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2023 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.301. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1)  "Fax" is an abbreviation for "facsimile" and refers, as indicated by the context, to facsimile transmission or to a document so transmitted.

(2)  "Fax transmission" means the transmission of a document by a system that encodes a document into electrical signals, transmits these electrical signals over a telephone line, and reconstructs the signals to print a duplicate of the original document at the receiving end.

(3)  "Fax machine" means a machine that can send a facsimile transmission using the international standard for scanning, coding, and transmission established for Group 3 machines by the Consultative Committee of International Telegraphy and Telephone of the International Telecommunications Union (CCITT), in regular resolution. Any fax machine used to send documents to a court under rule 2.305 must send at an initial transmission speed of no less than 4800 baud and be able to generate a transmission record. "Fax machine" includes a fax modem that is connected to a personal computer.

(4)  "Fax filing" means the fax transmission of a document to a court that accepts such documents.

(5)  "Service by fax" means the transmission of a document to a party or the attorney for a party under the rules in this chapter.

(6)  "Transmission record" means the document printed by the sending fax machine, stating the telephone number of the receiving fax machine, the number of pages sent, the transmission time and date, and an indication of any errors in transmission.

(7)  "Fax filing agency" means an entity that receives documents by fax for processing and filing with the court.

Rule 2.301 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 2003 effective March 1, 1992.

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