BILL NUMBER: AB 1875	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Gatto

                        FEBRUARY 22, 2012

   An act to add Section 2025.290 to the Code of Civil Procedure,
relating to depositions.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1875, as introduced, Gatto. Civil procedure: depositions.
   Existing law authorizes the use of depositions in discovery in
civil actions. Any party to a civil action may take an oral
deposition of any person, including other parties to the action,
following service of a deposition notice notifying the deponent of
the date, location, and time of the deposition, as well as any
materials to be produced by the deponent.
   This bill would limit a deposition of any person to one day of 7
hours. Under the bill, the court would be required to allow
additional time if necessary to fairly examine the deponent. The
court would also be required to allow additional time if the
deponent, another person, or any other circumstance impedes or delays
the examination.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 2025.290 is added to the Code of Civil
Procedure, to read:
   2025.290.  Unless otherwise stipulated to or ordered by the court,
a deposition is limited to one day of seven hours. The court shall
allow additional time if needed to fairly examine the deponent or if
the deponent, another person, or any other circumstance impedes or
delays the examination.