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Assembly Bill 3312 was a single-section bill amending the provisions of Evidence Code section 1158, relating to records.  (See Exhibit #1d)  Assembly member Bill McVittie introduced the bill on March 12, 1980 at the request of the California Association of Professional Servers.  (See Exhibits #1a and #3)


Assembly Bill 3312 was heard in the Assembly and Senate Committees on Judiciary.  (See Exhibits #3 and #5)  Assembly Bill 3312 was amended once in each House and then approved by the Legislature on July 10, 1980.  (See Exhibits #1b, #1c, and #2) The bill was signed by the Governor on July 26, 1980, and recorded on July 27, 1980 as Chapter 697 of the Statutes of 1980.  (See Exhibits #1d and #2) 


The Third Reading analysis prepared by the Senate Republican Caucus gives the following digest of the bill as last amendment, stating:


This bill would specify that clerical costs incurred by specified hearlth [sic] care providers in making patient’s records available for inspection and copying are to be calculated by multiplying the time spent locating and making the records available by the employee’s hourly wage.

(See Exhibit #8)