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CHAPTER 926, STATUTES OF 1993 - AB 2205

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As enacted Assembly Bill 2205 amended several sections of the Business and Professions Code and Government Code and repealed section 1167.6 of the Code of Civil Procedure relating to civil penalties.  (See Exhibit #1e)  The Assembly Committee on Judiciary introduced Assembly Bill 2205 on March 5, 1993 as its annual omnibus bill.  (See Exhibits #1a and #8, document SP-1)


Assembly Bill 2205 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary for consideration of the policy issues raised by the bill.  (See Exhibit #3)  After approval by that Committee, the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means examined its fiscal ramifications.  (See Exhibit #5)  The Assembly amended the bill on May 10, 1993.  (See Exhibits #1b and #2)  Assembly Bill 2205 was approved by the Assembly and forwarded to the Senate on June 9, 1993.  (See Exhibit #2)


While in the Senate, the Committee on Judiciary heard the policy issues presented by the bill.  (See Exhibit #7)  Subsequent to approval by that Committee, Assembly Bill 2205 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Appropriations which examined its fiscal implications.  (See Exhibit #2)  Two amendments were made to Assembly Bill 2205 by the Senate, on July 2 and August 16, 1993.  (See Exhibits #1c, #1d, and #2)  The Senate voted to pass the bill on August 27, 1993, and it was returned to the Assembly.  (See Exhibit #2)


The Assembly approved the Senate amendments and forwarded Assembly Bill 2205 to the Governor on September 15, 1993.  (See Exhibit #2) Governor Wilson signed the bill on October 7, 1993 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on October 8, 1993 as Chapter 926 of the Statutes of 1993.  (See Exhibits #1e and #2)


The Third Reading analysis provides the following digest of Assembly Bill 2205 as last amended on August 16, 1993:


DIGEST: This bill makes a number of technical and clarifying changes be made [sic] to statutes relating to civil procedure and court practices.

(See Exhibit #10a, page 1)