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AB-2154 Appeals in civil actions: stay of enforcement.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 2154
CHAPTER 95

An act to add Section 917.75 to the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to civil actions.

[ Approved by Governor  July 08, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  July 08, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2154, Jones. Appeals in civil actions: stay of enforcement.
Existing law provides that, unless an undertaking is given, the perfecting of an appeal shall not stay the enforcement of a judgment or order for money or the payment of money, or for costs awarded pursuant to specified provisions.
This bill would provide that the perfecting of an appeal shall also not stay the enforcement of a judgment or order for attorney’s fees or costs, or both, awarded in a proceeding under the Family Code, unless an undertaking is given.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 917.75 is added to the Code of Civil Procedure, immediately following Section 917.7, to read:

917.75.
 The perfecting of an appeal shall not stay enforcement of the judgment or order of the trial court awarding attorney’s fees or costs, or both, if the judgment or order appealed from was rendered in a proceeding under the Family Code, unless an undertaking is given in a sum and upon conditions fixed by the trial court.