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SB-941 California Victim Compensation Board: claims.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/17/2018 09:00 PM
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Senate Bill No. 941
CHAPTER 13

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

[ Approved by Governor  May 17, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State  May 17, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 941, Lara. California Victim Compensation Board: claims.
Existing law requires the California Victim Compensation Board, in cases in which evidence shows that a crime with which a claimant was charged was either not committed at all, or not committed by the claimant, to report the facts of the case and its conclusions to the Legislature with a recommendation that the Legislature make an appropriation for the purpose of indemnifying the claimant for the injury.
This bill would appropriate $1,958,740 from the General Fund to the Executive Officer of the California Victim Compensation Board for the payment of the claim of a specific individual accepted by the board, as specified.
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.

 The sum of one million nine hundred fifty-eight thousand seven hundred forty dollars ($1,958,740) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Executive Officer of the California Victim Compensation Board for the payment of the claim of Craig Richard Coley, accepted by the board and reported to the Legislature pursuant to Section 4904 of the Penal Code.

SEC. 2.

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