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AB-1796 Domestic violence: restraining orders.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 6307 is added to the Family Code, to read:

 (a) A court or court facility that receives petitions for domestic violence restraining orders under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 6320) and domestic violence temporary restraining orders under Part 4 (commencing with Section 240) of Division 2 shall permit such petitions to be submitted in a drop box located on the court premises, during or after normal business hours. The deadlines applicable to any action taken by the court with respect to a petition filed directly with the court shall apply to any action taken with respect to a petition submitted in a drop box.
(b) The Judicial Council shall develop rules and assist courts in developing local rules or procedures necessary to effectuate this section.