Cal. Gov. Code § 76000.5

Current through the 2019 Legislative Session
Section 76000.5 - Additional penalty for support of emergency medical services


  • (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, for purposes of supporting emergency medical services pursuant to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 1797.98a) of Division 2.5 of the Health and Safety Code, in addition to the penalties set forth in Section 76000, the county board of supervisors may elect to levy an additional penalty in the amount of two dollars ($2) for every ten dollars ($10), or part of ten dollars ($10), upon every fine, penalty, or forfeiture imposed and collected by the courts for all criminal offenses, including violations of Division 9 (commencing with Section 23000) of the Business and Professions Code relating to the control of alcoholic beverages, and all offenses involving a violation of the Vehicle Code or a local ordinance adopted pursuant to the Vehicle Code. This penalty shall be collected together with and in the same manner as the amounts established by Section 1464 of the Penal Code.
  • (2) This additional penalty does not apply to the following:
    • (A) A restitution fine.
    • (B) A penalty authorized by Section 1464 of the Penal Code or this chapter.
    • (C) A parking offense subject to Article 3 (commencing with Section 40200) of Chapter 1 of Division 17 of the Vehicle Code.
    • (D) The state surcharge authorized by Section 1465.7 of the Penal Code.

(b) Funds shall be collected pursuant to subdivision (a) only if the county board of supervisors provides that the increased penalties do not offset or reduce the funding of other programs from other sources, but that these additional revenues result in increased funding to those programs.

(c) Moneys collected pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be taken from fines and forfeitures deposited with the county treasurer prior to any division pursuant to Section 1463 of the Penal Code.

(d) Funds collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the Maddy Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fund established pursuant to Section 1797.98a of the Health and Safety Code.

(e) This section shall remain in effect until January 1, 2027.

Ca. Gov. Code § 76000.5

Amended by Stats 2016 ch 147 (SB 867),s 1, eff. 1/1/2017.

Amended by Stats 2013 ch 600 (SB 191),s 1, eff. 1/1/2014.

Amended by Stats 2010 ch 328 (SB 1330),s 102, eff. 1/1/2011.

Amended by Stats 2008 ch 179 (SB 1498),s 127, eff. 1/1/2009.

Amended by Stats 2008 ch 60 (SB 1236),s 1, eff. 1/1/2009.

Amended by Stats 2007 ch 302 (SB 425),s 5, eff. 1/1/2008.

Added by Stats 2006 ch 841 (SB 1773),s 1, eff. 1/1/2007.