California Government Code

Sec. § 29551


(a)

The board of supervisors or city council of any county, city and county, or city that opts to receive funds pursuant to Section 29552 shall establish a local detention facility revenue account, on behalf of the sheriff or the official responsible for local detention facilities in the county, city and county, or city, into which shall be deposited funds paid by the Controller, pursuant to Section 29552. The funds in the local detention facility revenue account shall be used exclusively for the purpose of operation, renovation, remodeling, or constructing local detention facilities and related equipment.

(b)

(1)If an appropriation for the purposes specified in Section 29552 is made in any fiscal year, a county, city and county, or city, may charge a jail access fee to a local agency that exceeds the agency’s three-year average number of nonfelony bookings for crimes listed in paragraph (2) at a rate not to exceed the actual cost of booking an arrested person into the local detention facility, for each booking in excess of the three-year average. A local agency’s three-year average number of nonfelony bookings for crimes listed in paragraph (2) shall be recalculated each year. The jail access fee shall be calculated and paid on a monthly basis, and all revenue derived from the jail access fee shall be deposited into the local detention facility revenue account created pursuant to subdivision (a).

(2)

Bookings for violations of each of the following shall be used to determine a local agency’s three-year average:

(A)

Municipal code violations.

(B)

Misdemeanor violations, except driving under the influence offenses and domestic violence misdemeanor offenses, including enforcement of protective orders.

(c)

Cities that operate Type One facilities within a county shall be eligible to receive funds from the county’s local detention facility revenue account. Cities that operate Type One facilities and charged booking fees pursuant to Section 29550.3 during the 2006–07 fiscal year shall receive funds in an amount proportional to the number of persons booked into the city’s Type One facility for which the city charged fees to the arresting agency.

(d)

Except as provided in subdivisions (c) to (f), inclusive, of Section 29550 and subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive, of Section 29550.3, every year in which at least thirty-five million dollars ($35,000,000) is appropriated for the purposes of Section 29552, counties, cities and counties, and cities are prohibited from collecting fees pursuant to Sections 29550 and 29550.3 from other public entities. In any fiscal year in which the appropriation for the purposes of Section 29552 is less than thirty-five million dollars ($35,000,000), a county, city and county, or a city may collect fees pursuant to Section 29550 and Section 29550.3 up to a rate, adjusted as provided in subdivision (e), in proportion to the amount that the amount appropriated is less than thirty-five million dollars ($35,000,000).

(e)

The maximum rate of the fee charged by each local agency pursuant to subdivision (d) shall be the rate charged as of June 30, 2006, pursuant to Section 29550 or 29550.3, increased for each subsequent fiscal year by the California Consumer Price Index as reported by the Department of Finance plus 1 percent, compounded annually.

(f)

This section shall become operative on July 1, 2007.
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