Assembly Bill 2667 (Killea-1988)
Chapter 23, Statutes of 1988 - AB 2667
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Code of Civil Procedure sections relating to international commercial disputes were added in 1988 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 2667. (See Exhibit #1f) Assembly member Lucy Killea introduced Assembly Bill 2667 on April 21, 1987 on behalf of the Los Angeles Center for International Commercial Arbitration. (See Exhibits #1a and #7, page 1) Assembly member Killea chaired the Assembly Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Relations, which may explain her legislative authorship of the measure. (See Exhibit #4, document AP‑54)
The Assembly and Senate Committees on Judiciary considered the policy issues raised by Assembly Bill 2667. (See Exhibits #3 and #7) The Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Appropriations examined the bill’s fiscal implications. (See Exhibits #2 and #5) Four amendments were made to Assembly Bill 2667 during legislative consideration. (See Exhibits #1b through #1e and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Assembly Bill 2667 was signed by Governor George Deukmejian on March 4, 1988 and was recorded by the Secretary of State on March 7, 1988 as Chapter 23 of the Statutes of 1988. (See Exhibits #1f and #2)
Section 3 of the measure noted that Assembly Bill 2667 was an urgency statute that would go into effect immediately. (See Exhibit #1f, page 21, SEC. 3) This section indicates that the urgency status of the measure was required “[i]n order to reduce the unnecessary burden on the courts, and the resulting delay in the resolution of international commercial disputes . . . .” (Id.)