Assembly Bill 1905 (Goggin – 1983)
Chapter 1171, Statutes of 1983, AB 1905
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Several Public Resources Code sections were affected in 1983 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 1905. (See Exhibit #1g) Assembly member Terry Goggin introduced the bill on March 4, 1983 at the request of the State Lands Commission. (See Exhibits #1a and #3, page 3)
Assembly Bill 1905 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Wildlife where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #6) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance. (See Exhibits #2 and #4) Five amendments were made to Assembly Bill 1905 during the legislative process. (See Exhibits #1b through #1f and #2) On September 7, 1983 the Assembly refused to concur in the Senate amendments and a Conference Committee was appointed. (See Exhibit #2) On September 15, 1983 the action was rescinded whereby the Assembly refused to concur and the Senate amendments were then concurred in. (Id.) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor George Deukmejian signed the bill on September 28, 1983, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 1171 of the Statutes of 1983. (See Exhibits #1g and #2)
The Legislative Analyst analysis of Assembly Bill 1905 provides the following digest of the bill as it was amended on August 17, 1983:
This bill makes several changes to existing law which generally expand the authority and flexibility of the State Lands Commission in matters involving gas, oil, geothermal, and mineral leasing…
(See Exhibit #7b, page 1)