Legislation emerged in the state Capitol on Friday that would allow lawyers, judges and even juries to continue appearing remotely in civil proceedings after the pandemic ends.

Amendments to SB 241 propose sweeping, albeit temporary, changes to how civil trials, conferences and hearings are conducted in California, a state where lawmakers and court labor groups have often opposed the widespread use of remote technology. The video appearances used right now by courts across the state are only authorized by a Judicial Council order that will expire 90 days after Gov. Gavin Newsom lifts the COVID-19 state of emergency.