February 20, 2014 Meeting

Open to the Public (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10.6(a))
Administrative Office of the Courts
Sacramento Office
2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, California 95833


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 PDF 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 end times may vary.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.–2:45 p.m.

Non-Business Meeting—Closed (rule 10.6(A) and 10.6(B))

9:00–9:55 a.m. Closed Session

Break 9:55–10:00 a.m.

Open Meeting (rule 10.6(A)) Business Meeting

10:00–10:05 a.m. Approval of Minutes
Approve minutes of the January 23, 2014, Judicial Council meeting.

10:05–10:15 a.m. Chief Justice's Report

10:15–10:25 a.m. Administrative Director’s Report

10:25–10:55 a.m. Judicial Council Committee Presentations

Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee, Hon. Kenneth K. So, 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

10:55–11:25 a.m. Judicial Council Members’ Liaison Reports

11:25–11:55 a.m. Public Comment

Consent Agenda Items A1-A4 Through G

Items A1-A4 Rules and Forms

Criminal Jury Instructions
Item A1
Jury Instructions: Revisions to Criminal Jury Instructions (Action Required)

Criminal Law
Item A2
Criminal Procedure: Intercounty Transfers of Probation and Mandatory Supervision Cases (Action Required)

Judicial Council Forms
Item A3
Judicial Council Forms: Change in Federal Poverty Guidelines (Action Required)

Item A4
Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules: March 2014 Edition (Action Required)

Items B-G

Item B
Access to Visitation: Program Funding Allocation for Grant Fiscal Year 2014–2015 (Action Required)

Item C
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: Annual Report of Fiscal Year 2012–2013 Court Facilities Trust Fund Expenditures (Action Required)

Item D
Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation: Two New Court of Appeal Justices (Action Required)

Item E
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: California’s Access to Visitation Grant Program for Fiscal Years 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 (Action Required)

Item F
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: Compliance with Education Requirements of Welfare and Institutions Code Section 304.7 (Action Required)

Item G
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: Trial Court Interpreters Program Expenditure Report for Fiscal Year 2012–2013 (Action Required)

Discussion Agenda (Items H-L)

Item H 11:55 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Judicial Branch Administration: California State Auditor Audit Report on Procurement Practices, Review of Information Systems, and Semiannual Contract Reporting (Action Required)

Lunch 12:20–12:50 p.m.

Item I 12:50–1:15 p.m.
Judicial Administration: Rules for Advisory Groups (Action Required)

Item J 1:15–1:45 p.m.
Trial Court Allocations: Criminal Justice Realignment, Court-Appointed Dependency Counsel, and Workers’ Compensation Liabilities (Action Required)

Item K 1:45–2:15 p.m.
Trial Court Allocations: Revisions to the Workload-Based Allocation and Funding Methodology (Action Required)

Item L 2:15–2:45 p.m.
Trial Court Trust Fund Allocations: 2 Percent State-Level Reserve (Action Required)

Information Only Items (No Action Required)

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

Info 2
Court Facilities: Trial Court Facility Modification Quarterly Activity Report, Quarter 2 of Fiscal Year 2013–2014

Info 3
Trial Courts: Quarterly Investment Report for Fourth Quarter of 2013

Circulating Orders since the last business meeting.

Circulating Order (CO-14-01)
Judicial Branch Semiannual Contract Reporting Requirement: Executed Contracts and Vendor Payments for the Period July 1 through December 31, 2013

Circulating Order (CO-14-02)
Trial Courts: Allocation From the State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund for the Telecommunications Support Program

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting