California Government Code
(a) The Judicial Council shall develop performance expectations for court facility proposals, including benchmark criteria for total project life-cycle costs, project cost comparisons to traditional delivery and financing options, project risk assessments and allocations, utility and energy conservation requirements that meet or exceed state standards, and court security operations cost controls and reduction goals. The performance expectations and benchmark criteria shall be consistent with Chapter 1016 of the Statutes of 2002, Chapter 488 of the Statutes of 2006, and consistent with all current state building practices.
(b) In reviewing any court facility proposal that includes a public-private partnership component, the Director of Finance shall take into consideration any terms in the proposal that could create long-term funding commitments and how those terms may be structured to minimize risk to the state’s credit ratings. Following the approval of any court facility proposal of the Director of Finance, the Judicial Council shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the performance expectations and benchmark criteria for the proposal at least 30 days prior to the release of initial solicitation documents for a court facility project. If the Joint Legislative Budget Committee does not express any opposition or concerns, the Judicial Council may proceed with the solicitation 30 days after giving that notice.