CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| FEBRUARY 5, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Justice Catherine D. Kimball has appointed three new members to serve on the Judicial Budgetary Control Board. The Judicial Budgetary Control Board governs the expenditure of all funds appropriated by the legislature to the judiciary. It was established in 1977 and is composed of thirteen members who serve three year terms.
Judge Pamela Baker has been appointed to serve on behalf of East Baton Rouge Family Court. She will serve from January 5, 2009 through January 4, 2012. Other board members include: the chief justice of the supreme court; an associate justice of the supreme court designated by the chief justice, who shall be the chairman; the chief judge of each court of appeal; a district court judge selected by the Louisiana District Court Judges Association; a judge of Orleans Parish Criminal Court; two other district court judges; a judge of a separate juvenile or family court; and the judicial administrator of the supreme court.
Also appointed were Justice John Weimer as the board chairman and Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Frank A. Marullo.
The Judicial Budgetary Control Board oversees the expenditure of funds to each court, council, commission or board, whether created by state rule, statute or otherwise; to the Law Library of Louisiana; to the Louisiana Judicial College and to any and all judicial officers, employees and service agencies. Prior to each session of the legislature the board presents a proposed unified budget request for the judicial branch to the Louisiana Supreme Court for its approval. The Louisiana Supreme Court, acting under its inherent and administrative authority, then presents the unified budget request on behalf of the judicial branch to the legislature.