V C Section 2802.5 Interagency Clerks

Interagency Clerks


Amended Sec. 453, Ch. 931, Stats. 1998. Effective September 28, 1998.
Repealed Sec. 37, Ch. 115, Stats. 2001. Effective January 1, 2002.
The repealed section read as follows: "(a) The Department of the California Highway Patrol, in cooperation with the Public Utilities Commission, the State Board of Equalization, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Judicial Council, and other appropriate agencies, shall develop an interagency agreement under which the agencies shall assign one or more employees or interagency clerks at one or more commercial vehicle inspection facilities of the department which are open on a continuous basis. The employees or interagency clerks shall be assigned duties to perform on behalf of the state agencies which are a party to the agreement as specified in subdivision (b). However, in the case of the Judicial Council, the clerk shall perform duties on behalf of the clerk of the municipal court district in which the inspection facility is located, or of the superior court in a county in which there is no municipal court.
(b) The employees or interagency clerks may issue registration permits for any of the state agencies which are parties to the interagency agreement, accept the payment of any fees due any of the state agencies, accept payment of bail or fines, set court dates, and perform other ministerial administrative functions for the state agencies or court. The Department of the California Highway Patrol, in cooperation with the other state agencies, shall provide computerized equipment appropriate to identify the status of any vehicles or drivers passing through the inspection facility. The employees or interagency clerks shall accept payment by credit card. Assigned personnel may remain the employees of their respective agencies, or as may otherwise be provided by the interagency agreement. The interagency agreement shall provide for sharing of associated costs between participating agencies, based on the anticipated enhanced revenue collections.
(c) At the request of any peace officer, the employees or interagency clerks shall determine the status of any outstanding warrants and whether all fees due have been paid with respect to a driver or vehicle present at the inspection facility.
(d) A peace officer at the inspection facility may store or impound any vehicle upon determination that the vehicle or the driver of the vehicle has failed to pay registration, regulatory, fuel permit, or other fees, or has any outstanding warrants in any county in the state. The stored or impounded vehicle shall be released upon payment of those fees, fines, or the posting of bail. Upon request, the driver or owner of the vehicle may request a hearing to determine the validity of the seizure.
(e) The Department of the California Highway Patrol may implement this program as a demonstration pilot program at one or more locations. The department, on or before February 1, 1992, shall report its recommendations for continuation, expansion, or termination of the program to the Legislature. The report shall also include comments from the trucking industry concerning the benefits and problems in the program and any recommendations as a result of the pilot project. The report shall also consider the potential for ports of entry at major highway entry points to California, similar to programs already implemented in other states."