2016 Legislation

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Bills Sponsored by the Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB)

SB 1186 (Lara) ― Government Claims Bill
The Board’s first Government Claims Bill of 2016, which appropriates $647,443.32 to pay 267 claims approved by the Board from May 2015 through December 2015. It also appropriates $4,665,720 to pay the erroneous conviction claims of Obie Steven Anthony III, John Smith, Michael Smith, Timothy Gantt, Marco Milla, Larry Pohlschneider and Luther Ed Jones, Jr.
Effective 7/1/16 (Chapter 54, Statutes of 2016)

AB 1701 (Gonzalez) ― Government Claims Bill
The Board’s second Government Claims Bill of 2016, which appropriates $448,458.22 to pay 210 claims approved by the Board from January 2016 through May 2016.
Effective 8/30/16 (Chapter 243, Statutes of 2016)

Other Bills Affecting CalVCB

SB 836 (Committee on Budget) ― State Government
This Budget Trailer Bill implements the transfer of the Government Claims Program and other duties to the Department of General Services.
Effective 6/27/16 (Chapter 31, Statutes of 2016)

SB 835 (Committee on Budget) ― State Government
This Budget Trailer Bill contains cleanup language to SB 836, which implemented the transfer of the Government Claims Program and other duties to the Department of General Services.
Effective 9/13/16 (Chapter 344, Statutes of 2016)

AB 1563 (Rodriguez) ― Victim Compensation Program Appeals
This bill requires the Victim Compensation Board to make a decision on a Victim Compensation Program appeal within six months of the date it was received, or to notify the appellant in writing that there is insufficient information to make a decision.
Effective 1/1/17 (Chapter 121, Statutes of 2016)

SB 1054 (Pavley) ― Restitution Orders: Collection
This bill clarifies issues related to the collection of victim restitution from inmates sentenced to county jail pursuant to the Public Safety Realignment of 2011 and from inmates released from state prison on post-release community supervision or mandatory supervision.
Effective 1/1/17 (Chapter 718, Statutes of 2016)

SB 1134 (Leno) ― Finding of Factual Innocence
This bill requires the Board to recommend an appropriation to the Legislature for compensation of an erroneous conviction claim if a court finds that the claimant is factually innocent.
Effective 1/1/17 (Chapter 785, Statutes of 2016)

SB 1324 (Hancock) ― Peer Counseling
This bill extends the sunset date for a provision that authorizes the Victim Compensation Program to provide reimbursement for sessions provided by a violence peer counselor. The provision was scheduled to sunset on January 1, 2017 and is extended to January 1, 2019.
Effective 1/1/17 (Chapter 730, Statutes of 2016)

Bills Affecting Victims’ Rights and Services

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