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Assembly Bill 1669 (Assembly Committee on Judiciary 2000)

Chapter 688, Statutes of 2000, AB 1669

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As enacted in 2000, Assembly Bill 1669 affected Civil Code section 1788.17; Code of Civil Procedure sections 403, 404, 527, 527.6, 527.8, 871.3, 1277, 1731, 1738, 20204, 2031, 2094, 2095, 2096, and 2097; Government Code sections 66909.2 and 66909.5; Penal Code section 14029; Probate Code section 1310; and Vehicle Code section 2805, relating to Civil Procedure.  (See Exhibit #1g)  The Assembly Committee on Judiciary, chaired at this time by Assembly member Sheila Kuehl, introduced this measure on March 15, 1999.  (See Exhibit #1a)


Assembly Bill 1669 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary and the Senate Committee on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #6)  The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate Committee on Appropriations.  (See Exhibit #2)  Five amendments were made to Assembly Bill 1669.  (See Exhibits #1b through #1f and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Gray Davis signed the bill on September 25, 2000, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on September 27, 2000 as Chapter 688 of the Statutes of 2000.  (See Exhibits #1g and #2)


The Concurrence analysis prepared by the Assembly Committee on Judiciary provides a summary of Assembly Bill 1669 as last amended on August 21, 2000.  It also highlights the amendments of the bill.  In relevant part, that summary notes:


SUMMARY:  Makes a number of non-controversial changes to the civil law and procedure, and one change to the Vehicle Code.

(See Exhibit #10)


The above quoted analysis then sets forth the different provisions contained in the bill.  (See Exhibit #10)