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Assembly Bill 1259 (Hauser 1990)

Chapter 31, Statutes of 1990 - AB 1259

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Sections of the Civil Code, Government Code, and Health and Safety Code, relating to housing, were affected in 1990 following legislative approval of Assembly Bill 1259.  (See Exhibit #1i)  Assembly member Dan Hauser introduced the bill on March 3, 1989.  (See Exhibit #1a)  At this time, Assembly member Hauser served as chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development.  (See Exhibit #17, document PE-6)

Assembly Bill 1259 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development for consideration of the policy issues raised by the bill.  (See Exhibit #3)  After approval by that Committee, the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means examined its fiscal ramifications.  (See Exhibit #4)  Assembly Bill 1259 was approved by the Assembly and forwarded to the Senate on July 1, 1989.  (See Exhibit #2)

While in the Senate, the Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs heard the policy issues presented by the bill.  (See Exhibit #8)  Subsequent to approval by that Committee, Assembly Bill 1259 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Appropriations which examined its fiscal implications.  (See Exhibit #2)  The Senate voted to pass the bill on September 5, 1989 and it was returned to the Assembly on that date.  (Id.) 

The Senate made amendments to Assembly Bill 1259 which when reviewed by the Assembly were not accepted.  (See Exhibit #2)  Consequently, Assembly Bill 1259 was assigned to a Conference Committee on September 6, 1989.  (Id.) 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 which is acceptable to both Houses.  The Conference Committee on Assembly Bill 1259 made amendments to the bill in a Conference Report which were accepted by the Legislature.  (See Exhibits #15 and #16)  Assembly Bill 1259 was thereafter approved by Governor George Deukmejian and was recorded by the Secretary of State as Chapter 31 of the Statutes of 1990.  (See Exhibits #1i and #2)

Assembly Bill 1259 contained an urgency clause which caused the bill to go into immediate effect.  The reason for this urgency can be found in section 13 of Chapter 31.

The Conference Report on Assembly Bill 1259 as last amended described the proposals in the bill as follows:

DIGEST:  Conference report amendments delete the prior version of this bill relating to reverse annuity mortgages.


The current version of this bill contains a series of clean up provisions pertaining to housing and related matters including the following. . .

 (See Exhibit #16, page 2)