Los Angeles County, San Diego County, San Diego Court, and Santa Clara County should improve protocols for reviewing statutes that affect collection and distribution practices so that future changes can be acted upon.
San Diego Superior Court indicated that a standing item related to legislative updates is now included as part of the regular agenda for its monthly Accounting Committee meeting. San Diego Superior Court reported that this committee is responsible for identifying issues and implementing court-wide solutions involving court accounting, fiscal processes and systems, and the court's contracted collections agency.
According to San Diego Court, its accounting staff will continue to work with the court legislative analyst and Administrative Office of the Courts' staff to keep abreast of legislative changes impacting revenue distributions. San Diego Court anticipates that legislative updates can be added as an agenda item on future Accounting Committee meetings. (See 2013-406, p. 183)
†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.