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Senate Bill 1487 (Collier-1963)

Chapter 1425, Statutes of 1963

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The Office of Legislative Counsel prepared a Report on Senate Bill 1487 as it was sent to the Governor which summarizes the measure as follows:

Amends Sec. 6308, P.R.C., re tidelands and submerged lands.

Requires the State to be joined as a necessary party in actions commenced by, as well as against, grantees of tidelands and submerged lands from the State involving title to or boundaries of such lands.
(See Exhibit #4, document PE-2)

Senator Collier wrote a letter to Governor Brown on July 1, 1963 asking for approval of Senate Bill 1487. This letter set forth the reasoning for the bill as follows:

The reason for this bill is that some years ago the City of Long Beach as Trustee for the State of California started on action in the Federal Courts of Southern California against the occupants of certain of the Tidelands to quiet title. Even though it is generally conceded that the Trustor of a Trust is a necessary party to an action to try title to the property of the Trust, the State of California was not made a party to the action, it was a friendly suit which resulted in a stipulated judgment, which to this day has clouded the States title to some of the Tidelands Trust property in Long Beach. There is no excuse for this to ever happen again.
(See Exhibit #4, document PE-3)

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