Except as provided by statute to the contrary, in a county in which the municipal and superior courts become unified, the following shall occur automatically in each preexisting municipal and superior court:
(a) Previously selected officers (including subordinate judicial officers), employees, and other personnel who serve the court become the officers and employees of the superior court.
(b) Preexisting court locations are retained as superior court locations.
(c) Preexisting court records become records of the superior court.
(d) Pending actions, trials, proceedings, and other business of the court become pending in the superior court under the procedures previously applicable to the matters in the court in which the matters were pending.
(e) Matters of a type previously subject to rehearing by a superior court judge remain subject to rehearing by a superior court judge, other than the judge who originally heard the matter.
(f) Penal Code procedures that necessitate superior court review of, or action based on, a ruling or order by a municipal court judge shall be performed by a superior court judge other than the judge who originally made the ruling or order.
(g) Subpoenas, summons of jurors, and other process issued by the court shall be enforceable by the superior court.
(h) The superior court and each judge of the superior court has all the powers and shall perform all of the acts that were by law conferred on, or required of, any court superseded by the superior court and any judge of the superseded court, and all laws applicable to the superseded court not inconsistent with the statutes governing unification of the municipal and superior courts apply to the superior court and to each judge of the court.
(Repealed and added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 931, Sec. 257. Effective September 28, 1998.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018