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Senate Bill 740 (DeLap-1945)

Chapter 900, Statutes of 1945

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A brief summary of Senate Bill 740 is found in the letter to the Governor from the Director of the State of California Department of Agriculture as follows:

The provisions of this bill would amend certain sections of the Agricultural Code and repeal three of such sections, in order to make operative the new “Administrative Procedure” program comparable to that adopted in a number of other bills affecting other departments which hold administrative hearings relative to license or permit revocation, suspension or refusal.
(See Exhibit #5, document PE-16)

A June 7, 1945 memo from the Department of Justice to Governor Warren provides detailed information regarding the background and the purpose of Senate Bill 740 stating in part:

This is one of 37 bills relating to administrative procedure following, in general, the recommendation of the Judicial Council in its tenth biennial report to the Governor and the Legislature after a detailed study under Statutes 1943, Chapter 991 (Deering’s General Laws, 1944, Act 40).

The general purpose of this bill is to substitute (except as therein specifically provided) the procedural requirements of Chapter 5 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code for existing statutory provisions relating to the conduct of formal proceedings for revocation or other disciplinary action affecting licenses issued by the agency and formal hearings held prior to the issuance of such licenses for determination of the propriety of issuing the particular license.
(See Exhibit #5, document PE-2)

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