Trial Court Budget Commission

Meeting Notice

The next Trial Court Budget Commission meeting has been scheduled for August 11, 2016, from 8:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.  Items to be addressed include, but are not limited to, FY 2017-18 Legislative Budget Requests.  For other information, please contact Donna Brewer at (850) 488-8414 or   

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation to participate in the meeting should contact Donna Brewer, 500 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1900, by phone 850-488-8414, or email: 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 Donna Brewer through the Florida Relay Service, 711.  Upon request by a qualified individual with a disability, documents will be made available in alternate formats.  

Current meeting agenda

Current meeting materials


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