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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.804. Superior court financial policies and procedures

(a) Adoption of financial policies and procedures by the Administrative Office of the Courts

The Administrative Office of the Courts must prepare and adopt a financial policies and procedures manual for the superior courts (the "Trial Court Financial Policies and Procedures Manual"), consistent with the rules of court and policies adopted by the Judicial Council. The manual must include accounting standards for superior courts and policies and procedures for procurement and contracting by superior courts. These policies and procedures must not modify superior courts' existing authority to procure, contract for, or use goods or services or the requirement that a court have authorized funding available in order to procure or contract for any good or service.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Comment period for financial policies and procedures

Before issuing or amending the Trial Court Financial Policies and Procedures Manual, the Administrative Office of the Courts must make it available for comment from the superior courts and from the Department of Finance and the State Controller's Office for 30 days.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(c) Date of adherence to financial policies and procedures

Superior courts must adhere to the requirements contained in the Trial Court Financial Policies and Procedures Manual, except as otherwise provided in the manual. Superior courts must not be required to adhere to any amendment to the manual sooner than 60 days after the amendment is adopted.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

Rule 10.804 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 6.707 effective January 1, 2001.

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