AB 190 (Wieckowski): Vehicle Code Violation: Additional Penalty: Spinal Cord Injury Research
Author: Bob Wieckowski (D – 20th District)
CHI Position: SUPPORT
Summary: Existing law requires that all fines and forfeitures imposed and collected for crimes other than parking offenses resulting from a filing in a court be deposited with the county treasurer, to be distributed monthly, as required by law. Existing law authorizes the University of California to establish a spinal cord injury research fund, independent of the State Treasury, to accept public and private funds for spinal cord injury research programs and grants.
This bill would impose an additional penalty of $3 to be levied upon every fine, penalty, or forfeiture imposed and collected by any court on all offenses involving a violation of state or local traffic laws, as specified, except for offenses relating to parking. The bill would require the penalty to be deposited with the county treasurer and distributed each month for transfer to the spinal cord injury research fund created within the University of California.