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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.184. Acquisition, space programming, construction, and design of court facilities

(a) Intent

The intent of this rule is to allocate responsibility and decision making for acquisition, space programming, construction, and design of court facilities among the courts and the Administrative Office of the Courts.

(b) Responsibilities of the Administrative Office of the Courts

(1)In addition to those matters expressly provided by statute, the Administrative Office of the Courts is responsible for the acquisition, space programming, construction, and design of a court facility, consistent with the facilities policies and procedures adopted by the Judicial Council and the California Rules of Court.

(2)The Administrative Office of the Courts must prepare and submit to the Judicial Council separate annual capital outlay proposals for the appellate courts and the trial courts, as part of the yearly judicial branch budget development cycle, specifying the amounts to be spent for these purposes. The capital outlay proposal for the trial courts must specify the money that is proposed to be spent from the State Court Facilities Construction Fund and from other sources. The annual capital outlay proposals must be consistent with the Five-Year Capital Infrastructure Plan or must recommend appropriate changes in the Five-Year Capital Infrastructure Plan. The Administrative Office of the Courts must, whenever feasible, seek review and recommendations from the Court Facilities Transitional Task Force before recommending action to the Judicial Council on these issues.

(3)The Administrative Office of the Courts must consult with the affected courts concerning the annual capital needs of the courts.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(c) Responsibilities of the courts

(1)Affected courts must consult with the Administrative Office of the Courts concerning the courts' annual capital needs.

(2)An affected court must work with the advisory group that is established for any court construction or major renovation project.

(d) Advisory group for construction projects

The Administrative Office of the Courts, in consultation with the leadership of the affected court, must establish and work with an advisory group for each court construction or major renovation project. The advisory group consists of court judicial officers, other court personnel, and others affected by the court facility. The advisory group must work with the Administrative Office of the Courts on issues involved in the construction or renovation, from the selection of a space programmer and architect through occupancy of the facility.

Rule 10.184 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 6.183 effective June 23, 2004.

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