Assembly Bill No. 234

CHAPTER 449

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

[Approved by Governor October 1, 2013. Filed with Secretary of State October 1, 2013.]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

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

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

This bill would appropriate funds in the prescribed amounts for the payment of claims against the state.

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

Appropriation: yes.

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

SECTION 1.  

The sum of twenty million seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($20,750,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to be allocated in accordance with the following schedule:

(a) The sum of five million seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($5,750,000) to the Department of Justice to pay the settlement in Thomas v. State of California, Alameda County Superior Court No. RG 12654728. Any funds appropriated in excess of the amount required for the payment of this claim shall revert to the General Fund.

(b) The sum of fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) to the Department of Justice to pay the settlement in Amethyst Kirwin, et al. v. Timothy McClelland, et al, San Bernadino Superior Court No. CIVDS1302436. Any funds appropriated in excess of the amount required for the payment of this claim shall revert to the General Fund.

SEC. 2.  

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

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



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