2018 Crime Victim Related Legislation
Bills Sponsored by the Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB)
SB 941 (Lara) ― Erroneous Conviction Claims
This bill appropriated $1,958,740 from the General Fund to pay one claim approved by CalVCB compensating an erroneously convicted individual, Craig Richard Coley.
Signed by the Governor (Chapter 13, Statutes of 2018)
AB 1897 (Appropriations Committee) ― Erroneous Conviction Claims
This bill appropriated $92,260 from the General Fund to pay one claim approved by CalVCB compensating an erroneously convicted individual, Zedrick Damien Turnbough.
Signed by the Governor (Chapter 429, Statutes of 2018)
Other Bills Impacting CalVCB
AB 1639 (Garcia) ― Gang Affiliation
This bill required CalVCB to include in its outreach to law enforcement agencies the duty of law enforcement officers to inform victims about the availability of victim compensation. The bill also required CalVCB to make available to law enforcement one hour of training annually on victim compensation and accompanying materials. The bill further required CalVCB to affirm certain aspects of existing law in its outreach efforts and in training made available to law enforcement to include that CalVCB does not deny applications on the basis of gang affiliation or on the basis of immigration or documentation status.
Signed by the Governor (Chapter 161, Statutes of 2018)
AB 1824 (Committee on Budget) ― State Government
This Budget Trailer Bill includes a provision that authorizes CalVCB, until December 31, 2019, to provide compensation to victims or derivative victims who incur emotional harm or pecuniary loss as a result of the identification of the “East Area Rapist,” also known as the “Golden State Killer,” a person suspected of committing a series of homicide and sexual assault crimes in California between 1974 and 1986.
Signed by the Governor (Chapter 38, Statutes of 2018)
SB 1232 (Bradford) ― Application Filing Period
This bill extended the filing period for CalVCB applications for crimes against minors from three years after the victim turns 18 to three years after the victim turns 21.
Signed by the Governor (Chapter 983, Statutes of 2018)
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