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As enacted in 2006, Senate Bill 896 was a single-section bill amending only Penal Code section 4011.10, relating to health care services of inmates.  (See Exhibit #1g)  Senator George Runner introduced this measure on February 22, 2005.  (See Exhibit #1a)  At the time of introduction, Senate Bill 896 proposed to add sections 5610 through 5624 to the Family Code, relating to child support.  (Id.)


Senate Bill 896 was assigned to both the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Committee on Public Safety and the Assembly Committee on Judiciary, and the Committee on Public Safety where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3, #5, #2, and #10)  Five amendments were made to Senate Bill 896.  (See Exhibits #1b through #1f and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 896 on September 18, 2006 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 303 of the Statutes of 2006.  (See Exhibit #1g)


Senate Bill 896 contained an urgency clause which caused the bill to go into immediate effect.  The reason for this urgency can be found in section 2 of Chapter 303.


The Office of Senate Floor Analyses Unfinished Business Analysis of Senate Bill 896 as last amended summarized the provisions of the bill, stating:


This is a new bill.  As this bill left the Senate, it dealt with private child support collection agencies.  As amended, this bill now is a technical cleanup measure to SB 159 of this year.


Assembly Amendments (1) allowed other public agencies, other than specified law enforcement agencies, to contract for emergency health services, as specified, and (2) added an urgency clause.

(See Exhibit #12, page 1)