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Government Code section 53084 and Health and Safety Code section 33426.7, relating to relocation costs for vehicle dealers and big box retailers, were amended with the passage of Senate Bill 114 of 2003.  (See Exhibit #1d)  Senator Tom Torlakson introduced this measure on February 3, 2003.  (See Exhibit #1a)


Senate Bill 114 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Local Government and the Assembly Committee on Local Government where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #7)  The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.  (See Exhibits #5 and #9)  Two amendments were made to Senate Bill 114 during legislative consideration.  (See Exhibits #1b, #1c and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Gray Davis signed Senate Bill 114 on October 10, 2003, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on October 11th as Chapter 781 of the Statutes of 2003.  (See Exhibits #1d and #2)


The Unfinished Business analysis provided the following digest of Senate Bill 114 as it was last amended on July 6, 2003:


This bill eliminates the authority of a redevelopment agency or local agency to provide any form of financial assistance to a vehicle dealer or big box retailer, as defined, that is relocating from the territorial jurisdiction of one community to the territorial jurisdiction of another community within the same market area; and abolishes the requirement that the California Research Bureau report by January 1, 2004, on the implementation of existing related statute.


Assembly amendments add co-authors and make a technical change.

(See Exhibit #11, page 2)