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2016 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.12. Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee

(a) Legislative activities

The Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee performs the following functions:

(1)Taking a position on behalf of the council on pending legislative bills, after evaluating input from the council advisory bodies and Judicial Council staff, and any other input received from the courts, provided that the position is consistent with the council's established policies and precedents;

(2)Making recommendations to the council on all proposals for council-sponsored legislation and on an annual legislative agenda after evaluating input from council advisory bodies and Judicial Council staff, and any other input received from the courts; and

(3)Representing the council's position before the Legislature and other bodies or agencies and acting as liaison with other governmental entities, the bar, the media, the judiciary, and the public regarding council-sponsored legislation, pending legislative bills, and the council's legislative positions and agendas.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2016; adopted as subd (b); previously amended effective September 1, 2003; previously amended and relettered as subd (a) effective August 14, 2009.)

(b) Building consensus

The committee builds consensus on issues of importance to the judicial branch consistent with the council's strategic plan with entities and individuals outside of the branch.

(Subd (b) adopted effective August 14, 2009.)

(c) Coordination

The committee develops an annual plan for communication and interaction with other branches and levels of government, components of the justice system, the bar, the media, and the public.

(Subd (c) amended effective August 14, 2009; previously amended effective September 1, 2003.)

(d) Advisory committees

The committee may direct any advisory committee to provide it with analysis or recommendations on any pending or proposed legislation, and reviews all recommendations from advisory committees regarding pending or proposed legislation.

(Subd (d) amended effective January 1, 2007; adopted effective September 1, 2003.)

Rule 10.12 amended effective January 1, 2016; adopted as rule 6.12 effective January 1, 1999; previously amended and renumbered as rule 10.12 effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective September 1, 2003, and August 14, 2009.

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