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Assembly Bill 1887 (Vicencia 1975)

Chapter 547, Statutes of 1975 - AB 1887

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Sections relating to petroleum from the Business and Professions Code were affected in 1975 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 1887.  (See Exhibit #1e)  This bill was introduced on April 17, 1975 by Assembly member Frank Vicencia at the request of the Department of Food and Agriculture.  (See Exhibits #1a and #9, document PE-4)  At this time, Assembly member Vicencia served as chair of the Southern California Regional Transportation Subcommittee.  (See Exhibit #9, document PE-5)

Assembly Bill 1887 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Energy and Diminishing Materials and the Senate Committee on Business and Professions where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #4)  Three amendments were made to Assembly Bill 1887.  (See Exhibits #1b through #1d and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed the bill on September 5, 1975 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on September 6th as Chapter 547 of the Statutes of 1975.  (See Exhibits #1e and #2)

The Senate Republican Caucus analysis described Assembly Bill 1887 as last amended as follows:

1.         Redefines “octane number” or “antiknock index” to

conform to new ASTM standards of testing.


2.         Consolidates sale price on gasoline pump to include

in a base price all sales taxes (rather than have to disclose sales tax rate and basis on gasoline pump).


3.         Requires the posting of octane numbers or

antiknock index at the order of any federal agency rather than at the order of the Federal Trade Commission. . . .


4.         Requires the grade designation of gasoline to

accompany any price advertising of gasoline in addition to the trade name or brand name of the gasoline.


5.         Revises the size of numerals of price sign

advertising of gasoline and specifies other advertising procedures as they relate to the price signs.

(See Exhibit #7)