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2016 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.180. Court facilities standards

(a) Development of standards

Judicial Council staff is responsible for developing and maintaining standards for the alteration, remodeling, renovation, and expansion of existing court facilities and for the construction of new court facilities.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2016; previously amended effective April 21, 2006.)

(b) Adoption by the Judicial Council

The standards developed by Judicial Council staff must be submitted to the Judicial Council for review and adoption as the standards to be used for court facilities in the state. Nonsubstantive changes to the standards may be made by the Judicial Council staff; substantive changes must be submitted to the Judicial Council for review and adoption.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2016; previously amended effective April 21, 2006.)

(c) Use of standards

The Judicial Council and its staff, affected courts, and advisory groups on court facilities issues created under these rules must use the standards adopted under (b) in reviewing or recommending proposed alteration, remodeling, renovation, or expansion of an existing court facility or new construction. Courts and advisory groups must report deviations from the standards to Judicial Council staff through a process established for that purpose.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2016; previously amended effective June 23, 2004, and April 21, 2006.)

Rule 10.180 amended effective January 1, 2016; adopted as rule 6.150 effective July 1, 2002; previously amended effective June 23, 2004, and April 21, 2006; previously renumbered as rule 10.180 effective January 1, 2007.

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