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AB-1078 Superior courts.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/16/2017 09:00 PM


Assembly Bill
No. 1078

Introduced by Assembly Member Cunningham

February 16, 2017

An act to amend Section 69921 of the Government Code, relating to courts.


AB 1078, as introduced, Cunningham. Superior courts.
Under existing law, the Superior Court Security Act of 2012, a sheriff’s department is responsible for providing the necessary level of court security services in all counties, except as specified. Existing law requires the sheriff to attend all superior court sessions held within his or her county except for a noncriminal, nondelinquency action if the presiding judge or his or her designee determines that the sheriff’s attendance is not necessary for reasons of public safety. Existing law authorizes the court to use court attendants, as defined, in courtrooms hearing noncriminal, nondelinquency actions.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 69921 of the Government Code is amended to read:

 For purposes of this article:
(a) “Court attendant” means a nonarmed, nonlaw enforcement employee of the superior court who performs those functions specified by the court, except those functions that may only be performed by armed and sworn personnel. A court attendant is not a peace officer or a public safety officer.
(b) “Court security plan” means a plan that is provided by the superior court to the Administrative Office of the Courts that includes a law enforcement security plan and all other court security matters.
(c) “Law enforcement security plan” means a plan that is provided by a sheriff or marshal that includes policies and procedures for providing public safety and law enforcement services to the court.