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 entities have the authority to continue pursuing collection of domestic violence payments once an individual's term of probation expires.

Description of Legislative Action

AB 139 (Chapter 133, Statutes of 2013), signed by the Governor on August 26, 2013, provides that the fee may be collected by the collecting agency after the termination of the probationary period, whether the probation is terminated by revocation or by completion of the term.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Legislation Enacted

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