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                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          SB 1404 (Leno) - Victims of violent crimes:  trauma recovery  
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          |Version: April 26, 2016         |Policy Vote: HEALTH 9 - 0, PUB. |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: No                     |
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          |Hearing Date: May 27, 2016      |Consultant: Jolie Onodera       |
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          Summary:  SB 1404 would recognize the University of California,  
          San Francisco General Hospital Trauma Recovery Center (UCSF TRC)  
          as the State Pilot TRC, and would require the Victim  
          Compensation and Government Claims Board (Board) to enter into  
          an interagency agreement with the UCSF TRC to establish the  
          State Pilot TRC as the state's trauma recovery center of  
          excellence (TR-COE), as specified. This bill: 
           Removes the restriction in existing law limiting TRC grant  
            funding only from the Restitution Fund.
           Deletes the limitation in existing law restricting the number  
            of grant awards to a specific TRC to no more than one grant  
            for any period of time.
           Requires TRCs funded through the Safe Neighborhoods and  
            Schools Fund (SNSF) to meet specified statutory requirements  
            and standards.
           Specifies procedures and policies, including reporting  
            requirements, for using funds from the SNSF created through  
            Proposition 47 (2014).
           Requires the Board to create an advisory committee to make  
            recommendations on regulations governing TRC funding and the  


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            criteria for awarding grants.

          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                      adopted by the committee on May 27, 2016

            Administrative costs  :  Annual costs of $925,000 (Special  
            Fund*/General Fund**) to the Board to review and evaluate TRC  
            grant applications, facilitate advisory committee activities,  
            secure an evaluation contractor (potentially UC) and submit  
            annual reports to the Legislature. Administrative costs  
            payable from the SNSF would be limited to 5 percent of the  
            SNSF funds received annually.
            TRC grants  :  Major future grant awards in the millions of  
            dollars (Special Fund*/General Fund**) annually provided to  
            TRCs meeting specified criteria, including the potential for  
            the issuance of multiple awards to a single TRC with  
            overlapping grant periods. In addition to the $2 million  
            annual appropriation from the Restitution Fund, the LAO has  
            projected annual disbursements from the SNSF to the Board in  
            the range of $10 million to $20 million to fund TRC grants.  
            The Restitution Fund is structurally imbalanced. In light of  
            the dedicated funding source for TRCs provided by Proposition  
            47 (2014), removal or reduction of the annual appropriation  
            from the Restitution Fund may be considered in the future.  
            UC (TR-COE) activities  :  To the extent the UC resolves to  
            enter into the agreement, significant ongoing costs  
            (Private/Local Fund/Federal Fund/Special Fund*) to comply with  
            the requirements of the agreement including but not limited to  
            providing training materials, ongoing consultation to the  
            Board and TRCs, and designing a multisite evaluation to  
            measure effectiveness of TRCs. Staff notes the use of SNSF  
            funds awarded as TRC grants may not be allowable for the  
            aforementioned activities to the extent the activities do not  
            "provide services to victims of crime," but are considered  
            administrative in nature. 

          *Restitution Fund


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          ** Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund (annual transfer from the  
          General Fund)

          Amendments:  Make the following technical changes:
          (1)On page 3, lines 21-23:

            (e) The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 requires 10  
            percent of the moneys in the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools  
            Fund to be allocated to the California Victim Compensation  
             Program   and Government Claims Board  to  administer a grant  
            program to establish   make grants to  trauma recovery centers  to  
            provide services to victims of crime   modeled after the UCSF  
            TRC  .

          (2)On page 8, lines 8-10: 

            (b) The board shall not spend more than 5 percent  annually of  
            the moneys appropriated to it from the Safe Neighborhoods and  
            Schools Fund for administrative costs.   of the total funds it  
            receives from the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund on an  
            annual basis for administrative costs  .

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