Governmental Affairs

Contact Info

Governmental Affairs
770 L Street, Suite 1240
Sacramento, California 95814-3368

Tel: 916-323-3121 

Governmental Affairs Advocacy Contacts Fact Sheet

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.

Latest News

2014 Summary of Court-Related Legislation now available.

Supreme Court Justices Swear In New Legislators (Dec. 1, 2014) 
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and Associate Justice Goodwin Liu administered the oath of office to 20 state senators and 80 Assembly members on December 1, the first day of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session.

General Election Yields 35 Newly-elected Legislators
The November 4, 2014, General Election resulted in 8 newly-elected senators and 27 newly-elected members of the Assembly.  View summaries of the legislative and ballot initiative election results:

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Court-Related Legislation

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.


Liaison & Outreach Activities

Learn about governmental affairs liaison and outreach programs:

  • Day on the Bench
  • Liaison Program
  • Bench-Bar Coalition
  • Judicial Administration Fellowship Program

    Calendar Items

    September 4, 2015: Last day to amend bills on the floor
    September, 11, 2015: Last day of legislative session
    October 11, 2015: Governor must sign or veto bills passed by the legislature
    January 4, 2016: Legislature reconvenes
    January 10, 2016: Governor releases proposed FY 2016–2017 state budget

    View today's legislative calendar: Assembly | Senate

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