Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee 2013 Meetings

August 14, 2013 Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee Meeting

Meeting Agenda and References  Additional Materials Minutes (approved Jan 16, 2014)
San Francisco 10 am to 3 pm

Audio Archive:  Reference:
Welcome/Opening Remarks and Approval of Minutes from July 9 Meeting
Item 2: Work of the Funding Methodology Subcommittee (action item) PDF

Item 3: Allocation for Projects and Programs from the State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund and Trial Court Trust Fund (action item)

Public Comment


Item 4: Guidelines for the Administrative Director of the Courts When Making Adjustments to Allocations from the State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund (action item)


Item 5: Amendments to Collections Program Guidelines

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3



Item 6: Fresno County Superior Court Allocation Request for Case Management System Replacement (action item) PDF
Action Item 7:
Budget Change Proposals (action item)

July 9, 2013 Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee Meeting

San Francisco
10 am to 11 am (Information Only Session)
Meeting Agenda and References  Minutes (approved Aug, 2013) 

audio icon Welcome: Co-chairs Judge Laurie Earl and Zlatko Theodorovic

Full Orientation or by topic w/audio
Committee co-chair Zlatko Theodorovic on topics of relevance to the state budget and funding allocations to the judicial branch.

11 am to 4 pm (Business Meeting)
Welcome: Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and cochairs
Judge Laurie Earl and Zlatko Theodorovic

Projected 2013-14 Workload; Subcommittees
a. Revenue & Expenditure, Funding Methodology, Criminal Justice Realignment
Criminal Justice Realignment Funding [pages 1 to 5] (action item)
Trial Court Trust Fund Allocations [pages 6 to 13] (action item)
a. Program 45.10—court-appointed dependency counsel, jury,
screening stations, self-help, elder abuse
Base Allocation for Court Operations [pages 7 to 34] (action item)
a. Beginning 2013–2014 base allocation and allocation of $261 million
ongoing reduction [page 14]
 b. WAFM (Workload Allocation Funding Methodology) 
  i. Bureau of Labor Statistics adjustment [pages 15 to 18]  
  ii. Unique/Omitted factors (information only) 
  iii. WAFM computation [page 19]

c. Allocation of $60 million new ongoing funding and reallocation of $60 million in base funding
    [pages 19 to 20]
  i. Discuss legislative reporting template

Allocation of 2% Reserve (holdback from allocation)
[pages 35 to 37] (action item)
Budget Change Proposals
  a. Security, AB 109/Realignment, technology, others.
Benefits Funding
  a. 2012-13 full-year cost changes [page 38]
  b. Survey of 2013-14 cost changes
Update on Ad Hoc Court Interpreter Working Group
Liaisons to Technology Advisory Groups
Wrap Up and Next Steps


Orientation Audio Clips: reference

Welcome: Co-chairs Judge Laurie Earl and Zlatko Theodorovic

Overview of the Judicial Branch and overall state budget
Funding types: Where does the money come from?
Budget status of the California Courts
Key dates in the Budget Cycle
What is the role of the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee?
What is the role of the AOC? 
Facility funding
What are BCP's? (Budget Change Proposals)