Assembly Bill 1009 (Johnson – 1941)
Chapter 1038, Statutes of 1941 - AB 1009
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As enacted Assembly Bill 1009 was a single-section bill that only amended now former Civil Code section 137 relating to domestic. (See Exhibit #1c) Assembly Bill 1009 was introduced on January 22, 1941 by Assembly member Gardiner Johnson. (See Exhibit #1a)
Assembly Bill 1009 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary General and the Senate Committee on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibit #2) One amendment was made to Assembly Bill 1009 during the legislative process. (See Exhibits #1b and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Culbert L. Olson signed the bill on July 12, 1941, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State as Chapter 1038 of the Statutes of 1941. (See Exhibits #1c and #2)
The Summary Digest prepared by the Legislative Counsel provides the following digest of Assembly Bill 1009:
… Amends sec. 137, Civ. C., re support and maintenance of children.
Permits suit by wife against husband solely for support and maintenance of their children.
(See Exhibit #3, page 140)