April 25-26, 2013 Meetings

Judicial Council sealOpen to the Public (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10.6(a))
Ronald M. George State Office Complex
William C. Vickrey Judicial Council Conference Center
Malcolm M. Lucas Board Room
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688

audio iconJudicial Council audiocasts for April 25 & 26, 2013

April 25, 2013 Judicial Council Open Educational Meeting Audio Archive (MP3)
April 26, 2013 Judicial Council Business Meeting Audio Archive (MP3) To download MP3 files:
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Thursday April 25, 2013


All times are estimates
Public comment, on general issues of judicial administration or on specific agenda items, is accepted for Judicial Council business meetings. To present your views to the council, please refer to the business meeting agenda for specific instructions.

Meeting materials will be hyperlinked to agenda titles as soon as possible after approval by the Executive and Planning Committee. Time is estimated. Actual start and ends may vary

Open Meeting (rule 10.6(A)) - Educational and Business Meeting (Items 1–4)

1:30–1:35 p.m. Approval of Minutes

1:35–1:45 p.m. Chief Justice’s Report

1:45–1:55 p.m. Administrative Director’s Report

1:55–2:15 p.m. Judicial Council Committee Presentations

  • Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee, Hon. Marvin R. Baxter, Chair
  • Executive and Planning Committee, Hon. Douglas P. Miller, Chair
  • Rules and Projects Committee, Hon. Harry E. Hull, Jr., Chair
  • Technology Committee, Hon. James E. Herman, Chair

2:15–2:30 p.m. Judicial Council Members’ Liaison Reports

2:30–3:00 p.m. Public Comment
[See Cal. Rules of Court, rules 10.6(d) and 10.6(e).]

Break 3:00–3:15 p.m. (approx.)

Item 1 3:15–3:35 p.m
Judicial Branch Procurement: California State Auditor March 2013 Audit Report (No Action Required)

Item 2 3:35–3:55 p.m.
Judicial Branch Court Facilities Construction Procurement: Legislative Analyst’s Office March 2013 Report (No Action Required)

Item 3 3:55–4:20 p.m.
Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation: Court Operational Efficiencies, Cost Savings, and New Revenue Proposals (Action Required)

Item 4 4:20–4:50 p.m.
Judicial Branch Administration: Report and Recommendations to Improve the Governance, Structure, and Organization of Judicial Council Advisory Groups (Action Required)

Consent Agenda (ITEM A-N)

Items A-H Rules and Forms
Civil and Small Claims

Item A
Civil Practice and Procedure: Change in Computation Method for Garnishing Wages (Action Required)

Item B
Civil Practice and Procedure: Forms and Rules for Disability Access Litigation (Action Required)

Item C
Civil Practice and Procedures: Memorandum of Garnishee (Action Required)

Criminal Justice

Item D
Criminal Justice Realignment: Minimum Contents of Parole Revocation Reports (Action Required)

Family and Juvenile Law

Item E
Family Law: Disclosure of Assets and Debts (Action Required)

Item F
Family Law: Rules and Forms for Domestic and Intercountry Adoptions (Action Required)

Item G
Juvenile Law: Indian Child Welfare Act in Delinquency Cases (Action Required)


Item H
Rules and Forms: Miscellaneous Technical Changes (Action Required)

Item I
Report to the Legislature: Findings From the Senate Bill 678 (California Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act of 2009) Program (Action Required)

Item J
Child Support: Midyear Funding Reallocation for Fiscal Year 2012–2013 and Base Funding Allocation for Fiscal Year 2013–2014 for the Child Support Commissioner and Family Law Facilitator Program (Action Required)

Item K
Judicial Branch Administration: Audit Report for Judicial Council Acceptance (Action Required)

Item L
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Annual Report of Fiscal Year 2011–2012 Court Facilities Trust Fund Expenditures (Action Required)

Item M
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Electronic Recording (Action Required)

Item N
Report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance: 2 Percent Set Aside of the Trial Court Trust Fund (Action Required)

Friday April 26, 2013

Discussion Agenda (Items O-R)

Item O 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Final Report of the Trial Court Funding Workgroup (Action Required)

Break 10:30–10:45 a.m. (approx.)

Item P 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Trial Court Budget Working Group: Recommendation of New Budget Development and Allocation Methodology (Action Required)

Lunch 12:45–1:15 p.m. (approx.)

Item Q 1:15–2:00 p.m.
Judicial Branch Administration: Audit Report for Judicial Council Acceptance (Facilities Management Unit) (Action Required)

Item R 2:00–2:15 p.m
Judicial Branch Administration: Audit Report for Judicial Council Acceptance (Superior Court of Alameda County) (Action Required)

Information Only Items (No Action Required)

Info 1
Judicial Council: Implementation of Judicial Council Directives on AOC Restructuring

Info 2
Government Code Section 68106: Public Notice by Courts of Closures or Reduced Clerks’ Office Hours (Gov. Code, § 68106—Report No. 18)

Info 3
Trial Courts: Enhancing Language Access Services for Limited-English-Proficiency Court Users


Circulating Orders since the last business meeting

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting