-- Last revised 11/29/05 --
Civil Procedure: Technical Corrections - Study J-1320-1
The Commission has been studying whether any technical changes should be made to civil procedure following trial court unification. In 2001, the Commission recommended the following changes:
(1) The jurisdictional classification of a proceeding to release a mechanic's lien should be clarified (Civ. Code § 3154; Code Civ. Proc. § 86).The Commission's recommendation was enacted by the Legislature. See below.
(2) The jurisdictional classification of a petition for relief from claim-filing requirements of the Tort Claims Act should be clarified (Gov't Code § 946.6).
(3) The codes should be revised to reflect that trial courts no longer maintain a record denominated a "docket" in civil cases.
(4) A provision on statutory interpretation should be added to negate any implied limitation on court authority in limited and unlimited civil cases (Proposed Code Civ. Proc. § 89).
If you have questions or comments on this study, please send email to Barbara Gaal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2001: Senate Bill 562 (Morrow) -- Bill information at Legislative Counsel's website
Enacted. 2001 Cal. Stat. ch. 44
- Recommendation -- Civil Procedure: Technical Corrections (2/15/2001)
Tentative Recommendations and Other Requests for Comment
- Tentative Rec. -- Civil Procedure: Technical Corrections (October 2000)
- Memo 2001-40, Supp. 1 -- SB 562 (Morrow): Additional Issues (5/17/2001)
- Memo 2001-40 -- SB 562 (Morrow): Civil Procedure Technical Corrections (5/14/2001)
- Memo 2001-4 -- Civil Procedure: Technical Corrections (Comments on Tentative Recommendation) (1/30/2001)
- Memo 2000-72 -- Civil Procedure After Trial Court Unification (Unresolved Simplification Issues) (9/19/2000)
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