Report 2011-121 Recommendation Responses

Report 2011-121: Probationers' Domestic Violence Payments: Improved Processes for Managing and Distributing These Payments Could Increase Support for Local Shelters (Release Date: September 2012)

Recommendation for Legislative Action

To ensure consistent assessment, collection, and allocation of domestic violence payments, the Legislature should consider whether collections that belong in the other reimburseable costs category should be prorated among all assessments in that category.

Description of Legislative Action

Assembly Bill 139 (Chapter 144, Statutes of 2013) clarifies that the $500 domestic violence probationers payment is a fee, not a fine, and specifies how moneys from the fee shall be disbursed.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Legislation Enacted

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