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2017 California Rules of Court

Rule 3.2221. Time

(a) Extensions of time

The court may order extensions of time only for good cause and in order to promote the interests of justice.

(b) Extensions of time by parties

If the parties stipulate to extend the time for performing any acts in actions governed by these rules, they are deemed to have agreed that the time for resolving the action may be extended beyond 270 days by the number of days by which the performance of the act has been stipulated to be extended, and to that extent to have waived any objection to noncompliance with the deadlines for completing review stated in Public Resources Code sections 21168.6.6(c)-(d), 21185, and 21189.51. Any such stipulation must be approved by the court.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2017.)

(c) Sanctions for failure to comply with rules

If a party fails to comply with any time requirements provided in these rules or ordered by the court, the court may issue an order to show cause as to why one of the following sanctions should not be imposed:

(1)Reduction of time otherwise permitted under these rules for the performance of other acts by that party;

(2)If the failure to comply is by petitioner or plaintiff, dismissal of the petition;

(3)If the failure to comply is by respondent or a real party in interest, removal of the action from the expedited procedures provided under Public Resources Code sections 21168.6.6(c)-(d), 21185, and 21189.51, and these rules; or

(4)Any other sanction that the court finds appropriate.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2017.)

Rule 3.2221 amended effective January 1, 2017; adopted effective July 1, 2014.

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