Senate Bill 1858 (Leslie – 1994)
Senate Bill 1858 (Leslie – 1994) Chapter 467, Statutes of 1994
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As enacted, Senate Bill 1858 of 1994 amended Code of Civil Procedure section 1011 relating to service of papers on attorneys. (See Exhibit #1d) This measure, which was introduced by Senator Tim Leslie on February 24, 1994, affected only section 1011 and was sponsored by the Beverly Hills Bar Association. (See Exhibits #1a and #1d, and #8, page 1)
Senate Bill 1858 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and the Assembly Committee on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #6) Two amendments were made to Senate Bill 1858. (See Exhibits #1b, #1c and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Pete Wilson signed Senate Bill 1858 on September 10, 1994, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on September 12, 1994 as Chapter 467 of the Statutes of 1994. (See Exhibits #1d and #2)
A summary of Senate Bill 1858, as last amended on July 1, 1994, was generated by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses in its Third Reading analysis:
This bill provides that specified papers may be served at the address of an attorney or a specified party of record.
This bill provides that if an attorney’s office or residence address is unknown, service may be completed by delivery to the address of the attorney or part of record as designed on the court papers.
(See Exhibit #5, document SFA-1)