I am going to disagree with your interpretations, TMN. Not with regards to 42201.6. That obviously mandates the initiation of the refund within the 30 days following the decision. It does also require payment of interest on the full amount if it is held past the 60 days. I almost said “Shame on the judicial Councel for approving a form that is not compliant with the code; but I guess “up to 60 days” and while it is outside of the 30 days, it does not add to their liability... At least not at the rate of 13 cents a day.
What I disagree with you about, is that 42206 is in any way intended to include violations under 42201.6.
1. I am assuming that the legislatures use of the term “funds” (see “before or after deposit in the respective fund“ is describing the several finds the revenue from traffic fines is supposed to be deposited into pursuant to each of the several statutes authorizing its collection.
Examples on that would be “the "Traffic Safety Fund", “County general Fund”, “Country Road fund” and “State Transportation Fund”, to name a few...
2. The amount of money you deposited with the court is described as “deposit of bail” (see 42201.6(a)) or simply “the bail amount”, whereas if you read 42202, it describes the funds in question as “any fine or forfeiture mentioned in this article”. Well, the amount you deposited as bail was -theoretically- never converted into the fine, nor was it ever forfeited. It simply sat in the court's general account awaiting an outcome in your case so the it can either be refunded or forfeited and converted into a fine.
As for the abstract to the DMV, the code section requiring it be done within 30 days comes under 1803.3.
If we look at 1805:
1805. The failure, refusal, or neglect of any such judicial officer to comply with any of the requirements of Sections 1802, 1803, 1804 and 1816 is misconduct in office and is ground for removal therefrom.
1. It makes no mention of a violation of 1803.3 (a failure to re-abstract a reversal or a dismissal to the DMV within 30 days).
2. The alleged “misconduct in office” is described as having been committed by a judicial officer, i.e. a Judge, magistrate, commissioner or pro-tem... But not the clerk. And completing an transmitting abstracts is a duty almost wholly delegated to the clerk;
Therefore, it is my opinion that if they fail to issue a refund or notify the DMV within the 30 days after a dismissal, then tough luck, we'll see what we can do!