts of the person employed to bring back the fugitive, including any money paid by that person for all of the following:
(1) Money paid to the authorities of a sister state for statutory fees in connection with the detention and surrender of the fugitive.
(2) Money paid to the authorities of the sister state for the subsistence of the fugitive while detained by the sister state without payment of which the authorities of the sister state refuse to surrender the fugitive.
(3) Where it is necessary to present witnesses or evidence in the sister state, without which the sister state would not surrender the fugitive, the cost of producing the witnesses or evidence in the sister state.
(4) Where the appearance of witnesses has been authorized in advance by the Governor, who may authorize the appearance in unusual cases where the interests of justice would be served, the cost of producing witnesses to appear in the sister state on behalf of the fugitive in opposition to his or her extradition.
(c) No amount shall be paid out of the State Treasury to a city, county, or city and county except as follows:
(1) When a warrant has been issued by any magistrate after the filing of a complaint or the finding of an indictment and its presentation to the court and filing by the clerk, and the person named therein as defendant is a fugitive from justice who has been found and arrested in any state of the United States or in any foreign government, the county auditor shall draw his or her warrant and the county treasurer shall pay to the person designated to return the fugitive, the amount of expenses estimated by the district attorney to be incurred in the return of the fugitive.
(2) If the person designated to return the fugitive is a city officer, the city officer authorized to draw warrants on the city treasury shall draw his or her warrant and the city treasurer shall pay to that person the amount of expenses estimated by the district attorney to be incurred in the return of the fugitive.
(3) The person designated to return the fugitive shall make no disbursements from any funds advanced without a receipt being obtained therefor showing the amount, the purpose for which the sum is expended, the place, the date, and to whom paid.
(4) A receipt obtained pursuant to paragraph (3) shall be filed by the person designated to return the fugitive with the county auditor or appropriate city officer or the Controller, as the case may be, together with an affidavit by the person that the expenditures represented by the receipts were necessarily made in the performance of duty, and when the advance has been made by the county or city treasurer to the person designated to return the fugitive, and has thereafter been audited by the Controller, the payment thereof shall be made by the State Treasurer to the county or city treasury that has advanced the funds.
(5) In every case where the expenses of the person employed to bring back the fugitive as provided in this section, are less than the amount advanced on the recommendation of the district attorney, the person employed to bring back the fugitive shall return to the county or city treasurer, as appropriate, the difference in amount between the aggregate amount of receipts so filed by him or her, as herein employed, and the amount advanced to the person upon the recommendation of the district attorney.
(6) When no advance has been made to the person designated to return the fugitive, the sums expended by him or her, when audited by the Controller, shall be paid by the State Treasurer to the person so designated.
(7) Any payments made out of the State Treasury pursuant to this section shall be made from appropriations for the fiscal year in which those payments are made.
(d) Payments to state agencies will be made in accord with the rules of the Department of General Services. No city, county, or other jurisdiction may file, and the state may not reimburse, a claim pursuant to this section that is presented to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or to any other agency or department of the state more than six months after the close of the month in which the costs were incurred.

SEC. 247.

 Section 2085.5 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

2085.5.
 (a) In any case in which a prisoner owes a restitution fine imposed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 13967 of the Government Code, as operative prior to September 29, 1994, subdivision (b) of Section 730.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or subdivision (b) of Section 1202.4, the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall deduct a minimum of 20 percent or the balance owing on the fine amount, whichever is less, up to a maximum of 50 percent from the wages and trust account deposits of a prisoner, unless prohibited by federal law, and shall transfer that amount to the California Victim Compensation Board for deposit in the Restitution Fund in the State Treasury. The amount deducted shall be credited against the amount owing on the fine. The sentencing court shall be provided a record of the payments.
(b) (1) When a prisoner is punished by imprisonment in a county jail pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, in any case in which a prisoner owes a restitution fine imposed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 13967 of the Government Code, as operative prior to September 29, 1994, subdivision (b) of Section 730.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or subdivision (b) of Section 1202.4, the agency designated by the board of supervisors in the county where the prisoner is incarcerated is authorized to deduct a minimum of 20 percent or the balance owing on the fine amount, whichever is less, up to a maximum of 50 percent from the county jail equivalent of wages and trust account deposits of a prisoner, unless prohibited by federal law, and shall transfer that amount to the California Victim Compensation Board for deposit in the Restitution Fund in the State Treasury. The amount deducted shall be credited against the amount owing on the fine. The sentencing court shall be provided a record of the payments.
(2) If the board of supervisors designates the county sheriff as the collecting agency, the board of supervisors shall first obtain the concurrence of the county sheriff.
(c) In any case in which a prisoner owes a restitution order imposed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 13967 of the Government Code, as operative prior to September 29, 1994, subdivision (h) of Section 730.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or subdivision (f) of Section 1202.4, the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall deduct a minimum of 20 percent or the balance owing on the order amount, whichever is less, up to a maximum of 50 percent from the wages and trust account deposits of a prisoner, unless prohibited by federal law. The secretary shall transfer that amount to the California Victim Compensation Board for direct payment to the victim, or payment shall be made to the Restitution Fund to the extent that the victim has received assistance pursuant to that program. The sentencing court shall be provided a record of the payments made to victims and of the payments deposited to the Restitution Fund pursuant to this subdivision.
(d) When a prisoner is punished by imprisonment in a county jail pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, in any case in which a prisoner owes a restitution order imposed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 13967 of the Government Code, as operative prior to September 29, 1994, subdivision (h) of Section 730.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or subdivision (b) of Section 1202.4, the agency designated by the board of supervisors in the county where the prisoner is incarcerated is authorized to deduct a minimum of 20 percent or the balance owing on the order amount, whichever is less, up to a maximum of 50 percent from the county jail equivalent of wages and trust account deposits of a prisoner, unless prohibited by federal law. The agency shall transfer that amount to the California Victim Compensation Board for direct payment to the victim, or payment shall be made to the Restitution Fund to the extent that the victim has received assistance pursuant to that program, or may pay the victim directly. The sentencing court shall be provided a record of the payments made to the victims and of the payments deposited to the Restitution Fund pursuant to this subdivision.
(e) The secretary shall deduct and retain from the wages and trust account deposits of a prisoner, unless prohibited by federal law, an administrative fee that totals 10 percent of any amount transferred to the California Victim Compensation Board pursuant to subdivision (a) or (c). The secretary shall deduct and retain from any prisoner settlement or trial award, an administrative fee that totals 5 percent of any amount paid from the settlement or award to satisfy an outstanding restitution order or fine pursuant to subdivision (n), unless prohibited by federal law. The secretary shall deposit the administrative fee moneys in a special deposit account for reimbursing administrative and support costs of the restitution program of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The secretary, at his or her discretion, may retain any excess funds in the special deposit account for future reimbursement of the department’s administrative and support costs for the restitution program or may transfer all or part of the excess funds for deposit in the Restitution Fund.
(f) When a prisoner is punished by imprisonment in a county jail pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, the agency designated by the board of supervisors in the county where the prisoner is incarcerated is authorized to deduct and retain from the county jail equivalent of wages and trust account deposits of a prisoner, unless prohibited by federal law, an administrative fee that totals 10 percent of any amount transferred to the California Victim Compensation Board pursuant to subdivision (b) or (d). The agency is authorized to deduct and retain from a prisoner settlement or trial award an administrative fee that totals 5 percent of any amount paid from the settlement or award to satisfy an outstanding restitution order or fine pursuant to subdivision (n), unless prohibited by federal law. Upon release from custody pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, the agency is authorized to charge a fee to cover the actual administrative cost of collection, not to exceed 10 percent of the total amount collected. The agency shall deposit the administrative fee moneys in a special deposit account for reimbursing administrative and support costs of the restitution program of the agency. The agency is authorized to retain any excess funds in the special deposit account for future reimbursement of the agency’s administrative and support costs for the restitution program or may transfer all or part of the excess funds for deposit in the Restitution Fund.
(g) In any case in which a parolee owes a restitution fine imposed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 13967 of the Government Code, as operative prior to September 29, 1994, subdivision (b) of Section 730.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or subdivision (b) of Section 1202.4, the secretary, or, when a prisoner is punished by imprisonment in a county jail pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, the agency designated by the board of supervisors in the county where the prisoner is incarcerated, may collect from the parolee or, pursuant to Section 2085.6, from a person previously imprisoned in county jail any moneys owing on the restitution fine amount, unless prohibited by federal law. The secretary or the agency shall transfer that amount to the California Victim Compensation Board for deposit in the Restitution Fund in the State Treasury. The amount deducted shall be credited against the amount owing on the fine. The sentencing court shall be provided a record of the payments.
(h) In any case in which a parolee owes a direct order of restitution, imposed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 13967 of the Government Code, as operative prior to September 29, 1994, subdivision (h) of Section 730.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 1202.4, the secretary, or, when a prisoner is punished by imprisonment in a county jail pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, the agency designated by the board of supervisors in the county where the prisoner is incarcerated or a local collection program, may collect from the parolee or, pursuant to Section 2085.6, from a person previously imprisoned in county jail any moneys owing, unless prohibited by federal law. The secretary or the agency shall transfer that amount to the California Victim Compensation Board for direct payment to the victim, or payment shall be made to the Restitution Fund to the extent that the victim has received assistance pursuant to that program, or the agency may pay the victim directly. The sentencing court shall be provided a record of the payments made by the offender pursuant to this subdivision.
(i) The secretary, or, when a prisoner is punished by imprisonment in a county jail pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, the agency designated by the board of supervisors in the county where the prisoner is incarcerated, may deduct and retain from moneys collected from parolees or persons previously imprisoned in county jail an administrative fee that totals 10 percent of any amount transferred to the California Victim Compensation Board pursuant to subdivision (g) or (h), unless prohibited by federal law. The secretary shall deduct and retain from any settlement or trial award of a parolee an administrative fee that totals 5 percent of an amount paid from the settlement or award to satisfy an outstanding restitution order or fine pursuant to subdivision (n), unless prohibited by federal law. The agency is authorized to deduct and retain from any settlement or trial award of a person previously imprisoned in county jail an administrative fee that totals 5 percent of any amount paid from the settlement or award to satisfy an outstanding restitution order or fine pursuant to subdivision (n). The secretary or the agency shall deposit the administrative fee moneys in a special deposit account for reimbursing administrative and support costs of the restitution program of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or the agency, as applicable. The secretary, at his or her discretion, or the agency may retain any excess funds in the special deposit account for future reimbursement of the department’s or agency’s administrative and support costs for the restitution program or may transfer all or part of the excess funds for deposit in the Restitution Fund.
(j) When a prisoner has both a restitution fine and a restitution order from the sentencing court, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall collect the restitution order first pursuant to subdivision (c).
(k) When a prisoner is punished by imprisonment in a county jail pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 and that prisoner has both a restitution fine and a restitution order from the sentencing court, if the agency designated by the board of supervisors in the county where the prisoner is incarcerated collects the fine and order, the agency shall collect the restitution order first pursuant to subdivision (d).
(l) When a parolee has both a restitution fine and a restitution order from the sentencing court, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or, when the prisoner is punished by imprisonment in a county jail pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, the agency designated by the board of supervisors in the county where the prisoner is incarcerated, may collect the restitution order first, pursuant to subdivision (h).
(m) If an inmate is housed at an institution that requires food to be purchased from the institution canteen for unsupervised overnight visits, and if the money for the purchase of this food is received from funds other than the inmate’s wages, that money shall be exempt from restitution deductions. This exemption shall apply to the actual amount spent on food for the visit up to a maximum of fifty dollars ($50) for visits that include the inmate and one visitor, seventy dollars ($70) for visits that include the inmate and two or three visitors, and eighty dollars ($80) for visits that include the inmate and four or more visitors.
(n) Compensatory or punitive damages awarded by trial or settlement to any inmate, parolee, person placed on postrelease community supervision pursuant to Section 3451, or defendant on mandatory supervision imposed pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (h) of Section 1170, in connection with a civil action brought against a federal, state, or local jail, prison, or correctional facility, or any official or agent thereof, shall be paid directly, after payment of reasonable attorney’s fees and litigation costs approved by the court, to satisfy any outstanding restitution orders or restitution fines against that person. The balance of the award shall be forwarded to the payee after full payment of all outstanding restitution orders and restitution fines, subject to subdivisions (e) and (i). The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall make all reasonable efforts to notify the victims of the crime for which that person was convicted concerning the pending payment of any compensatory or punitive damages. For any prisoner punished by imprisonment in a county jail pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, the agency is authorized to make all reasonable efforts to notify the victims of the crime for which that person was convicted concerning the pending payment of any compensatory or punitive damages.
(o) (1) Amounts transferred to the California Victim Compensation Board for payment of direct orders of restitution shall be paid to the victim within 60 days from the date the restitution revenues are received by the California Victim Compensation Board. If the restitution payment to a victim is less than twenty-five dollars ($25), then payment need not be forwarded to that victim until the payment reaches twenty-five dollars ($25) or when the victim requests payment of the lesser amount.
(2) If a victim cannot be located, the restitution revenues received by the California Victim Compensation Board on behalf of the victim shall be held in trust in the Restitution Fund until the end of the state fiscal year subsequent to the state fiscal year in which the funds were deposited or until the time that the victim has provided current address information, whichever occurs sooner. Amounts remaining in trust at the end of the specified period of time shall revert to the Restitution Fund.
(3) (A) A victim failing to provide a current address within the period of time specified in paragraph (2) may provide documentation to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, which shall verify that moneys were collected on behalf of the victim. Upon receipt of that verified information from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the California Victim Compensation Board shall transmit the restitution revenues to the victim in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (c) or (h).
(B) A victim failing to provide a current address within the period of time specified in paragraph (2) may provide documentation to the agency designated by the board of supervisors in the county where the prisoner punished by imprisonment in a county jail pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 is incarcerated, which may verify that moneys were collected on behalf of the victim. Upon receipt of that verified information from the agency, the California Victim Compensation Board shall transmit the restitution revenues to the victim in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (d) or (h).

SEC. 248.

 Section 2085.6 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

2085.6.
 (a) When a prisoner who owes a restitution fine, or any portion thereof, is subsequently released from the custody of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or a county jail facility, and is subject to postrelease community supervision under Section 3451 or mandatory supervision under subdivision (h) of Section 1170, he or she shall have a continuing obligation to pay the restitution fine in full. The restitution fine obligation and any portion left unsatisfied upon placement in postrelease community supervision or mandatory supervision is enforceable and may be collected, in a manner to be established by the county board of supervisors, by the department or county agency designated by the board of supervisors in the county where the prisoner is released. If a county elects to collect restitution fines, the department or county agency designated by the county board of supervisors shall transfer the amount collected to the California Victim Compensation Board for deposit in the Restitution Fund in the State Treasury.
(b) When a prisoner who owes payment for a restitution order, or any portion thereof, is released from the custody of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or a county jail facility, and is subject to postrelease community supervision under Section 3451 or mandatory supervision under subdivision (h) of Section 1170, he or she shall have a continuing obligation to pay the restitution order in full. The restitution order obligation and any portion left unsatisfied upon placement in postrelease community supervision or mandatory supervision is enforceable and may be collected, in a manner to be established by the county board of supervisors, by the agency designated by the county board of supervisors in the county where the prisoner is released. If the county elects to collect the restitution order, the agency designated by the county board of supervisors for collection shall transfer the collected amount to the California Victim Compensation for deposit in the Restitution Fund in the State Treasury or may pay the victim directly. The sentencing court shall be provided a record of payments made to the victim and of the payments deposited into the Restitution Fund.
(c) Any portion of a restitution order or restitution fine that remains unsatisfied after an individual is released from postrelease community supervision or mandatory supervision shall continue to be enforceable by a victim pursuant to Section 1214 until the obligation is satisfied.
(d) At its discretion, a county board of supervisors may impose a fee upon the individual subject to postrelease community supervision or mandatory supervision to cover the actual administrative cost of collecting the restitution fine and the restitution order, not to exceed 10 percent of the amount collected, the proceeds of which shall be deposited into the general fund of the county.
(e) If a county elects to collect both a restitution fine and a restitution order, the amount owed on the restitution order shall be collected before the restitution fine.
(f) If a county elects to collect restitution fines and restitution orders pursuant to this section, the county shall coordinate efforts with the Franchise Tax Board pursuant to Section 19280 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(g) Pursuant to Section 1214, the county agency selected by a county board of supervisors to collect restitution fines and restitution orders may collect restitution fines and restitution orders after an individual is no longer on postrelease community supervision or mandatory supervision or after a term in custody pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (h) of Section 1170.
(h) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) “Restitution fine” means a fine imposed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 13967 of the Government Code, as operative prior to September 29, 1994, subdivision (b) of Section 730.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or subdivision (b) of Section 1202.4.
(2) “Restitution order” means an order for restitution to the victim of a crime imposed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 13967 of the Government Code, as operative prior to September 29, 1994, subdivision (h) of Section 730.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or subdivision (f) of Section 1202.4.

SEC. 249.

 Section 2786 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

2786.
 All money received pursuant to this article in the Inmate Welfare Fund of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is hereby appropriated for educational, recreational, and other purposes described in Section 5006 at the various prison camps established under this article and shall be expended by the secretary upon warrants drawn upon the State Treasury by the Controller after approval of the claims by the Department of General Services. It is the intent of the Legislature that moneys in this fund only be expended on services other than those that the department is required to provide to inmates.

SEC. 250.

 Section 4900 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

4900.
 Any person who, having been convicted of any crime against the state amounting to a felony and imprisoned in the state prison or incarcerated in county jail pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for that conviction, is granted a pardon by the Governor for the reason that the crime with which he or she was charged was either not committed at all or, if committed, was not committed by him or her, or who, being innocent of the crime with which he or she was charged for either of the foregoing reasons, shall have served the term or any part thereof for which he or she was imprisoned in state prison or incarcerated in county jail, may, under the conditions provided under this chapter, present a claim against the state to the California Victim Compensation Board for the pecuniary injury sustained by him or her through the erroneous conviction and imprisonment or incarceration.

SEC. 251.

 Section 4901 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

4901.
 (a) A claim under Section 4900, accompanied by a statement of the facts constituting the claim, verified in the manner provided for the verification of complaints in civil actions, is required to be presented by the claimant to the California Victim Compensation Board within a period of two years after judgment of acquittal or after pardon granted, or after release from custody, and no claim not so presented shall be considered by the California Victim Compensation Board.
(b) For purposes of subdivision (a), “release from custody” means release from imprisonment from state prison or from incarceration in county jail when there is no subsequent parole jurisdiction exercised by the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation or postrelease jurisdiction under a community corrections program, or when there is a parole period or postrelease period subject to jurisdiction of a community corrections program, when that period ends.
(c) A person may not file a claim under Section 4900 until 60 days have passed since the date of reversal of conviction or granting of the writ, or while the case is pending upon an initial refiling, or until a complaint or information has been dismissed a single time.

SEC. 252.

 Section 4902 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

4902.
 (a) If the provisions of Section 851.865 or 1485.55 apply in any claim, the California Victim Compensation Board shall, within 30 days of the presentation of the claim, calculate the compensation for the claimant pursuant to Section 4904 and recommend to the Legislature payment of that sum. As to any claim to which Section 851.865 or 1485.55 does not apply, the Attorney General shall respond to the claim within 60 days or request an extension of time, upon a showing of good cause.
(b) Upon receipt of a response from the Attorney General, the board shall fix a time and place for the hearing of the claim, and shall mail notice thereof to the claimant and to the Attorney General at least 15 days prior to the time fixed for the hearing. The board shall use reasonable diligence in setting the date for the hearing and shall attempt to set the date for the hearing at the earliest date convenient for the parties and the board.
(c) If the time period for response elapses without a request for extension or a response from the Attorney General pursuant to subdivision (a), the board shall fix a time and place for the hearing of the claim, mail notice thereof to the claimant at least 15 days prior to the time fixed for the hearing, and make a recommendation based on the claimant’s verified claim and any evidence presented by him or her.

SEC. 253.

 Section 4904 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

4904.
 If the evidence shows that the crime with which the claimant was charged was either not committed at all, or, if committed, was not committed by the claimant, and that the claimant has sustained injury through his or her erroneous conviction and imprisonment, the California Victim Compensation Board shall report the facts of the case and its conclusions to the next Legislature, with a recommendation that the Legislature make an appropriation for the purpose of indemnifying the claimant for the injury. The amount of the appropriation recommended shall be a sum equivalent to one hundred forty dollars ($140) per day of incarceration served, and shall include any time spent in custody, including in a county jail, that is considered to be part of the term of incarceration. That appropriation shall not be treated as gross income to the recipient under the Revenue and Taxation Code.

SEC. 254.

 Section 4905 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

4905.
 The California Victim Compensation Board shall make up its report and recommendation and shall give to the Controller a statement showing its recommendations for appropriations under this chapter, as provided by law in cases of other claimants against the state for which no appropriations have been made.

SEC. 255.

 Section 4906 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

4906.
 The California Victim Compensation Board is hereby authorized to make all needful rules and regulations consistent with the law for the purpose of carrying into effect this chapter.

SEC. 256.

 Section 11163 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

11163.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares that even though the Legislature has provided for immunity from liability, pursuant to Section 11161.9, for persons required or authorized to report pursuant to this article, that immunity does not eliminate the possibility that actions may be brought against those persons based upon required reports of abuse pursuant to other laws.
In order to further limit the financial hardship that those persons may incur as a result of fulfilling their legal responsibility, it is necessary that they not be unfairly burdened by legal fees incurred in defending those actions.
(b) (1) Therefore, a health practitioner may present a claim to the Department of General Services for reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in any action against that person on the basis of that person reporting in accordance with this article if the court dismisses the action upon a demurrer or motion for summary judgment made by that person or if that person prevails in the action.
(2) The Department of General Services shall allow the claim pursuant to paragraph (1) if the requirements of paragraph (1) are met, and the claim shall be paid from an appropriation to be made for that purpose. Attorney’s fees awarded pursuant to this section shall not exceed an hourly rate greater than the rate charged by the Attorney General at the time the award is made and shall not exceed an aggregate amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
(3) This subdivision shall not apply if a public entity has provided for the defense of the action pursuant to Section 995 of the Government Code.

SEC. 257.

 Section 11172 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

11172.
 (a) No mandated reporter shall be civilly or criminally liable for any report required or authorized by this article, and this immunity shall apply even if the mandated reporter acquired the knowledge or reasonable suspicion of child abuse or neglect outside of his or her professional capacity or outside the scope of his or her employment. Any other person reporting a known or suspected instance of child abuse or neglect shall not incur civil or criminal liability as a result of any report authorized by this article unless it can be proven that a false report was made and the person knew that the report was false or was made with reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of the report, and any person who makes a report of child abuse or neglect known to be false or with reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of the report is liable for any damages caused. No person required to make a report pursuant to this article, nor any person taking photographs at his or her direction, shall incur any civil or criminal liability for taking photographs of a suspected victim of child abuse or neglect, or causing photographs to be taken of a suspected victim of child abuse or neglect, without parental consent, or for disseminating the photographs, images, or material with the reports required by this article. However, this section shall not be construed to grant immunity from this liability with respect to any other use of the photographs.
(b) Any person, who, pursuant to a request from a government agency investigating a report of suspected child abuse or neglect, provides the requesting agency with access to the victim of a known or suspected instance of child abuse or neglect shall not incur civil or criminal liability as a result of providing that access.
(c) Any commercial computer technician, and any employer of any commercial computer technician, who, pursuant to a warrant from a law enforcement agency investigating a report of suspected child abuse or neglect, provides the law enforcement agency with a computer or computer component which contains possible evidence of a known or suspected instance of child abuse or neglect, shall not incur civil or criminal liability as a result of providing that computer or computer component to the law enforcement agency.
(d) (1) The Legislature finds that even though it has provided immunity from liability to persons required or authorized to make reports pursuant to this article, that immunity does not eliminate the possibility that actions may be brought against those persons based upon required or authorized reports. In order to further limit the financial hardship that those persons may incur as a result of fulfilling their legal responsibilities, it is necessary that they not be unfairly burdened by legal fees incurred in defending those actions. Therefore, a mandated reporter may present a claim to the Department of General Services for reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred in any action against that person on the basis of making a report required or authorized by this article if the court has dismissed the action upon a demurrer or motion for summary judgment made by that person, or if he or she prevails in the action. The Department of General Services shall allow that claim if the requirements of this subdivision are met, and the claim shall be paid from an appropriation to be made for that purpose. Attorney’s fees awarded pursuant to this section shall not exceed an hourly rate greater than the rate charged by the Attorney General of the State of California at the time the award is made and shall not exceed an aggregate amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
(2) This subdivision shall not apply if a public entity has provided for the defense of the action pursuant to Section 995 of the Government Code.
(e) A court may award attorney’s fees and costs to a commercial film and photographic print processor when a suit is brought against the processor because of a disclosure mandated by this article and the court finds this suit to be frivolous.

SEC. 258.

 Section 13835.2 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

13835.2.
 (a) Funds appropriated from the Victim-Witness Assistance Fund shall be made available through the Office of Emergency Services to any public or private nonprofit agency for the assistance of victims and witnesses that meets all of the following requirements:
(1) It provides comprehensive services to victims and witnesses of all types of crime. It is the intent of the Legislature to make funds available only to programs that do not restrict services to victims and witnesses of a particular type of crime, and do not restrict services to victims of crime in which there is a suspect in the case.
(2) It is recognized by the board of supervisors as the major provider of comprehensive services to victims and witnesses in the county.
(3) It is selected by the board of supervisors as the agency to receive funds pursuant to this article.
(4) It assists victims of crime in the preparation, verification, and presentation of their claims to the California Victim Compensation Board for indemnification pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 13959) of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(5) It cooperates with the California Victim Compensation Board in verifying the data required by Article 1 (commencing with Section 13959) of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(b) The Office of Emergency Services shall consider the following factors, together with any other circumstances it deems appropriate, in awarding funds to public or private nonprofit agencies designated as victim and witness assistance centers:
(1) The capability of the agency to provide comprehensive services as defined in this article.
(2) The stated goals and objectives of the center.
(3) The number of people to be served and the needs of the community.
(4) Evidence of community support.
(5) The organizational structure of the agency that will operate the center.
(6) The capability of the agency to provide confidentiality of records.

SEC. 259.

 Section 14030 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

14030.
 (a) The Attorney General shall establish a liaison with the United States Marshal’s office in order to facilitate the legal processes over which the federal government has sole authority, including, but not limited to, those processes included in Section 14024. The liaison shall coordinate all requests for federal assistance relating to witness protection as established by this title.
(b) The Attorney General shall pursue all federal sources that may be available for implementing this program. For that purpose, the Attorney General shall establish a liaison with the United States Department of Justice.
(c) The Attorney General, with the California Victim Compensation Board, shall establish procedures to maximize federal funds for witness protection services.

SEC. 260.

 Section 216 of the Probate Code is amended to read:

216.
 (a) For the purposes of this section “confined” means to be confined in a prison or facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or its Division of Juvenile Facilities, or confined in any county or city jail, road camp, industrial farm, or other local correctional facility.
(b) The estate attorney, or if there is no estate attorney, the beneficiary, the personal representative, or the person in possession of property of the decedent shall give the Director of the California Victim Compensation Board notice of a decedent’s death not later than 90 days after the date of death in either of the following circumstances:
(1) The deceased person has an heir or beneficiary who is confined.
(2) The estate attorney, or if there is no estate attorney, the beneficiary, the personal representative, or the person in possession of property of the decedent, knows that an heir or beneficiary has previously been confined.
(c) The notice shall be given as provided in Section 1215 and shall include all of the following:
(1) The name, date of birth, and location of incarceration, or current address if no longer incarcerated, of the decedent’s heir or beneficiary.
(2) The heir’s or beneficiary’s CDCR number if incarcerated in a Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facility or booking number if incarcerated in a county facility.
(3) A copy of the decedent’s death certificate.
(4) The probate case number, and the name of the superior court hearing the case.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as requiring the estate attorney, the beneficiary, the personal representative, or the person in possession of property of the decedent to conduct an additional investigation to determine whether a decedent has an heir or beneficiary who has been confined in a prison or facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or its Division of Juvenile Facilities, or confined in any county or city jail, road camp, industrial farm, or other local correctional facility.

SEC. 261.

 Section 9202 of the Probate Code is amended to read:

9202.
 (a) Not later than 90 days after the date letters are first issued to a general personal representative, the general personal representative or estate attorney shall give the Director of Health Care Services notice of the decedent’s death in the manner provided in Section 215 if the general personal representative knows or has reason to believe that the decedent received health care under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) or Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 14200) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or was the surviving spouse of a person who received that health care. The director has four months after notice is given in which to file a claim.
(b) Not later than 90 days after the date letters are first issued to a general personal representative, the general personal representative or estate attorney shall give the Director of the California Victim Compensation Board notice of the decedent’s death in the manner provided in Section 216 if the general personal representative or estate attorney knows that an heir or beneficiary is or has previously been confined in a prison or facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or confined in any county or city jail, road camp, industrial farm, or other local correctional facility. The director of the board shall have four months after that notice is received in which to pursue collection of any outstanding restitution fines or orders.
(c) (1) Not later than 90 days after the date letters are first issued to a general personal representative, the general personal representative or estate attorney shall give the Franchise Tax Board notice of the administration of the estate. The notice shall be given as provided in Section 1215.
(2) The provisions of this subdivision shall apply to estates for which letters are first issued on or after July 1, 2008.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as requiring the estate attorney, the beneficiary, the personal representative, or the person in possession of property of the decedent to conduct an additional investigation to determine whether a decedent has an heir or beneficiary who has been confined in a prison or facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or its Division of Juvenile Facilities, or confined in any county or city jail, road camp, industrial farm, or other local correctional facility.

SEC. 262.

 Section 10301 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

10301.
 Except in cases when the agency and the department agree that an article of a specified brand or trade name is the only article that will properly meet the needs of the agency, or in cases where the Department of General Services has made a determination pursuant to Section 10308, all contracts for the acquisition or lease of goods in an amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or a higher amount as established by the director, shall be made or entered into with the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications.
For purposes of determining the lowest bid, the amount of sales tax shall be excluded from the total amount of the bid.

SEC. 263.

 Section 10306 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

10306.
 Whenever a contract or purchase order under this article is not to be awarded to the lowest bidder, the bidder shall be notified 24 hours prior to awarding the contract or purchase order to another bidder. Upon written request by any bidder who has submitted a bid, notice of the proposed award shall be posted in a public place in the offices of the department at least 24 hours prior to awarding the contract or purchase order. If prior to making the award, any bidder who has submitted a bid files a protest with the department against the awarding of the contract or purchase order on the ground that he or she is the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, the contract or purchase order shall not be awarded until either the protest has been withdrawn or the department has made a final decision as to the action to be taken relative to the protest. In computing the 24-hour periods provided for in this section, Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays shall be excluded.
Within 10 days after filing a protest, the protesting bidder shall file with the department a full and complete written statement specifying in detail the ground of the protest and the facts in support thereof.

SEC. 264.

 Section 10308 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

10308.
 Except as provided otherwise in this chapter, every acquisition of goods in excess of one hundred dollars ($100) for any state agency shall be made by or under the supervision of the department. However, the state agency may specify the quality of the goods to be acquired. If the department determines that the quality specified by the agency is inconsistent with the statewide standards established by the director under Section 10307, it shall change the request to make it consistent with the standards, and it shall notify the state agency, within a reasonable time, before a contract is issued. If the agency is of the opinion the interests of the state would not be served by the acquisition of goods of a lesser quality or different than that specified by the agency, the agency may request a hearing before the department and the department shall determine which goods will best serve the interests of the state, whereupon the department shall issue a contract for the goods specified by the department.

SEC. 265.

 Section 10311 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

10311.
 (a) An estimate or requisition approved by the state agency in control of the appropriation or fund against which an acquisition is to be charged, is full authority for any contract for goods of the quality specified by the agency or determined by the department as provided in this article made pursuant thereto by the department.
(b) The department shall issue a call for bids within 30 days after receiving a requisition for any goods that are regularly acquired within this state. The period of closing time designated in the invitations for bids shall be exclusive of holidays and shall be extended to the next working day after a holiday.
(c) Except as provided in subdivision (d), after the closing date for receiving any bids within or without this state, the contract shall be awarded or the bids shall be rejected within 45 days unless a protest is filed as provided in Section 10306.
(d) After the 45-day time period prescribed by subdivision (c), the department may in its sound discretion either award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications who remains willing to accept the award or else reject all bids.
(e) The amendments made to this section at the 1987–88 Regular Session of the Legislature do not constitute a change in, but are declaratory of, existing law.

SEC. 266.

 Section 10326.2 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

10326.2.
 (a) As used in this section, “best value procurement” means a contract award determined by objective criteria related to price, features, functions, and life-cycle costs that may include the following:
(1) Total cost of ownership, including warranty, under which all repair costs are borne solely by the warranty provider, repair costs, maintenance costs, fuel consumption, and salvage value.
(2) Product performance, productivity, and safety standards.
(3) The supplier’s ability to perform to the contract requirements.
(4) Environmental benefits, including reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, reduction of air pollutant emissions, or reduction of toxic or hazardous materials.
(b) The department may purchase and equip heavy mobile fleet vehicles and special equipment for use by the Department of Transportation by means of best value procurement, using specifications and criteria developed in consultation with the Department of Transportation.
(c) In addition to disclosure of the minimum requirements for qualification, the solicitation document shall specify what business performance measures in addition to price shall be given a weighted value. The department shall use a scoring method based on those factors and price in determining the successful bid. Any evaluation and scoring method shall ensure substantial weight is given to the contract price. The solicitation document shall provide for submission of sealed price information. Evaluation of all criteria other than price shall be completed before the opening of price information.
(d) Upon written request of any bidder who has submitted a bid, notice of the proposed award shall be posted in a public place in the offices of the department at least 24 hours before awarding the contract or purchase order. If, before making an award, any bidder who has submitted a bid files a protest with the department against the awarding of the contract or purchase order on the ground that his or her bid should have been selected in accordance with the selection criteria in the solicitation document, the contract or purchase order shall not be awarded until either the protest has been withdrawn or the department has made a final decision as to the action to be taken relative to the protest. Within 10 days after filing a protest, the protesting bidder shall file with the department a full and complete written statement specifying in detail the ground of the protest and the facts in support thereof.
(e) The total value of vehicles and equipment purchased through best value procurement pursuant to this section shall be limited to twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) annually.
(f) On or before June 1, 2020, the Department of General Services shall prepare an evaluation of the best value procurement pilot authorized by this section, including a recommendation on whether or not the process should be continued. The evaluation shall be posted on the Department of Transportation’s Internet Web site on or before June 30, 2020.
(g) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2021, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 267.

 Section 12102.2 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

12102.2.
 (a) Contract awards for all large-scale systems integration projects shall be based on the proposal that provides the most value-effective solution to the state’s requirements, as determined by the evaluation criteria contained in the solicitation document. Evaluation criteria for the acquisition of information technology goods and services, including systems integration, shall provide for the selection of a contractor on an objective basis not limited to cost alone.
(1) The Department of Technology shall invite active participation, review, advice, comment, and assistance from the private sector and state agencies in developing procedures to streamline and to make the acquisition process more efficient, including, but not limited to, consideration of comprehensive statements in the request for proposals of the business needs and governmental functions, access to studies, planning documents, feasibility study reports and draft requests for proposals applicable to solicitations, minimizing the time and cost of the proposal submittal and selection process, and development of a procedure for submission and evaluation of a single proposal rather than multiple proposals.
(2) Solicitations for acquisitions based on evaluation criteria other than cost alone shall provide that sealed cost proposals shall be submitted and that they shall be opened at a time and place designated in the solicitation for bids and proposals. Evaluation of all criteria, other than cost, shall be completed prior to the time designated for public opening of cost proposals, and the results of the completed evaluation shall be published immediately before the opening of cost proposals. The state’s contact person for administration of the solicitation shall be identified in the solicitation for bids and proposals, and that person shall execute a certificate under penalty of perjury, which shall be made a permanent part of the official contract file, that all cost proposals received by the state have been maintained sealed and under lock and key until the time cost proposals are opened.
(b) The acquisition of hardware acquired independently of a system integration project may be made on the basis of lowest cost meeting all other specifications.
(c) The 5 percent small business preference provided for in Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 14835) of Part 5.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code and the regulations implementing that chapter shall be accorded to all qualifying small businesses.
(d) For all transactions formally advertised, evaluation of bidders’ proposals for the purpose of determining contract award for information technology goods shall provide for consideration of a bidder’s best financing alternatives, including lease or purchase alternatives, if any bidder so requests, not less than 30 days prior to the date of final bid submission, unless the acquiring agency can prove to the satisfaction of the Department of General Services that a particular financing alternative should not be so considered.
(e) Acquisition authority may be delegated by the Director of General Services to any state agency that has been determined by the Department of General Services to be capable of effective use of that authority. This authority may be limited by the Department of General Services. Acquisitions conducted under delegated authority shall be reviewed by the Department of General Services on a selective basis.
(f) To the extent practical, the solicitation documents shall provide for a contract to be written to enable acquisition of additional items to avoid essentially redundant acquisition processes when it can be determined that it is economical to do so.
(g) Protest procedures shall be developed to provide bidders an opportunity to protest any formal, competitive acquisition conducted in accordance with this chapter. The procedures shall provide that protests must be filed no later than five working days after the issuance of an intent to award. Authority to protest may be limited to participating bidders. The Director of Technology, or a person designated by the director, may consider and decide on initial protests of bids for information technology projects conducted by the Department of Technology and telecommunications procurement made pursuant to Section 12120. The Director of the Department of General Services, or a person designated by the director, may consider and decide on initial protests of all other information technology acquisitions. A decision regarding an initial protest shall be final. If prior to the last day to protest, any bidder who has submitted an offer files a protest with the department against the awarding of the contract on the ground that his or her bid or proposal should have been selected in accordance with the selection criteria in the solicitation document, the contract shall not be awarded until either the protest has been withdrawn or the Department of General Services has made a final decision as to the action to be taken relating to the protest. Within 10 calendar days after filing a protest, the protesting bidder shall file with the Department of General Services a full and complete written statement specifying in detail the grounds of the protest and the facts in support thereof.
(h) Consistent with the procedures established and administered by the Department of General Services, information technology goods that have been determined to be surplus to state needs shall be disposed of in a manner that will best serve the interests of the state. Procedures governing the disposal of surplus goods may include auction or transfer to local governmental entities.
(i) A supplier may be excluded from bid processes if the supplier’s performance with respect to a previously awarded contract has been unsatisfactory, as determined by the state in accordance with established procedures that shall be maintained in the State Administrative Manual. This exclusion may not exceed 36 months for any one determination of unsatisfactory performance. Any supplier excluded in accordance with this section shall be reinstated as a qualified supplier at any time during this 36-month period, upon demonstrating to the Department of General Services’ satisfaction that the problems that resulted in the supplier’s exclusion have been corrected.

SEC. 268.

 Section 4116 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

4116.
 Any claim for damages arising against the state under Section 4114 or 4115 shall be presented to the Department of General Services in accordance with Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) and Part 4 (commencing with Section 940) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code and, if not covered by insurance, shall be payable only out of funds appropriated by the Legislature for that purpose. If the state has elected to acquire liability insurance, the Department of General Services may automatically deny this claim.

SEC. 269.

 Section 4602.6 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

4602.6.
 (a) If a timber operator believes that a forest officer lacked reasonable cause to issue or extend a stop order pursuant to Section 4602.5, the timber operator may present a claim to the Department of General Services pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code for compensation and damages resulting from the stopping of timber operations.
(b) If the Department of General Services finds that the forest officer lacked reasonable cause to issue or extend the stop order, the department shall award a sum of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) per day for each day the order was in effect.

SEC. 270.

 Section 5093.68 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

5093.68.
 (a) Within the boundaries of special treatment areas adjacent to wild, scenic, or recreational river segments, all of the following provisions shall apply, in addition to any other applicable provision under this chapter or generally, whether by statute or regulation:
(1) A timber operator, whether licensed or not, is responsible for the actions of his or her employees. The registered professional forester who prepares and signs a timber harvesting plan, a timber management plan, or a notice of timber operations is responsible for its contents, but is not responsible for the implementation or execution of the plan or notice unless employed for that purpose.
(2) A registered professional forester preparing a timber harvesting plan shall certify that he or she or a qualified representative has personally inspected the plan area on the ground.
(b) In order to temporarily suspend timber operations that are being conducted within special treatment areas adjacent to wild, scenic, or recreational rivers designated pursuant to Section 5093.54, while judicial remedies are pursued pursuant to this section, an inspecting forest officer of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection may issue a written timber operations stop order if, upon reasonable cause, the officer determines that a timber operation is being conducted, or is about to be conducted, in violation of Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 4511) of Part 2 of Division 4, or of rules and regulations adopted pursuant to those provisions, and that the violation or threatened violation would result in imminent and substantial damage to soil, water, or timber resources or to fish and wildlife habitat. A stop order shall apply only to those acts or omissions that are the proximate cause of the violation or that are reasonably foreseen would be the proximate cause of a violation. The stop order shall be effective immediately and throughout the next day.
(c) A supervising forest officer may, after an onsite investigation, extend a stop order issued pursuant to subdivision (b) for up to five days, excluding Saturday and Sunday, if the forest officer finds that the original stop order was issued upon reasonable cause. A stop order shall not be issued or extended for the same act or omission more than one time.
(d) Each stop order shall identify the specific act or omission that constitutes a violation or that, if foreseen, would constitute a violation, the specific timber operation that is to be stopped, and any corrective or mitigative actions that may be required.
(e) The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection may terminate the stop order if the timber operator enters into a written agreement with the department assuring that the timber operator will resume operations in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 4511) of Part 2 of Division 4, and with the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to those provisions, and will correct any violation. The department may require a reasonable cash deposit or bond payable to the department as a condition of compliance with the agreement.
(f) Notice of the issuance of a stop order or an extension of a stop order shall be deemed to have been made to all persons working on the timber operation when a copy of the written order is delivered to the person in charge of operations at the time that the order is issued or, if no persons are present at that time, by posting a copy of the order conspicuously on the yarder or log loading equipment at a currently active landing on the timber operations site. If no person is present at the site when the order is issued, the issuing forest officer shall deliver a copy of the order to the timber operator either in person or to the operator’s address of record prior to the commencement of the next working day.
(g) As used in this section, “forest officer” means a registered professional forester employed by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in a civil service classification of forester II or higher grade.
(h) (1) Failure of the timber operator or an employee of the timber operator, after receiving notice pursuant to this section, to comply with a validly issued stop order is a violation of this section and is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500), or by imprisonment for not more than one year in the county jail, or both. The person shall also be subject to civil damages to the state not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each misdemeanor violation. However, in all cases, the timber operator, and not an employee of the operator or any other person, shall be charged with that violation. Each day or portion thereof that the violation continues shall constitute a new and separate offense.
(2) In determining the penalty for a timber operator guilty of violating a validly issued stop order, the court shall take into consideration all relevant circumstances, including, but not limited to, the following:
(A) The extent of harm to soil, water, or timber resources or to fish and wildlife habitat.
(B) Corrective action, if any, taken by the defendant.
(i) Nothing in this section prevents a timber operator from seeking an alternative writ as prescribed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1084) of Title 1 of Part 3 of the Code of Civil Procedure, or as provided by any other provision of law.
(j) (1) If a timber operator believes that a forest officer lacked reasonable cause to issue or extend a stop order pursuant to this section, the timber operator may present a claim to the Department of General Services pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code for compensation and damages resulting from the stopping of timber operations.
(2) If the Department of General Services finds that the forest officer lacked reasonable cause to issue or extend the stop order, the board shall award a sum of not less than one hundred dollars ($100), nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), per day for each day the order was in effect.

SEC. 271.

 Chapter 6.7 (commencing with Section 21189.50) is added to Division 13 of the Public Resources Code, to read:
CHAPTER  6.7. Judicial Review of Capitol Building Annex Projects

21189.50.
 As used in this chapter, “capitol building annex project” means any work of construction of a state capitol building annex or restoration, rehabilitation, renovation, or reconstruction of the State Capitol Building Annex described in Section 9105 of the Government Code that is performed pursuant to Article 5.2 (commencing with Section 9112) of Chapter 1.5 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

21189.51.
 On or before July 1, 2017, the Judicial Council shall adopt a rule of court to establish procedures applicable to actions or proceedings brought to attack, review, set aside, void, or annul the certification of the environmental impact report for a capitol building annex project or the granting of any project approvals that require the actions or proceedings, including any potential appeals therefrom, be resolved, to the extent feasible, within 270 days of certification of the record of proceedings pursuant to Section 21189.52.

21189.52.
 (a) The lead agency shall prepare and certify the record of the proceedings in accordance with this section and in accordance with Rule 3.1365 of the California Rules of Court.
(b) No later than three business days following the date of the release of the draft environmental impact report, the lead agency shall make available to the public in a readily accessible electronic format the draft environmental impact report and all other documents submitted to or relied on by the lead agency in the preparation of the draft environmental impact report. A document prepared by the lead agency after the date of the release of the draft environmental impact report that is a part of the record of the proceedings shall be made available to the public in a readily accessible electronic format within five business days after the document is prepared or received by the lead agency.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), documents submitted to or relied on by the lead agency that were not prepared specifically for the capitol building annex project and are copyright protected are not required to be made readily accessible in an electronic format. For those copyright protected documents, the lead agency shall make an index of these documents available in an electronic format no later than the date of the release of the draft environmental impact report, or within five business days if the document is received or relied on by the lead agency after the release of the draft environmental impact report. The index must specify the libraries or lead agency offices in which hard copies of the copyrighted materials are available for public review.
(d) The lead agency shall encourage written comments on the capitol building annex project to be submitted in a readily accessible electronic format, and shall make any such comment available to the public in a readily accessible electronic format within five days of its receipt.
(e) Within seven business days after the receipt of any comment that is not in an electronic format, the lead agency shall convert that comment into a readily accessible electronic format and make it available to the public in that format.
(f) The lead agency shall indicate in the record of the proceedings comments received that were not considered by the lead agency pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 21189.55 and need not include the content of the comments as a part of the record.
(g) Within five days after the filing of the notice required by subdivision (a) of Section 21152, the lead agency shall certify the record of the proceedings for the approval or determination and shall provide an electronic copy of the record to a party that has submitted a written request for a copy. The lead agency may charge and collect a reasonable fee from a party requesting a copy of the record for the electronic copy, which shall not exceed the reasonable cost of reproducing that copy.
(h) Within 10 days after being served with a complaint or a petition for a writ of mandate, the lead agency shall lodge a copy of the certified record of proceedings with the superior court.
(i) Any dispute over the content of the record of the proceedings shall be resolved by the superior court. Unless the superior court directs otherwise, a party disputing the content of the record shall file a motion to augment the record at the time it files its initial brief.
(j) The contents of the record of proceedings shall be as set forth in subdivision (e) of Section 21167.6.

21189.53.
 (a) In granting relief in an action or proceeding brought pursuant to this chapter, the court shall not enjoin the capitol building annex project unless the court finds either of the following:
(1) The continuation of the capitol building annex project presents an imminent threat to the public health and safety.
(2) The capitol building annex project site contains unforeseen important Native American artifacts or unforeseen important historical, archaeological, or ecological values that would be materially, permanently, and adversely affected by the continuation of the capitol building annex project unless the court stays or enjoins the capitol building annex project.
(b) If the court finds that either paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (a) is satisfied, the court shall only enjoin those specific activities associated with the capitol building annex project that present an imminent threat to public health and safety or that materially, permanently, and adversely affect unforeseen important Native American artifacts or unforeseen important historical, archaeological, or ecological values.

21189.54.
 (a) The draft and final environmental impact report shall include a notice in not less than 12-point type stating the following:

THIS EIR IS SUBJECT TO CHAPTER 6.7 (COMMENCING WITH SECTION 21189.50) OF DIVISION 13 OF THE PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE, WHICH PROVIDES, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE LEAD AGENCY NEED NOT CONSIDER CERTAIN COMMENTS FILED AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT EIR. ANY JUDICIAL ACTION CHALLENGING THE CERTIFICATION OF THE EIR OR THE APPROVAL OF THE PROJECT DESCRIBED IN THE EIR IS SUBJECT TO THE PROCEDURES SET FORTH IN SECTIONS 21189.51 TO 21189.53, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE. A COPY OF CHAPTER 6.7 (COMMENCING WITH SECTION 21189.50) OF DIVISION 13 OF THE PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE IS INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIX TO THIS EIR.

(b) The draft environmental impact report and final environmental impact report shall contain, as an appendix, the full text of this chapter.

21189.55.
 (a) Within 10 days after the release of the draft environmental impact report, the lead agency shall conduct an informational workshop to inform the public of the key analyses and conclusions of that report.
(b) Within 10 days before the close of the public comment period, the lead agency shall hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the draft environmental impact report. A transcript of the hearing shall be included as an appendix to the final environmental impact report.
(c) (1) Within five days following the close of the public comment period, a commenter on the draft environmental impact report may submit to the lead agency a written request for nonbinding mediation. The lead agency shall participate in nonbinding mediation with all commenters who submitted timely comments on the draft environmental impact report and who requested the mediation. Mediation conducted pursuant to this paragraph shall end no later than 35 days after the close of the public comment period.
(2) A request for mediation shall identify all areas of dispute raised in the comment submitted by the commenter that are to be mediated.
(3) The lead agency shall select one or more mediators who shall be retired judges or recognized experts with at least five years experience in land use and environmental law or science, or mediation.
(4) A mediation session shall be conducted on each area of dispute with the parties requesting mediation on that area of dispute.
(5) The lead agency shall adopt, as a condition of approval, any measures agreed upon by the lead agency and any commenter who requested mediation. A commenter who agrees to a measure pursuant to this subparagraph shall not raise the issue addressed by that measure as a basis for an action or proceeding challenging the lead agency’s decision to certify the environmental impact report or to grant one or more initial project approvals.
(d) The lead agency need not consider written comments submitted after the close of the public comment period, unless those comments address any of the following:
(1) New issues raised in the response to comments by the lead agency.
(2) New information released by the public agency subsequent to the release of the draft environmental impact report, such as new information set forth or embodied in a staff report, proposed permit, proposed resolution, ordinance, or similar documents.
(3) Changes made to the project after the close of the public comment period.
(4) Proposed conditions for approval, mitigation measures, or proposed findings required by Section 21081 or a proposed reporting and monitoring program required by paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 21081.6, where the lead agency releases those documents subsequent to the release of the draft environmental impact report.
(5) New information that was not reasonably known and could not have been reasonably known during the public comment period.

21189.56.
 The provisions of this chapter are severable. If any provision of this chapter or its application is held to be invalid, that invalidity shall not affect any other provision or application that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.

21189.57.
 Except as otherwise provided expressly in this chapter, nothing in this chapter affects the duty of any party to comply with this division.

SEC. 272.

 Section 30171.2 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

30171.2.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), on and after January 1, 1985, no agricultural conversion fees may be levied or collected under the agricultural subsidy program provided in the local coastal program of the City of Carlsbad that was adopted and certified pursuant to Section 30171. All other provisions of that program shall continue to be operative, including the right to develop designated areas as provided in the program.
(b) This section shall not affect any right or obligation under any agreement or contract entered into prior to January 1, 1985, pursuant to that agricultural subsidy program, including the payment of any fees and the right of development in accordance with the provisions of the agreement or contract. As to these properties, the agricultural subsidy fees in existence as of December 31, 1984, shall be paid and allocated within the City of Carlsbad, or on projects outside the city that benefit agricultural programs within the city, in accordance with the provisions of the agricultural subsidy program as it existed on September 30, 1984.
(c) Any agricultural conversion fees collected pursuant to the agricultural subsidy program and not deposited in the agricultural improvement fund in accordance with the local coastal program or that have not been expended in the form of agricultural subsidies assigned to landowners by the local coastal program land use policy plan on January 1, 1985, shall be used by the Department of General Services to reimburse the party that paid the fees if no agreements or contracts have been entered into or to the original parties to the agreements or contracts referred to in subdivision (b) in proportion to the amount of fees paid by the parties. However, if the property subject to the fee was under option at the time that the original agreement or contract was entered into and the optionee was a party to the agricultural subsidy agreement, payments allocable to that property shall be paid to the optionee in the event the optionee has exercised the option. Reimbursements under this section shall be paid within 90 days after January 1, 1985, or payment of the fee, whichever occurs later, and only after waiver by the party being reimbursed of any potential legal rights resulting from enactment of this section.
(d) (1) Any person entitled to reimbursement of fees under subdivision (c) shall file a claim with the Department of General Services, which shall determine the validity of the claim and pay that person a pro rata share based on the relative amounts of fees paid under the local coastal program or any agreement or contract entered pursuant thereto.
(2) There is hereby appropriated to the Department of General Services the fees referred to in subdivision (c), for the purpose of making refunds under this section.
(e) Notwithstanding any geographical limitation contained in this division, funds deposited pursuant to subdivision (b) may be expended for physical or institutional development improvements needed to facilitate long-term agricultural production within the City of Carlsbad. These funds may be used to construct improvements outside the coastal zone boundaries in San Diego County if the improvements are not inconsistent with the Carlsbad local coastal program and the State Coastal Conservancy determines that the improvements will benefit agricultural production within the coastal zone of the City of Carlsbad.

SEC. 273.

 Section 17059.2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

17059.2.
 (a) (1) For each taxable year beginning on and after January 1, 2014, and before January 1, 2025, there shall be allowed as a credit against the “net tax,” as defined in Section 17039, an amount as determined by the committee pursuant to paragraph (2) and approved pursuant to Section 18410.2.
(2) The credit under this section shall be allocated by GO-Biz with respect to the 2013–14 fiscal year through and including the 2017–18 fiscal year. The amount of credit allocated to a taxpayer with respect to a fiscal year pursuant to this section shall be as set forth in a written agreement between GO-Biz and the taxpayer and shall be based on the following factors:
(A) The number of jobs the taxpayer will create or retain in this state.
(B) The compensation paid or proposed to be paid by the taxpayer to its employees, including wages and fringe benefits.
(C) The amount of investment in this state by the taxpayer.
(D) The extent of unemployment or poverty in the area according to the United States Census in which the taxpayer’s project or business is proposed or located.
(E) The incentives available to the taxpayer in this state, including incentives from the state, local government, and other entities.
(F) The incentives available to the taxpayer in other states.
(G) The duration of the proposed project and the duration the taxpayer commits to remain in this state.
(H) The overall economic impact in this state of the taxpayer’s project or business.
(I) The strategic importance of the taxpayer’s project or business to the state, region, or locality.
(J) The opportunity for future growth and expansion in this state by the taxpayer’s business.
(K) The extent to which the anticipated benefit to the state exceeds the projected benefit to the taxpayer from the tax credit.
(3) The written agreement entered into pursuant to paragraph (2) shall include:
(A) Terms and conditions that include the taxable year or years for which the credit allocated shall be allowed, a minimum compensation level, and a minimum job retention period.
(B) Provisions indicating whether the credit is to be allocated in full upon approval or in increments based on mutually agreed upon milestones when satisfactorily met by the taxpayer.
(C) Provisions that allow the committee to recapture the credit, in whole or in part, if the taxpayer fails to fulfill the terms and conditions of the written agreement.
(b) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Committee” means the California Competes Tax Credit Committee established pursuant to Section 18410.2.
(2) “GO-Biz” means the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.
(c) For purposes of this section, GO-Biz shall do the following:
(1) Give priority to a taxpayer whose project or business is located or proposed to be located in an area of high unemployment or poverty.
(2) Negotiate with a taxpayer the terms and conditions of proposed written agreements that provide the credit allowed pursuant to this section to a taxpayer.
(3) Provide the negotiated written agreement to the committee for its approval pursuant to Section 18410.2.
(4) Inform the Franchise Tax Board of the terms and conditions of the written agreement upon approval of the written agreement by the committee.
(5) Inform the Franchise Tax Board of any recapture, in whole or in part, of a previously allocated credit upon approval of the recapture by the committee.
(6) Post on its Internet Web site all of the following:
(A) The name of each taxpayer allocated a credit pursuant to this section.
(B) The estimated amount of the investment by each taxpayer.
(C) The estimated number of jobs created or retained.
(D) The amount of the credit allocated to the taxpayer.
(E) The amount of the credit recaptured from the taxpayer, if applicable.
(7) When determining whether to enter into a written agreement with a taxpayer pursuant to this section, GO-Biz may consider other factors, including, but not limited to, the following:
(A) The financial solvency of the taxpayer and the taxpayer’s ability to finance its proposed expansion.
(B) The taxpayer’s current and prior compliance with federal and state laws.
(C) Current and prior litigation involving the taxpayer.
(D) The reasonableness of the fee arrangement between the taxpayer and any third party providing any services related to the credit allowed pursuant to this section.
(E) Any other factors GO-Biz deems necessary to ensure that the administration of the credit allowed pursuant to this section is a model of accountability and transparency and that the effective use of the limited amount of credit available is maximized.
(d) For purposes of this section, the Franchise Tax Board shall do all of the following:
(1) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), review the books and records of all taxpayers allocated a credit pursuant to this section to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the written agreement between the taxpayer and GO-Biz.
(B) In the case of a taxpayer that is a “small business,” as defined in Section 17053.73, review the books and records of the taxpayer allocated a credit pursuant to this section to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the written agreement between the taxpayer and GO-Biz when, in the sole discretion of the Franchise Tax Board, a review of those books and records is appropriate or necessary in the best interests of the state.
(2) Notwithstanding Section 19542:
(A) Notify GO-Biz of a possible breach of the written agreement by a taxpayer and provide detailed information regarding the basis for that determination.
(B) Provide information to GO-Biz with respect to whether a taxpayer is a “small business,” as defined in Section 17053.73.
(e) In the case where the credit allowed under this section exceeds the “net tax,” as defined in Section 17039, for a taxable year, the excess credit may be carried over to reduce the “net tax” in the following taxable year, and succeeding five taxable years, if necessary, until the credit has been exhausted.
(f) Any recapture, in whole or in part, of a credit approved by the committee pursuant to Section 18410.2 shall be treated as a mathematical error appearing on the return. Any amount of tax resulting from that recapture shall be assessed by the Franchise Tax Board in the same manner as provided by Section 19051. The amount of tax resulting from the recapture shall be added to the tax otherwise due by the taxpayer for the taxable year in which the committee’s recapture determination occurred.
(g) (1) The aggregate amount of credit that may be allocated in any fiscal year pursuant to this section and Section 23689 shall be an amount equal to the sum of subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), less the amount specified in subparagraphs (D) and (E):
(A) Thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) for the 2013–14 fiscal year, one hundred fifty million dollars ($150,000,000) for the 2014–15 fiscal year, and two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) for each fiscal year from 2015–16 to 2017–18, inclusive.
(B) The unallocated credit amount, if any, from the preceding fiscal year.
(C) The amount of any previously allocated credits that have been recaptured.
(D) The amount estimated by the Director of Finance, in consultation with the Franchise Tax Board and the State Board of Equalization, to be necessary to limit the aggregation of the estimated amount of exemptions claimed pursuant to Section 6377.1 and of the amounts estimated to be claimed pursuant to this section and Sections 17053.73, 23626, and 23689 to no more than seven hundred fifty million dollars ($750,000,000) for either the current fiscal year or the next fiscal year.
(i) The Director of Finance shall notify the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the estimated annual allocation authorized by this paragraph. Any allocation pursuant to these provisions shall be made no sooner than 30 days after written notification has been provided to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the chairpersons of the committees of each house of the Legislature that consider appropriation, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or his or her designee, may determine.
(ii) In no event shall the amount estimated in this subparagraph be less than zero dollars ($0).
(E) (i) For the 2015–16 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the amount of credit estimated by the Director of Finance to be allowed to all qualified taxpayers for that fiscal year pursuant to subparagraph (A) or subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 23636.
(ii) If the amount available per fiscal year pursuant to this section and Section 23689 is less than the aggregate amount of credit estimated by the Director of Finance to be allowed to qualified taxpayers pursuant to subparagraph (A) or subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 23636, the aggregate amount allowed pursuant to Section 23636 shall not be reduced and, in addition to the reduction required by clause (i), the aggregate amount of credit that may be allocated pursuant to this section and Section 23689 for the next fiscal year shall be reduced by the amount of that deficit.
(iii) It is the intent of the Legislature that the reductions specified in this subparagraph of the aggregate amount of credit that may be allocated pursuant to this section and Section 23689 shall continue if the repeal dates of the credits allowed by this section and Section 23689 are removed or extended.
(2) (A) In addition to the other amounts determined pursuant to paragraph (1), the Director of Finance may increase the aggregate amount of credit that may be allocated pursuant to this section and Section 23689 by up to twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) per fiscal year through the 2017–18 fiscal year. The amount of any increase made pursuant to this paragraph, when combined with any increase made pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (g) of Section 23689, shall not exceed twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) per fiscal year through the 2017–18 fiscal year.
(B) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Director of Finance increase the aggregate amount under subparagraph (A) in order to mitigate the reduction of the amount available due to the credit allowed to all qualified taxpayers pursuant to subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 23636.
(3) Each fiscal year, 25 percent of the aggregate amount of the credit that may be allocated pursuant to this section and Section 23689 shall be reserved for small business, as defined in Section 17053.73 or 23626.
(4) Each fiscal year, no more than 20 percent of the aggregate amount of the credit that may be allocated pursuant to this section shall be allocated to any one taxpayer.
(h) GO-Biz may prescribe rules and regulations as necessary to carry out the purposes of this section. Any rule or regulation prescribed pursuant to this section may be by adoption of an emergency regulation in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(i) A written agreement between GO-Biz and a taxpayer with respect to the credit authorized by this section shall comply with existing law on the date the agreement is executed.
(j) (1) Upon the effective date of this section, the Department of Finance shall estimate the total dollar amount of credits that will be claimed under this section with respect to each fiscal year from the 2013–14 fiscal year to the 2024–25 fiscal year, inclusive.
(2) The Franchise Tax Board shall annually provide to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, by no later than March 1, a report of the total dollar amount of the credits claimed under this section with respect to the relevant fiscal year. The report shall compare the total dollar amount of credits claimed under this section with respect to that fiscal year with the department’s estimate with respect to that same fiscal year. If the total dollar amount of credits claimed for the fiscal year is less than the estimate for that fiscal year, the report shall identify options for increasing annual claims of the credit so as to meet estimated amounts.
(k) This section is repealed on December 1, 2025.

SEC. 274.

 Section 23636 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

23636.
 (a) For each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2016, and before January 1, 2031, a qualified taxpayer shall be allowed a credit against the “tax,” as defined in Section 23036, in an amount equal to 171/2 percent of qualified wages paid or incurred by the qualified taxpayer during the taxable year to qualified full-time employees, subject to the limitations under subdivision (c).
(b) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Annual full-time equivalent” means either of the following:
(A) In the case of a qualified full-time employee paid hourly qualified wages, “annual full-time equivalent” means the total number of hours worked for the qualified taxpayer by the qualified full-time employee, not to exceed 2,000 hours per employee, divided by 2,000.
(B) In the case of a salaried qualified full-time employee, “annual full-time equivalent” means the total number of weeks worked for the qualified taxpayer by the qualified employee divided by 52.
(2) “Qualified full-time employee” means an individual that is employed in this state by the qualified taxpayer and satisfies both of the following:
(A) The individual’s services for the qualified taxpayer are performed in this state and are at least 80 percent directly related to the qualified taxpayer’s prime contract or subcontract to design, test, manufacture property, or otherwise support production of property for ultimate use in or as a component of a new advanced strategic aircraft for the United States Air Force.
(B) The individual is paid compensation from the qualified taxpayer that satisfies either of the following conditions:
(i) Is paid qualified wages by the qualified taxpayer for services not less than an average of 35 hours per week.
(ii) Is paid a salary by the qualified taxpayer as compensation during the taxable year for full-time employment, within the meaning of Section 515 of the Labor Code.
(3) “Qualified taxpayer” means any taxpayer that is either a prime contractor awarded a prime contract or a major first-tier subcontractor awarded a subcontract to manufacture property for ultimate use in or as a component of a new advanced strategic aircraft for the United States Air Force. For purposes of this paragraph, the term “prime contractor” means a contractor that was awarded a prime contract for the manufacturing of a new advanced strategic aircraft for the United States Air Force. For purposes of this paragraph, the term “major first-tier subcontractor” means a subcontractor that was awarded a subcontract in an amount of at least 35 percent of the amount of the initial prime contract awarded for the manufacturing of a new advanced strategic aircraft for the United States Air Force.
(4) “Qualified wages” means wages paid or incurred by the qualified taxpayer during the taxable year with respect to qualified full-time employees that are direct labor costs, within the meaning of Section 263A of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to capitalization and inclusion in inventory costs of certain expenses, allocable to property manufactured in this state by the qualified taxpayer for ultimate use in or as a component of a new advanced strategic aircraft for the United States Air Force.
(5) “New advanced strategic aircraft for the United States Air Force” means a new advanced strategic aircraft developed and produced for the United States Air Force under the New Advanced Strategic Aircraft Program.
(6) “New Advanced Strategic Aircraft Program” means the project to design, test, manufacture, or otherwise support production of a new advanced strategic aircraft for the United States Air Force under a contract that is expected to be awarded in the first or second calendar quarter of 2015. “New Advanced Strategic Aircraft Program” does not include any contract awarded prior to August 1, 2014, and does not include a program to upgrade, modernize, sustain, or otherwise modify a current United States Air Force bomber program, including, but not limited to, the B-52, B-1, or B-2 programs.
(7) “Total annual full-time equivalents” means the number of a qualified taxpayer’s qualified full-time employees computed on an annual full-time equivalent basis for the taxable year.
(c) (1) The total aggregate amount of the credit that may be allowed to all qualified taxpayers pursuant to this section shall be as follows:
(A) In years one through five of the credit, the total aggregate amount of the credit that may be allowed to all qualified taxpayers pursuant to this section shall not exceed twenty- five million dollars ($25,000,000) per calendar year.
(B) In years 6 through 10 of the credit, the total aggregate amount of the credit that may be allowed to all qualified taxpayers pursuant to this section shall not exceed twenty-eight million dollars ($28,000,000) per calendar year.
(C) In years 11 through 15 of the credit, the total aggregate amount of the credit that may be allowed to all qualified taxpayers pursuant to this section shall not exceed thirty-one million dollars ($31,000,000) per calendar year.
(2) The aggregate number of total annual full-time equivalents of all qualified taxpayers with respect to which a credit amount may be allowed under this section for a calendar year shall not exceed 1,100.
(3) (A) The Franchise Tax Board shall allocate the credit to the qualified taxpayers on a first-come-first-served basis, determined by the date the qualified taxpayer’s timely filed original tax return is received by the Franchise Tax Board. If the returns of two or more qualified taxpayers are received on the same day and the amount of credit remaining to be allocated is insufficient to be allocated fully to each, the credit remaining shall be allocated to those qualified taxpayers on a pro rata basis.
(B) For purposes of this paragraph, the date a return is received shall be determined by the Franchise Tax Board. The determination of the Franchise Tax Board as to the date a return is received and whether a return has been timely filed for purposes of this paragraph may not be reviewed in any administrative or judicial proceeding.
(C) Any disallowance of a credit claimed due to the limitations specified in this subdivision shall be treated as a mathematical error appearing on the return. Any amount of tax resulting from that disallowance may be assessed by the Franchise Tax Board in the same manner as provided in Section 19051.
(4) The credit allowed under this section must be claimed on a timely filed original return.
(d) In the case where the credit allowed by this section exceeds the “tax,” the excess may be carried over to reduce the “tax” in the following year, and the seven succeeding years if necessary, until the credit is exhausted.
(e) A credit shall not be allowed unless the credit was reflected within the bid upon which the qualified taxpayer’s prime contract or subcontract to manufacture property for ultimate use in or as a component of a New Advanced Strategic Aircraft Program is based by reducing the amount of the bid by a good faith estimate of the amount of the credit allowable under this section.
(f) All references to the credit and ultimate cost reductions incorporated into any successful bid that was awarded a prime contract or subcontract and for which a qualified taxpayer is making a claim shall be made available to the Franchise Tax Board upon request.
(g) If the qualified taxpayer is allowed a credit pursuant to this section for qualified wages paid or incurred, only one credit shall be allowed to the taxpayer under this part with respect to any wage consisting in whole or in part of those qualified wages.
(h) (1) The Franchise Tax Board may prescribe regulations necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section.
(2) The Franchise Tax Board may also prescribe rules, guidelines, or procedures necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section. Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code shall not apply to any rule, guideline, or procedure prescribed by the Franchise Tax Board pursuant to this section.
(i) This section shall remain in effect only until December 1, 2031, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 275.

 Section 23689 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

23689.
 (a) (1) For each taxable year beginning on and after January 1, 2014, and before January 1, 2025, there shall be allowed as a credit against the “tax,” as defined in Section 23036, an amount as determined by the committee pursuant to paragraph (2) and approved pursuant to Section 18410.2.
(2) The credit under this section shall be allocated by GO-Biz with respect to the 2013–14 fiscal year through and including the 2017–18 fiscal year. The amount of credit allocated to a taxpayer with respect to a fiscal year pursuant to this section shall be as set forth in a written agreement between GO-Biz and the taxpayer and shall be based on the following factors:
(A) The number of jobs the taxpayer will create or retain in this state.
(B) The compensation paid or proposed to be paid by the taxpayer to its employees, including wages and fringe benefits.
(C) The amount of investment in this state by the taxpayer.
(D) The extent of unemployment or poverty in the area according to the United States Census in which the taxpayer’s project or business is proposed or located.
(E) The incentives available to the taxpayer in this state, including incentives from the state, local government, and other entities.
(F) The incentives available to the taxpayer in other states.
(G) The duration of the proposed project and the duration the taxpayer commits to remain in this state.
(H) The overall economic impact in this state of the taxpayer’s project or business.
(I) The strategic importance of the taxpayer’s project or business to the state, region, or locality.
(J) The opportunity for future growth and expansion in this state by the taxpayer’s business.
(K) The extent to which the anticipated benefit to the state exceeds the projected benefit to the taxpayer from the tax credit.
(3) The written agreement entered into pursuant to paragraph (2) shall include:
(A) Terms and conditions that include the taxable year or years for which the credit allocated shall be allowed, a minimum compensation level, and a minimum job retention period.
(B) Provisions indicating whether the credit is to be allocated in full upon approval or in increments based on mutually agreed upon milestones when satisfactorily met by the taxpayer.
(C) Provisions that allow the committee to recapture the credit, in whole or in part, if the taxpayer fails to fulfill the terms and conditions of the written agreement.
(b) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Committee” means the California Competes Tax Credit Committee established pursuant to Section 18410.2.
(2) “GO-Biz” means the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.
(c) For purposes of this section, GO-Biz shall do the following:
(1) Give priority to a taxpayer whose project or business is located or proposed to be located in an area of high unemployment or poverty.
(2) Negotiate with a taxpayer the terms and conditions of proposed written agreements that provide the credit allowed pursuant to this section to a taxpayer.
(3) Provide the negotiated written agreement to the committee for its approval pursuant to Section 18410.2.
(4) Inform the Franchise Tax Board of the terms and conditions of the written agreement upon approval of the written agreement by the committee.
(5) Inform the Franchise Tax Board of any recapture, in whole or in part, of a previously allocated credit upon approval of the recapture by the committee.
(6) Post on its Internet Web site all of the following:
(A) The name of each taxpayer allocated a credit pursuant to this section.
(B) The estimated amount of the investment by each taxpayer.
(C) The estimated number of jobs created or retained.
(D) The amount of the credit allocated to the taxpayer.
(E) The amount of the credit recaptured from the taxpayer, if applicable.
(7) When determining whether to enter into a written agreement with a taxpayer pursuant to this section, GO-Biz may consider other factors, including, but not limited to, the following:
(A) The financial solvency of the taxpayer and the taxpayer’s ability to finance its proposed expansion.
(B) The taxpayer’s current and prior compliance with federal and state laws.
(C) Current and prior litigation involving the taxpayer.
(D) The reasonableness of the fee arrangement between the taxpayer and any third party providing any services related to the credit allowed pursuant to this section.
(E) Any other factors GO-Biz deems necessary to ensure that the administration of the credit allowed pursuant to this section is a model of accountability and transparency and that the effective use of the limited amount of credit available is maximized.
(d) For purposes of this section, the Franchise Tax Board shall do all of the following:
(1) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), review the books and records of all taxpayers allocated a credit pursuant to this section to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the written agreement between the taxpayer and GO-Biz.
(B) In the case of a taxpayer that is a “small business,” as defined in Section 23626, review the books and records of the taxpayer allocated a credit pursuant to this section to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the written agreement between the taxpayer and GO-Biz when, in the sole discretion of the Franchise Tax Board, a review of those books and records is appropriate or necessary in the best interests of the state.
(2) Notwithstanding Section 19542:
(A) Notify GO-Biz of a possible breach of the written agreement by a taxpayer and provide detailed information regarding the basis for that determination.
(B) Provide information to GO-Biz with respect to whether a taxpayer is a “small business,” as defined in Section 23626.
(e) In the case where the credit allowed under this section exceeds the “tax,” as defined in Section 23036, for a taxable year, the excess credit may be carried over to reduce the “tax” in the following taxable year, and succeeding five taxable years, if necessary, until the credit has been exhausted.
(f) Any recapture, in whole or in part, of a credit approved by the committee pursuant to Section 18410.2 shall be treated as a mathematical error appearing on the return. Any amount of tax resulting from that recapture shall be assessed by the Franchise Tax Board in the same manner as provided by Section 19051. The amount of tax resulting from the recapture shall be added to the tax otherwise due by the taxpayer for the taxable year in which the committee’s recapture determination occurred.
(g) (1) The aggregate amount of credit that may be allocated in any fiscal year pursuant to this section and Section 17059.2 shall be an amount equal to the sum of subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), less the amount specified in subparagraphs (D) and (E):
(A) Thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) for the 2013–14 fiscal year, one hundred fifty million dollars ($150,000,000) for the 2014–15 fiscal year, and two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) for each fiscal year from 2015–16 to 2017–18, inclusive.
(B) The unallocated credit amount, if any, from the preceding fiscal year.
(C) The amount of any previously allocated credits that have been recaptured.
(D) The amount estimated by the Director of Finance, in consultation with the Franchise Tax Board and the State Board of Equalization, to be necessary to limit the aggregation of the estimated amount of exemptions claimed pursuant to Section 6377.1 and of the amounts estimated to be claimed pursuant to this section and Sections 17053.73, 17059.2, and 23626 to no more than seven hundred fifty million dollars ($750,000,000) for either the current fiscal year or the next fiscal year.
(i) The Director of Finance shall notify the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the estimated annual allocation authorized by this paragraph. Any allocation pursuant to these provisions shall be made no sooner than 30 days after written notification has been provided to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the chairpersons of the committees of each house of the Legislature that consider appropriation, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or his or her designee, may determine.
(ii) In no event shall the amount estimated in this subparagraph be less than zero dollars ($0).
(E) (i) For the 2015–16 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the amount of credit estimated by the Director of Finance to be allowed to all qualified taxpayers for that fiscal year pursuant to subparagraph (A) or subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 23636.
(ii) If the amount available per fiscal year pursuant to this section and Section 17059.2 is less than the aggregate amount of credit estimated by the Director of Finance to be allowed to qualified taxpayers pursuant to subparagraph (A) or subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 23636, the aggregate amount allowed pursuant to Section 23636 shall not be reduced and, in addition to the reduction required by clause (i), the aggregate amount of credit that may be allocated pursuant to this section and Section 17059.2 for the next fiscal year shall be reduced by the amount of that deficit.
(iii) It is the intent of the Legislature that the reductions specified in this subparagraph of the aggregate amount of credit that may be allocated pursuant to this section and Section 17059.2 shall continue if the repeal dates of the credits allowed by this section and Section 17059.2 are removed or extended.
(2) (A) In addition to the other amounts determined pursuant to paragraph (1), the Director of Finance may increase the aggregate amount of credit that may be allocated pursuant to this section and Section 17059.2 by up to twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) per fiscal year through the 2017–18 fiscal year. The amount of any increase made pursuant to this paragraph, when combined with any increase made pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (g) of Section 17059.2, shall not exceed twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) per fiscal year through the 2017–18 fiscal year.
(B) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Director of Finance increase the aggregate amount under subparagraph (A) in order to mitigate the reduction of the amount available due to the credit allowed to all qualified taxpayers pursuant to subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 23636.
(3) Each fiscal year, 25 percent of the aggregate amount of the credit that may be allocated pursuant to this section and Section 17059.2 shall be reserved for “small business,” as defined in Section 17053.73 or 23626.
(4) Each fiscal year, no more than 20 percent of the aggregate amount of the credit that may be allocated pursuant to this section shall be allocated to any one taxpayer.
(h) GO-Biz may prescribe rules and regulations as necessary to carry out the purposes of this section. Any rule or regulation prescribed pursuant to this section may be by adoption of an emergency regulation in accordance with Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(i) (1) A written agreement between GO-Biz and a taxpayer with respect to the credit authorized by this section shall not restrict, broaden, or otherwise alter the ability of the taxpayer to assign that credit or any portion thereof in accordance with Section 23663.
(2) A written agreement between GO-Biz and a taxpayer with respect to the credit authorized by this section must comply with existing law on the date the agreement is executed.
(j) (1) Upon the effective date of this section, the Department of Finance shall estimate the total dollar amount of credits that will be claimed under this section with respect to each fiscal year from the 2013–14 fiscal year to the 2024–25 fiscal year, inclusive.
(2) The Franchise Tax Board shall annually provide to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, by no later than March 1, a report of the total dollar amount of the credits claimed under this section with respect to the relevant fiscal year. The report shall compare the total dollar amount of credits claimed under this section with respect to that fiscal year with the department’s estimate with respect to that same fiscal year. If the total dollar amount of credits claimed for the fiscal year is less than the estimate for that fiscal year, the report shall identify options for increasing annual claims of the credit so as to meet estimated amounts.
(k) This section is repealed on December 1, 2025.

SEC. 276.

 Section 30162 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

30162.
 If the department is unable to collect any tolls due to insolvency of the obligor, or if the cost of collection of any tolls would be excessive by reason of the smallness of the amount due, the department may apply to the Controller for discharge from accountability for the collection thereof in the manner provided in Sections 13940 to 13943, inclusive, of the Government Code.

SEC. 277.

 Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:

1095.
 The director shall permit the use of any information in his or her possession to the extent necessary for any of the following purposes and may require reimbursement for all direct costs incurred in providing any and all information specified in this section, except information specified in subdivisions (a) to (e), inclusive:
(a) To enable the director or his or her representative to carry out his or her responsibilities under this code.
(b) To properly present a claim for benefits.
(c) To acquaint a worker or his or her authorized agent with his or her existing or prospective right to benefits.
(d) To furnish an employer or his or her authorized agent with information to enable him or her to fully discharge his or her obligations or safeguard his or her rights under this division or Division 3 (commencing with Section 9000).
(e) To enable an employer to receive a reduction in contribution rate.
(f) To enable federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies, subject to federal law, to verify or determine the eligibility or entitlement of an applicant for, or a recipient of, public social services provided pursuant to Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or Part A of Subchapter IV of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 601 et seq.), when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of public social services.
(g) To enable county administrators of general relief or assistance, or their representatives, to determine entitlement to locally provided general relief or assistance, when the determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of general relief or assistance.
(h) To enable state or local governmental departments or agencies to seek criminal, civil, or administrative remedies in connection with the unlawful application for, or receipt of, relief provided under Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code or to enable the collection of expenditures for medical assistance services pursuant to Part 5 (commencing with Section 17000) of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(i) To provide any law enforcement agency with the name, address, telephone number, birth date, social security number, physical description, and names and addresses of present and past employers, of any victim, suspect, missing person, potential witness, or person for whom a felony arrest warrant has been issued, when a request for this information is made by any investigator or peace officer as defined by Sections 830.1 and 830.2 of the Penal Code, or by any federal law enforcement officer to whom the Attorney General has delegated authority to enforce federal search warrants, as defined under Sections 60.2 and 60.3 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as amended, and when the requesting officer has been designated by the head of the law enforcement agency and requests this information in the course of and as a part of an investigation into the commission of a crime when there is a reasonable suspicion that the crime is a felony and that the information would lead to relevant evidence. The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, and to the extent the information is available and accessible within the constraints and configurations of existing department records. Any person who receives any information under this subdivision shall make a written report of the information to the law enforcement agency that employs him or her, for filing under the normal procedures of that agency.
(1) This subdivision shall not be construed to authorize the release to any law enforcement agency of a general list identifying individuals applying for or receiving benefits.
(2) The department shall maintain records pursuant to this subdivision only for periods required under regulations or statutes enacted for the administration of its programs.
(3) This subdivision shall not be construed as limiting the information provided to law enforcement agencies to that pertaining only to applicants for, or recipients of, benefits.
(4) The department shall notify all applicants for benefits that release of confidential information from their records will not be protected should there be a felony arrest warrant issued against the applicant or in the event of an investigation by a law enforcement agency into the commission of a felony.
(j) To provide public employee retirement systems in California with information relating to the earnings of any person who has applied for or is receiving a disability income, disability allowance, or disability retirement allowance, from a public employee retirement system. The earnings information shall be released only upon written request from the governing board specifying that the person has applied for or is receiving a disability allowance or disability retirement allowance from its retirement system. The request may be made by the chief executive officer of the system or by an employee of the system so authorized and identified by name and title by the chief executive officer in writing.
(k) To enable the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement in the Department of Industrial Relations to seek criminal, civil, or administrative remedies in connection with the failure to pay, or the unlawful payment of, wages pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 200) of Part 1 of Division 2 of, and Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1720) of Part 7 of Division 2 of, the Labor Code.
(l) To enable federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies to administer child support enforcement programs under Part D of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 651 et seq.).
(m) To provide federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies with wage and claim information in its possession that will assist those departments and agencies in the administration of the Victims of Crime Program or in the location of victims of crime who, by state mandate or court order, are entitled to restitution that has been or can be recovered.
(n) To provide federal, state, or local governmental departments or agencies with information concerning any individuals who are or have been:
(1) Directed by state mandate or court order to pay restitution, fines, penalties, assessments, or fees as a result of a violation of law.
(2) Delinquent or in default on guaranteed student loans or who owe repayment of funds received through other financial assistance programs administered by those agencies. The information released by the director for the purposes of this paragraph shall not include unemployment insurance benefit information.
(o) To provide an authorized governmental agency with any or all relevant information that relates to any specific workers’ compensation insurance fraud investigation. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations. For the purposes of this subdivision, “authorized governmental agency” means the district attorney of any county, the office of the Attorney General, the Contractors’ State License Board, the Department of Industrial Relations, and the Department of Insurance. An authorized governmental agency may disclose this information to the State Bar, the Medical Board of California, or any other licensing board or department whose licensee is the subject of a workers’ compensation insurance fraud investigation. This subdivision shall not prevent any authorized governmental agency from reporting to any board or department the suspected misconduct of any licensee of that body.
(p) To enable the Director of Consumer Affairs, or his or her representatives, to access unemployment insurance quarterly wage data on a case-by-case basis to verify information on school administrators, school staff, and students provided by those schools who are being investigated for possible violations of Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 94800) of Part 59 of Division 10 of Title 3 of the Education Code.
(q) To provide employment tax information to the tax officials of Mexico, if a reciprocal agreement exists. For purposes of this subdivision, “reciprocal agreement” means a formal agreement to exchange information between national taxing officials of Mexico and taxing authorities of the State Board of Equalization, the Franchise Tax Board, and the Employment Development Department. Furthermore, the reciprocal agreement shall be limited to the exchange of information that is essential for tax administration purposes only. Taxing authorities of the State of California shall be granted tax information only on California residents. Taxing authorities of Mexico shall be granted tax information only on Mexican nationals.
(r) To enable city and county planning agencies to develop economic forecasts for planning purposes. The information shall be limited to businesses within the jurisdiction of the city or county whose planning agency is requesting the information, and shall not include information regarding individual employees.
(s) To provide the State Department of Developmental Services with wage and employer information that will assist in the collection of moneys owed by the recipient, parent, or any other legally liable individual for services and supports provided pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 4775) of Division 4.5 of, and Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 7200) and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 7500) of Division 7 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(t) To provide the State Board of Equalization with employment tax information that will assist in the administration of tax programs. The information shall be limited to the exchange of employment tax information essential for tax administration purposes to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations.
(u) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize or permit the use of information obtained in the administration of this code by any private collection agency.
(v) The disclosure of the name and address of an individual or business entity that was issued an assessment that included penalties under Section 1128 or 1128.1 shall not be in violation of Section 1094 if the assessment is final. The disclosure may also include any of the following:
(1) The total amount of the assessment.
(2) The amount of the penalty imposed under Section 1128 or 1128.1 that is included in the assessment.
(3) The facts that resulted in the charging of the penalty under Section 1128 or 1128.1.
(w) To enable the Contractors’ State License Board to verify the employment history of an individual applying for licensure pursuant to Section 7068 of the Business and Professions Code.
(x) To provide any peace officer with the Division of Investigation in the Department of Consumer Affairs information pursuant to subdivision (i) when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the chief of the Division of Investigation and requests this information in the course of and as part of an investigation into the commission of a crime or other unlawful act when there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the crime or act may be connected to the information requested and would lead to relevant information regarding the crime or unlawful act.
(y) To enable the Labor Commissioner of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement in the Department of Industrial Relations to identify, pursuant to Section 90.3 of the Labor Code, unlawfully uninsured employers. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations.
(z) To enable the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in accordance with the requirements of Section 84754.5 of the Education Code, to obtain quarterly wage data, commencing January 1, 1993, on students who have attended one or more community colleges, to assess the impact of education on the employment and earnings of students, to conduct the annual evaluation of district-level and individual college performance in achieving priority educational outcomes, and to submit the required reports to the Legislature and the Governor. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(aa) To enable the Public Employees’ Retirement System to seek criminal, civil, or administrative remedies in connection with the unlawful application for, or receipt of, benefits provided under Part 3 (commencing with Section 20000) of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(ab) To enable the State Department of Education, the University of California, the California State University, and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, pursuant to the requirements prescribed by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), to obtain quarterly wage data, commencing July 1, 2010, on students who have attended their respective systems to assess the impact of education on the employment and earnings of those students, to conduct the annual analysis of district-level and individual district or postsecondary education system performance in achieving priority educational outcomes, and to submit the required reports to the Legislature and the Governor. The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(ac) To provide the Agricultural Labor Relations Board with employee, wage, and employer information, for use in the investigation or enforcement of the Alatorre-Zenovich-Dunlap-Berman Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975 (Part 3.5 (commencing with Section 1140) of Division 2 of the Labor Code). The information shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal statutes and regulations.
(ad) (1) To enable the State Department of Health Care Services, the California Health Benefit Exchange, the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, and county departments and agencies to obtain information regarding employee wages, California employer names and account numbers, employer reports of wages and number of employees, and disability insurance and unemployment insurance claim information, for the purpose of:
(A) Verifying or determining the eligibility of an applicant for, or a recipient of, state health subsidy programs, limited to the Medi-Cal program, provided pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and the Access for Infants and Mothers Program, provided pursuant to Part 6.3 (commencing with Section 12695) of Division 2 of the Insurance Code, when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the state health subsidy programs referenced in this subparagraph.
(B) Verifying or determining the eligibility of an applicant for, or a recipient of, federal subsidies offered through the California Health Benefit Exchange, provided pursuant to Title 22 (commencing with Section 100500) of the Government Code, including federal tax credits and cost-sharing assistance pursuant to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the California Health Benefit Exchange.
(C) Verifying or determining the eligibility of employees and employers for health coverage through the Small Business Health Options Program, provided pursuant to Section 100502 of the Government Code, when the verification or determination is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the Small Business Health Options Program.
(2) The information provided under this subdivision shall be subject to the requirements of, and provided to the extent permitted by, federal law and regulations, including Part 603 of Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(ae) To provide any peace officer with the Investigations Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles with information pursuant to subdivision (i), when the requesting peace officer has been designated by the Chief of the Investigations Division and requests this information in the course of, and as part of, an investigation into identity theft, counterfeiting, document fraud, or consumer fraud, and there is reasonable suspicion that the crime is a felony and that the information would lead to relevant evidence regarding the identity theft, counterfeiting, document fraud, or consumer fraud. The information provided pursuant to this subdivision shall be provided to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, and to the extent the information is available and accessible within the constraints and configurations of existing department records. Any person who receives any information under this subdivision shall make a written report of the information to the Investigations Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles, for filing under the normal procedures of that division.
(af) Until January 1, 2020, to enable the Department of Finance to prepare and submit the report required by Section 13084 of the Government Code that identifies all employers in California that employ 100 or more employees who receive benefits from the Medi-Cal program (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). The information used for this purpose shall be limited to information obtained pursuant to Section 11026.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and from the administration of personal income tax wage withholding pursuant to Division 6 (commencing with Section 13000) and the disability insurance program and may be disclosed to the Department of Finance only for the purpose of preparing and submitting the report and only to the extent not prohibited by federal law.
(ag) To provide, to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, the Student Aid Commission with wage information in order to verify the employment status of an individual applying for a Cal Grant C award pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 69439 of the Education Code.
(ah) To enable the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to obtain quarterly wage data of former inmates who have been incarcerated within the prison system in order to assess the impact of rehabilitation services or the lack of these services on the employment and earnings of these former inmates. Quarterly data for a former inmate’s employment status and wage history shall be provided for a period of one year, three years, and five years following release. The data shall only be used for the purpose of tracking outcomes for former inmates in order to assess the effectiveness of rehabilitation strategies on the wages and employment histories of those formerly incarcerated. The information shall be provided to the department to the extent not prohibited by federal law.
(ai) To enable federal, state, or local government departments or agencies, or their contracted agencies, subject to federal law, including the confidentiality, disclosure, and other requirements set forth in Part 603 of Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations, to evaluate, research, or forecast the effectiveness of public social services programs administered pursuant to Division 9 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or Part A of Subchapter IV of Chapter 7 of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 601 et seq.), when the evaluation, research, or forecast is directly connected with, and limited to, the administration of the public social services programs.
(aj) To enable the California Workforce Development Board, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Rehabilitation, the State Department of Social Services, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, the Department of Industrial Relations, the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, and the Employment Training Panel to access any relevant quarterly wage data necessary for the evaluation and reporting of their respective program performance outcomes as required and permitted by various state and federal laws pertaining to performance measurement and program evaluation under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128); the workforce performance metrics dashboard pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (i) of Section 14013; the Adult Education Block Grant Program consortia performance metrics pursuant to Section 84920 of the Education Code; the economic and workforce development program performance measures pursuant to Section 88650 of the Education Code; and the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program performance measures established in Part 52.5 (commencing with Section 88600) of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code.

SEC. 278.

 Section 14013 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:

14013.
 The board shall assist the Governor in the following:
(a) Promoting the development of a well-educated and highly skilled 21st century workforce.
(b) Developing, implementing, and modifying the State Plan. The State Plan shall serve as the comprehensive framework and coordinated plan for the aligned investment of all federal and state workforce training and employment services funding streams and programs. To the extent feasible and when appropriate, the state plan should reinforce and work with adult education and career technical education efforts that are responsive to labor market trends.
(c) The review of statewide policies, of statewide programs, and of recommendations on actions that should be taken by the state to align workforce, education, training, and employment funding programs in the state in a manner that supports a comprehensive and streamlined workforce development system in the state, including the review and provision of comments on the State Plan, if any, for programs and activities of one-stop partners that are not core programs.
(d) Developing and continuously improving the statewide workforce investment system, including:
(1) The identification of barriers and means for removing barriers to better coordinate, align, and avoid duplication among the programs and activities carried out through the system.
(2) The development of strategies to support the use of career pathways for the purpose of providing individuals, including low-skilled adults, youth, and individuals with barriers to employment, and including individuals with disabilities, with workforce investment activities, education, and supportive services to enter or retain employment. To the extent permissible under state and federal laws, these policies and strategies should support linkages between kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and community college educational systems in order to help secure educational and career advancement. These policies and strategies may be implemented using a sector strategies framework and should ultimately lead to placement in a job providing economic security or job placement in an entry-level job that has a well-articulated career pathway or career ladder to a job providing economic security.
(3) The development of strategies for providing effective outreach to and improved access for individuals and employers who could benefit from services provided through the workforce development system.
(4) The development and expansion of strategies for meeting the needs of employers, workers, and jobseekers, particularly through industry or sector partnerships related to in-demand industry sectors and occupations, including policies targeting resources to competitive and emerging industry sectors and industry clusters that provide economic security and are either high-growth sectors or critical to California’s economy, or both. These industry sectors and clusters shall have significant economic impacts on the state and its regional and workforce development needs and have documented career opportunities.
(5) Recommending adult and dislocated worker training policies and investments that offer a variety of career opportunities while upgrading the skills of California’s workforce. These may include training policies and investments pertaining to any of the following:
(A) Occupational skills training, including training for nontraditional employment.
(B) On-the-job training.
(C) Incumbent worker training in accordance with Section 3174(d)(4) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(D) Programs that combine workplace training with related instruction, which may include cooperative education programs.
(E) Training programs operated by the private sector.
(F) Skill upgrading and retraining.
(G) Entrepreneurial training.
(H) Transitional jobs in accordance with Section 3174(d)(5) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(I) Job readiness training provided in combination with any of the services described in subparagraphs (A) to (H), inclusive.
(J) Adult education and literacy activities provided in combination with any of the services described in subparagraphs (A) to (G), inclusive.
(K) Customized training conducted with a commitment by an employer or group of employers to employ an individual upon successful completion of the training.
(e) The identification of regions, including planning regions, for the purposes of Section 3121(a) of Title 29 of the United States Code, and the designation of local areas under Section 3121 of Title 29 of the United States Code, after consultation with local boards and chief elected officials.
(f) The development and continuous improvement of the one-stop delivery system in local areas, including providing assistance to local boards, one-stop operators, one-stop partners, and providers with planning and delivering services, including training services and supportive services, to support effective delivery of services to workers, job seekers, and employers.
(g) Recommending strategies to the Governor for strategic training investments of the Governor’s 15-percent discretionary funds.
(h) Developing strategies to support staff training and awareness across programs supported under the workforce development system.
(i) The development and updating of comprehensive state performance accountability measures, including state adjusted levels of performance, to assess the effectiveness of the core programs in the state as required under Section 3141(b) of Title 29 of the United States Code. As part of this process the board shall do all of the following:
(1) Develop a workforce metrics dashboard, to be updated annually, that measures the state’s human capital investments in workforce development to better understand the collective impact of these investments on the labor market. The workforce metrics dashboard shall be produced using existing available data and resources that are currently collected and accessible to state agencies. The board shall convene workforce program partners to develop a standardized set of inputs and outputs for the workforce metrics dashboard. The workforce metrics dashboard shall do all of the following:
(A) Provide a status report on credential attainment, training completion, degree attainment, and participant earnings from workforce education and training programs. The board shall publish and distribute the final report.
(B) Provide demographic breakdowns, including, to the extent possible, race, ethnicity, age, gender, veteran status, wage and credential or degree outcomes, and information on workforce outcomes in different industry sectors.
(C) Measure, at a minimum and to the extent feasible with existing resources, the performance of the following workforce programs: community college career technical education, the Employment Training Panel, Title I and Title II of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Trade Adjustment Assistance, and state apprenticeship programs.
(D) Measure participant earnings in California, and to the extent feasible, in other states. The Employment Development Department shall assist the board by calculating aggregated participant earnings using unemployment insurance wage records, without violating any applicable confidentiality requirements.
(2) The State Department of Education is hereby authorized to collect the social security numbers of adults participating in adult education programs so that accurate participation in those programs can be represented in the report card. However, an individual shall not be denied program participation if he or she refuses to provide a social security number. The State Department of Education shall keep this information confidential, except, the State Department of Education is authorized to share this information, unless prohibited by federal law, with the Employment Development Department, who shall keep the information confidential and use it only to track the labor market outcomes of program participants in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and mandates, including all performance reporting requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
(3) (A) Participating workforce programs, as specified in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1), shall provide participant data in a standardized format to the Employment Development Department.
(B) The Employment Development Department shall aggregate data provided by participating workforce programs and shall report the data, organized by demographics, earnings, and industry of employment, to the board to assist the board in producing the annual workforce metrics dashboard.
(j) The identification and dissemination of information on best practices, including best practices for all of the following:
(1) The effective operation of one-stop centers, relating to the use of business outreach, partnerships, and service delivery strategies, including strategies for serving individuals with barriers to employment.
(2) The development of effective local boards, which may include information on factors that contribute to enabling local boards to exceed negotiated local levels of performance, sustain fiscal integrity, and achieve other measures of effectiveness.
(3) Effective training programs that respond to real-time labor market analysis, that effectively use direct assessment and prior learning assessment to measure an individual’s prior knowledge, skills, competencies, and experiences, and that evaluate such skills, and competencies for adaptability, to support efficient placement into employment or career pathways.
(k) The development and review of statewide policies affecting the coordinated provision of services through the state’s one-stop delivery system described in Section 3151(e) of Title 29 of the United States Code, including the development of all of the following:
(1) Objective criteria and procedures for use by local boards in assessing the effectiveness and continuous improvement of one-stop centers described in Section 3151(e) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(2) Guidance for the allocation of one-stop center infrastructure funds under Section 3151(h) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(3) Policies relating to the appropriate roles and contributions of entities carrying out one-stop partner programs within the one-stop delivery system, including approaches to facilitating equitable and efficient cost allocation in such a system.
(l) The development of strategies for technological improvements to facilitate access to, and improve the quality of, services and activities provided through the one-stop delivery system, including such improvements to all of the following:
(1) Enhance digital literacy skills, as defined in Section 9101 of Title 20 of the United States Code, referred to in this division as “digital literacy skills.”
(2) Accelerate the acquisition of skills and recognized postsecondary credentials by participants.
(3) Strengthen the professional development of providers and workforce professionals.
(4) Ensure the technology is accessible to individuals with disabilities and individuals residing in remote areas.
(m) The development of strategies for aligning technology and data systems across one-stop partner programs to enhance service delivery and improve efficiencies in reporting on performance accountability measures, including the design and implementation of common intake, data collection, case management information, and performance accountability measurement and reporting processes and the incorporation of local input into such design and implementation, to improve coordination of services across one-stop partner programs.
(n) The development of allocation formulas for the distribution of funds for employment and training activities for adults, and youth workforce investment activities, to local areas as permitted under Sections 3163(b)(3) and 3173(b)(3) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(o) The preparation of the annual reports described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of Section 3141(d) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(p) The development of the statewide workforce and labor market information system described in Section 49l–2(e) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(q) The development of such other policies as may promote statewide objectives for, and enhance the performance of, the workforce development system in the state.
(r) Helping individuals with barriers to employment, including low-skill, low-wage workers, the long-term unemployed, and members of single-parent households, achieve economic security and upward mobility by implementing policies that encourage the attainment of marketable skills relevant to current labor market trends.

SEC. 279.

 Section 1752.81 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

1752.81.
 (a) Whenever the Director of the Division of Juvenile Justice has in his or her possession in trust funds of a ward committed to the division, the funds may be released for any purpose when authorized by the ward. When the sum held in trust for any ward by the director exceeds five hundred dollars ($500), the amount in excess of five hundred dollars ($500) may be expended by the director pursuant to a lawful order of a court directing payment of the funds, without the authorization of the ward thereto.
(b) Whenever an adult or minor is committed to or housed in a Division of Juvenile Facilities facility and he or she owes a restitution fine imposed pursuant to Section 13967 of the Government Code, as operative on or before September 28, 1994, or Section 1202.4 or 1203.04 of the Penal Code, as operative on or before August 2, 1995, or pursuant to Section 729.6, 730.6 or 731.1, as operative on or before August 2, 1995, the director shall deduct the balance owing on the fine amount from the trust account deposits of a ward, up to a maximum of 50 percent of the total amount held in trust, unless prohibited by federal law. The director shall transfer that amount to the California Victim Compensation Board for deposit in the Restitution Fund in the State Treasury. Any amount so deducted shall be credited against the amount owing on the fine. The sentencing court shall be provided a record of the payments.
(c) Whenever an adult or minor is committed to, or housed in, a Division of Juvenile Facilities facility and he or she owes restitution to a victim imposed pursuant to Section 13967 of the Government Code, as operative on or before September 28, 1994, or Section 1202.4 or 1203.04 of the Penal Code, as operative on or before August 2, 1995, or pursuant to Section 729.6, 730.6, or 731.1, as operative on or before August 2, 1995, the director shall deduct the balance owing on the order amount from the trust account deposits of a ward, up to a maximum of 50 percent of the total amount held in trust, unless prohibited by federal law. The director shall transfer that amount directly to the victim. If the restitution is owed to a person who has filed an application with the Victims of Crime Program, the director shall transfer that amount to the California Victim Compensation Board for direct payment to the victim or payment shall be made to the Restitution Fund to the extent that the victim has received assistance pursuant to that program. The sentencing court shall be provided a record of the payments made to victims and of the payments deposited to the Restitution Fund pursuant to this subdivision.
(d) Any compensatory or punitive damages awarded by trial or settlement to a minor or adult committed to the Division of Juvenile Facilities in connection with a civil action brought against any federal, state, or local jail or correctional facility, or any official or agent thereof, shall be paid directly, after payment of reasonable attorney’s fees and litigation costs approved by the court, to satisfy any outstanding restitution orders or restitution fines against the minor or adult. The balance of any award shall be forwarded to the minor or adult committed to the Division of Juvenile Facilities after full payment of all outstanding restitution orders and restitution fines subject to subdivision (e). The Division of Juvenile Facilities shall make all reasonable efforts to notify the victims of the crime for which the minor or adult was committed concerning the pending payment of any compensatory or punitive damages. This subdivision shall apply to cases settled or awarded on or after April 26, 1996, pursuant to Sections 807 and 808 of Title VIII of the federal Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (P.L. 104-134; 18 U.S.C. Sec. 3626 (Historical and Statutory Notes)).
(e) The director shall deduct and retain from the trust account deposits of a ward, unless prohibited by federal law, an administrative fee that totals 10 percent of any amount transferred pursuant to subdivision (b) and (c), or 5 percent of any amount transferred pursuant to subdivision (d). The director shall deposit the administrative fee moneys in a special deposit account for reimbursing administrative and support costs of the restitution and victims program of the Division of Juvenile Facilities. The director, at his or her discretion, may retain any excess funds in the special deposit account for future reimbursement of the division’s administrative and support costs for the restitution and victims program or may transfer all or part of the excess funds for deposit in the Restitution Fund.
(f) When a ward has both a restitution fine and a restitution order from the sentencing court, the Division of Juvenile Facilities shall collect the restitution order first pursuant to subdivision (c).
(g) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a), (b), and (c), whenever the director holds in trust a ward’s funds in excess of five dollars ($5) and the ward cannot be located, after one year from the date of discharge, absconding from the Division of Juvenile Facilities supervision, or escape, the Division of Juvenile Facilities shall apply the trust account balance to any unsatisfied victim restitution order or fine owed by that ward. If the victim restitution order or fine has been satisfied, the remainder of the ward’s trust account balance, if any, shall be transferred to the Benefit Fund to be expended pursuant to Section 1752.5. If the victim to whom a particular ward owes restitution cannot be located, the moneys shall be transferred to the Benefit Fund to be expended pursuant to Section 1752.5.

SEC. 280.

 Section 1752.82 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

1752.82.
 (a) Whenever an adult or minor is committed to or housed in a Youth Authority facility and he or she owes restitution to a victim or a restitution fine imposed pursuant to Section 13967, as operative on or before September 28, 1994, of the Government Code, or Section 1202.4 of the Penal Code, or Section 1203.04, as operative on or before August 2, 1994, of the Penal Code, or pursuant to Section 729.6, as operative on or before August 2, 1995, Section 730.6 or 731.1, as operative on or before August 2, 1995, the director may deduct a reasonable amount not to exceed 50 percent from the wages of that adult or minor and the amount so deducted, exclusive of the costs of administering this section, which shall be retained by the director, shall be transferred to the California Victim Compensation Board for deposit in the Restitution Fund in the State Treasury in the case of a restitution fine, or, in the case of a restitution order, and upon the request of the victim, shall be paid directly to the victim. Any amount so deducted shall be credited against the amount owing on the fine or to the victim. The committing court shall be provided a record of any payments.
(b) A victim who has requested that restitution payments be paid directly to him or her pursuant to subdivision (a) shall provide a current address to the Youth Authority to enable the Youth Authority to send restitution payments collected on the victim’s behalf to the victim.
(c) In the case of a restitution order, whenever the victim has died, cannot be located, or has not requested the restitution payment, the director may deduct a reasonable amount not to exceed 50 percent of the wages of that adult or minor and the amount so deducted, exclusive of the costs of administering this section, which shall be retained by the director, shall be transferred to the California Victim Compensation Board, pursuant to subdivision (d), after one year has elapsed from the time the ward is discharged by the Youth Authority Board. Any amount so deducted shall be credited against the amount owing to the victim. The funds so transferred shall be deposited in the Restitution Fund.
(d) If the Youth Authority has collected restitution payments on behalf of a victim, the victim shall request those payments no later than one year after the ward has been discharged by the Youth Authority Board. Any victim who fails to request those payments within that time period shall have relinquished all rights to the payments, unless he or she can show reasonable cause for failure to request those payments within that time period.
(e) The director shall transfer to the California Victim Compensation Board all restitution payments collected prior to the effective date of this section on behalf of victims who have died, cannot be located, or have not requested restitution payments. The California Victim Compensation Board shall deposit these amounts in the Restitution Fund.
(f) For purposes of this section, “victim” includes a victim’s immediate surviving family member, on whose behalf restitution has been ordered.

SEC. 281.

 Section 4461 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

4461.
 (a) All expenses incurred in returning such persons to other states shall be paid by this state, the person, or his or her relatives, but the expense of returning residents of this state shall be borne by the state making the returns.
(b) The cost and expense incurred in effecting the transportation of the nonresident persons to the states in which they have residence shall be advanced from the funds appropriated for that purpose or, if necessary, from the money appropriated for the care of developmentally disabled persons upon vouchers approved by the Department of General Services.

SEC. 282.

 Section 11212 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

11212.
 (a) The state, through the county welfare department, shall reimburse the foster parent or foster parents for the cost of the burial plot and funeral expenses incurred for any child who, at the time of death, is receiving foster care, as defined in Section 11251, to the extent that the foster parent or foster parents are not otherwise reimbursed for costs incurred for those purposes.
(b) The state, through the county welfare department, shall pay the burial costs and funeral expenses directly to the funeral home and the burial plot owner when either one of the following conditions exists:
(1) The foster parent or foster parents request the direct payment.
(2) The child’s death is due to alleged criminal negligence or other alleged criminal action on the part of the foster parent or foster parents.
(c) The foster parent, or the funeral home and burial plot provider, shall file a claim for reimbursement of costs with the county welfare department at the time and in the manner specified by the department. The county welfare department shall pay the claims in an amount not to exceed the level of reimbursement allowed by the California Victim Compensation Board for burial costs and funeral expenses under its Victims of Violent Crimes program, which is contained in Article 1 (commencing with Section 13959) of Chapter 5 of Part 4 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. Claims for the burial costs and funeral expenses for a foster child shall be paid out of funds appropriated annually to the department for those purposes.

SEC. 283.

 Section 14171.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

14171.5.
 Any institutional provider of health care services that obtained reimbursement under this chapter to which it is not entitled shall be subject to the following interest charges or penalties:
(a) When it is established upon audit that the provider has claimed payments under this chapter to which it is not entitled, the provider shall pay, in addition to the amount improperly received, interest at the rate specified by subdivision (h) of Section 14171.
(b) When it is established upon audit that the provider claimed payments related to services or costs that the department had previously notified the provider in an audit report that the costs or services were not reimbursable, the provider shall pay in addition to the amount improperly claimed, a penalty of 10 percent of the amount improperly claimed after this notice, plus the cost of the audit. In addition, interest shall be assessed at the rate specified in subdivision (h) of Section 14171. Providers who wish to preserve appeal rights or to challenge the department’s positions regarding appeal issues, may claim the cost or services and not be reimbursed therefor if they are identified and presented separately on the cost report.
(c) When it is established that the provider fraudulently claimed and received payments under this chapter, the provider shall pay a penalty of 25 percent of the amount improperly claimed, plus the cost of the audit, in addition to the amount thereof. In addition, interest will be assessed at the rate specified by subdivision (h) of Section 14171. A fraudulent claim is a claim upon which the provider has been convicted of fraud upon the program. Nothing in this section shall prevent the imposition of any other civil or criminal penalties to which the provider may be liable.
(d) Appeals to action taken in subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) of Section 14171.5 above are subject to the administrative appeals process provided by Section 14171.
(e) Penalties paid by providers under subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) of Section 14171.5 are not reimbursable by the program.
(f) As used in this section, “the cost of the audit” includes actual hourly wages, travel, and incidental expenses at rates allowable by Department of General Services rules, and applicable overhead costs.

SEC. 284.

 Section 14171.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

14171.6.
 (a) (1) Any provider, as defined in paragraph (3), that obtains reimbursement under this chapter to which it is not entitled shall be subject to interest charges or penalties as specified in this section.
(2) When it is established upon audit that the provider has not received reimbursement to which the provider is entitled, the department shall pay the provider interest assessed at the rate, and in the manner, specified in subdivision (g) of Section 14171.
(3) For purposes of this section, “provider” means any provider, as defined in Section 14043.1.
(b) When it is established upon audit that the provider has claimed payments under this chapter to which it is not entitled, the provider shall pay, in addition to the amount improperly received, interest at the rate specified by subdivision (h) of Section 14171.
(c) (1) When it is established upon audit that the provider claimed payments related to services or costs that the department had previously notified the provider in an audit report that the costs or services were not reimbursable, the provider shall pay, in addition to the amount improperly claimed, a penalty of 10 percent of the amount improperly claimed after receipt of the notice, plus the cost of the audit.
(2) In addition to the penalty and costs specified by paragraph (1), interest shall be assessed at the rate specified in subdivision (h) of Section 14171.
(3) Providers that wish to preserve appeal rights or to challenge the department’s positions regarding appeal issues may claim the costs or services and not be reimbursed therefor if they are identified and presented separately on the cost report.
(d) (1) When it is established that the provider fraudulently claimed and received payments under this chapter, the provider shall pay, in addition to that portion of the claim that was improperly claimed, a penalty of 300 percent of the amount improperly claimed, plus the cost of the audit.
(2) In addition to the penalty and costs specified by paragraph (1), interest shall be assessed at the rate specified by subdivision (h) of Section 14171.
(3) For purposes of this subdivision, a fraudulent claim is a claim upon which the provider has been convicted of fraud upon the Medi-Cal program.
(e) Nothing in this section shall prevent the imposition of any other civil or criminal penalties to which the provider may be liable.
(f) Any appeal to any action taken pursuant to subdivision (b), (c), or (d) is subject to the administrative appeals process provided by Section 14171.
(g) As used in this section, “cost of the audit” includes actual hourly wages, travel, and incidental expenses at rates allowable by rules adopted by the Department of General Services and applicable overhead costs that are incurred by employees of the state in administering this chapter with respect to the performance of audits.
(h) This section shall not apply to any clinic licensed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 1204 of the Health and Safety Code, clinics exempt from licensure under Section 1206 of the Health and Safety Code, health facilities licensed under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, or to any provider that is operated by a city, county, or school district.

SEC. 285.

 Section 15634 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

15634.
 (a) No care custodian, clergy member, health practitioner, mandated reporter of suspected financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult, or employee of an adult protective services agency or a local law enforcement agency who reports a known or suspected instance of abuse of an elder or dependent adult shall be civilly or criminally liable for any report required or authorized by this article. Any other person reporting a known or suspected instance of abuse of an elder or dependent adult shall not incur civil or criminal liability as a result of any report authorized by this article, unless it can be proven that a false report was made and the person knew that the report was false. No person required to make a report pursuant to this article, or any person taking photographs at his or her discretion, shall incur any civil or criminal liability for taking photographs of a suspected victim of abuse of an elder or dependent adult or causing photographs to be taken of such a suspected victim or for disseminating the photographs with the reports required by this article. However, this section shall not be construed to grant immunity from this liability with respect to any other use of the photographs.
(b) No care custodian, clergy member, health practitioner, mandated reporter of suspected financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult, or employee of an adult protective services agency or a local law enforcement agency who, pursuant to a request from an adult protective services agency or a local law enforcement agency investigating a report of known or suspected abuse of an elder or dependent adult, provides the requesting agency with access to the victim of a known or suspected instance of abuse of an elder or dependent adult, shall incur civil or criminal liability as a result of providing that access.
(c) The Legislature finds that, even though it has provided immunity from liability to persons required to report abuse of an elder or dependent adult, immunity does not eliminate the possibility that actions may be brought against those persons based upon required reports of abuse. In order to further limit the financial hardship that those persons may incur as a result of fulfilling their legal responsibilities, it is necessary that they not be unfairly burdened by legal fees incurred in defending those actions. Therefore, a care custodian, clergy member, health practitioner, or an employee of an adult protective services agency or a local law enforcement agency may present to the Department of General Services a claim for reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in any action against that person on the basis of making a report required or authorized by this article if the court has dismissed the action upon a demurrer or motion for summary judgment made by that person, or if he or she prevails in the action. The Department of General Services shall allow that claim if the requirements of this subdivision are met, and the claim shall be paid from an appropriation to be made for that purpose. Attorneys’ fees awarded pursuant to this section shall not exceed an hourly rate greater than the rate charged by the Attorney General at the time the award is made and shall not exceed an aggregate amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). This subdivision shall not apply if a public entity has provided for the defense of the action pursuant to Section 995 of the Government Code.

SEC. 286.

 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that any capitol building annex project undertaken pursuant to Article 5.2 (commencing with Section 9112) of Chapter 1.5 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 2 of the Government Code incorporate elements complementary to the historic capitol, elements to make it efficient and sustainable, and historic elements from the existing capitol building annex.
(b) It is further the intent of the Legislature that any state capitol building annex be designed as a working capitol for the public to effectively engage with their elected representatives and their state government.
(c) It is further the intent of the Legislature that the eastern façade of the historic state capitol building be restored as part of any project that includes demolition of the existing capitol building annex.

SEC. 287.

 The intent of the Legislature in amending Sections 17059.2 and 23689 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is to construe and clarify the meaning and effect of existing law that provides the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development with the authority and discretion to negotiate tax credit agreements, to ensure the administration of the credit allowed pursuant to those sections is a model of accountability and transparency, and to ensure that the effective use of the limited tax credit available pursuant to those sections is maximized.

SEC. 288.

 The sum of one billion three hundred million dollars ($1,300,000,000) is hereby transferred, upon direction of the Director of Finance to the Controller, from the General Fund to the State Project Infrastructure Fund established by Section 14692 of the Government Code according to the following schedule:
(a) One billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) on or after July 1, 2016, but no later than June 30, 2017.
(b) Three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000) on or after July 1, 2017.

SEC. 289.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.

SEC. 290.

 This act is a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 12 of Article IV of the California Constitution, has been identified as related to the budget in the Budget Bill, and shall take effect immediately.