2011 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)

SB 207 (Kehoe) ― State Claims
The VCGCB's first Government Claims Bill of 2011, which appropriates $557,729.29 to pay claims approved by the Board from June 2010 through November 2010.
Status: Signed on 8/31/11 (Chapter 198, Statutes of 2011)

AB 139 (Fuentes) ― State Claims
The VCGCB's second Government Claims Bill of 2011, which appropriates $3,009,627.04 to pay claims approved by the Board from December 2010 through May 2011. It also appropriates $162,700.00 to pay the erroneous conviction claim of Robert Cuevas. 
Status: Signed on 8/31/11 (Chapter 194, Statutes of 2011)

Other Bills Affecting the VCGCB

AB 109 (Committee on Budget) ― Criminal Justice Alignment
This bill realigns California’s criminal justice system by shifting certain low level offenders, adult parolees, and juvenile offenders from state to local jurisdiction.
Status: Signed on 4/4/11 (Chapter 15, Statutes of 2011)

AB 119 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review) – State Government
This budget trailer bill on state government includes language which affects VCGCB’s Government Claims Program. The provision repeals a recently enacted statute (SB 80, Chapter 11, Statutes of 2011) which had required VCGCB to notify the Legislature prior to approving certain high dollar claims.
Status: Signed on 6/28/11 (Chapter 31, Statutes of 2011)

AB 898 (Alejo) ― Crime Victims: Restitution: Fines
This bill increases the minimum amounts for restitution fines imposed on convicted defendants by 50 percent over a three-year period. The minimum fine for felony convictions increases from $200.00 to $240.00 in 2012, and increases further to $280.00 in 2013 and $300.00 in 2014. The minimum fine for felonies increases from $100.00 to $120.00 in 2012, and increases further to $140.00 in 2013 and $150.00 in 2014.
Status: Signed on 9/29/11 (Chapter 358, Statutes of 2011)

Bills Regarding Victim Rights and Services