Section 19209.

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(a) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, the Judicial Council shall annually provide a report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the State Auditor that provides information related to contracts and payments for the trial courts pursuant to subdivisions (b) and (c). The report shall be provided no later than September 30 of each year, covering the state fiscal year ending June 30 of that year. Additionally, judicial branch entities using the Financial Information System for California (FISCal) shall participate with the state’s transparency effort by making their contract and payment information available for the state’s transparency websites on a rolling basis. For these entities, the judicial branch shall ensure their contract and payment information is entered in FISCal for the state transparency websites and for state department audit purposes.

(b) For the trial courts, payment data shall include a list of all vendors or contractors receiving payments during the reporting period. For each vendor or contractor receiving any payment during the reporting period, the report shall identify the amount of payment to the contractor or vendor, the type of service or good provided, and the judicial branch entity or entities with which the vendor or contractor was contracted to provide that service or good.

(c) For the trial courts, the report shall include all contracts and contract amendments made during the report period. The report shall identify the vendor or contractor, the type of service or good provided under the contract, and, if applicable, the nature of the amendment, the duration of the amendment, and the cost of the amendment.

(Amended by Stats. 2020, Ch. 36, Sec. 44. (AB 3364) Effective January 1, 2021.)

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