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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 3. The Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal [68900 - 68905]
  ( Article 3 repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 172. )


The Supreme Court shall appoint the reporter of the decisions of the Supreme Court and of the courts of appeal and such other assistants as required. Each officer provided for herein serves at the pleasure of the Supreme Court and, in addition to the duties prescribed by law, shall perform such duties as are required by the rules, orders, and practices of the Supreme Court.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 172.)


The annual salary of the reporter of the decisions of the Supreme Court and of the courts of appeal is seventy-four thousand four hundred fifty-four dollars ($74,454) or as set by the Supreme Court, subject to the approval of the Chairman of the Judicial Council pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 19825.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 716, Sec. 1.)


Such opinions of the Supreme Court, of the courts of appeal, and of the appellate divisions of the superior courts as the Supreme Court may deem expedient shall be published in the official reports. The reports shall be published under the general supervision of the Supreme Court.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 931, Sec. 248. Effective September 28, 1998.)


The official reports shall be published under a contract to be entered into on behalf of the state by the Chief Justice of California, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the President of the State Bar, and the Reporter of Decisions, who shall serve as secretary.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 172.)


The contract shall be entered into with the person who agrees to publish and sell the official reports, for a period of not less than two nor more than seven years on the terms most advantageous to the state and to the public. Prior to the letting of such a contract, the Reporter of Decisions shall advertise for proposals for the publication of the reports pursuant to Section 6061 of this code in a daily paper in Sacramento, one in Los Angeles, and one in San Francisco. The Reporter of Decisions shall have no pecuniary interest in the volumes of reports.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 343.)


The contract shall require the publisher:

(a) To print and publish each volume in the style stipulated in the contract within 60 days after the manuscript is delivered by the reporter.

(b) To sell copies to the state for official use only at the price fixed in the contract.

(c) To keep on hand and for sale at the price stipulated in the contract a sufficient number of each volume to supply all demands for six years after the publication.

(d) To give bonds in the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for the fulfillment of the terms of the contract.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 172.)

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