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SENATE BILL 1230 (MOSCONE 1968)

CHAPTER 1468, STATUTES OF 1968 - SB 1230

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As enacted Senate Bill 1230 was a single-section bill that proposed to only enact Penal Code section 327. (See Exhibit #1d) Senator George Moscone introduced Senate Bill 1230 on April 16, 1968 at the request of the Attorney General. (See Exhibits #1a, #3, and #4, document PE‑3)

Senate Bill 1230 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibit #2) The Senate amended the bill on June 25, 1968. (See Exhibits #1b and #2) Senate Bill 1230 was approved by the Senate and forwarded to the Assembly on June 26, 1968. (See Exhibit #2)

While in the Assembly, the Committee on Criminal Procedure considered the policy issues raised by the bill. (See Exhibit #5) One amendment was made to Senate Bill 1230 by the Assembly, on July 24, 1968. (See Exhibits #1c and #2) The Assembly thereafter approved the bill and returned it to the Senate. (See Exhibit #2)

The Senate approved the Assembly amendments, and Senate Bill 1230 was forwarded to the Governor on August 12, 1968. Governor Ronald Reagan signed the bill on August 29, 1968, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that date as Chapter 1468 of the Statutes of 1968. (See Exhibits #1d and #2)

The Enrolled Bill Memorandum to Governor provides the following digest of Senate Bill 1230:

Senate Bill No. 1230 makes it a misdemeanor to contrive, prepare, set up, propose, or operate any endless chain scheme, as defined.

(See Exhibit #4, document PE-2)