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2015 Legislation

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 1140 (Bonta) ― Victim Compensation Program Modernization
This bill modernizes Victim Compensation Program statutes by making a number of changes to eligibility and benefits.
Effective 1/1/16 (Chapter 569, Statutes of 2015)

AB 165 (Gomez) ― Government Claims Bill
The Board’s first Government Claims Bill of 2015, which appropriates $504,743.99 to pay claims approved by the Board from May 2014 through December 2014. It also appropriates $968,400 to pay the erroneous conviction claims of Ronald Ross, Susan Mellen, and Brian Banks.
Effective 6/17/15 (Chapter 7, Statutes of 2015)

SB 304 (Lara) ― Government Claims Bill
The Board’s second Government Claims Bill of 2015, which appropriates $3,277,141.90 to pay claims approved by the Board from January 2015 through April 2015.
Effective 9/21/15 (Chapter 312, Statutes of 2015)

Other Bills Affecting VCGCB

SB 635 (Nielsen) — Erroneous Conviction: Compensation
This bill increases the amount of the recommended appropriation for compensation of an erroneous conviction from $100 to $140 per day. It also provides compensation for days served in county jail that are considered to be a part of the term of incarceration and removes the requirement that a claimant prove pecuniary loss in order to receive compensation.
Effective 1/1/16 (Chapter 422, Statutes of 2015)

SB 651 (Leyva) — Juvenile conduct: victims
This bill expands the definition of a victim who is eligible to receive direct restitution from a juvenile offender to match the definition of a victim who is eligible to receive direct restitution from an adult offender.
Effective 1/1/16 (Chapter 131, Statutes of 2015)

Bills Affecting Victims’ Rights and Services

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