Assembly Bill 80x (Petris – 1966x)
Chapter 147x, Statutes of 1966x, AB 80x
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Numerous sections of the Corporations Code, Government Code, Education Code, Revenue and Taxation Code, and Streets and Highways Code relating to property assessment and taxation were affected in 1966 during the First Extraordinary Session of 1966 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 80. (See Exhibit #1k) Assembly Bill 80 [hereinafter referred to as “Assembly Bill 80x”] was introduced on March 1, 1966 by Assembly members Nicholas C. Petris and John T. Knox, as lead co-authors. (See Exhibit #1a) This bill was known thereafter as the Petris-Knox Assessment Reform Bill. (See Exhibit #11)
Assembly Bill 80x was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and the Senate Committee on Revenue and Taxation where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibit #2) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee Finance. (Id.) Eight amendments were made to Assembly Bill 80x as the bill was considered by the Legislature. (See Exhibits #1b through #1i and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Edmund G. Brown signed the bill on July 5, 1966, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on July 8, 1966 as Chapter 147x of the Statutes of 1966x. (See Exhibit #1k)
The Legislative Secretary for the Governor described Assembly Bill 80x as last amended in his Bill Memorandum as follows:
SB 80 provides for statewide reform of local assessment practices and policies. The bill also provides for more effective state supervision of the local assessment function.
(See Exhibit #10, document PE-1)