July 29, 2014 Judicial Council Meeting

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


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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:30 a.m.–2:55 p.m

Open Meeting (Rule 10.6(A)) Business Meeting

10:30–10:35 a.m. Approval of Minutes
Approve minutes of the June 26-27, 2014, Judicial Council meeting, and of the closed session of July 2, 2014:

10:35–10:45 a.m. Chief Justice's Report

10:45–10:55 a.m. Administrative Director’s Report

10:55–11:15 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

11:15–11:30 a.m. Public Comment

The Judicial Council welcomes public comment, as it can enhance the council’s understanding of the issues coming before it. To accommodate members of the public, the Judicial Council encourages those who wish to comment at the meeting, on either a specific agenda item or on a more general topic of judicial administration, to provide notice in order to ensure that all requests are acknowledged during the meeting.

Notice can be provided in two ways:

  • Written notice by 4 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2014,
  • by e-mail to judicialcouncil@jud.ca.gov, or
  • by postal mail or delivery in person to:

Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
Attention: Cliff Alumno

In the notice, please state the speaker’s first and last name and the specific agenda item to be addressed or, if not on the agenda, the topic to be addressed.

  • Sign in at the meeting reception, on the day of the meeting
  • before the call for general public comment, or
  • before the specific agenda item of interest is introduced.

All requests to speak during public comment will be allocated three minutes.

Please note that anyone wishing to speak on a specific agenda topic should arrive at the beginning of the meeting on which the agenda item will be heard, as agenda times are subject to change. The Judicial Council is the policy-making body for the judicial branch. Comments pertaining to a specific court case will not be received.

Written Comments
Written comments pertaining to a matter affecting judicial administration or an item on this agenda may be e-mailed to judicialcouncil@jud.ca.gov, or mailed or delivered to:
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
Attention: Cliff Alumno

Written comments received by 1 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, will be distributed to council members at the meeting. All comments received will be posted directly to the Judicial Council page of the California Courts public website.

Consent Agenda (Item A)

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

Discussion Agenda (Items B-H)

Item B 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Judicial Branch Administration: Retirement of the Names “Administrative Office of the Courts” and “AOC” (Action Required)

Item C 12:00–12:40 p.m.
Trial Court Allocation: Funding for General Court Operations and Specific Costs in 2014–2015 (Action Required)

Lunch 12:40–1:10 p.m.

Item D 1:10–1:25 p.m.
Court Facilities: Legislation to Use One-time Cash Available for Courthouse Capital Projects (Action Required)

Item E 1:25–1:40 p.m.
Court Facilities: Budget Allocations for Statewide Trial Court Facility Modifications and Planning in Fiscal Year 2014–2015 (Action Required)

Item F 1:40–1:55 p.m.
Trial Court Budget: Minimum Operating and Emergency Fund Balance Policy (Action Required)

Item G 1:55–2:25 p.m..
Trial Courts: Allocations from the State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund for Fiscal Year 2014–2015 (Action Required)

Item H 2:25–2:55 p.m.
Trial Court Trust Fund Allocations: 2 Percent State-Level Reserve Process (Action Required)

Information Only Items (No Action Required)

Info 1
Government Code Section 68106: Public Notice by Courts of Closures or Reduced Clerks’ Office Hours (Gov. Code, § 68106—Report No. 25)

Info 2
Judicial Branch Administration: Judicial Branch Workers’ Compensation Program

Info 3
Judicial Branch Administration: Interim Report on Directive 125

There were no Circulating Orders since the last business meeting

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting