Senate Bill (SB) 1423, authored by Senator Chesbro, SB 1873, authored by Senator Escutia, and Assembly Bill (AB) 2075, authored by Assembly Member Chavez, were passed and signed by Governor Gray Davis.
Revision of Government Code section 13950 - 13974.8 governing the VCP
- SB 1423 (Chesbro) streamlined and clarified existing law with minor technical changes that do not entail a fiscal impact. The Board believes that SB 1423 will benefit victims, victim advocates, and victim providers by providing easier access to the law and reducing staff time in processing claims.
- The last amended version: Senate Bill No. 1423 (posted 9/23/02)
- Statute Revisions (strike-out version)
- Statute Revisions
- Summary of Substantive Changes and the Fiscal Impact (rev. 4/30/02) (posted 9/23/02)
Family of September 11th Attacks Attending Memorial Services
- SB 1873 (Escutia) permits the Board to authorize payment, until January 1, 2004, to a California resident parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, child or grandchild of a victim of the terrorist attacks, who is unable to work due to attending and/or traveling to and from memorial services or government-initiated events honoring the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Payment is in the amount of up to $2,000.00 per eligible recipient not to exceed a collective total of $200,000.00.
- AB 2075 (Chavez) increased the list of probation department activities that the court can order a defendant to pay, including all or a portion of the costs for pre-trial monitoring or post-sentence investigation for specified crimes, including the transportation, sale or distribution of controlled substances and criminal street gang activities. These additional costs may reduce the defendant's ability to pay outstanding restitution obligations.