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AB-1268 Domestic violence.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/27/2017 10:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 26, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 19, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 21, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1268


Introduced by Assembly Members Reyes and Rubio

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 13823.19 to, and to add and repeal Section 13823.18 of, to the Penal Code, relating to domestic violence.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1268, as amended, Reyes. Domestic violence.
Existing law establishes the Office of Emergency Services Domestic Violence Advisory Council, and requires the Office of Emergency Services and the council to collaboratively administer the Comprehensive Statewide Domestic Violence Program, through which the office provides financial and technical assistance to local domestic violence centers in implementing specified services for victims of domestic violence and their children.
This bill would, on or before January 1, 2019, require the council, in consultation with the office and the Department of Justice, to provide a report to the Legislature that includes an evaluation of existing domestic violence assistance initiatives and policies in place to reduce domestic violence in the state. The bill would also create the California Domestic Violence Prevention Fund and require that moneys in the fund be used, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to provide grants to nonprofit organizations, local education agencies, and local governments for the purpose of funding initiatives to educate communities on domestic violence and the available resources for victims of domestic violence. programs that incorporate evidence-based and promising practices to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. The bill would require grants to be awarded by the Office of Emergency Services’ Underserved Victims Unit according to criteria for funding that would be established by the office in consultation with practitioners and experts in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault prevention. The bill would require grants to be 3 years in length and for a minimum amount of $250,000.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.Section 13823.18 is added to the Penal Code, to read:
13823.18.

(a)On or before January 1, 2019, the Office of Emergency Services Domestic Violence Advisory Council shall, in consultation with the Office of Emergency Services and the Department of Justice, provide a report to the Legislature that includes an evaluation of existing domestic violence assistance initiatives and policies in place to reduce domestic violence in the state.

(b)A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(c)Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on January 1, 2022.

SEC. 2.SECTION 1.

 Section 13823.19 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

13823.19.
 (a) The California Domestic Violence Prevention Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury. Moneys in the fund shall be used, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to provide grants to nonprofit organizations, local education agencies, and local governments for the purpose of funding initiatives to educate communities on domestic violence and the available resources for victims of domestic violence. programs that incorporate evidence-based and promising practices to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.
(b) Grants made pursuant to this section shall be awarded by the Office of Emergency Services’ Underserved Victims Unit according to criteria for funding that shall be established by the office in consultation with practitioners and experts in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault prevention to encourage new prevention efforts while enhancing, sustaining, and expanding existing programs for the purpose of ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Grants shall be three years in length and shall be for a minimum amount of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000).