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Assembly Bill 2841 of 1988 (Harris – 1988)

Chapter 1199, Statutes of 1988 - AB 2841

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Numerous sections, both former and current, from the Civil Code, Code of Civil Procedure, Financial Code, Government Code, Labor Code, Military and Veterans Code, Probate Code, Revenue and Taxation Code, and Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to probate law and procedure, were affected in 1988 following legislative approval of Assembly Bill 2841, introduced on January 26, 1988 by Assembly member Elihu Harris.  (See Exhibit A, #1a and #1g)  Assembly member Harris carried this bill for the California Law Revision Commission [hereinafter referred to as “the CLRC” or “the Commission”].  (See Exhibit A, #3a, page 8) 

Assembly Bill 2841 was heard in the Assembly Committee on Judiciary and the Senate Committee on Judiciary.  (See Exhibit A, #3 and #8)  The measure was also considered in the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Appropriations.  (See Exhibit A, #2 and #5)  Assembly Bill 2841 was amended once while pending in the Assembly and four times while pending in the Senate before being approved by the Legislature on August 23, 1988.  (See Exhibit A, #1b through #1f and #2)  Governor George Deukmejian signed the bill on September 22, 1988, and it was recorded on that date as Chapter 1199 of the Statutes of 1988.  (See Exhibit A, #1g and #2)

A Third Reading analysis prepared by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses, provided the following digest of Assembly Bill 2841 as it was last amended:

 

DIGEST:  This bill revises existing law relative to the administration of decedents’ estates and the management of estates by guardians and conservators.

(See Exhibit A, #12, page 1)