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AB-2255 Civil actions.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 29, 2012


Assembly Bill
No. 2255

Introduced  by  Assembly Member Donnelly

February 24, 2012

An act to amend Section 312 repeal Section 630.12 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to civil actions.


AB 2255, as amended, Donnelly. Civil actions.
Existing law, operative until January 1, 2016, establishes procedures for conducting expedited jury trials in civil cases where the parties sign a consent order to stipulate that those procedures apply, including provisions for a jury of 8 or fewer members, with no alternates, a limit of 3 peremptory challenges for each side, and a limit of 3 hours for each side to present its case. Existing law provides that all parties waive all rights to appeal and to move for a directed verdict or to make any posttrial motions, except as provided.
This bill would delete that repeal date, thereby extending the operation of these provisions indefinitely.

Existing law requires civil actions to be commenced within specified periods, after the cause of action has accrued, unless an exception applies.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 630.12 of the Code of Civil Procedure is repealed.

This chapter shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2016, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2016, deletes or extends that date.

SECTION 1.Section 312 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

Civil actions, without exception, can only be commenced within the periods prescribed in this title, after the cause of action has accrued, unless, in special cases, a different limitation is prescribed by statute.