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SB-242 Claims against the state.(2007-2008)

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Senate Bill No. 242
CHAPTER 59

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  July 03, 2008. Filed with Secretary of State  July 03, 2008. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 242, Torlakson. Claims against the state.
Existing law requires the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board to report to the Legislature when there is no sufficient appropriation available for the payment of a claim against the state allowed by the board.
This bill would appropriate $793,730.76 from the General Fund to the Department of Justice for payment of specified claims against the state and would require that appropriated funds in excess of the amount required to pay these claims revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2008.
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 sixty-four thousand five hundred thirty dollars ($64,530) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to pay the judgment in the case of Habitat for Hollywood Beach v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS101782. Any funds appropriated in excess of the amount required for the payment of this judgment claim shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2008.

SEC. 2.

 The sum of four hundred twenty-eight thousand eight hundred twelve dollars and seventy-six cents ($428,812.76) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to pay for the settlement in the case of State of California ex rel. Pension Obligation Bond Committee v. All Persons Interested, etc., Sacramento County Superior Court Case No. 04AS04303. Any funds appropriated in excess of the amount required for the payment of this claim shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2008.

SEC. 3.

 The sum of two hundred eighty-six thousand five hundred seventy-seven dollars ($286,577) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to pay for the settlement in the case of Video Software Dealers Association v. Schwarzenegger, et al., United States District Court for the Northern District of California Case No. C 05-4188 RMW (RS). Any funds appropriated in excess of the amount required for the payment of this claim shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2008.

SEC. 4.

 The sum of thirteen thousand eight hundred eleven dollars ($13,811) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to pay litigation costs related to the settlement in the case of Teachers’ Retirement Board v. Genest and Chiang, Sacramento County Superior Court Case No. 03CS01503. It is the intent of the Legislature to appropriate in the annual Budget Act for future fiscal years the following amounts to pay interest on the judgment in this case: the sum of fifty-six million nine hundred seventy-nine thousand nine hundred forty-nine dollars ($56,979,949) in 2009–10; the sum of fifty-six million nine hundred seventy-nine thousand nine hundred forty-nine dollars ($56,979,949) in 2010–11; the sum of fifty-six million nine hundred seventy-nine thousand nine hundred forty-nine dollars ($56,979,949) in 2011–12; and the sum of fifty-six million nine hundred seventy-nine thousand nine hundred forty-nine dollars ($56,979,949) in 2012–13.

SEC. 5.

 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 for this act to take effect immediately.