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Trial Court Budget Commission

Special/Emergency Meeting Notice

The Trial Court Budget Commission will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014, by telephone conference call.  The purpose of the meeting is to consider possible reallocation of resources to facilitate circuit senior judge needs.  For information on accessing the telephone conference call or for other information, please contact Connie Sundquist at (850) 487-1144 or sundquistc@flcourts.org.   

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation to participate in the meeting should contact Sharon Bosley, at 500 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1900, by phone 850-410-1484, or email: bosleys@flcourts.org, as far in advance as possible but preferably at least five working days before the date of the scheduled meeting.  Persons using a TDD may contact Sharon Bosley through the Florida Relay Service, 711.  Upon request by a qualified individual with a disability, documents will be made available in alternate formats.  To order a document in an alternate format, please contact Sharon Bosley.

Current meeting agenda

Current meeting materials

 

Authority

Corrected Opinion SC00-429

 

Summary of Functions

The Trial Court Budget Commission is charged with specific responsibility to:

  • Establish budgeting and funding policies and procedures consistent with judicial branch plans and policies, directions from the supreme court, and in consideration of input from supreme court committees and from the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges and the Florida Conference of County Court Judges
  • Make recommendations to the supreme court on the trial court component of the annual judicial branch budget request
  • Advocate for the trial court component of the annual judicial branch budget request and associated statutory changes
  • Make recommendations to the supreme court on funding allocation formulas and budget implementation
  • Monitor trial court expenditure trends and revenue collections
  • Recommend statutory and rule changes related to trial court budgets
  • Develop recommended responses to findings on financial audits and reports
  • Recommend to the supreme court trial court budget reductions required by the legislature
  • Identify potential additional sources of revenue for the trial courts
  • Recommend to the supreme court legislative pay plan issues for trial court personnel, except the commission shall not make recommendations as to pay or benefits for judges.

Additional Materials

Committees of the TCBC