Click on the title of any bill for further information from the Legislative Counsel of California.
Bills Sponsored by the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board (VCGCB)
AB 235 (Gatto) — State Claims
VCGCB's first Government Claims Bill of 2013, which will appropriate $1,080,580.70 to pay 343 claims approved by the Board from May 2012 through December 2012.
SB 369 (De Leon) — State Claims
VCGCB's second Government Claims Bill of 2013, which will appropriate funds to pay claims approved by the Board from January 2013 through April 2013.
Other Bills Affecting the VCGCB
SB 60 (Wright) — Crime Victims: Human Trafficking: Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse
This bill expands eligibility for the Victim Compensation Program by adding elderly or dependent adult victims of financial abuse and victims of human trafficking to those eligible for compensation when no physical injury or threat of injury has occurred. It also allows eligible victims of financial abuse to receive compensation of up to $2,000 for financial counseling expenses.
SB 580 (Leno) — Crime Victims: Trauma Recovery Center Grants
This bill authorizes VCGCB to administer a program to award, upon appropriation from the Restitution Fund by the Legislature, up to $2 million in grants per year to trauma recovery centers that provide victim services.
SB 618 (Leno) — Wrongful Convictions
This bill makes changes to the process by which VCGCB considers claims for the compensation of erroneously convicted individuals of $100 per day of incarceration. The provisions include setting timeframes for the consideration of a claim, removing the requirement that claimants prove they did not contribute to their own arrests or convictions, requiring a recommendation to pay without a hearing when a court has made specified findings on innocence, and changes to conform to public safety realignment.
SB 384 (Gaines and DeSaulnier) — California Memorial Scholarship Program
This bill reopens eligibility for the California Memorial Scholarship Program and requires VCGCB to identify all persons who are eligible for scholarships and to notify them of their eligibility by July 1, 2014. It requires that eligible participants execute participation agreements by July 1, 2015.
AB 423 (Torres) — Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Restitution Data
This bill requires CDCR to incorporate information on restitution owed by inmates into its Strategic Offender Management System and to utilize that system to ensure that VCGCB is provided with accurate and up-to-date information regarding unfulfilled restitution fines and orders.
SB 762 (Hill) — Secondhand Goods
This bill provides that when law enforcement seizes property as part of an illegal secondhand goods operation, remaining proceeds from forfeited goods are to be distributed with 90 percent going to local jurisdictions and 10 percent deposited into the Restitution Fund.
Bills Affecting Victims' Rights and Services
- AB 139 (Holden) — Domestic violence: fees
- AB 156 (Holden) — Human trafficking: interception of electronic communications
- AB 157 (Campos) — Protective orders: false impersonation
- AB 176 (Campos) — Family law: protective and restraining orders
- AB 238 (Gomez) — Protective orders: California Restraining and Protective Order System
- AB 307 (Campos) — Protective orders
- AB 602 (Yamada) — Mentally and developmentally disabled persons: reporting abuse: peace officer training
- AB 694 (Bloom) — Admissibility of evidence: victims of human trafficking
- AB 790 (Gomez) — Child abuse: reporting
- AB 795 (Alejo) — Human trafficking
- AB 849 (Garcia) — Protection of victims: address confidentiality
- AB 883 (Cooley) — Child sexual abuse: prevention and intervention programs
- AB 934 (Cooley) — Local agencies: unclaimed money
- AB 1195 (Eggman) — Public records: crime victims
- SB 38 (De Leon) — Domestic violence: fees
- SB 107 (Corbett) — Sexual assault: victim medical evidentiary examination
- SB 114 (Pavley) — Commercially sexually exploited minors
- SB 131 (Beall) — Damages: childhood sexual abuse: statute of limitations
- SB 199 (De Leon) — Probation: community corrections
- SB 327 (Yee) — Human trafficking: recall and resentencing
- SB 545 (Anderson) — Name change: minors
- SB 602 (Committee on Human Services) — Child abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment projects
- SB 612 (Leno) — Residential tenancy: victims of human trafficking and elder or dependent adult abuse
- SB 651 (Pavley) — Developmental centers and state hospitals
- SB 717 (DeSaulnier) — Credibility of witnesses: sexual conduct evidence
- SB 738 (Yee) — Criminal records: expungement
- SB 782 (DeSaulvier) — Sexual assault treatment and prevention: sexually oriented business tax