California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 234

Introduced by Assembly Member Gatto

February 5, 2013

An act relating to the payment of claims against the state, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


AB 234, as introduced, Gatto. Claims against the state: payment.

Current law authorizes a procedure for the state to pay claims against the state.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to appropriate funds for the payment of claims against the state, as presented by the Attorney General, and to have any appropriated funds in excess of the amount required to pay those claims revert to the General Fund.

This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Vote: 23. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

P1    1


The Legislature intends to appropriate funds for
2the payment of claims against the state presented by the Attorney
3General. Any funds appropriated in excess of the amounts actually
4required for the payment of a claim shall revert to the General
5Fund on June 30 of the fiscal year in which the payment is made.


SEC. 2.  

This act is an urgency statute necessary for the
7immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within
P2    1the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into
2immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:

3In order to pay claims against the state and end hardship to
4claimants as quickly as possible, it is necessary that this bill go
5into immediate effect.