2019 California Code
Government Code - GOV
TITLE 8 - THE ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNMENT OF COURTS
CHAPTER 5 - The Superior Courts
ARTICLE 8 - Officers, Attaches, and Employees Generally
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the following provisions shall apply to the Yolo County superior and municipal courts.
(a) To assist the court in the performance of its duties and the exercise of the powers conferred by law upon the court, a majority of the judges of the superior and municipal courts, with the approval of the board of supervisors, may establish such job classifications and may appoint a clerk and such officers, assistants, and employees, including official court reporters, as necessary. A majority of the judges of the superior and municipal courts may delegate the creation of job classifications and the appointment of employees to the court executive officer. Official court reporters shall hold office at the pleasure of the appointing officer.
(b) The compensation, including salary, retirement, vacations, and other benefits, of all Yolo County superior and municipal court officers and employees may be adjusted by the board of supervisors. The board of supervisors may extend the management benefits package to officers, assistants, and employees of the superior and municipal courts, including judges, on the same basis as it is extended to other officers and employees of the county. Unless otherwise provided by law, employees of the superior and municipal courts are subject to the personnel regulations, memoranda of understanding and affirmative action plan of the county.
(c) In addition to the official court reporters, the presiding judge of the superior and municipal courts may appoint as many court reporters pro tempore as the business of the court requires, who shall hold office at his or her pleasure. The court reporters pro tempore shall be unsalaried, but shall be compensated at a rate to be established by joint action of the board of supervisors and a majority of the judges of the superior and municipal courts. In criminal cases, the compensation of the court reporters pro tempore shall, upon order of the court, be a charge against the general fund of the county. The presiding judge of the superior and municipal courts may delegate the appointment of court reporters pro tempore and the determination of their salary to the court executive officer.
(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1153, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1997.)