January 22, 2015 Meeting

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


Thursday January 22, 2015 • 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

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.

Open Session (Rule 10.6(A))

8:30–8:35 a.m. Swearing in of New Council Member Justice Ming Chin

8:35–8:40 a.m. Chief remarks on council’s work in Sacramento, Governor’s budget proposal, state audit, and the working group formed to respond to recommendations of the state’s audit of council staff.

8:40–8:45 a.m. Approval of Minutes
Approve minutes of the December 11-12, 2014, Judicial Council meeting.

8:45–8:55 a.m. Chief Justice's Report

8:55–9:05 a.m. Administrative Director's Report

9:05–9:45 a.m. Judicial Council Committee Presentations

Executive and Planning Committee, Hon. Douglas P. Miller, Chair
Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee, Hon. Kenneth K. So, Chair
Rules and Projects Committee, Hon. Harry E. Hull, Jr., Chair
Technology Committee, Hon. James E. Herman, Chair

9:45–10:15 a.m. Judicial Council Members' Liaison Reports

10:15–10:45 a.m. Public Comment

The Judicial Council welcomes public comment on general matters of judicial administration and on specific agenda items, as it can enhance the council’s understanding of the issues coming before it.

Please see our public comment procedures.

  1. Submit advance requests to speak by 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 19, 2015
  2. Submit written comments for this meeting by 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

Contact information for advance requests to speak, written comments, and questions:
E-mail: judicialcouncil@jud.ca.gov
Postal mail or delivery in person:
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
Attention: Cliff Alumno

Break 10:45–11:00 a.m.

Consent Agenda (Items A–G)

Audiocast (0:53)

Item A
California State Auditor Report: Five Superior Courts Did Not Consistently Follow Judicial Branch Contracting Practices (Action Required)

Item B
Child Support: Certification of Support Calculation Computer Software Programs (Action Required)

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

Item D
Trial Court Allocation: Final Reduction Related to Statutory 1% Cap on 2013–2014 Fund Balance Carry-Over (Action Required)

Item E
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: Trial Court Revenue, Expenditure, and Fund Balance Constraints for Fiscal Year 2013–2014 (Action Required)

Item F
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: Fee Revenue and Expenditures for Court Reporter Services in Superior Court Civil Proceedings for Fiscal Year 2013–2014 (Action Required)

Item G
Judicial Branch Report to the Legislature: State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2013–2014 (Action Required)

Discussion Agenda (Items H-L)

Item H 11:00–11:15 a.m.
Governor’s Proposed Budget for 2015–2016 (No Action Required. There are no materials for this item.)

Item I 11:15–11:40 a.m.
Budget: Fiscal Year 2015–2016 Budget Request for the Trial Courts (Action Required)

Item J 11:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Juvenile Dependency: Court Appointed Counsel Funding Reallocation (Action Required)

Item K 12:00–12:30 p.m.
California's Language Access Plan: Strategic Plan for Language Access in the California Courts (Action Required)

Item L 12:30–12:45 p.m.
California State Auditor’s 2013 Assessment of Judicial Council Information Technology System Controls and Data Reliability (No Action Required. There are no materials for this item.)

Closing Remarks Audiocast (1:36)

Break 12:45–1:00 p.m.

Closed Session (Rule 10.6(B))

1:00 –1:30 p.m. Session

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. 29)

Info 2
Court Facilities: Trial Court Facility Modification Advisory Committee Fiscal Year 2013–2014 Annual Report

Info 3
Court Security: Report on Screening Equipment Replacement for Fiscal Year 2013–2014

Circulating Order (CO-14-06) Approval of the October 27–28, 2014, Judicial Council Meeting Minutes

There have been no Appointment Orders since the last business meeting.



Jan 22, 2015

Chief Justice's Report

Director Martin Hoshino's Report

Liaison Reports:

Judge David Rosenberg on Lake County

Judge Gary Nadler on Mendocino County

Judge Morris Jacobson on San Francisco