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Senate Bill 2039 (Rosenthal 1988)

Chapter 590, Statutes of 1988 - SB 2039

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Business and Professions Code sections 13532 and 13610 were amended, Business and Professions Code sections 13481, 13482, 13486, 13487, 13488, and 13537 were repealed, and sections 13481, 13486, and 13534 were added to the Business and Professions Code, relating to petroleum, in 1988 following legislative approval of Senate Bill 2039.  (See Exhibit #1d)  Senator Herschel Rosenthal introduced this bill on February 11, 1988 for the Department of Food and Agriculture.  (See Exhibits #1a and #6) 

Senate Bill 2039 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Business and Professions and the Assembly Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Consumer Protection where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #8)  The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.  (See Exhibits #2 and #10)  Two amendments were made to Senate Bill 2039.  (See Exhibits #1b, #1c, and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor George Deukmejian signed Senate Bill 2039 on August 25, 1988 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 590 of the Statutes of 1988.  (See Exhibit #1d and #2)

The Office of Senate Floor Analyses prepared a Third Reading analysis of Senate Bill 2039 as last amended on April 5, 1988 that described this bill as follows:

DIGEST:  This bill requires that discounts advertised on gasoline must be shown in cents per gallon or liter only, and makes clarifications relating to the advertising and labeling of petroleum products sold in California.

(See Exhibit #6, page 1)