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File #: 20-053    Version: 1
Type: Budget Proposal Status: Passed
File created: 12/2/2019 In control: Judicial Council
On agenda: 7/24/2020 Final action: 7/24/2020
Title: Trial Court Budget | Allocations from the Trial Court Trust Fund and Trial Court Allocations for Fiscal Year 2020-21 (Action Required)
Attachments: 1. 20200724-20-053
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Trial Court Budget | Allocations from the Trial Court Trust Fund and Trial Court Allocations for Fiscal Year 2020-21 (Action Required)
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Summary
Summary
For the 2020-21 fiscal year, the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee (TCBAC) recommends the Judicial Council allocate $2.207 billion to the trial courts from the Trial Court Trust Fund (TCTF), $68.8 million from the state General Fund for employee benefits, and $50.0 million in Immediate and Critical Needs Account (ICNA) for support for operation of the trial courts. This allocation incorporates $50 million in one-time funding for COVID-19 backlog and an ongoing reduction of $167.831 million. The TCBAC also recommends the Judicial Council approve the Workload Formula allocation of $1.951 billion based on methodologies approved by the Judicial Council. Assuming approval of the allocations, current revenue projections, and estimated savings from 2019-20 appropriations, the TCTF will end 2020-21 with a fund balance of $54.8 million, of which approximately $26.4 million will be unrestricted. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recession, these allocations may change based on available state revenues and additional budget decisions.
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Recommendation
Recommendation
The Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee (TCBAC) recommends that the Judicial Council, effective July 24, 2020:
1. Approve allocation of the one-time $50 million for COVID-19 backlog;
2. Approve allocation of the ongoing reduction amount of $167.831 million;
3. Approve the base, discretionary, and nondiscretionary program allocations from the TCTF in the amount of $2.207 billion (Attachment A, line 68);
4. Approve a General Fund allocation in the amount of $68.8 million for employee benefits (Attachment A, line 8);
5. Approve an ICNA allocation in the amount of $50.0 million for support for operation of the trial courts (Attachment A, line 9); and
6. Approve the total Workload Allocation of $1.951 billion based on...

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