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AB-1818 State government.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 10/09/2019 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 1818
CHAPTER 637

An act to amend Sections 50474.21, 50474.22, 50474.3, and 68514 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 104113 and 115800 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Section 1463.010 of the Penal Code, relating to state government.

[ Approved by Governor  October 08, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  October 08, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1818, Committee on Judiciary. State government.
(1) Existing law authorizes airports to require rental car companies to collect a customer facility charge or an alternative customer facility charge under specified circumstances for purposes that include financing, designing, and constructing airport vehicle rental facilities and common-use transportation systems. The law requires that the aggregate amount to be collected not exceed the reasonable costs, as determined by an independent audit paid for by the airport, to finance, design, and construct those facilities. Existing law requires additional audits with respect to an alternative customer facility charge when the airport increases that charge and requires an audit every 3 years where the revenues from that alternative charge are used for certain purposes. Existing law requires copies of these audits, as well as certain annual information as to an alternative charge, to be provided to specified legislative committees and posted on the airport’s internet website.
This bill would remove the reporting requirement with respect to the legislative committees. This bill would eliminate the requirement that the 3-year audits and the annual information with respect to an alternative charge be provided to specified legislative committees.
(2) Existing law requires a health studio, as defined, to provide annually a report containing specified elements regarding staffing and incidents to the Assembly and Senate Committees on Judiciary.
This bill would eliminate that reporting requirement.
(3) Existing law requires a local public agency that operates a skateboard park to collect copies of the records of claims and lawsuits regarding that skateboard park and file them annually with the Assembly and Senate Committees on Judiciary.
This bill would eliminate that reporting requirement.
(4) Existing law requires the Judicial Council to make an annual report to the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee regarding, among other specified items, the total amount of revenue collected in the prior fiscal year by each court and county from criminal fines and fees related to infractions and misdemeanors.
This bill would require the Judicial Council to also make that annual report to the Legislature and to additionally include in that report the amount of forfeitures, penalties, restitution fines described in a particular provision of the Penal Code, and assessments collected with respect to infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies, as well as information related to the performance of collection programs and methods to improve that performance.
Existing law also requires the Judicial Council to develop performance measures and benchmarks to review the effectiveness of the cooperative superior court and county collection programs with respect to the collection of court-ordered fees, fines, forfeitures, penalties, restitution, and assessments and requires the Judicial Council to make a report to the Legislature regarding the effectiveness of those programs, as specified.
This bill would require the Judicial Council to also make the report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the Department of Finance and to include in that report the same information as is included in the report regarding collections with respect to infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies.
This bill would also make nonsubstantive changes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 50474.21 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 311 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

50474.21.
 (a) For purposes of this article, “customer facility charge” means any fee, including an alternative fee, required by an airport to be collected by a rental company from a renter for any of the following purposes:
(1) To finance, design, and construct consolidated airport vehicle rental facilities.
(2) To finance, design, construct, and operate common-use transportation systems that move passengers between airport terminals and those consolidated vehicle rental facilities, and acquire vehicles for use in that system.
(3) To finance, design, and construct terminal modifications solely to accommodate and provide customer access to common-use transportation systems. The fees designated as a customer facility charge shall not otherwise be used to pay for terminal expansion, gate expansion, runway expansion, changes in hours of operation, or changes in the number of flights arriving or departing from the airport.
(b) The aggregate amount to be collected shall not exceed the reasonable costs, as determined by an audit by an independent auditor paid for by the airport, to finance, design, and construct those facilities. The auditor shall independently examine and substantiate the necessity for, and the amount of, the customer facility charge, including whether the airport’s actual or projected costs are supported and justified, any steps the airport may take to limit costs, potential alternatives for meeting the airport’s revenue needs other than the collection of the fee, and whether and to what extent rental companies or other businesses or individuals using the facility or common-use transportation system may pay for the costs associated with these facilities and systems apart from the fee from rental customers, or whether the airport did not comply with any provision of this section. Copies of the audit shall be posted on the airport’s internet website. In the case of a customer facility charge for a common-use transportation system, the audit shall also consider the reasonable costs of providing the transit system or busing network pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a). Any audit required by this subdivision may be included as a part of an audit of an airport’s finances.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 Section 50474.21 of the Government Code, as added by Section 2 of Chapter 311 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

50474.21.
 (a) For purposes of this article, “customer facility charge” means any fee, including an alternative fee, required by an airport to be collected by a rental company from a renter for any of the following purposes:
(1) To finance, design, and construct consolidated airport vehicle rental facilities.
(2) To finance, design, construct, and operate common-use transportation systems that move passengers between airport terminals and those consolidated vehicle rental facilities, and acquire vehicles for use in that system.
(3) To finance, design, and construct terminal modifications solely to accommodate and provide customer access to common-use transportation systems. The fees designated as a customer facility charge shall not otherwise be used to pay for terminal expansion, gate expansion, runway expansion, changes in hours of operation, or changes in the number of flights arriving or departing from the airport.
(b) The aggregate amount to be collected shall not exceed the reasonable costs, as determined by an audit by an independent auditor paid for by the airport, to finance, design, and construct those facilities. The auditor shall independently examine and substantiate the necessity for, and the amount of, the customer facility charge, including whether the airport’s actual or projected costs are supported and justified, any steps the airport may take to limit costs, potential alternatives for meeting the airport’s revenue needs other than the collection of the fee, and whether and to what extent rental companies or other businesses or individuals using the facility or common-use transportation system may pay for the costs associated with these facilities and systems apart from the fee from rental customers, or whether the airport did not comply with any provision of this section. Copies of the audit shall be posted on the airport’s internet website. In the case of a customer facility charge for a common-use transportation system, the audit shall also consider the reasonable costs of providing the transit system or busing network pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a). Any audit required by this subdivision may be included as a part of an audit of an airport’s finances.
(c) Except as provided in subdivision (d), the authorization given pursuant to this article for an airport to impose a customer facility charge shall become inoperative when the bonds used for financing are paid.
(d) If a bond or other form of indebtedness is not used for financing, or a bond or other form of indebtedness used for financing has been paid, the Oakland International Airport may require the collection of a customer facility charge for a period of up to 10 years from the imposition of the charge for the purposes allowed by, and subject to the conditions imposed by, this article.
(e) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2023.

SEC. 3.

 Section 50474.22 of the Government Code is amended to read:

50474.22.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “customer facility charge” means any fee, including an alternative fee, required by the Los Angeles International Airport to be collected by a rental company from a renter for any of the following purposes:
(1) To finance, design, construct, or otherwise improve consolidated airport vehicle rental facilities.
(2) To finance, design, construct, operate, maintain, or otherwise improve common-use transportation systems that move passengers between airport terminals and those consolidated vehicle rental facilities, and acquire vehicles for use in that system.
(3) To finance, design, construct, or otherwise improve terminal modifications solely to accommodate and provide customer access to common-use transportation systems. The fees designated as a customer facility charge shall not otherwise be used to pay for terminal expansion, gate expansion, runway expansion, changes in hours of operation, or changes in the number of flights arriving or departing from the airport.
(b) The aggregate amount to be collected shall not exceed the reasonable costs, as determined by an audit by an independent auditor paid for by the airport, to finance, design, construct, operate, maintain, or otherwise improve, as applicable, those facilities, systems, and modifications. The auditor shall independently examine and substantiate the necessity for, and the amount of, the customer facility charge, including whether the airport’s actual or projected costs are supported and justified, any steps the airport may take to limit costs, potential alternatives for meeting the airport’s revenue needs other than the collection of the fee, and whether and to what extent rental companies or other businesses or individuals using the facility or common-use transportation system may pay for the costs associated with these facilities and systems apart from the fee from rental customers, or whether the airport did not comply with any provision of this section. Copies of the audit shall be posted on the airport’s internet website. In the case of a customer facility charge for a common-use transportation system, the audit also shall consider the reasonable costs of providing the transit system or busing network pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a). Any audit required by this subdivision may be included as a part of an audit of an airport’s finances.
(c) The authorization under this section for an airport to impose a customer facility charge shall become inoperative when bonds, capital contributions, availability payment contracts, lease agreements, or other forms for financing are paid or reimbursed. The maximum term for financing under this section shall not exceed 35 years.
(d) This section shall not apply to any fee, including an alternative fee, required by an airport other than the Los Angeles International Airport to be collected by a rental company from a renter.

SEC. 4.

 Section 50474.3 of the Government Code, as amended by Section 1.5 of Chapter 325 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

50474.3.
 (a) A customer facility charge may be collected by a rental company under the following circumstances:
(1) Collection of the fee by the rental company is required by an airport operated by a city, a county, a city and county, a joint powers authority, a special district, or the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority formed pursuant to Division 17 (commencing with Section 170000) of the Public Utilities Code.
(2) The fee is calculated on a per contract basis or as provided in subdivision (b).
(3) The fee is a user fee, not a tax imposed upon real property or an incident of property ownership under Article XIII D of the California Constitution.
(4) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (5), the fee shall be in an amount not to exceed ten dollars ($10) per contract or the amount provided in subdivision (b).
(5) The fee for a consolidated rental vehicle facility shall be collected only from customers of on-airport rental vehicle companies. If the fee imposed by the airport is for both a consolidated rental vehicle facility and a common-use transportation system, the fee collected from customers of on-airport rental vehicle companies shall be in an amount not to exceed ten dollars ($10) or the amount provided in subdivision (b), but the fee imposed on customers of off-airport rental vehicle companies who are transported on the common-use transportation system is only that amount that is proportionate to the costs of the common-use transportation system. The fee is uniformly applied to each class of on-airport or off-airport customers, provided that the airport requires off-airport customers to use the common-use transportation system. For purposes of this paragraph, “on-airport rental vehicle company” means a rental company operating under an airport property lease or an airport concession or license agreement whose customers use or will use the consolidated rental vehicle facility and the fee as to those customers is a user fee described in paragraph (3).
(6) Revenues collected from the fee do not exceed the reasonable costs of financing, designing, and constructing the facility and financing, designing, constructing, and operating any common-use transportation system, or acquiring vehicles for use in that system, and are not used for any other purpose.
(7) The fee is separately identified on the rental agreement.
(8) An airport shall not require a rental company to collect a customer facility charge from a consumer pursuant to this article if that requirement would result in the rental company collecting more than one customer facility charge from that consumer in connection with a single rental.
(9) This subdivision does not apply to fees which are governed by Section 50474.1 or Section 57.5 of the San Diego Unified Port District Act (Chapter 67 of the First Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 1962).
(b) Any airport may require rental companies to collect an alternative customer facility charge, as defined in Section 50474.21, under the following conditions:
(1) The airport first conducts a publicly noticed hearing pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2) to review the costs of financing the design and construction of a consolidated rental vehicle facility and the design, construction, and operation of any common-use transportation system in which all of the following occur:
(A) The airport establishes the amount of revenue necessary to finance the reasonable costs of designing and constructing a consolidated rental vehicle facility and to design, construct, and operate any common-use transportation system, or acquire vehicles for use in that system, based on evidence presented during the hearing.
(B) The airport finds, based on evidence presented during the hearing, that the fee authorized in subdivision (a) will not generate sufficient revenue to finance the reasonable costs of designing and constructing a consolidated rental vehicle facility and of designing, constructing, and operating any common-use transportation system, or acquire vehicles for use in that system.
(C) The airport finds that the reasonable cost of the project requires the additional amount of revenue that would be generated by the proposed daily rate, including any rate increase, authorized pursuant to this paragraph.
(D) The airport outlines each of the following:
(i) Steps it has taken to limit costs.
(ii) Other potential alternatives for meeting its revenue needs other than the collection of the fee.
(iii) The extent to which rental companies or other businesses or individuals using the facility or common-use transportation system will pay for the costs associated with these facilities and systems apart from the fee collected from rental customers.
(2) The airport may not require the fee authorized in this subdivision to be collected at any time that the fee authorized in subdivision (a) is being collected.
(3) Pursuant to the procedure set forth in this subdivision, the fee may be collected at a rate charged on a per-day basis subject to the following conditions:
(A) Commencing January 1, 2011, the amount of the fee may not exceed six dollars ($6) per day.
(B) Commencing January 1, 2014, the amount of the fee may not exceed seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per day.
(C) Commencing January 1, 2017, and thereafter, the amount of the fee may not exceed nine dollars ($9) per day.
(D) At no time shall the fee authorized in this paragraph be collected from any customer for more than five days for each individual rental vehicle contract.
(E) An airport subject to this paragraph shall initiate the process for obtaining the authority to require or increase the alternative fee no later than January 1, 2025. Any airport that obtains the authority to require or increase an alternative fee shall be authorized to continue collecting that fee until the fee authorization becomes inoperative when the bonds used for financing are paid.
(4) For any airport seeking to require rental companies to collect an alternative customer facility charge pursuant to this subdivision the following provisions apply:
(A) The airport shall post reports on its internet website on an annual basis detailing all of the following:
(i) The total amount of the customer facility charge collected.
(ii) How the funds are being spent.
(iii) The amount of and reason for any changes in the airport’s budget or financial needs for the facility or common-use transportation system.
(B) (i) The airport shall complete an independent audit as required by subdivision (b) of Section 50474.21 prior to the initial collection of the customer facility charge. Copies of the audit shall be posted on the airport’s internet website.
(ii) Prior to any increase pursuant to subdivision (b), the airport shall update the information provided in the initial collection audit completed pursuant to clause (i). Copies of the updated audit shall be posted on the airport’s internet website.
(iii) An audit shall be completed every three years after initial collection if the customer facility charge is collected for the purpose of operating a common-use transportation system or to acquire vehicles for use in the system pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 50474.21. A regularly conducted audit of airport finances that includes the customer facility charge information, that satisfies the requirements of subdivision (b) of Section 50474.21, and is produced in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles of the Government Accounting Standards Board, shall satisfy the requirements of this clause. The information reported pursuant to this clause shall be compiled into one document and shall be posted on the airport’s internet website accessible to the public. The information reported shall be contained within one easily accessible page contained within the airport’s internet website.
(iv) This section shall not be construed to require an airport to audit a common-use transportation system not financed by a customer facility charge and used for the purposes permitted pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 50474.21.
(v) The airport shall post on the airport’s internet website copies of the completed audits required by this subparagraph for a period of six years following the audit’s completion.
(C) Use of proceeds of any bonds backed by alternative customer facility charges shall be limited to construction and design of the consolidated rental vehicle facility, terminal modifications, and operating costs of the common-use transportation system, as specified in Section 50474.21.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, including, but not limited to, Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001) to Part 1.7 (commencing with Section 7280), inclusive, of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the fees collected pursuant to this section, or another law whereby a local agency operating an airport requires a rental car company to collect a facility financing fee from its customers, are not subject to sales, use, or transaction taxes.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 5.

 Section 50474.3 of the Government Code, as added by Section 1.7 of Chapter 325 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

50474.3.
 (a) A customer facility charge may be collected by a rental company under the following circumstances:
(1) Collection of the fee by the rental company is required by an airport operated by a city, a county, a city and county, a joint powers authority, a special district, or the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority formed pursuant to Division 17 (commencing with Section 170000) of the Public Utilities Code.
(2) The fee is calculated on a per contract basis or as provided in subdivision (b).
(3) The fee is a user fee, not a tax imposed upon real property or an incident of property ownership under Article XIII   D of the California Constitution.
(4) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (5), the fee shall be in an amount not to exceed ten dollars ($10) per contract or the amount provided in subdivision (b).
(5) The fee for a consolidated rental vehicle facility shall be collected only from customers of on-airport rental vehicle companies. If the fee imposed by the airport is for both a consolidated rental vehicle facility and a common-use transportation system, the fee collected from customers of on-airport rental vehicle companies shall be in an amount not to exceed ten dollars ($10) or the amount provided in subdivision (b), but the fee imposed on customers of off-airport rental vehicle companies who are transported on the common-use transportation system is only that amount that is proportionate to the costs of the common-use transportation system. The fee is uniformly applied to each class of on-airport or off-airport customers, provided that the airport requires off-airport customers to use the common-use transportation system. For purposes of this paragraph, “on-airport rental vehicle company” means a rental company operating under an airport property lease or an airport concession or license agreement whose customers use or will use the consolidated rental vehicle facility and the fee as to those customers is a user fee described in paragraph (3).
(6) Revenues collected from the fee do not exceed the reasonable costs of financing, designing, and constructing the facility and financing, designing, constructing, and operating any common-use transportation system, or acquiring vehicles for use in that system, and are not used for any other purpose.
(7) The fee is separately identified on the rental agreement.
(8) An airport shall not require a rental company to collect a customer facility charge from a consumer pursuant to this article if that requirement would result in the rental company collecting more than one customer facility charge from that consumer in connection with a single rental.
(9) This subdivision does not apply to fees which are governed by Section 50474.1 or Section 57.5 of the San Diego Unified Port District Act (Chapter 67 of the First Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 1962).
(b) Any airport may require rental companies to collect an alternative customer facility charge, as defined in Section 50474.21, under the following conditions:
(1) The airport first conducts a publicly noticed hearing pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2) to review the costs of financing the design and construction of a consolidated rental vehicle facility and the design, construction, and operation of any common-use transportation system in which all of the following occur:
(A) The airport establishes the amount of revenue necessary to finance the reasonable costs of designing and constructing a consolidated rental vehicle facility and to design, construct, and operate any common-use transportation system, or acquire vehicles for use in that system, based on evidence presented during the hearing.
(B) The airport finds, based on evidence presented during the hearing, that the fee authorized in subdivision (a) will not generate sufficient revenue to finance the reasonable costs of designing and constructing a consolidated rental vehicle facility and of designing, constructing, and operating any common-use transportation system, or acquire vehicles for use in that system.
(C) The airport finds that the reasonable cost of the project requires the additional amount of revenue that would be generated by the proposed daily rate, including any rate increase, authorized pursuant to this paragraph.
(D) The airport outlines each of the following:
(i) Steps it has taken to limit costs.
(ii) Other potential alternatives for meeting its revenue needs other than the collection of the fee.
(iii) The extent to which rental companies or other businesses or individuals using the facility or common-use transportation system will pay for the costs associated with these facilities and systems apart from the fee collected from rental customers.
(2) The airport may not require the fee authorized in this subdivision to be collected at any time that the fee authorized in subdivision (a) is being collected.
(3) Pursuant to the procedure set forth in this subdivision, the fee may be collected at a rate charged on a per-day basis subject to the following conditions:
(A) Commencing January 1, 2011, the amount of the fee may not exceed six dollars ($6) per day.
(B) Commencing January 1, 2014, the amount of the fee may not exceed seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per day.
(C) Commencing January 1, 2017, and thereafter, the amount of the fee may not exceed nine dollars ($9) per day.
(D) At no time shall the fee authorized in this paragraph be collected from any customer for more than five days for each individual rental vehicle contract.
(E) An airport subject to this paragraph shall initiate the process for obtaining the authority to require or increase the alternative fee no later than January 1, 2025. Any airport that obtains the authority to require or increase an alternative fee shall be authorized to continue collecting that fee until the fee authorization becomes inoperative pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 50474.21.
(4) For any airport seeking to require rental companies to collect an alternative customer facility charge pursuant to this subdivision the following provisions apply:
(A) The airport shall post reports on its internet website on an annual basis detailing all of the following:
(i) The total amount of the customer facility charge collected.
(ii) How the funds are being spent.
(iii) The amount of and reason for any changes in the airport’s budget or financial needs for the facility or common-use transportation system.
(B) (i) The airport shall complete an independent audit as required by subdivision (b) of Section 50474.21 prior to the initial collection of the customer facility charge. Copies of the audit shall be posted on the airport’s internet website.
(ii) Prior to any increase pursuant to this subdivision, the airport shall update the information provided in the initial collection audit completed pursuant to clause (i). Copies of the updated audit shall be posted on the airport’s internet website.
(iii) An audit shall be completed every three years after initial collection if the customer facility charge is collected for the purpose of operating a common-use transportation system or to acquire vehicles for use in the system pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 50474.21. A regularly conducted audit of airport finances that includes the customer facility charge information, that satisfies the requirements of subdivision (b) of Section 50474.21, and is produced in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles of the Government Accounting Standards Board, shall satisfy the requirements of this clause. This obligation shall continue until the fee authorization becomes inoperative pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 50474.21. The information reported pursuant to this clause shall be compiled into one document and shall be posted on the airport’s internet website accessible to the public. The information reported shall be contained within one easily accessible page contained within the airport’s internet website.
(iv) This section shall not be construed to require an airport to audit a common-use transportation system not financed by a customer facility charge and used for the purposes permitted pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 50474.21.
(v) The airport shall post on the airport’s internet website copies of the completed audits required by this subparagraph for a period of six years following the audit’s completion.
(C) Use of proceeds of any bonds backed by alternative customer facility charges shall be limited to construction and design of the consolidated rental vehicle facility, terminal modifications, and operating costs of the common-use transportation system, as specified in Section 50474.21.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, including, but not limited to, Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001) to Part 1.7 (commencing with Section 7280), inclusive, of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the fees collected pursuant to this section, or another law whereby a local agency operating an airport requires a rental car company to collect a facility financing fee from its customers, are not subject to sales, use, or transaction taxes.
(d) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2023.

SEC. 6.

 Section 68514 of the Government Code is amended to read:

68514.
 (a) Beginning October 1, 2018, and annually on or before December 31 thereafter, the Judicial Council shall report to the Department of Finance, the Legislature, and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee the total amount of revenue collected in the prior fiscal year, by each court and county, from criminal fines, fees, forfeitures, penalties, restitution fines described in subdivision (b) of Section 1202.4 of the Penal Code, and assessments related to infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:
(1) Total nondelinquent revenue collected and the number of cases associated with those collections.
(2) Total delinquent revenue collected and the number of cases associated with those collections, as reported by each superior court and county pursuant to Section 1463.010 of the Penal Code.
(3) Total amount of fines and fees dismissed, discharged, or satisfied by means other than payment.
(4) A description of the collection activities used pursuant to Section 1463.007 of the Penal Code.
(5) The total amount collected per collection activity.
(6) The total number of cases by collection activity and the total number of individuals associated with those cases.
(7) Total operating costs per collection activity.
(8) The percentage of fines or fees that are defaulted on.
(9) The extent to which each court or county is meeting the collections best practices and performance measures and benchmarks, developed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 1463.010 of the Penal Code, for its collection program.
(10) Any changes necessary to improve the performance of collection programs statewide.
(b) The Judicial Council shall separately list the information required in subdivision (a) for fines and fees assessed in a year before the current reporting year that had outstanding balances in the current reporting year.
(c) To the extent a court or county cannot provide the information listed in subdivisions (a) and (b), the Judicial Council shall notify the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and shall provide a plan for how to obtain this information in the future. The Department of Finance may approve alternate metrics if a court or county does not have this information.

SEC. 7.

 Section 104113 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

104113.
 (a) Every health studio, as defined in subdivision (h), shall acquire, maintain, and train personnel in the use of, an automatic external defibrillator pursuant to this section.
(b) An employee of a health studio who renders emergency care or treatment is not liable for civil damages resulting from the use, attempted use, or nonuse of an automatic external defibrillator, except as provided in subdivision (f).
(c) When an employee uses, does not use, or attempts to use an automatic external defibrillator consistent with the requirements of this section to render emergency care or treatment, the members of the board of directors of the facility shall not be liable for civil damages resulting from an act or omission in rendering the emergency care or treatment, including the use or nonuse of an automatic external defibrillator, except as provided in subdivision (f).
(d) Except as provided in subdivisions (f) and (g), when an employee of a health studio renders emergency care or treatment using an automatic external defibrillator, the owners, managers, employees, or otherwise responsible authorities of the facility shall not be liable for civil damages resulting from an act or omission in the course of rendering that emergency care or treatment, provided that the facility fully complies with subdivision (e).
(e) Notwithstanding Section 1797.196, in order to ensure public safety, a health studio shall do all of the following:
(1) Comply with all regulations governing the placement of an automatic external defibrillator.
(2) Ensure all of the following:
(A) The automatic external defibrillator is maintained and regularly tested according to the operation and maintenance guidelines set forth by the manufacturer, the American Heart Association, or the American Red Cross, and according to any applicable rules and regulations set forth by the governmental authority under the federal Food and Drug Administration and any other applicable state and federal authority.
(B) The automatic external defibrillator is checked for readiness after each use and at least once every 30 days if the automatic external defibrillator has not been used in the preceding 30 days. The health studio shall maintain records of these checks.
(C) A person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automatic external defibrillator activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible, and reports the use of the automatic external defibrillator to the licensed physician and to the local EMS agency.
(D) For every automatic external defibrillator unit acquired, up to five units, no less than one employee per automatic external defibrillator unit shall complete a training course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator use that complies with the regulations adopted by the Emergency Medical Services Authority and the standards of the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. After the first five automatic external defibrillator units are acquired, for each additional five automatic external defibrillator units acquired, a minimum of one employee shall be trained beginning with the first additional automatic external defibrillator unit acquired. Acquirers of automatic external defibrillator units shall have trained employees who should be available to respond to an emergency that may involve the use of an automatic external defibrillator unit during staffed operating hours. Acquirers of automatic external defibrillator units may need to train additional employees to ensure that a trained employee is available at all times.
(E) There is a written plan that exists that describes the procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency that may involve the use of an automatic external defibrillator, to ensure compliance with the requirements of this section. The written plan shall include, but not be limited to, immediate notification of 911 and trained office personnel at the start of automatic external defibrillator procedures.
(3) A health studio that allows its members access to its facility during times when it does not have an employee on the premises shall do all of the following:
(A) Require that all employees who work on the health studio’s premises complete a training course, within 30 days of beginning employment, in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use, that complies with the regulations adopted by the Emergency Medical Services Authority, and the Standards of the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
(B) Ensure that a trained employee is on the health studio’s premises for no fewer than 50 hours per week.
(C) Inform a member, at the time the member contracts for the use of the health studio, that a trained employee will not be on the health studio’s premises at all times.
(D) Deny access to the health studio when an employee is not present if the health studio operates in a space that is larger than 6,000 square feet.
(f) Subdivisions (b), (c), and (d) do not apply in the case of personal injury or wrongful death that results from gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct on the part of the person who uses, attempts to use, or maliciously fails to use an automatic external defibrillator to render emergency care or treatment.
(g) A health studio that allows its members access to its facilities during operating hours when employees trained in the use of automatic external defibrillators are not on the facility premises, waives the provisions of subdivision (d) and the affirmative defense of primary assumption of the risk, whether express or implied, as to a claim arising out of the absence of trained staff.
(h) For purposes of this section, “health studio” means a facility permitting the use of its facilities and equipment or access to its facilities and equipment, to individuals or groups for physical exercise, body building, reducing, figure development, fitness training, or any other similar purpose, on a membership basis. “Health studio” does not include a hotel or similar business that offers fitness facilities to its registered guests for a fee or as part of the hotel charges.

SEC. 8.

 Section 115800 of the Health and Safety Code, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 221 of the Statutes of 2015, is amended to read:

115800.
 (a) An operator of a skateboard park shall not permit a person to ride a skateboard or other wheeled recreational device in the skateboard park, unless that person is wearing a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads.
(b) With respect to a facility, owned or operated by a local public agency, that is designed and maintained for the purpose of riding a recreational skateboard or other wheeled recreational device, and that is not supervised on a regular basis, the requirements of subdivision (a) may be satisfied by compliance with the following:
(1) Adoption by the local public agency of an ordinance requiring a person riding a skateboard or other wheeled recreational device at the facility to wear a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads.
(2) The posting of signs at the facility affording reasonable notice that a person riding a skateboard or other wheeled recreational device in the facility must wear a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads, and that a person failing to do so will be subject to citation pursuant to the ordinance required by paragraph (1).
(c) “Local public agency” for purposes of this section includes, but is not limited to, a city, county, or city and county.
(d) For purposes of this section, “other wheeled recreational device” means nonmotorized bicycles, scooters, in-line skates, roller skates, or wheelchairs.
(e) (1) Riding a skateboard or other wheeled recreational device, or any concurrent combination of these activities at a facility or park owned or operated by a public entity as a public skateboard park, as provided in paragraph (3), shall be deemed a hazardous recreational activity within the meaning of Section 831.7 of the Government Code if all of the following conditions are met:
(A) The person riding the skateboard or other wheeled recreational device is 12 years of age or older.
(B) The riding of the skateboard or other wheeled recreational device that caused the injury was stunt, trick, or luge riding.
(C) The skateboard park is on public property that complies with subdivision (a) or (b).
(2) In addition to subdivision (c) of Section 831.7 of the Government Code, this section does not limit the liability of a public entity with respect to any other duty imposed pursuant to existing law, including the duty to protect against dangerous conditions of public property pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 830) of Part 2 of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code. However, this section does not abrogate or limit any other legal rights, defenses, or immunities that may otherwise be available at law.
(3) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), for public skateboard parks that were constructed on or before January 1, 1998, this subdivision shall apply to hazardous recreational activity injuries incurred on or after January 1, 1998, and before January 1, 2001. For public skateboard parks that are constructed after January 1, 1998, this subdivision shall apply to hazardous recreational activity injuries incurred on or after January 1, 1998. For purposes of this subdivision, a skateboard facility that is a movable facility shall be deemed constructed on the first date it is initially made available for use at a location by the local public agency.
(B) For public skateboard parks that were constructed after January 1, 1996, and before January 1, 1998, this subdivision shall apply to hazardous recreational activity injuries incurred on or after January 1, 2012.
(4) The appropriate local public agency shall maintain a record of all known or reported injuries incurred by a person riding a skateboard or other wheeled recreational device in a public skateboard park or facility. The local public agency shall also maintain a record of all claims, paid and not paid, including any lawsuits and their results, arising from those incidents that were filed against the public agency.
(5) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), this subdivision shall not apply on or after January 1, 2001, to public skateboard parks that were constructed on or before January 1, 1998, but shall continue to apply to public skateboard parks that are constructed after January 1, 1998.
(B) On and after January 1, 2012, this subdivision shall apply to public skateboard parks that were constructed on or after January 1, 1996.
(6) For purposes of injuries that occur while operating one of the other wheeled recreational devices described in subdivision (d) in a skateboard facility, this subdivision shall apply to any claim for injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2016.
(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2020, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2020, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 9.

 Section 115800 of the Health and Safety Code, as added by Section 2 of Chapter 221 of the Statutes of 2015, is amended to read:

115800.
 (a) An operator of a skateboard park shall not permit a person to ride a skateboard in the park, unless that person is wearing a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads.
(b) With respect to a facility, owned or operated by a local public agency, that is designed and maintained for the purpose of riding a recreational skateboard, and that is not supervised on a regular basis, the requirements of subdivision (a) may be satisfied by compliance with the following:
(1) Adoption by the local public agency of an ordinance requiring a person riding a skateboard at the facility to wear a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads.
(2) The posting of signs at the facility affording reasonable notice that a person riding a skateboard in the facility must wear a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads, and that a person failing to do so will be subject to citation under the ordinance required by paragraph (1).
(c) “Local public agency” for purposes of this section includes, but is not limited to, a city, county, or city and county.
(d) (1) Riding a skateboard at a facility or park owned or operated by a public entity as a public skateboard park, as provided in paragraph (3), shall be deemed a hazardous recreational activity within the meaning of Section 831.7 of the Government Code if all of the following conditions are met:
(A) The person riding the skateboard is 12 years of age or older.
(B) The riding of the skateboard that caused the injury was stunt, trick, or luge riding.
(C) The skateboard park is on public property that complies with subdivision (a) or (b).
(2) In addition to subdivision (c) of Section 831.7 of the Government Code, this section does not limit the liability of a public entity with respect to any other duty imposed pursuant to existing law, including the duty to protect against dangerous conditions of public property pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 830) of Part 2 of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code. However, this section does not abrogate or limit any other legal rights, defenses, or immunities that may otherwise be available at law.
(3) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), for public skateboard parks that were constructed on or before January 1, 1998, this subdivision shall apply to hazardous recreational activity injuries incurred on or after January 1, 1998, and before January 1, 2001. For public skateboard parks that are constructed after January 1, 1998, this subdivision shall apply to hazardous recreational activity injuries incurred on or after January 1, 1998. For purposes of this subdivision, a skateboard facility that is a movable facility shall be deemed constructed on the first date it is initially made available for use at a location by the local public agency.
(B) For public skateboard parks that were constructed after January 1, 1996, and before January 1, 1998, this subdivision shall apply to hazardous recreational activity injuries incurred on or after January 1, 2012.
(4) The appropriate local public agency shall maintain a record of all known or reported injuries incurred by a person riding a skateboard in a public skateboard park or facility. The local public agency shall also maintain a record of all claims, paid and not paid, including any lawsuits and their results, arising from those incidents that were filed against the public agency.
(5) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), this subdivision shall not apply on or after January 1, 2001, to public skateboard parks that were constructed on or before January 1, 1998, but shall continue to apply to public skateboard parks that are constructed after January 1, 1998.
(B) On and after January 1, 2012, this subdivision shall apply to public skateboard parks that were constructed on or after January 1, 1996.
(e) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2020.

SEC. 10.

 Section 1463.010 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

1463.010.
 The uniform imposition and enforcement of court-ordered debts are recognized as an important element of California’s judicial system. Prompt, efficient, and effective imposition and collection of court-ordered fees, fines, forfeitures, penalties, restitution, and assessments ensure the appropriate respect for court orders. The California State Association of Counties and the Judicial Council are jointly committed to identifying, improving, and seeking to expand access to mechanisms and tools that will enhance efforts to collect court-ordered debt. To provide for this prompt, efficient, and effective collection:
(a) The Judicial Council shall adopt guidelines for a comprehensive program concerning the collection of moneys owed for fees, fines, forfeitures, penalties, and assessments imposed by court order. As part of its guidelines, the Judicial Council may establish standard agreements for entities to provide collection services. As part of its guidelines, the Judicial Council shall include provisions that promote competition by and between entities in providing collection services to courts and counties. The Judicial Council may delegate to the Administrative Director of the Courts the implementation of the aspects of this program to be carried out at the state level.
(b) The courts and counties shall maintain the collection program that was in place on January 1, 1996, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the court and county. The program may wholly or partially be staffed and operated within the court itself, may be wholly or partially staffed and operated by the county, or may be wholly or partially contracted with a third party. In carrying out this collection program, each superior court and county shall develop a cooperative plan to implement the Judicial Council guidelines. In the event that a court and a county are unwilling or unable to enter into a cooperative plan pursuant to this section, prior to the arbitration procedures required by subdivision (e) of Section 1214.1, the court or the county may request the continuation of negotiations with mediation assistance as mutually agreed upon and provided by the Administrative Director of the Courts and the California State Association of Counties.
(c) The Judicial Council shall develop performance measures and benchmarks to review the effectiveness of the cooperative superior court and county collection programs operating pursuant to this section. Each superior court and county shall jointly report to the Judicial Council, as provided by the Judicial Council, information requested in a reporting template on or before September 1, 2009, and annually thereafter. The Judicial Council shall report annually, on or before December 31, to the Legislature, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and the Department of Finance all of the information required to be collected and reported pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 68514 of the Government Code.
(d) The Judicial Council may, when the efficiency and effectiveness of the collection process may be improved, facilitate a joint collection program between superior courts, between counties, or between superior courts and counties.
(e) The Judicial Council may establish, by court rule, a program providing for the suspension and nonrenewal of a business and professional license if the holder of the license has unpaid fees, fines, forfeitures, penalties, and assessments imposed upon them under a court order. The Judicial Council may provide that some or all of the superior courts or counties participate in the program. Any program established by the Judicial Council shall ensure that the licensee receives adequate and appropriate notice of the proposed suspension or nonrenewal of the licensee’s license and has an opportunity to contest the suspension or nonrenewal. The opportunity to contest may not require a court hearing.
(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Judicial Council, after consultation with the Franchise Tax Board with respect to collections under Section 19280 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, may provide for an amnesty program involving the collection of outstanding fees, fines, forfeitures, penalties, and assessments, applicable either statewide or within one or more counties. The amnesty program shall provide that some or all of the interest or collections costs imposed on outstanding fees, fines, forfeitures, penalties, and assessments may be waived if the remaining amounts due are paid within the amnesty period.