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SB-375 Victims of crime: application for compensation.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/25/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 25, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 375


Introduced by Senator Durazo

February 20, 2019


An act to repeal and add Section 13953 of the Government Code, relating to victims of crime, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 375, as amended, Durazo. Victims of crime: application for compensation.
Existing law provides for the compensation of victims and derivative victims of specified types of crimes by the California Victim Compensation Board from the Restitution Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, for specified losses suffered as a result of those crimes. Existing law provides that an application for compensation shall be filed within specified timeframes, including, but not limited to, within 3 years of the date of the crime.
This bill would instead authorize a victim or derivative victim to file an application for compensation at any time following the qualifying crime. The bill would provide that the filing date of the application shall be considered the date on which the board receives the application. repeal those limitations, and instead authorize an application for compensation to be filed at any time following the qualifying crime. The bill would provide that the date on which the board receives the application is the filing date. By extending the application timeframes authorizing certain uses of continuously appropriated funds, the bill would make an appropriation.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 13953 of the Government Code is repealed.
SEC. 2.Section 13953 is added to the Government Code, to read:
13953.

(a)A victim or derivative victim may file an application for compensation at any time following the qualifying crime.

(b)The filing date of the application shall be considered the date on which the board receives the application.

SEC. 2.

 Section 13953 is added to the Government Code, to read:

13953.
 (a) An application for compensation may be filed at any time following the qualifying crime.
(b) The date on which the board receives the application is the application filing date.