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File #: 13-0446    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/16/2013 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/7/2013 Final action: 5/7/2013
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board approve the authorization of Discharge of Responsibility for the collection of infraction, misdemeanor and felony debts listed on the Discharge of Accountability Report submitted by the Superior Court.
Attachments: 1. A - Discharge List June 2013 Rev 3-2013 5-7-13.pdf
Title
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board approve the authorization of Discharge of Responsibility for the collection of infraction, misdemeanor and felony debts listed on the Discharge of Accountability Report submitted by the Superior Court.
Body
BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost…………… $2,611,342.27

Budgeted…………………………
New Funding…………………….
Savings…………………………
Other - Discharge Debt $2,611,342.27
Total Funding Available…………

Change To Net County Cost…… $0

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
None. These debts have not been factored into the County budget.

Background
Based on discussions between the Superior Court and the Revenue Recovery Division, it has been determined that either the cost of collections is greater than the debt, the defendant cannot be located or the court case file cannot be located.

Reason for Recommendation
The Courts and Revenue Recovery have developed procedures for discharging debts based on guidelines provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). The procedures require approval by the Court Executive Committee and approval by the Board of Supervisors to discharge the uncollectable debts. The Collection committee, comprised of the Court, Revenue Recovery and Probation recommend the discharge and dismissal of the debts included on the attached Discharge of Accountability Report. This recommendation has been approved by the Court Executive Committee. Board of Supervisor approval is now needed.

This item is being brought before the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Government Code sections 25257 - 25259 which states, "..the likelihood of collection does not warrant the expense involved..".

Action(s) to be taken following Board approval
The Board of Supervisors approve the discharge and dismissal of the debts on the Discharge of Accountability Report.

Contact
Bill Edwards, Child Support/Revenue Recovery
Jackie Davenport, Assistant Court Executive Officer

Concurrences
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