Assembly Bill 872 (Maddy – 1973)
Chapter 1031, Statutes of 1973, AB 872
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Vehicle Code section 11713.1 was added in 1973 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 872, introduced by Assembly member Ken Maddy on March 21, 1973. (See Exhibit #1a) Assembly Bill 872 was a single-issue bill that affected only Vehicle Code section 11713.1. (See Exhibit #1c)
Assembly Bill 872 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Transportation and the Senate Committee on Transportation where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #5) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means. (See Exhibit #2) One amendment was made to Assembly Bill 872. (See Exhibit #1b) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Ronald Reagan signed the bill on October 1, 1973 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that date as Chapter 1031 of the Statutes of 1973. (See Exhibits #1c and #2)
The Senate Transportation Committee analysis of Assembly Bill 872 as it was last amended on August 30, 1973 provides the following digest of the bill:
This bill would make the following advertising practices by licensed vehicle dealers unlawful:
Advertising the sale of a specific vehicle without its identification or license number.
Advertising the total price without mentioning all costs to the consumer except sales tax, registration fees, and finance.
To refuse to sell a vehicle at the advertised total price unless the advertisement states that the total price is good only for a specific time and such time has elapsed.
(See Exhibit #5, page 1)