California judicial council suspends vote on COVID-19 eviction rules

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 21:36:56-04

The Judicial Council of California has suspended its vote on whether or not to end two emergency rules governing evictions and judicial foreclosures amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said Wednesday that after discussions with the Governor, legislative leaders, and Judicial Council members, as well as community members, the vote on the emergency rules dealing with evictions and judicial foreclosures would be pushed back.

"I believe the executive and legislative branches will need more time to sort through various policy proposals," she said.

The state’s Judicial Council in early April delayed all eviction cases from moving forward as one of 13 steps responding to the pandemic.

The rules protecting delinquent renters and homeowners would end Aug. 3. The council initially said the orders would stay in place for 90 days after Gov. Gavin Newsom eventually lifts the emergency declaration that he issued in early March.