July 22, 2017

Budget Notice

Good afternoon,

At its July 28, 2015 meeting, the Judicial Council made 2015–2016 Trial Court Trust Fund (TCTF) and General Fund allocations to trial courts.  Attachment A provides a summary of each court’s recommended base and one-time allocations for 2016–2017, and Attachments C through J provide details.  To assist courts in budgeting the allocations for the Schedule 1, Attachment B displays the recommended allocations by their associated General Ledger account.

The Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee’s report to the council provides helpful discussion and detail behind the allocations.  The following is the link to the report on the California Courts website: Judicial Council report on Trial Court Allocations. (Note: the report does not reflect all council actions as $6.9 million of the FY 2016–2017 TCTF Funds Held on Behalf of the Trial Courts allocation was made on June 24, 2016).

In addition, please note the following:

  • An additional $10.7 million in Proposition 47 workload funding will be distributed in January 2017 based solely on each court’s share of statewide petitions for resentencing and reclassification from April 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016.
  • The final reduction for fund balances above the 1% cap will likely occur in December 2016 based on courts’ final 2015–2016 year-end fund balance information. 

As a reminder, California Rule of Court 10.620(f) requires trial courts to provide notice no later than 15 court days after “[r]eceipt of the annual allocation of the trial court budget from the Judicial Council after enactment of the Budget Act.” Since this email serves as notification of courts’ annual allocation for 2016–2017, courts must provide notice no later than August 19, 2016.  Here are some examples of what courts have done or can do to provide notice (Note: courts may choose another method to comply with the rule and are not limited to these examples):

  1. posting this email and Attachment A of the attached workbook; 
  2. posting the link to the July 29, 2016 Judicial Council report (Note: the meeting minutes reflecting the council’s actions regarding allocations will not be available prior to August 19, 2016); or
  3. posting the August 2016–2017 distribution #2 memo and the allocation table when sent to the courts on August 12, 2016.

If you have any questions about these allocations, please contact Colin Simpson by email at colin.simpson@jud.ca.gov or phone at 415.865.4566. If you have any questions regarding compliance with CRC 10.620(f), please contact Patrick Ballard at patrick.ballard@jud.ca.gov or phone at 818.558.3115.

Thank you,

Colin Simpson, Fiscal Supervisor
Budget Services | Administrative Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California  94102-3688
415-865-4566 | Mailto:colin.simpson@jud.ca.gov | www.courts.ca.gov



Click Here to view Attachment A.

Last updated: August 24, 2016 3:22 PM