Beginning this year, it should be easier for public agencies to recover costs incurred in complying with subpoenas. Effective January 1st, AB 2612 increased the subpoena deposit amount from $150 to $275 per day for peace officers and firefighters, as well as for state, trial court, and county employees. Although a public agency is legally entitled to recoup the full costs incurred in making employees available in response to subpoenas, sometimes the agency cannot collect the balance of the costs without expending significant staff time. The deposit amount had not been increased since 1986.
AB 2612 amends Government Code section 68097.2 . You can see the final version of the bill here.