Assembly Bill 2504 (Jackson-2002)
Chapter 1094, Statutes of 2002 - AB 2504
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Code of Civil Procedure sections 170.1 and 1281.9 were amended in 2002 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 2504, which affected only these two sections. (See Exhibit #1f) Assembly member Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced the bill on February 21, 2002. (See Exhibit #1a)
Assembly Bill 2504 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary and the Senate Committee on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #7) Four amendments were made to Assembly Bill 2504 during legislative consideration. (See Exhibits #1b through #1e and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Gray Davis signed the bill on September 29th, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 1094 of the Statutes of 2002. (See Exhibits #1f and #2)
The Concurrence in Senate Amendments analysis provided the following summary of Assembly Bill 2504 as it was last amended on August 14, 2002:
SUMMARY: Requires disclosure by public judges regarding arrangements for and negotiations about employment as a private judge or related position after leaving government service. Specifically, this bill would require that public judges disclose to
the parties any arrangements for or discussions the judge has participated in during the prior two years regarding employment as an arbitrator or similar dispute resolution position when the proceeding involves an issue related to arbitration and the like or when the source of prospective employment is a party to the case.
The Senate amendments are technical and clarifying in nature.
AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY, this bill was substantially the same.
(See Exhibit #11, page 1)