July 28, 2015 Judicial Council Meeting

Judicial Council sealOpen to the public (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10.6(a)).
This meeting is devoted to budget matters and will be
conducted by telephone and available via audiocast.
Public comment will only be accepted in writing.
Please refer to the link below.


Tuesday July 28, 2015 10:00–11:25 a.m.

Meeting materials will be hyperlinked to agenda titles as soon as possible. Time is estimated. Actual start and end times may vary.

Open Session (Rule 10.6(A))


10:00–10:05 a.m. Approval of Minutes
Approve minutes of the June 25-26, 2015, Judicial Council meeting.

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

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

Public Comment

The public is invited to submit written comments 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 submit written comments by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, via e-mail at judicialcouncil@jud.ca.gov or postal mail/delivery in person.

Postal mail or delivery in person:
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California  94102-3688
Attention: Cliff Alumno

Consent Agenda (Items A1–A2 Through F)

Audiocast (1:45)

Items A1-A2 Rules and Forms

Civil and Small Claims

Item A1
Civil Practice and Procedure: Adjustment of  Maximum Amount of Imputed Liability of Parent or Guardian for Tort of a Minor (Action Required)

Probate and Mental Health

Item A2
Probate: Court Fee Waivers in Decedents’ Estates, Guardianships, and Conservatorships and for Wards and Conservatees Participating in Civil Actions (Action Required) )

Item B      
Child Support: Revise Base Funding Allocation for Fiscal Year 2015–2016 for the Family Law Facilitator Program (Action Required) 

Item C      
Collaborative Justice: Funding for Parolee Reentry Court Programs through the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Action Required)

Item D      
Judicial Branch Administration: Final Report on Implementation of Judicial Council Directive 125 (Action Required)

Item E
Judicial Council Report to the Legislature: Findings From the SB 678 (California Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act of 2009) Program (Action Required)

Item F      
Judicial Branch: Summit Report to Promote Diversity in the California Judiciary (Action Required)

Discussion Agenda (Items G-H)

Item G 10:25–10:45 a.m.
Budget: Fiscal Year 2016–2017 Budget Request for the Trial Courts (Court-Provided Security Funding)  (Action Required)

Item H 10:45-11:25 a.m.
Trial Court Allocations: Funding for General Court Operations and Specific Costs in Fiscal Year 2015–2016 (Action Required) 

Closing Remarks

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. 32)

There are no Circulating Orders since the last business meeting.

Appointment Orders since the last business meeting