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AB-213 Claims against the state.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 09/25/2017 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 213
CHAPTER 256

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

[ Approved by Governor  September 23, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State  September 23, 2017. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 213, Gonzalez Fletcher. Claims against the state.
Existing law requires the Attorney General to pay certain judgments against the state.
This bill would make an appropriation of specified amounts from the General Fund to the Attorney General to pay specified judgements against the state.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 (a) The sum of five million six hundred eighty thousand dollars ($5,680,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Attorney General to be allocated in accordance with the following schedule:
(1) The sum of seven hundred sixty-six thousand forty-three dollars and eighty-four cents ($766,043.84) to pay the settlement in North Coast Rivers Alliance v. Kawamura (Sacramento County Superior Court Case No. 34-2010-80000518).
(2) The sum of five hundred thirteen thousand nine hundred fifty-six dollars and sixteen cents ($513,956.16) to pay the settlement in Our Children’s Earth Foundation v. California Department of Food and Agriculture (Sacramento County Superior Court Case No. 34-2010-80000638).
(3) The sum of four million four hundred thousand dollars ($4,400,000) to pay the settlement on Donna Fiery, et. al., v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Sacramento County Superior Court Case No. 34-2011-00095243, consolidated with Tolowa Nation, et. al., v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento County Superior Court Case No. 34-2012-00117161).
(b) Any funds appropriated in excess of the amounts actually required for the payment of these claims shall revert to the General Fund within 45 days after final payment is made.

SEC. 2.

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