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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.830. Disposal of surplus court personal property

(a) Disposal of surplus property

Except as provided in (b), a superior court may:

(1)Sell, at fair market value, any personal property of the court that is no longer needed for court use;

(2)Trade or exchange any surplus personal property of the court, according to such terms and conditions as are agreed on, for personal property of another court, the state, a county, a city, a federal agency, a community redevelopment agency, a housing authority, a community development commission, a surplus property authority, a school district, or any irrigation, flood control, county board of education, or other special district, if the property to be acquired by the court is needed for court use;

(3)Donate, sell at less than fair market value, or otherwise transfer to another court, the state, a county, a city, a federal agency, a community redevelopment agency, a housing authority, a community development commission, a surplus property authority, a school district, or any irrigation, flood control, county board of education, or other special district, according to such terms and conditions as are agreed on, any personal property of the court that is no longer needed for court use; and

(4)Dispose of any personal property of the court that is no longer needed for court use, and that has negligible or no economic value, in any manner the court deems appropriate.

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

(b) Exception for disposal of technology equipment acquired on or after July 1, 2000

A superior court that wishes to dispose of surplus technology equipment to which the court acquired title on or after July 1, 2000 must provide a written description of such technology equipment to the Administrative Director of the Courts. If, within 60 days of receipt of the description, the Administrative Director determines that another court of record of the State of California is in need of the surplus technology equipment, the court holding title to the equipment must donate it to the court determined to be in need. If the Administrative Director determines that no other court needs the equipment or makes no determination within 60 days of receiving the written description of it, the court holding title to the equipment may dispose of it as provided in (a), (c), and (d). The Administrative Director must provide to the courts a definition of the term "technology equipment" as used in this rule and must provide 30 days' notice of any amendment to the definition.

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

(c) Notice of disposal

Unless the property to be transferred under this rule is valued at $500 or less or the entity to which the property is to be transferred is another court of record of the State of California, the transferring superior court must, at least one week before the transfer, place a notice of its intended action:

(1)In three public places; or

(2)On the court's Web site; or

(3)In a newspaper of general circulation published in the county.

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

(d) Proceeds of disposal

Any proceeds of a sale or other transfer under this rule must be deposited in the superior court's operations fund.

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

Rule 10.830 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 6.709 effective January 1, 2001.

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