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AB-2723 Civil actions: entry of judgment: written stipulation.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2723


Introduced by Assembly Member Chiu

February 20, 2020


An act to amend Section 664.6 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to civil actions.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2723, as introduced, Chiu. Civil actions: entry of judgment: written stipulation.
Existing law authorizes a court, upon motion, to enter a judgment in pending litigation pursuant to the terms of a settlement if the parties to the litigation stipulate to settle the litigation outside of the presence of the court in a writing that is signed by the parties.
This bill would provide that the writing may also be signed by an attorney or agent who is authorized by a party to sign on that party’s behalf.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 664.6 of the Code of Civil Procedure is amended to read:

664.6.
 If parties to pending litigation stipulate, in a writing signed by the parties parties, or by an attorney or agent who is authorized by a party to sign on that party’s behalf, outside of the presence of the court or orally before the court, for settlement of the case, or part thereof, the court, upon motion, may enter judgment pursuant to the terms of the settlement. If requested by the parties, the court may retain jurisdiction over the parties to enforce the settlement until performance in full of the terms of the settlement.