California Government Code

Sec. § 68511.8


(a)

On or before December 1 of each year until the completion and full implementation of the project, the Judicial Council shall provide an annual status report to the chairperson of the budget committee in each house of the Legislature and the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee with regard to the California Case Management System and Court Accounting and Reporting System. The report shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(1)

Project accomplishments to date.

(2)

Project activities underway.

(3)

Proposed activities.

(4)

Annual revenues and expenditures to date in support of these projects, which shall include all costs for the Administrative Office of the Courts and incremental court personnel, contracts, and hardware and software.

(b)

On or before December 1 of each year until project completion, the Administrative Office of the Courts shall provide, on an annual basis to the chairperson of the budget committee in each house of the Legislature and the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, copies of any independent project oversight report for the California Case Management System. The independent project oversight report shall include, but is not limited to, a review and an assessment of project activities, identification of deficiencies, and recommendations to the Administrative Office of the Courts on how to address those deficiencies. The Administrative Office of the Courts shall include in the annual submission descriptions on actions taken to address identified deficiencies.

(c)

Within 18 months of fully implementing the California Case Management System and the Court Accounting and Reporting System projects, the Administrative Office of the Courts shall provide to the chairperson of the budget committee in each house of the Legislature and the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, a postimplementation evaluation report for each project. The report shall include, but is not limited to, a summary of the project background, project results, and an assessment of the attainment of project objectives.

(d)

From the amount of funds that the Judicial Council has approved for the development and implementation of the California Case Management System (CCMS), the Administrative Office of the Courts shall retain an independent consultant to review the system and produce a written independent assessment. The independent consultant who performs this independent assessment shall be selected through a competitive process. The independent assessment shall include, at a minimum, all of the following:

(1)

An evaluation of whether the appropriate software development processes were used to develop the system.

(2)

A determination of whether the system was well designed, based on generally accepted software development practices.

(3)

Testing of the system to detect potential flaws in the system’s ability to perform as expected.

(e)

Prior to acceptance of the CCMS product from the development vendor, and before deploying CCMS to any court, all of the following shall have occurred:

(1)

The independent consultant shall provide the written independent assessment to the Administrative Office of the Courts.

(2)

The Administrative Office of the Courts shall provide a copy of the written independent assessment to each of the chairs and vice-chairs of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review and the Assembly Committee on Budget no later than 10 days after it receives the assessment from the independent consultant.

(f)

Upon receiving the results of the independent assessment, the Administrative Office of the Courts shall work with the development vendor to ensure that any flaws, defects, or risks identified in the independent assessment are remedied during the warranty period.
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