Today's Law As Amended

Add To My Favorites | print page

AB-295 California Case Management System.(2011-2012)



SECTION 1.

 Section 68511.8 of the Government Code is amended to read:

68511.8.
 (a) On or before December 1 of each year year,  until the project  completion and full implementation of the project, the  implementation, the  Judicial Council shall provide an annual status report to the chairperson of the budget committee in each house of the Legislature and the chairperson Chairperson  of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee with regard to the California Case Management System and Court Accounting and Reporting System. The report shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Project accomplishments to date.
(2) Project activities underway.
(3) Proposed activities.
(4) Annual revenues and expenditures to date in support of these projects, which shall include all costs for the Administrative Office of the Courts and trial courts,  incremental court personnel, contracts, and hardware and software.
(5) Total estimated costs to complete these projects, shown in the aggregate.
(6) A general description of the nature of costs that justice partners will incur from making changes as necessary to access the California Case Management System. For purposes of this paragraph, “justice partners” includes, but is not limited to, state agencies such as the Department of Justice and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and local district attorneys, sheriffs, and police departments who access the system.
(7) Costs that will be incurred by trial courts as they implement the California Case Management System.
(8) An explanation for deviation from any recommendation of the California Technology Agency regarding the California Case Management System pursuant to Section 68511.9.
(b) On or before December 1 of each year year,  until project completion,  completion and full implementation,  the Administrative Office of the Courts shall provide, on an annual basis to the chairperson of the budget committee in each house of the Legislature and the chairperson Chairperson  of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, copies of any  an  independent project oversight report for the California Case Management System. The independent project oversight report shall include, but is not limited to, a review and an assessment of project activities, identification of deficiencies, and recommendations to the Administrative Office of the Courts on how to address those deficiencies. The Administrative Office of the Courts shall include in the annual submission descriptions on actions taken to address identified deficiencies.
(c) Within 18 months of fully implementing the California Case Management System and the Court Accounting and Reporting System projects, the Administrative Office of the Courts shall provide to the chairperson of the budget committee in each house of the Legislature and the chairperson Chairperson  of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, a postimplementation evaluation report for each project. The report shall include, but is not limited to, a summary of the project background, project results, and an assessment of the attainment of project objectives.
(d) From the amount of funds that the Judicial Council has approved for the development and implementation of the California Case Management System (CCMS), the Administrative Office of the Courts shall retain an independent consultant to review the system and produce a written independent assessment. The independent consultant who performs this independent assessment shall be selected through a competitive process. The independent assessment shall include, at a minimum, all of the following:
(1) An evaluation of whether the appropriate software development processes were used to develop the system.
(2) A determination of whether the system was well designed, based on generally accepted software development practices.
(3) Testing of the system to detect potential flaws in the system’s ability to perform as expected.
(e) Prior to acceptance of the CCMS product from the development vendor, and before deploying CCMS to any court, all of the following shall have occurred:
(1) The independent consultant shall provide the written independent assessment to the Administrative Office of the Courts.
(2) The Administrative Office of the Courts shall provide a copy of the written independent assessment to each of the chairs and vice-chairs of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review and the Assembly Committee on Budget no later than 10 days after it receives the assessment from the independent consultant.
(f) Upon receiving the results of the independent assessment, the Administrative Office of the Courts shall work with the development vendor to ensure that any flaws, defects, or risks identified in the independent assessment are remedied during the warranty period.

SEC. 2.

 Section 68511.9 of the Government Code is amended to read:

68511.9.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, the California Case Management System, as well as all other administrative and infrastructure information technology projects of the Judicial Council or the courts with total costs estimated at more than five one  million dollars ($5,000,000), ($1,000,000),  shall be subject to the reviews and recommendations of the office of the State Chief Information Officer. The State Chief Information Officer California Technology Agency. The Secretary of California Technology  shall submit a copy of those reviews and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
(b) In conducting its review, the office of the State Chief Information Officer  California Technology Agency  shall do all of the following:
(1) Evaluate information technology projects based on the business case justification, resources requirements, proposed technical solution, project management, oversight and risk mitigation approach, and compliance with statewide strategies, policies, and procedures. Projects shall continue to be funded through the established Budget Act.
(2) Consult with the Administrative Office of the Courts during project planning to ensure that project proposals are based on well-defined programmatic needs, clearly identify programmatic benefits, and consider feasible alternatives to address the identified needs and benefits consistent with statewide strategies, policies, and procedures.
(3) Consult with the Administrative Office of the Courts to review the project governance and management framework to ensure that it is best designed for success and will serve as a resource throughout the project implementation.
(4) Require the Administrative Office of the Courts to provide information on information technology projects, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(A) The degree to which the project is within approved scope, cost, and schedule.
(B) Project issues, risks, and corresponding mitigation efforts.
(C) The current estimated schedule and costs for project completion.