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

    January 10, 2015: Governor releases proposed FY 2015–2016 state budget
    Friday, January 30, 2015: Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel
    Friday, February 27, 2015: Last day for bills to be introduced
    Thursday, March 26, 2015: Spring Recess begins at end of this day’s session
    Monday, April 6, 2015: Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess

    View today's legislative calendar: Assembly | Senate

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