(a) On or before June 30, 2011, the Judicial Council shall establish a task force to evaluate criminal and traffic-related court-ordered debts imposed against adult and juvenile offenders. The task force shall be comprised of the following members:
(1) Two members appointed by the California State Association of Counties.
(2) Two members appointed by the League of California Cities.
(3) Two court executives, two judges, and two Administrative Office of the Courts employees appointed by the Judicial Council.
(4) One member
appointed by the Controller.
(5) One member appointed by the Franchise Tax Board.
(6) One member appointed by the California Victim Compensation Board.
(7) One member appointed by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(8) One member appointed by the Department of Finance.
(9) One member appointed by each house of the Legislature.
(10) A county public defender and a city attorney appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
(11) A defense attorney in private practice and a district attorney appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
(b) The Judicial Council shall designate a chairperson for the task force. The task force shall, among other duties, do all of the following:
(1) Identify all criminal and traffic-related court-ordered fees, fines, forfeitures, penalties, and assessments imposed under law.
(2) Identify the distribution of revenue derived from those debts and the expenditures made by those entities that benefit from the revenues.
(3) Consult with state and local entities that would be affected by a simplification and consolidation of criminal and traffic-related court-ordered debts.
(4) Evaluate and make recommendations to the Judicial Council and the Legislature for consolidating and simplifying the
imposition of criminal and traffic-related court-ordered debts and the distribution of the revenue derived from those debts with the goal of improving the process for those entities that benefit from the revenues, and recommendations, if any, for adjustment to the court-ordered debts.
(c) The task force also shall document recent annual revenues from the various penalty assessments and surcharges and, to the extent feasible, evaluate the extent to which the amount of each penalty assessment and surcharge impacts total annual revenues, imposition of criminal sentences, and the actual amounts assessed.
(d) The task force also shall evaluate and make recommendations to the Judicial Council and the Legislature on or before June 30, 2011, regarding the priority in which court-ordered debts should be satisfied and the use of comprehensive collection programs authorized pursuant to
Section 1463.007, including associated cost-recovery practices.