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SB-632 California Victim Compensation Board: payment of claims.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 01/12/2022 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  January 12, 2022

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 632


Introduced by Senator Portantino

February 19, 2021


An act relating to the payment of claims against the state, California Victim Compensation Board, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 632, as amended, Portantino. Claims against the state: appropriation. California Victim Compensation Board: payment of claims.

Under existing law, if sufficient appropriations are not available for the payment of certain claims, settlements, or judgments, the Attorney General is required to report the claims, settlements, and judgments to the chairperson of either the Senate Committee on Appropriations or the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, who is then required to cause introduction of legislation appropriating the funds necessary for payment.

This bill would appropriate an unspecified amount from the General Fund to the Attorney General to pay the judgment in an unspecified case.

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 $1,807,120 from the General Fund to the executive officer of the board for payment of claims for specified individuals.
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 ____ ($____) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Attorney General to pay for the judgment in the case of ____.

Any funds appropriated in excess of the amounts actually required for the payment of this judgment shall revert to the General Fund on June 30 of the fiscal year in which the final payment is made.

SECTION 1.

 The sum of one million eight hundred seven thousand one hundred twenty dollars ($1,807,120) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the executive officer of the California Victim Compensation Board, for payment of claims as follows:
(a) The sum of eight hundred forty-one thousand eight hundred twenty dollars ($841,820) for payment of the claim of George Souliotes, accepted by the board and reported to the Legislature pursuant to Section 4904 of the Penal Code.
(b) The sum of nine hundred sixty-five thousand three hundred dollars ($965,300) for payment of the claim of Guy Miles, 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 Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to pay judgment and settlement claims against the state and end hardship to claimants as quickly as possible, it is necessary for this act to take effect immediately.