May 18, 2010
Under AB 2613 (Beall), local government could specially assess unpaid fines or penalties against real property. Assessments could be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary county taxes are collected, and be subject to the same penalties and the same procedure and sale in case of delinquency as are provided for ordinary county taxes. A city, county, or city and county could also record a lien against the property with the same effect as an abstract of judgment.
CLTA is currently opposing the bill and is asking for amendments that clarify that these assessments, fines and penalties have the force, effect, and priority of a judgment lien upon recordation.