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3830. (a) On and after January 1, 1994, no court shall use any
computer software to assist in determining the appropriate amount of
child support or spousal support obligations, unless the software
conforms to rules of court adopted by the Judicial Council
prescribing standards for the software, which shall ensure that it
performs in a manner consistent with the applicable statutes and
rules of court for determination of child support or spousal support.
(b) The Judicial Council may contract with an outside agency or
organization to analyze software to ensure that it conforms to the
standards established by the Judicial Council. The cost of this
analysis shall be paid by the applicant software producers and fees
therefor shall be established by the Judicial Council in an amount
that in the aggregate will defray its costs of administering this