California Government Code CHAPTER 1 - General Provisions

  • Section 68070.
      (a) Every court may make rules for its own government and the government of its officers not inconsistent with law or with the rules adopted and...
  • Section 68070.5.
      (a) When a case is appealed, there shall be no communication direct or indirect between the judge or judicial officer who heard the case and any...
  • Section 68071.
      No rule adopted by a superior court shall take effect until January 1 or July 1, whichever comes first, following the 45th day after it...
  • Section 68072.
      Rules adopted by the Judicial Council, the Supreme Court, or a court of appeal shall take effect on a date to be fixed in the...
  • Section 68073.1.
      (a) All furniture, furnishings, and equipment used solely by a trial court on June 30, 1997, shall become the property of the court unless the county...
  • Section 68073.5.
      In any county having a population of 3,000,000 or more, the board of supervisors may, with respect to any dining facility, or garage or other...
  • Section 68074.
      Each court shall have a seal.(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 206.)
  • Section 68074.1.
      The seal of any superior court may be affixed by a seal press or stamp which will print or emboss a seal which will reproduce...
  • Section 68075.
      The seal used by the Supreme Court abolished by the Constitution of 1879 shall be the seal of the Supreme Court provided for in this...
  • Section 68076.
      The seals of the superior courts shall:(a) Be circular.(b) Be not less than one and one-fourth inches in diameter.(c) Have in the center any word, words, or design...
  • Section 68079.
      A court for which the necessary seal has not been provided, or the judges of that court, shall provide it. The expense shall be an...
  • Section 68080.
      The clerk of the court shall keep the seal of the court.(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1417, Sec. 6.)
  • Section 68080.5.
      (a) A person who uses or allows to be used any reproduction or facsimile of the seal of the California Supreme Court, an appellate court, or...
  • Section 68081.
      Before the Supreme Court, a court of appeal, or the appellate division of a superior court renders a decision in a proceeding other than a...
  • Section 68082.
      Except as otherwise provided by law, during the officer’s continuance in office, a court commissioner, judge, or court executive or administrative officer shall not practice...
  • Section 68083.
      Each salaried officer of a superior court shall charge, collect, and promptly deposit the fees allowed in each case, as provided by law. No salaried...
  • Section 68083.5.
      Each officer of a superior court authorized to collect money shall pay into the county treasury all money collected by that officer, or under the...
  • Section 68084.
      (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...
  • Section 68084.1.
      (a) Except as otherwise provided by law, any money, excluding restitution to victims, that has been deposited with a superior court, or that a superior court...
  • Section 68085.
      (a) (1) There is hereby established the Trial Court Trust Fund, the proceeds of which shall be apportioned for the purposes authorized in this section, including apportionment...
  • Section 68085.1.
      (a) This section applies to all fees and fines that are collected on or after January 1, 2006, under all of the following:(1) Sections 177.5, 209, 403.060,...
  • Section 68085.2.
      (a) Notwithstanding Section 77201.1, commencing with the 2005-06 fiscal year, the amount of each county’s annual remittance to the Trial Court Trust Fund under paragraph (2)...
  • Section 68085.3.
      (a) Fees collected under Sections 70611, 70612, 70650, 70651, 70652, 70653, 70655, 70658, and 70670 shall be deposited in a bank account established by the Administrative...
  • Section 68085.35.
      (a) Fees collected under Section 70616.5 shall be deposited in a bank account established by the Administrative Office of the Courts for deposit of fees collected...
  • Section 68085.4.
      (a) Fees collected under Sections 70613, 70614, 70621, 70654, and 70656 of this code, Section 103470 of the Health and Safety Code, and Section 7660 of...
  • Section 68085.45.
      (a) There is hereby established the State Trial Court Operations Trust Fund. Upon the retirement of all bonded indebtedness that may be incurred in connection with...
  • Section 68085.5.
      (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, except subdivision (h) and Section 68085.6, the fees and fines collected pursuant to Sections 116.390, 116.570, 116.760, 116.860, 491.150,...
  • Section 68085.6.
      (a) Commencing July 1, 2005, the counties’ obligation to remit to the Trial Court Trust Fund each fiscal year the difference between thirty-one million dollars ($31,000,000)...
  • Section 68085.7.
      (a) (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Section 68085.5 does not apply to the following fees and fines collected on or after July 1, 2005: any...
  • Section 68085.8.
      (a) On or before December 31, 2005, the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) shall complete an initial...
  • Section 68085.9.
      Notwithstanding any other provision of law requiring a trial court or officer of a trial court to deposit money received by the court or officer...
  • Section 68085.9.a.
      Notwithstanding any other provision of law requiring a trial court or officer of a trial court to deposit money received by the court or officer...
  • Section 68086.
      The following provisions apply in superior court:(a) In addition to any other fee required in civil actions or cases:(1) For each proceeding anticipated to last one hour...
  • Section 68086.1.
      (a) For each three-hundred-fifty-five-dollar ($355) fee collected under Section 70611, 70612, or 70670, thirty dollars ($30) of the amount distributed to the Trial Court Trust Fund...
  • Section 68088.
      The Judicial Council may provide by rule of court for racial, ethnic, and gender bias, and sexual harassment training and training for any other bias...
  • Section 68089.
      Two years after judgment in any civil action or proceeding has become final the court may order any vouchers on file for the action or...
  • Section 68090.8.
      (a) (1) The Legislature finds that the management of civil and criminal cases, including traffic cases, and the accounting for funds in the trial courts requires these...
  • Section 68091.
      Except as otherwise provided by law, the board of supervisors in each county may specify by ordinance the compensation and mileage for members of the...
  • Section 68092.
      Court interpreters’ and translators’ fees or other compensation shall be paid:(a) In criminal cases, by the court.(b) In civil cases, by the litigants, in proportions as the...
  • Section 68092.1.
      (a) The Legislature finds and declares that it is imperative that courts provide interpreters to all parties who require one, and that both the legislative and...
  • Section 68092.5.
      (a) A party requiring testimony before any court, tribunal, or arbiter in any civil action or proceeding from any expert witness, other than a party or...
  • Section 68093.
      Except as otherwise provided by law, witness’ fees for each day’s actual attendance, when legally required to attend a civil action or proceeding in the...
  • Section 68094.
      Except as otherwise provided by law, witness’ fees for each day’s actual attendance, when legally required to attend before a grand jury, are twelve dollars...
  • Section 68095.
      Except as otherwise provided by law, witness’ fees for each day’s actual attendance, when legally required to attend, or if the witness attends voluntarily and...
  • Section 68096.1.
      (a) Any employee of a local agency who is obliged by a subpoena to attend a civil action or proceeding as a witness in litigation in...
  • Section 68097.
      Witnesses in civil cases may demand the payment of their mileage and fees for one day, in advance, and when so demanded may not be...
  • Section 68097.1.
      (a) Whenever an employee of the Department of Justice who is a peace officer or an analyst in a technical field, peace officer of the Department...
  • Section 68097.2.
      (a) Any peace officer, as that term is defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code,...
  • Section 68097.3.
      Whenever a member of the California Highway Patrol is not subject to a subpoena pursuant to Section 1989 of the Code of Civil Procedure, he...
  • Section 68097.4.
      Any member of the California Highway Patrol who is obliged to appear pursuant to a subpoena issued under the provisions of Section 68097.3 as a...
  • Section 68097.5.
      No employee of the Department of Justice who is a peace officer or an analyst in a technical field, peace officer of the Department of...
  • Section 68097.55.
      Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 68097.5, the court, upon good cause shown, including the fact that the party is proceeding in forma pauperis pursuant to...
  • Section 68097.6.
      Sections 68097.1, 68097.2, 68097.3, 68097.4, and 68097.5 apply to subpoenas issued for the taking of depositions of employees of the Department of Justice who are...
  • Section 68097.7.
      Any person who pays or offers to pay any money or other form of consideration for the services of any employee of the Department of...
  • Section 68097.8.
      All deposits made pursuant to Sections 68097.2 or 68097.4 of this code, except such deposits as the party may be entitled to have refunded, shall...
  • Section 68097.9.
      An employee of the Department of Justice who is a peace officer or an analyst in a technical field, peace officer of the Department of...
  • Section 68097.10.a.
      Whenever an employee of the Department of Justice who is a peace officer or an analyst in a technical field, peace officer of the Department...
  • Section 68098.
      Witness’ fees in criminal cases in superior courts, other than fees for expert witnesses appointed by the court for the court’s needs pursuant to Section...
  • Section 68100.
      When the court is held at a place appointed, pursuant to Section 68115, every person held to appear at the court shall appear at the...
  • Section 68101.
      (a) Whenever pursuant to law the state is entitled to receive any portion of any money, forfeited bail or fines received by a judge of any...
  • Section 68102.
      Whenever an imprisonment has been imposed for a violation of any act, and before the termination of the sentence, the defendant is released by the...
  • Section 68103.
      The State Controller shall check the reports and records received by him with the transmittals of such fines and forfeitures. Whenever it is apparent that...
  • Section 68104.
      The records kept by any judge pursuant to Sections 68101 and 68102 shall be open to public inspection, and may be checked by the State...
  • Section 68105.
      Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the Supreme Court, any court of appeal, or any superior court may appoint as an official...
  • Section 68106.
      (a) (1) In making appropriations for the support of the trial courts, the Legislature recognizes the importance of increased revenues from litigants and lawyers, including increased revenues...
  • Section 68106.2.
      (a) Any person shall have the right to obtain the following information under Rule 10.802 of the California Rules of Court:(1) Baseline budget information that superior courts...
  • Section 68107.
      A court may order a criminal defendant upon whom a fine, forfeiture, or penalty is imposed, to disclose to the court his or her social...
  • Section 68108.
      (a) To the extent that a memorandum of understanding for trial court employees designates certain days as unpaid furlough days for employees assigned to regular positions...
  • Section 68109.
      (a) Every court of this state shall cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to identify and place a deportation hold on any...
  • Section 68110.
      Every judge of a court of this state shall, in open court during the presentation of causes before him or her, wear a judicial robe,...
  • Section 68111.
      Whenever any judge of any court of this state is a witness in his official capacity as judge in any action or proceeding, such judge...
  • Section 68114.7.
      The coordination, consolidation, merger, or conversion of any court pursuant to this chapter or otherwise shall not of itself cause any reduction in judicial or...
  • Section 68114.8.
      Notwithstanding Section 69906, in the Superior Court of San Bernardino County, the official court reporters shall be compensated at Step E of the range set...
  • Section 68114.10.
      Effective July 1, 2003, there is hereby established in the State Treasury the Judicial Branch Workers’ Compensation Fund for the purpose of funding workers’ compensation...

Last modified: October 5, 2018