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SB 11

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2009-2010, 2nd Special Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 11, 2009
  • Passed Senate Feb 14, 2009
  • Passed Assembly Feb 15, 2009
  • Governor

Judges: employment benefits.

Abstract

The California Constitution requires the Legislature to prescribe compensation for judges of courts of record. Existing law authorizes a county to deem judges and court employees as county employees for purposes of providing employment benefits. These provisions were held unconstitutional as an impermissible delegation of the obligation of the Legislature to prescribe the compensation of judges of courts of record. This bill would provide that judges who received supplemental judicial benefits provided by a county or court, or both, as of July 1, 2008, shall continue to receive supplemental benefits from the county or court then paying the benefits on the same terms and conditions as were in effect on that date. The bill would authorize a county to terminate its obligation to provide benefits upon providing 180 days' written notice to the Administrative Director of the Courts and the impacted judges, but that termination would not be effective as to any judge during his or her current term while that judge continues to serve as a judge in that court or, at the election of the county, when that judge leaves office. The bill also would authorize the county to elect to provide benefits for all judges in that county. The bill would require the Judicial Council to report to the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, the Assembly Committee on Budget, and both the Senate and Assembly Committees on Judiciary on or before December 31, 2009, analyzing the statewide benefits inconsistencies. This bill would provide that no governmental entity, or officer or employee of a governmental entity, shall incur any liability or be subject to prosecution or disciplinary action because of benefits provided to a judge under the official action of a governmental entity prior to the effective date of the bill on the ground that those benefits were not authorized under law. This bill would provide that nothing in its provisions shall require the Judicial Council to increase funding to a court for the purpose of paying judicial benefits or obligate the state or the Judicial Council to pay for benefits previously provided by the county, city and county, or the court.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Darrell Steinberg

  • Democratic
Author

Votes


Actions


Feb 20, 2009

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 9, Statutes of 2009-10 Second Extraordinary Session.

California State Legislature

Approved by Governor.

Feb 19, 2009

California State Legislature

Enrolled. To Governor at 4 p.m.

Feb 15, 2009

Assembly

In Assembly.

Assembly

Read first time.

Assembly

Art. IV, Sec. 8(b), of Constitution dispensed with.

Assembly

(Ayes 71. Noes 1. Page 54.)

Assembly

Read second time.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 69. Noes 3. Page 56.) To Senate.

Senate

In Senate. To enrollment.

Feb 14, 2009

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 32. Noes 6. Page 32.) To Assembly.

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.R.

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 22. Noes 13. Page 42.)

Senate

Placed on third reading.

Senate

Read third time. Amended. (Page 29.)

Senate

Senate Rule 29.3 suspended. (Ayes 23. Noes 13. Page 28.)

Feb 12, 2009

Senate

Placed on third reading.

Senate

Read second time.

Senate

Withdrawn from committee.

Feb 11, 2009

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB11 HTML
02/11/09 - Introduced PDF
02/14/09 - Amended Senate PDF
02/15/09 - Enrolled PDF
02/20/09 - Chaptered PDF

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