Amended in Senate March 30, 2016

Senate BillNo. 917


Introduced by Senator Jackson

January 27, 2016


An act to add Section 219 to the Family Code, relating to family law.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 917, as amended, Jackson. Family law: court orders.

Existing law authorizes a court to issue orders relating to matters under the Family Code, including, among others, restraining orders and orders for child support.

This bill would require a court, at the conclusion of a hearing conducted pursuant to the Family Code, to provide each party who is present at the hearing with a written order setting forth the basic terms of any orders that were madebegin delete at theend deletebegin insert in open court during theend insert hearing. The bill would also require the Judicial Council, on or beforebegin delete July 1, 2017,end deletebegin insert January 1, 2018,end insert to adopt a rule of courtbegin insert and any forms necessaryend insert to implement these provisions.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 219 is added to the Family Code, to read:

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219.  

(a) At the conclusion of a hearing conducted pursuant to
3this code, the court shall provide each party who is present at the
4hearing with a written order setting forth the basic terms of any
5orders that were madebegin delete atend deletebegin insert in open court duringend insert the hearing.begin delete A
6minute order setting forth the basic terms of the order, duly filed
P2    1and signed by the judicial officer, is sufficient for purposes of this
2section.end delete

3(b) This section does not require the court to prepare or provide
4a judgment of dissolution, legal separation, nullity, or parentage.

5(c) This section is not intended to impact the law governing
6statements of decisions.

7(d) This section does not preclude the court frombegin insert requiring the
8parties or counsel to prepare an order, orend insert
accepting proposed
9orders or stipulations for orders from the parties or counsel at the
10time of the hearing. The court may, after providing the order
11described in subdivision (a), permit parties or counsel to submit
12more detailed orders after the hearing.

13(e) On or beforebegin delete July 1, 2017,end deletebegin insert January 1, 2018,end insert the Judicial
14Council shall adopt a rule of courtbegin insert and any forms necessaryend insert to
15implement this section.



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