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SB-631 State claims: California Victim Compensation Board.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 07/15/2021 09:00 PM

Amended  IN  Senate  July 15, 2021


Senate Bill
No. 631

Introduced by Senator Portantino

February 19, 2021

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


SB 631, as amended, Portantino. State claims. claims: California Victim Compensation Board.

Existing law requires the Department of General Services to ensure that all claims that have been approved by the California Victim Compensation Board and for which there exists no legally available appropriation are submitted for legislative approval at least once each calendar year.

This bill declares the intent of the Legislature to appropriate funds for the payment of claims approved by the board.

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.
This bill would appropriate $1,165,920 from the General Fund to the executive officer of the board for payment of the claim for a specified individual.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NOYES   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


It is the intent of the Legislature to appropriate funds for the payment of claims against the state approved by the California Victim Compensation Board.


 The sum of one million one hundred sixty-five thousand nine hundred twenty dollars ($1,165,920) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the executive officer of the California Victim Compensation Board for the payment of the claim of William Richards, 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 California 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.