On behalf of the judicial branch, the Judicial Council's Governmental Affairs represents and advocates for the Judicial Council on legislative, policy, and budget matters. The office also works extensively on the judicial branch budget and related matters, meeting with legislators, committees, committee and leadership staff, as well as staff for the Governor and the state Department of Finance.
Judicial Branch Budget Impact Snapshots by County
Designed to inform the public, stakeholders and decision makers about the court-specific impacts of budget reductions on the public and legal practitioners. These easy-to-read documents were developed from information supplied by each court.
Search for active court-related legislation, view positions the Judicial Council has taken on legislation, or consult annual summaries of new laws that affect the court or are of general interest to the court community.
Learn about governmental affairs liaison and outreach programs:
- Day on the Bench
- Liaison Program
- Bench-Bar Coalition
- Judicial Administration Fellowship Program
May 15, 2016: May Revision of Governor’s budget released
June 3, 2016: Last day for bills to be passed out of the house of origin
June 15, 2016: Budget must be passed by midnight
July 1, 2016: Summer Recess begins provided Budget Bill has been passed
August 1, 2016: Legislature reconvenes from Summer Recess
August 31, 2016: Last day for any bill to be passed
September 30, 2016: Last day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature on or before September 1 and in the Governor’s possession after September 1