ASSEMBLY BILL 2250 (SPEIER – 1993)
CHAPTER 1230, STATUTES OF 1993
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As enacted Assembly Bill 2250 amended only Penal Code sections 13700 and 13730 relating to domestic violence. (See Exhibit #1f) Assembly member Collins introduced the bill on March 5, 1993 and was replaced by Assembly member K. Jacqueline Speier in the May 11, 1993 amendments in the Assembly. (See Exhibits #1a and #1b) Assembly Bill 2250 was sponsored by the Department of Justice. (See Exhibit #8, document SP-1)
The Assembly Committee on Public Safety and the Senate Committee on Judiciary considered the policy issues raised by the bill. (See Exhibits #3 and #7) The Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Appropriations examined the fiscal implications of the measure. (See Exhibits #2 and #5) Assembly Bill 2250 was amended on four occasions, once in the Assembly and three times in the Senate, before being approved by both Houses of the Legislature. (See Exhibits #1b through #1e and #2) Governor Pete Wilson signed the bill on October 11th becoming Chapter 1230 of the Statutes of 1993. (See Exhibits #1f and #2)
The 1993 Digest of Significant Legislation prepared by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses provides the following description of Assembly Bill 2250:
Clarifies the definition of domestic violence for the purpose of law enforcement response duties in domestic violence cases. Standardizes the method for reporting the incidents of domestic violence.
(See Exhibit #16)