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SB-16 Courts: judgeships.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/04/2019 09:00 PM

Amended  IN  Senate  April 04, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  March 21, 2019


Senate Bill
No. 16

Introduced by Senator Roth
(Principal coauthors: Assembly Members Cervantes and Obernolte)
(Coauthor: Senator Stone)
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Medina)

December 03, 2018

An act relating to courts, and making an appropriation therefor.


SB 16, as amended, Roth. Courts: judgeships.
Existing law allocates additional judgeships to the various counties in accordance with uniform standards for factually determining additional need in each county, as approved by the Judicial Council. Existing law authorizes 50 additional judges, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to be allocated to the various county superior courts, pursuant to uniform criteria approved by the Judicial Council.
This bill would appropriate $37,032,500 $36,500,000 from the General Fund for the purpose of funding 25 superior court judgeships currently authorized by the Legislature, and expenses associated with those positions. The bill would require the Judicial Council to determine the allocation of those positions, pursuant to that uniform criteria.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 The sum of thirty-seven million thirty-two thousand five hundred dollars ($37,032,500) thirty-six million five hundred thousand dollars ($36,500,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund for the purpose of funding 25 new superior court judgeships, and expenses associated with the judicial positions in the counties to which those judicial positions are allocated, as authorized pursuant to Section 69614.2 of the Government Code. The Judicial Council shall determine the allocation of the funded judgeships pursuant to the uniform criteria described in subdivision (b) of Section 69614 of the Government Code, as updated and approved by the Judicial Council.