California Government Code
Each county shall calculate the county facilities payment for each facility pursuant to Section 70351.5 or using the forms and instructions as approved and distributed pursuant to Section 70361. The county shall mail the Judicial Council and local court the actual expenditure figures and adjustments at least 90 days prior to the proposed date of transfer of responsibility for that facility. The county auditor or, at the discretion of the board of supervisors, the board shall certify the reported expenditures and indexed calculations.
(a) Prior to the transfer of responsibility of each court facility from the county to the state, the Administrative Office of the Courts shall review the accuracy of the calculations.
(b) The Administrative Office of the Courts and the county shall meet and discuss any differences they have concerning the calculations in an effort to reduce or eliminate any areas of disagreement. Following the discussions, the Administrative Office of the Courts shall mail the Department of Finance the proposed county facility payment and any necessary background information, including the calculations and the reported county expenditures and a summary of any disagreements between the Administrative Office of the Courts and the county regarding the payment.
(c) The Department of Finance shall within 30 days of the receipt of the proposed county facilities payment from the Administrative Office of the Courts do any of the following:
(1) Approve the proposed payment.
(2) Approve a modified payment.
(3) Request additional information from either the county or the Administrative Office of the Courts.
(d) When the department has approved a county facilities payment for that facility, it shall mail the Administrative Director of the Courts the approved county facilities payment. The Administrative Office of the Courts shall mail a copy of the Department of Finance notification to the county administrative officer and the court executive officer.