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 made
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Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 219 is added to the Family Code, to read:
(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 made
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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
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 from 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 before
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14Council shall adopt a rule of court to
15implement this section.