(a) All fines and penalties collected under this article, other than as the result of a judicial proceeding to enforce collection, shall be paid to the department in the form of remittances payable to the Department of Industrial Relations. The department shall transmit the payments to the State Treasury and the payments shall be credited to the General Fund.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 1463 of the Penal Code, all fines and penalties collected in judicial proceedings to enforce their collection, except for the civil penalties that are assessed and collected pursuant to Sections 1287, 1288, and 1289, shall be allocated pursuant to court order. The court shall direct that 50 percent of the fines and penalties assessed shall be transmitted to the county treasury, if prosecuted by the district attorney or the county counsel, or to the city treasury, if prosecuted by the city attorney, 25 percent of the fines and penalties assessed shall be transmitted to the Department of Industrial Relations to be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purpose of recovering costs incurred by the department pursuant to this chapter, and 25 percent of the fines and penalties assessed be transmitted to the Treasurer for deposit in the State Treasury to the credit of the General Fund.
(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 887, Sec. 7.)