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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 8. THE ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNMENT OF COURTS [68070 - 77655]

  ( Title 8 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 206. )

CHAPTER 13. State Funding of Trial Courts [77000 - 77400]

  ( Chapter 13 repealed and added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 945, Sec. 10. )

ARTICLE 2. Legislative Findings [77100 - 77101]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 945, Sec. 10. )

77100.
  

The Legislature finds and declares that:

(a) The trial of civil and criminal actions is an integral and necessary function of the judicial branch of state government under Article VI of the California Constitution.

(b) All citizens of this state should enjoy equal and ready access to the trial courts.

(c) Local funding of trial courts may create disparities in the availability of the courts for the resolution of disputes and the dispensation of justice.

(d) The method of funding trial courts should not create financial barriers to the fair and proper resolution of civil and criminal actions.

(e) Many people defend their personal and property rights in the courts, and seek redress through the judicial system only when compelled by sheer necessity of circumstance.

(f) This chapter is enacted to promote the general welfare and to protect the public interest in a viable and accessible judicial system.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 945, Sec. 10. Effective September 16, 1988. Conditionally inoperative as provided in Section 77400.)

77101.
  

The Legislature further finds and declares that the expenditure of the state funds under the provisions of this chapter is in the public interest and necessary to the accomplishment of the purposes set forth above.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 945, Sec. 10. Effective September 16, 1988. Conditionally inoperative as provided in Section 77400.)

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