(a) If any money is deposited with the clerk or judge of any superior court pursuant to any action or proceeding in the court, or pursuant to any order, decree, or judgment of the court, or when any money is to be paid to the court to be held in trust pursuant to any provision of this title or the Code of Civil Procedure, that money shall be deposited as soon as practicable after the receipt thereof with the treasurer and a duplicate receipt of the treasurer for it shall be filed with the auditor. The certificate of the auditor that a duplicate receipt has been filed is necessary before the clerk, judge, or party required to deposit the money is entitled to a discharge of the obligation imposed upon the clerk, judge, or party to make the deposit.
(b) If any money so deposited or paid is to be withdrawn or paid out, the order directing the payment or withdrawal shall require the auditor to draw a warrant for it and the treasurer to pay it.
(c) This section does not apply to the following:
(1) Money collected under Chapter 5.8 (commencing with Section 70600) on or after January 1, 2006.
(2) Fees and fines to which Section 68085.1 applies.
(3) Money deposited or held in a bank account established by the Judicial Council under subdivision (a) of Section 77009.
(d) This section shall apply to money held in a court trust account in a county treasury on or after January 1, 2006. Commencing January 1, 2006, the Judicial Council may require that money held in a court trust account in a county treasury be deposited into an independent court bank account established under subdivision (a) of Section 77009.
(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 75, Sec. 99. Effective July 19, 2005. Operative January 1, 2006, by Sec. 156 of Ch. 75.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018