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

CHAPTER 3. The Supreme Court [68801 - 68933]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 206. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [68801 - 68807]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 206. )


The justices and officers of the Supreme Court shall be allowed their actual traveling expenses in going to and from their respective places of residence upon the business of the court or to attend its sessions.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 206.)


If the state does not provide proper rooms in which to hold the court and for the accommodation of the officers of the court, together with attendants, furniture, fuel, lights, and stationery, suitable and sufficient for the transaction of business, the court, or any three justices, may direct the Clerk/Executive Officer of the Supreme Court to provide them. The expenses thereof, certified by any three justices to be correct, shall be paid out of the State Treasury.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 36, Sec. 10. (AB 452) Effective January 1, 2018.)


A sufficient sum shall be annually appropriated out of any funds in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated for the expenses certified pursuant to Section 68802 and to defray the traveling expenses of the justices and officers of the Supreme Court. The money so appropriated is subject to the order of the Clerk/Executive Officer of the Supreme Court. He or she shall disburse the money on proper vouchers, and account for it in annual settlements with the Controller on the first Monday of December of each year.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 92, Sec. 122. (SB 1289) Effective January 1, 2019.)


The Supreme Court may appoint and employ during its pleasure such phonographic reporters, assistants, secretaries, librarians, marshals, and other employees as it deems necessary for the performance of the duties and exercise of the powers conferred by law upon it and its members. The marshals shall have the powers of a peace officer in all parts of this state, as defined in Section 830.36 of the Penal Code. Except as in this chapter otherwise provided, the Supreme Court shall determine the duties and fix and pay the compensation of all those officers and employees.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 891, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2000.)


All salaries and expenses incurred under the provisions of this chapter by the Supreme Court shall be paid from the funds appropriated for its use, when approved by the order of the court and audited by the Controller.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 206.)

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