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File #: 16-112    Version: 1
Type: Budget Proposal Status: Passed
File created: 6/24/2016 In control: Judicial Council
On agenda: 7/29/2016 Final action: 7/29/2016
Title: Trial Court Allocations: Funding for General Court Operations and Specific Costs in Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (Action Required)
Attachments: 1. 20160729-16-112, 2. 16-112 Trial Court Allocations PowerPoint, 3. Item 16-112 - REVISED Attachment A, 4. Item 16-112 - REVISED Attachment B, 5. Item 16-112 - REVISED Attachment P
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Trial Court Allocations: Funding for General Court Operations and Specific Costs in Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (Action Required)

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Summary
Summary
For fiscal year (FY) 2016-2017, the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee recommends the Judicial Council allocate $1.842 billion to the trial courts from the Trial Court Trust Fund (TCTF) and state General Fund for general court operations and specific costs. The recommended allocations include an allocation of $1.773 billion in 2016-2017 beginning base funding for general court operations, each court's share of $28.7 million in new and 2015-2016 funding for noninterpreter employee benefits, $754,000 for court-provided security costs, a statewide net allocation of $19.6 million for general court operations using the Workload-Based Allocation and Funding Methodology (WAFM), a net-zero allocation for the WAFM funding-floor adjustment, a preliminary one-time allocation reduction related to the 1 percent cap on trial court fund balances, and one-time allocations of $9.2 million for criminal justice realignment costs and $21.4 million in new funding for Proposition 47-related workload costs. Assuming approval of the allocations and given current revenue projections and estimated savings from appropriations, the TCTF will end FY 2016-2017 with a fund balance of $25.3 million, of which approximately $4.7 million will be unrestricted.

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Recommendation
Recommendation
Based on actions taken at its July 7, 2016 meeting, the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee (TCBAC) unanimously recommends that the Judicial Council, effective July 29, 2016:
1. Approve the 2016-2017 beginning base allocation for court operations of $1.773 billion (see Attachment E, column 9), which carries forward the ending 2015-2016 Trial Court Trust Fund base allocation (column 6), and adds the General Fund benefits base allocation (column 7) and adjustments to annualize partial-year allocations made in 2015-2016 (column 8) (see Attachm...

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