Senate Bill 766 (Rains – 1975)
Chapter 1241, Statutes of 1975 - SB 766
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As enacted in 1975, Senate Bill 766 amended sections 352, 370, 371, 377, 379, 690.6, 1164, and 1276 of and repealed section 341.5 of the Code of Civil Procedure. (See Exhibit #1f) Senator Omer L. Rains introduced the bill on April 7, 1975 at the request of the Joint Committee on Legal Equality. (See Exhibits #1a and #3, page 1)
Senate Bill 766 was assigned to both the Senate and Assembly Committees on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #6) Four amendments were made to Senate Bill 766. (See Exhibits #1b through #1e and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., signed Senate Bill 766 on October 1, 1975 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 1241 of the Statutes of 1975. (See Exhibit #1f)
The Enrolled Bill Memorandum to Governor provides the following digest of Senate Bill 766:
This bill would eliminate gender differentiation in various sections of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(See Exhibit #9, document PE-1)