Senate Bill 1138 (Fletcher-1945)
Chapter 111, Statutes of 1945
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The Legislative Counsel’s Digest of Senate Bill 1138 as enacted provided the following explanation of its provisions “. . . Completes codification of State portion of Government Code. Prepared by California Code Commission.” (See Exhibit #3, page 121) A Report on Senate Bill 1138 submitted to the Governor by the Office of Legislative Counsel contains the following analysis:
Senate Bills 1138 to 1150, inclusive, prepared by the California Code Commission, complete the codification in the Government code of the laws relating to the State Government generally.
These bills make no substantive changes in existing laws, but rearrange and restate in simplified language the substance of existing laws.
Senate Bill 1138 relates to the Legislature and its aids, and the constitutional officers, except the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Courts and the State Board of Equalization.
(See Exhibit #4, document PE-5)
The Department of Justice in its “Inter-Departmental Communication” with the Governor noted the following concerning the background of this bill:
The bill is a part of the program of the California Code Commission to codify the existing law without substantive change. While we have not made a detailed comparison of the bill with the provisions of law repealed, we understand that all administrative agencies concerned in the bill have heretofore been given an opportunity to check its provisions.
(See Exhibit #4, document PE-2)
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