(a) Commencing July 1, 1992, all fees collected by the Secretary of State’s office pursuant to the Business and Professions Code, Civil Code, Code of Civil Procedure, Commercial Code, Corporations Code, Food and Agricultural Code, Harbors and Navigation Code, and this code, excluding Section 81008 of this code, shall be paid into the Secretary of State’s Business Fees Fund which was created by former Section 12181 and is hereby continued in existence in the State Treasury for the administration of that portion of the Secretary of State’s functions under these codes.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that moneys deposited into the Secretary of State’s Business Fees Fund shall be used to support the programs from which fees are collected. It is further the intent of the Legislature that fees shall be sufficient to cover the costs of these programs and shall be expended, commencing in the 1992-93 fiscal year, to the extent that appropriations are made in the annual Budget Act. Of the fees collected, and any interest earned thereon, in excess of the authority of the Secretary of State to expend pursuant to the annual Budget Act, up to one million dollars ($1,000,000) may remain in the Secretary of State’s Business Fee Fund. Any additional excess fees and interest earned shall be transferred to the General Fund at the end of each fiscal year.
At least weekly, all fees collected by the Secretary of State shall be paid into the State Treasury.
(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1117, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2003.)
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