CA Gov't Code Section 12419.9


For the purposes of Section 12419.5, an amount due a state agency from a person or entity shall include any amount due an educational institution authorized pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 94760 of the Education Code from a person for repayment of federally subsidized student loans. The Controller may establish procedures to minimize administrative costs of collecting obligations pursuant to this section.


If the Controller, in his or her discretion, offsets an amount due an educational institution from a person pursuant to Section 12419.5, the Controller shall remit the amount offset to the educational institution.


Offset pursuant to Section 12419.5 and this section shall be limited to amounts due a person on a claim for a personal income tax refund. Whenever the amount available is insufficient to offset all amounts due state agencies, the amount available shall be applied in such manner as the Controller, in his or her discretion, shall determine.


The Controller shall deduct and retain from any amount offset pursuant to this section an amount sufficient to reimburse the Controller and the Franchise Tax Board for the administrative costs of processing the request for an offset.


This section shall become operative on January 1, 1997.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 12419.9’s source at ca​.gov