AB 3121 Reparations Task Force Bill Proposal

CALIFORNIA

AMERICAN DESCENDANTS OF SLAVERY (ADOS)  REPARATIONS

THINK FAIR ACT

A.B. _____ State claims: California Victim Compensation Board: American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) Reparations Government Claims Program

Assembly Bill No. _____

Chapter _____

An act relating to American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) state claims, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

[ Pending approval by Governor  date to be determined. Filed with Secretary of State  date to be determined. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

Number of Bill, Commercial Lobbying of Steven Bradford. State claims: California Victim Compensation Board: American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) Reparations Government Claims Program.

Establishing law requiring the California Victim Compensation Board, in cases in which evidence shows that an injury/harm with which an ADOS claimant has alleged or will allege and its conclusions to the Legislature with a recommendation that the Legislature make an reparations appropriation to the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) for the purpose of indemnifying the claimant.

This bill would appropriate $4,655,280,000,000.00 over the next fifty (50) years from the General Fund to the executive officer of the board for payment of the claims of specified ADOS harmed/injured victims. This is for an amount of $2,400,000.00 per injured/harmed ADOS victim. There is an estimated 1,937,000 California ADOS victims. In addition, this bill would add victim protective class status to all American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) claimants in California. 

Establishes law requiring the Department of General Services to ensure that all ADOS claims that have been approved by the department or will be approved by the department, and for which there exists no legally available appropriation, are submitted for legislative approval at least once each calendar year.

This bill would appropriate $4,655,280,000 over the next fifty (50) years to the Department of General Services, as specified, for the payment of ADOS claims against the state, approved by the department.

This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Vote: TBD   Appropriation: TBD   Fiscal Committee: TBD   Local Program: no

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[BILL PROPOSAL TEXT]

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.  The sum of four trillion six hundred and fifty billion two hundred eighty million dollars ($4,655,280,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund over the next fifty (50) years to the Executive Officer of the California Victim Compensation Board to payout direct cash payments for ADOS reparation claims, as follows:

(a) The sum of four trillion six hundred and fifty billion two hundred eighty million dollars ($4,655,280,000) for the payment of the reparations claims of individuals of American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) identity, accepted by the board and reported to the Legislature.

SEC. 2.  (a) The sum of four trillion six hundred and fifty billion two hundred eighty million dollars ($4,655,280,000) is hereby appropriated to the Department of General Services for the payment of ADOS claims accepted by the Government Claims Program in accordance with the schedule set forth in subdivision (b).

(b) Pursuant to subdivision (a), ADOS claims accepted by the Department of General Services over the next fifty (50) years shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

Total for Fund: Board of Equalization (####)...............$4,655,280,000

Total for Fund: Item ####-####-####

SEC. 3. This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:

In order to pay ADOS reparations claims against the state and end hardship to ADOS claimants as quickly as possible, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.

SEC. 4. This is a settlement. The people of the California Republic acknowledges our public policy harms to the American Descendants of Slavery, and are committed to this restitution act, and future acts of atonement until the time when the American Descendants of Slavery is observed as having gained back the appropriate financial wealth which was stolen from him, as a result of California responsible managing officials passing unfair California Republic laws, which were always unconstitutional. We admit these wrongful laws had a disastrous effect on the mental health, and financial wealth of American Descendants of Slavery, and thus we enter into this settlement agreement for Reparations for the American Descendants of Slavery. 

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