AB 1127, as amended, Cooley. Domestic and family violence: Sacramento County.
Existing law requires the collection of fees for
begin delete issuing marriage licenses and forend delete providing certified copies of vital records, including marriage certificates, birth certificates, fetal death records, and death records. Existing law provides for the establishment of county domestic violence program special funds for the purpose of funding local domestic violence programs. Certain fees payable at the time a marriage license or a certified copy of any of the above vital records is issued may be collected by the county clerks for deposit into these funds.
This bill would, until January 1, 2021, authorize the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, upon making certain findings and declarations, to authorize an increase in fees for
begin delete marriage licenses and confidential marriage licenses and forend delete
certified copies of certain vital records, up to $4. This bill would further authorize the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors to make further increases in fees each year, as specified. This bill would require the fees to be allocated for purposes relating to domestic and family violence prevention, intervention, and prosecution. This bill would require the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, by July 1, 2017, to submit a report on funds received and expended in connection with the fee increases, and the outcome of activities associated with the act, to the begin delete Assembly Committee on Judiciary and the Senate Committee on Judiciary.end delete
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the County of Sacramento.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
The Legislature finds and declares all of the
3(a) Since 2005, over 150 individuals have died in homicides
4related to domestic violence. This number includes children, one
5as young as two years old.
6(b) In 2013 alone, a total of 18,000 domestic violence-related
7calls were reported by law enforcement entities within Sacramento
8County, with over 4,000 adult cases arrested and over 2,400 cases
9filed and prosecuted.
10(c) More than 21,000 crisis calls are made to the three domestic
11violence shelter programs in Sacramento County every year.
20 Sacramento has a high rate of human trafficking, in
212013, the FBI Human trafficking task force, in a multiday sweep
22involving Sacramento, rescued the sixth highest total of underage
23trafficking victims in the country.
25 Domestic violence is ubiquitous, it cuts across all economic
26and education levels, all age groups, ethnicities, and other social
27and community characteristics.
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2 Domestic violence is insidious, it is characterized by a
3predictable, repetitious cycle that can result in injury or death of
4victims, including children.
6 Domestic violence puts children at risk. Children in homes
7that domestic violence occurs are physically abused or seriously
8neglected at a rate significantly higher than the national average
9in the general population.
11 Domestic violence is learned and generational. Studies show
12that boys who witness family violence are more likely to batter
13their female partners as adults than boys raised in nonviolent
14homes. Girls who witness their mothers’ abuse have higher rates
15of being battered as adults and it is often a precursor to becoming
16a victim of human trafficking. Over 80 percent of victims of human
17trafficking either suffered abuse in their homes or witnessed such
18abuse between parents.
20 Substance abuse is a significant factor contributing to,
21although not necessarily a cause of, domestic violence. Many
22domestic violence offenders have documented histories of
23substance abuse or were under the influence of drugs or alcohol
24at the time a felony crime was committed. Over 80 percent of
25human trafficking victims had parents that abused substances.
27 Domestic violence is costly, both in human and
28organizational terms. The results of domestic violence have many
29hidden costs, such as job turnover, loss of productivity, school
30absenteeism, low school performance, in addition to the high cost
31of law enforcement, civil and criminal justice, health services,
32mental health services, substance abuse treatment, human services,
33and community-based services.
35 The domestic violence prevention, intervention, and
36prosecution system is complex and multifaceted, spanning civil,
37criminal, health, and social service sectors, and in order to be
38effective, there must be an alignment in the objectives, protocols,
39policies, and activities of each sector.
This act shall be known and may be cited as the 2Sacramento County Zero Tolerance for Family Violence and
3Human Trafficking Act.
Section 26840.12 is added to the Government Code,
(a) The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors,
7upon making findings and declarations for the need for
8governmental oversight and coordination of the multiple agencies
9dealing with domestic violence, may authorize an increase in the
10fees for marriage licenses and confidential marriage licences, up
11to a maximum increase of four dollars ($4).
12(b) Effective July 1 of each year, the Sacramento County Board
13of Supervisors may authorize an increase in these fees by an
14amount equal to the increase of the California Consumer Price
15Index for the preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest
16one-half dollar ($0.50). These fees shall be allocated pursuant to
17Section 18309.7 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
18(c) In addition to the fee prescribed by Section 26840.1, in
19Sacramento County, the person issuing authorization for the
20performance of a marriage or confidential marriage, or the county
21clerk upon providing a blank authorization form pursuant to Part
224 (commencing with Section 500) of Division 3 of the Family
23Code, shall collect the fees in subdivision (a), at the time of
24providing the authorization.
25(d) The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors shall submit
26to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary and the Senate Committee
27on Judiciary, no later than July 1, 2017, a report containing the
29(1) The annual amounts of funds received and expended from
30fee increases for the purpose of governmental oversight and
31coordination of domestic violence prevention, intervention, and
32prosecution efforts in the county.
33(2) Outcomes achieved as a result of the activities associated
34with the Zero Tolerance for Family Violence and Human
36(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021,
37and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
38is enacted before January 1, 2021, deletes or extends that date.
Section 103628.7 is added to the Health and Safety
3Code, to read:
(a) The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors,
5upon making findings and declarations for the need for
6governmental oversight and coordination of the multiple agencies
7dealing with domestic violence, may authorize an increase in the
8fees for certified copies of marriage certificates, birth certificates,
9fetal death records, and death records, up to a maximum increase
begin delete twoend delete dollars begin delete ($2).end delete
11(b) Effective July 1 of each year, the Sacramento County Board
12of Supervisors may authorize an increase in these fees by an
13amount equal to the increase in the California Consumer Price
14Index for the preceding calendar year, rounded to the nearest
15one-half dollar ($0.50). The fees shall be allocated pursuant to
16Section 18309.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
begin deleteIn addition to the fees prescribed by subdivisions (a) and applicant for a certified copy of a
18(b), anyend delete
19 birth certificate, a fetal death record, or death record in Sacramento
20County shall pay
begin delete an additional feeend delete to the local registrar, county
21recorder, or county clerk
begin delete asend delete established by the Sacramento
22County Board of Supervisors.
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37 This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021,
38and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that
39is enacted before January 1, 2021, deletes or extends that date.
Section 18309.1 is added to the Welfare and Institutions
3Code, to read:
(a) The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
5shall direct the local registrar, county recorder, and county clerk
6to deposit fees collected pursuant to
begin delete Section 26840.12 of the Section 103628.7 of the Health and Safety
7Government Code andend delete
8Code into a special fund. The county may retain up to 4 percent
9of the fund for administrative costs associated with the collection
10and segregation of the additional fees and the deposit of these fees
11into the special fund. Proceeds from the fund shall be used for
12governmental oversight and coordination of domestic violence
13and family violence prevention, intervention, and prosecution
14efforts among the court system, the district attorney’s office, the
15public defender’s office, law enforcement, the probation
16department, mental health, substance abuse, child welfare services,
17 adult protective services, and community-based organizations and
18other agencies working in Sacramento County in order to increase
19the effectiveness of prevention, early intervention, and prosecution
20of domestic and family violence.
21(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021,
22and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that
23is enacted before January 1, 2021, deletes or extends that date.
The Legislature finds and declares that a special law
26is necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable
27within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California
28Constitution because of the unique circumstances of the County
29of Sacramento with respect to domestic violence and human