"The Judicial Council of California on Friday approved proposed legislation to modernize civil discovery law and improve the procedures for handling the discovery of electronically stored information in California civil cases.
At its meeting in San Francisco, the council unanimously approved proposed amendments to the Civil Discovery Act, set forth in Code of Civil Procedure Secs. 2016.010 et seq., to reflect the growing importance of discovery of electronically stored information by incorporating many of the provisions set forth in the Uniform Rules Relating to Discovery of Electronically Stored Information.
In a release announcing the action, the council said it will cosponsor the legislation with the Consumer Attorneys of California and the California Defense Counsel. It said that Assemblywoman Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa, has agreed to author the legislation and that AB 926, which is currently pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee, will be used for this purpose."