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.

Of Current Interest

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.

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:


Calendar Items

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; Legislature adjourns
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
November 8, 2016: General Election
November 30, 2016: Legislature adjourns at midnight
December 5, 2016: Legislature reconvenes for the 2017-2018 session
January 1, 2017: Statues take effect

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