Assembly Bill 1822 (Greene, et al. – 1965)
Chapter 1180, Statutes of 1965 - AB 1822
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Numerous former sections relating to land development in the Business and Professions Code and the Government Code were affected in 1965 following legislative approval of Assembly Bill 1822. (See Exhibits #1f and #1g) Assembly Bill 1822 was introduced by Assembly member Leroy Greene, as lead author, on March 15, 1965. (See Exhibit #1a)
While before the Legislature, the measure was heard in the Assembly Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Economy and the Senate Committee on Governmental Efficiency. (See Exhibit #2) Assembly Bill 1822 was amended twice while pending in the Assembly and twice while pending in the Senate before being approved by the Legislature on June 18, 1965. (See Exhibits #1b through #1e) Governor Edmund G. Brown signed the bill on July 14, 1965, and it was enacted as Chapter 1180 of the Statutes of 1965. (See Exhibits #1g and #2)
Neither of the committees hearing this bill nor its author has left documentation surviving upon its consideration. Given these circumstances, we found that the post-enrollment legislative bill file for the Governor regarding this legislation provided the most useful documents. (See generally, Exhibit #4) Through the materials located in the Governor’s file we are able to gain some insight into the intent of the legislation. The information in these materials was presumably presented to the legislature by the writers who were participants in the legislative process. (Id.)
The Legislative Counsel analysis of Assembly Bill 1822 as last amended that was in the Governor’s file described this bill as follows:
Revises provisions of the Subdivision Map Act regarding definitions, regulation of the division of land, judicial review, local fees, advisory agency reports, parcel maps, amending maps, and acceptance of improvements.
Provides that action or proceeding to attack, review, set aside, void or annul zoning determination of administrative agency must be commenced with 180 days.
(See Exhibit #4, document PE-6)