(a) All moneys, forfeited bail, or fines received by any court under this division shall as soon as practicable after the receipt thereof be deposited with the county treasurer of the county in which the court is situated. Amounts so deposited shall be paid at least once a month as follows: 75 percent to the State Treasurer by warrant of the county auditor drawn upon the requisition of the clerk or judge of the court to be deposited in the State Treasury on order of the Controller; and 25 percent to the city treasurer of the city, if the offense occurred in a city, otherwise to the treasurer of the county in which the prosecution is conducted.
(b) Any money deposited in the State Treasury under this section that is determined by the Controller to have been erroneously deposited therein shall be refunded by him or her out of any moneys in the State Treasury that are available by law for that purpose.
Terms Used In California Health and Safety Code 11502
- Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
- County: includes city and county. See California Health and Safety Code 14
- State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Health and Safety Code 23
(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 161. (SB 836) Effective June 27, 2016.)