Administration of Justice
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Court Facility Transfers
AB 1491 (Jones) – Request for Comment
CSAC and Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) continue to work with Assembly Member Dave Jones and Assembly staff to define the specific content for AB 1491, the court facility reauthorization measure. As noted in previous Bulletins, the following key elements have emerged as the framework for the bill.
1. Extend the court facility transfer deadline to 12/31/2009.
2. Establish “tiers” to incentivize expeditious transfers, as follows:
||County Facility Payment (CFP) is calculated pursuant to provisions of SB 1732 (2002) – “standard” CFP|
|10/1/08 to 3/31/09 (Tier 1)
||Standard CFP + inflationary “price” factor (~2 to 3%)|
|4/1/09 to 12/31/09 (Tier 2)
||Standard CFP + State Appropriations Limit (SAL, ~5%)|
|On or after 1/1/10
||No further transfer agreements could be executed|
We are pursuing a means to address a key county concern regarding the tolling of penalties when the delay in transfer is the result of an entity or circumstance outside of the county’s control. As soon as we have statutory language to share, we will distribute it broadly to counties. Assembly Member Jones intends to move AB 1491 on an expedited basis and as an urgency measure. CSAC remains very eager to hear county feedback on these developments as soon as is practical. Please forward your input to Rubin Lopez (email@example.com).