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C. 44
To: Board of Supervisors
From: Diana Becton, District Attorney
Date: July  24, 2018
The Seal of Contra Costa County, CA
Contra
Costa
County
Subject: Approval to Submit an Application and Execute a Grant Award for funding of Organized Automobile Fraud Activity Interdiction Program

APPROVE OTHER
RECOMMENDATION OF CNTY ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATION OF BOARD COMMITTEE

Action of Board On:   07/24/2018
APPROVED AS RECOMMENDED OTHER
Clerks Notes:

VOTE OF SUPERVISORS

AYE:
John Gioia, District I Supervisor
Candace Andersen, District II Supervisor
Diane Burgis, District III Supervisor
Karen Mitchoff, District IV Supervisor
Federal D. Glover, District V Supervisor
Contact: Elizabeth Molera (925) 957-2205
I hereby certify that this is a true and correct copy of an action taken and entered on the minutes of the Board of Supervisors on the date shown.
ATTESTED:     July  24, 2018
David J. Twa,
 
BY: , Deputy

 

RECOMMENDATION(S):

ADOPT Resolution No. 2018/437 to approve and authorize the District Attorney, or designee, to submit an application and execute a grant award agreement, and any extensions or amendments thereof, pursuant to State guidelines, with the California Department of Insurance for funding of the Organized Automobile Fraud Activity Interdiction Program in the amount of $490,160 for FY 2018/2019, $515,690 for FY 2019/2020 and $542,479 for FY 2020/2021. The total amount for three year program is $1,548,329 for the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The grant will fund salaries and benefits for 1 FTE Attorney, 1 FTE Senior Inspector and 1 FTE Legal Assistant. Supplantation is prohibited. (100% State Funds - no match required).


BACKGROUND:

The State Legislature has determined that one of the significant factors driving up the cost of automobile insurance is fraud. The Organized Automobile Fraud Activity Interdiction Program award is allocated from funds received per Insurance Code 1874.8, whereby each insurer doing business in California pays an annual fee of $0.50 for each vehicle insured under an insurance policy it issues in this states. A portion of the assessment amount is earmarked for distribution to District Attorneys for enhanced investigation and prosecution of organized automobile insurance fraud.

CONSEQUENCE OF NEGATIVE ACTION:

The District Attorney's Office will not be able to apply for and accept the grant.

CHILDREN'S IMPACT STATEMENT:

No Impact.

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