Senate BillNo. 38


Introduced by Senator De León

December 5, 2012


An act relating to domestic violence.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 38, as introduced, De León. Domestic violence: fees.

Existing law imposes a fee of $500 on every person who is granted probation for a crime of domestic violence. Two-thirds of the fee is deposited in the county’s domestic violence programs special fund, to be expended in support of domestic violence shelter programs, as specified.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would clarify whether the assessment on domestic violence probationers is a fine or a fee and clarify the allocation of the collected funds.

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

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

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SECTION 1.  

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
2legislation that would clarify whether the assessment on domestic
3violence probationers pursuant to Section 1203.097 of the Penal
4Code is a fine or a fee and clarify the allocation of the collected
5funds.



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