SENATE BILL 2274 (WATSON – 1984)
CHAPTER 1667, STATUTES OF 1984 - SB 2274
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As enacted Senate Bill 2274 amended Health and Safety Code section 1505, enacted Health and Safety Code sections 11834.10, et seq., along with sections 11830.5 and 11831.5, and repealed Health and Safety Code sections 11830 and 11831 relating to alcohol programs. (See Exhibit #1f) Assembly member Diane E. Watson introduced the measure on February 17, 1984 on behalf of the California Association of Alcoholic Recovery Homes. (See Exhibits #1; #3, page 2; and #16, document PE-4)
Senate Bill 2274 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services and the Assembly Committee on Health where policy issues raised by the bill were heard. (See Exhibits #3 and #8) The Senate Committee on Finance and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means considered the fiscal ramifications of the bill. (See Exhibits #2 and #10) Two amendments were made to Senate Bill 2274 while in the Senate and one amendment while in the Assembly. (See Exhibits #1b through #1d and #2) When the bill was returned to the Senate, the Assembly’s amendments were reviewed and rejected. Consequently, Senate Bill 2274 was assigned to a Conference Committee. (See Exhibit #2) The purpose of a Conference Committee is to bring together six legislators, three from each House, in an attempt to reach a compromise on a bill's language that is acceptable to both Houses.
The Conference Committee made amendments to Senate Bill 2274 in a Conference Report which were accepted by the Legislature. (See Exhibits #2; #7, documents SDC-7, et seq.; and #17) Senate Bill 2274 was thereafter approved by Governor George Deukmejian and was recorded by the Secretary of State as Chapter1667 of the Statutes of 1984. (See Exhibits #1f and #2)
The Enrolled Bill Report to the Governor from the Department of Social Services described Senate Bill 2274 as follows:
SB 2274 would exempt alcoholism recovery facilities from community care licensing requirements and would require the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs to establish a licensure procedure for these facilities.
(See Exhibit #16, document PE-9)