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CHAPTER 155, STATUTES OF 1994 - AB 860

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Assembly Bill 860 is described to be an act to add section 341.5 to the Code of Civil Procedure, to amend section 955.3 of the Government Code, to amend sections 97.02, 97.03, 97.035, 97.036 and 97.04 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and to repeal Section 19 of Chapter 905 of the Statutes of 1993.  (See Exhibit #1g)  Assembly member Gwen Moore introduced the measure on February 25, 1993.  (See Exhibit #1a)  Assembly member Curt Pringle was substituted as author in the Senate amendments of July 4, 1994.  (See Exhibit #1f)


Following its introduction, the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce, the Senate Committee on Energy and Public Utilities, and the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review considered the policy issues raised by the bill.  (See Exhibits #3, #8 and #10)  The Assembly Committee on Ways and Means examined the bill’s fiscal implications.  (See Exhibit #5)  Assembly Bill 860 was amended five times, once in the Assembly and four times in the Senate, before being approved by both Houses of the Legislature.  (See Exhibits #1b through #1f and #2)  Governor Pete Wilson signed the measure on July 9th and the Secretary of State recorded it on July 11th as Chapter 155 of the Statutes of 1994.  (See Exhibits #1g and #2)


Assembly Bill 860 contained an urgency clause causing the measure to go into effect immediately.  (See Exhibit #1g)  The necessity for the urgency is stated as follows:

            In order to effectuate the necessary statutory changes to implement the Budget Act of 1994 as soon as possible, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.

(See Exhibit #1g, SEC. 16, page 1351)


The 1994 Digest of Significant Legislation prepared by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses describes Assembly Bill 860 as follows:


Requests the local government “trailer bill” for the 1994-95 State Budget, affecting litigation on fiscal issues, the vehicle license fee shift, special districts’ property tax shifts, Teeter Plan adjustments, corrections to Education Revenue Augmentation Fund, and special funding for Madera and Tulare counties.

(See Exhibit #15, page 455)