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AB-2354 Family law: court reporters.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/14/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 14, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2354


Introduced by Assembly Member Rubio

February 13, 2018


An act to add Section Sections 3013 and 6222.5 to the Family Code, relating to domestic violence. family law.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2354, as amended, Rubio. Domestic violence restraining orders: court reporters. Family law: court reporters.
Existing law law, the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, provides for the issuance of emergency protective orders and other protective orders for the prevention of domestic violence. Existing law also requires a family court to determine child custody in proceedings for dissolution of marriage, nullity of marriage, and legal separation of the parties, petitions for exclusive custody of a child, and proceedings under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.
Existing law requires an official reporter or official reporter pro tempore of the superior court to take down in shorthand all testimony and other information in proceedings before the court in civil cases on order of the court and at the request of a party or counsel.
This bill would require the court to provide a court reporter at every hearing at which testimony is received in either a proceeding that relates to an emergency protective order or other protective order requested or issued in a case of domestic violence. child custody or a proceeding under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 3013 is added to the Family Code, to read:

3013.
 The court shall provide a court reporter at every hearing in a proceeding under this division at which testimony is received.

SECTION 1.SEC. 2.

 Section 6222.5 is added to the Family Code, to read:

6222.5.
 The court shall provide a court reporter at every hearing that relates to a protective order requested or issued pursuant to this division. in a proceeding under this division at which testimony is received.