Senate Bill 1308 (Battin – 2006)
Chapter 435, Statutes of 2006, SB 1308
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Penal Code sections 85, 86, 88, relating to bribery, were amended with the passage of Senate Bill 1308 of 2006. (See Exhibit #1d) Senator James Battin introduced the measure on February 16, 2006. (See Exhibit #1a)
Senate Bill 1308 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Public Safety and the Assembly Committee on Public Safety where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #8) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by both the Senate and the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. (See Exhibits #5 and #9) Two amendments were made to Senate Bill 1308. (See Exhibits #1b, #1c, and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1308 on September 24, 2006 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 435 of the Statutes of 2006. (See Exhibits #1d and #2)
The Unfinished Business analysis by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses contained the following digest of Senate Bill 1308, as last amended on August 7, 2006:
This bill extends the provisions prohibiting the offering of bribes to or the accepting of bribes by a member of the Legislature to any member of the legislative body of a city, county, city and county, school district or any other special district.
(See Exhibit #12, page 1)