California Government Code
The Controller may agree to participate in a county payroll procedure to pay superior court judges solely from a county payroll. Such procedure shall be prescribed by the county auditor and approved by resolution of the county board of supervisors. It shall include provision for payment in advance to each participating county by the state of its share of the applicable judges’ salaries and may include provision for payroll deductions authorized under applicable state laws. Nothing in this section, and no procedure adopted pursuant to this section, shall increase or decrease any compensation or benefits available to, or received by, superior court judges as a result of being paid from a state payroll.