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AB-662 Restitution: tracking.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
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Restitution: tracking.
An act to amend Sections 2085.5 and 2085.6 of the Penal Code, relating to restitution.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/12/18 Stricken from file.
09/11/17 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/11/17 Vetoed by Governor.
08/30/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
08/28/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 73. Noes 0. Page 2790.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 662 without my signature.

This bill would require a county agency or department administering the collection of restitution to track restitution payments and send monthly notices to the individual responsible for paying restitution and quarterly statements to the victim.

It would appear that the author intends to ensure the timely collection of restitution payments, a laudable goal. It is unclear, however, how this bill would have the desired effect. In fact, the increased workload it would place on counties could well dis-incentivize the development of restitution collection programs, a permissive activity on the part of the county.

I don't believe this level of proscription - imposing a uniform state wide rule - is warranted.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.