California Government Code

Sec. § 68203


(a)

On July 1, 1980, and on July 1 of each year thereafter, the salary of each justice and judge named in Sections 68200 to 68202, inclusive, and 68203.1 shall be increased by the amount that is produced by multiplying the then current salary of each justice or judge by the average percentage salary increase for the current fiscal year for California state employees; provided, that in any fiscal year in which the Legislature places a dollar limitation on salary increases for state employees the same limitation shall apply to judges in the same manner applicable to state employees in comparable wage categories.

(b)

(1)For the purposes of this section, average percentage salary increases for California state employees shall be those increases as reported by the Department of Human Resources to the State Controller in a pay letter.

(2)

For purposes of this section the average percentage salary increase for the current fiscal year for California state employees shall be reduced by the average percentage salary decrease resulting from the furlough or enrollment in a personal leave program of California state employees in that current fiscal year, as determined by the Department of Human Resources, in consultation with the Department of Finance.

(3)

If the reduction required pursuant to paragraph (2) results in a percentage that is equal to or less than zero, the salary of each justice and judge named in Sections 68200 to 68202, inclusive, and 68203.1 shall not be increased.

(4)

Persons working for the California State University system, the judicial branch, or the Legislature are not considered California state employees for purposes of this subdivision.

(c)

The salary increase for judges and justices made on July 1, 1980, for the 1980–81 fiscal year, shall in no case exceed 5 percent.

(d)

On January 1, 2001, the salary of the justices and judges named in Sections 68200 to 68202, inclusive, shall be increased by the amount that is produced by multiplying the salary of each justice and judge as of December 31, 2000, by 812 percent.

(e)

On January 1, 2007, the salary of the justices and judges identified in Sections 68200 to 68202, inclusive, and 68203.1 shall also be increased by the amount that is produced by multiplying the salary of each justice and judge as of December 31, 2006, by 8.5 percent.

(f)

Notwithstanding Article 2 (commencing with Section 3287) of Chapter 1 of Title 2 of Part 1 of Division 4 of the Civil Code, Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 685.010) of Division 1 of Title 9 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure, any other law, or any court judgment that has not been finally determined upon appeal as of the date this subdivision is enacted, any award of interest on an order to pay unpaid salary or judicial retiree benefits pursuant to this section shall not exceed the rate of interest accrued on moneys in the Pooled Money Investment Account.
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