2019 California Code
Vehicle Code - VEH
CHAPTER 1.5 - Pilot Program for Online Adjudication of Infraction Violations
Section 40288.

Universal Citation: CA Veh Code § 40288 (2019)

(a) The Judicial Council may adopt rules and forms as may be necessary or appropriate to implement this chapter.

(b) On January 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021, the Judicial Council shall report to the Legislature on the implementation of the pilot program. These reports shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) Demographic information on defendants using the online tool, as reported by the defendant, including, but not limited to, income level, public benefits status, and ZIP Code.

(2) Information on all violations processed by the tool, including initial fine and fee totals, adjusted fines and fees as recommended by the online system, and the final judicial order.

(3) Number of individuals using each of the activities authorized pursuant to Section 40282.

(4) Information on the implementation of the pilot program in each of the courts, including any local practices or policies adopted pursuant to the pilot program.

(c) No later than June 30, 2022, the Judicial Council shall provide to the Legislature an evaluation of the pilot program. Where possible, the report shall compare court data and practices in the pilot counties as of June 30, 2018, to data collect during the pilot program. The report shall include the data collected for the report in subdivision (b) and the following information:

(1) An estimate of the costs of the online pilot program to the state and participating courts.

(2) The total amount of initial fines and fees assessed.

(3) The total amount of adjusted fines and fees recommended by the online tool.

(4) The total amount of fines and fees ordered.

(5) Of the total amount of fines and fees ordered, the total amount collected.

(6) A comparison of the number of users of the online pilot program with total traffic infraction filings in participating courts.

(7) Monthly payment plan arrangements ordered and payment plan adherence.

(8) Findings from a survey of judicial officers, defendants, and court staff, designed to assess ease of use and satisfaction with results.

(9) An assessment of the overall effectiveness of the program, including implementation challenges and recommendations for improving them.

(d) The reports to be submitted pursuant to subdivisions (b) and (c) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(e) This chapter shall remain in effect only until June 30, 2022, and as of January 1, 2023, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that is enacted before January 1, 2023, deletes or extends that date.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 497, Sec. 280. (AB 991) Effective January 1, 2020. Repealed as of January 1, 2023, by its own provisions. Note: Repeal affects Chapter 1.5, commencing with Section 40280.)

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