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Assembly Bill 4000 (Roybal-Allard 1990)

Chapter 752, Statutes of 1990 - AB 4000

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As enacted Assembly Bill 4000 amended now former Code of Civil Procedure sections 540, 542, 545, 547, 550, and 551.  (See Exhibit #1c)  Assembly member Roybal-Allard introduced Assembly Bill 4000 on March 2, 1990 at the request of Los Angeles City Attorney's Office.  (See Exhibits #1a and #7, page 1)

Assembly Bill 4000 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibit #3)  After approval by that Committee, the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means examined its fiscal ramifications.  (See Exhibit #5)  The Assembly amended the bill on May 16, 1990.  (See Exhibits #1b and #2)  Assembly Bill 4000 was approved by the Assembly and forwarded the Senate on June 12, 1990.  (See Exhibit #2)

While in the Senate, the Senate Committee on Judiciary considered the policy issues raised by the bill.  (See Exhibit #7)  Subsequent to approval by that Committee, the measure was assigned to the Senate Committee on Appropriations which examined its fiscal implications.  (See Exhibit #2)  The Senate made no amendments to Assembly Bill 4000.  (See Exhibit #2)  The Senate thereafter approved the bill and returned it to the Assembly.  (Id.)

Assembly Bill 4000 was forwarded to the Governor on September 6, 1990. (See Exhibit #2) Governor George Deukmejian signed the bill on September 10, 1990, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on September 13, 1990 as Chapter 752 of the Statutes of 1990.  (See Exhibits #1c and #2)

The Third Reading analysis prepared by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses provides the following digest of Assembly Bill 4000 as last amended on May 16, 1990:

This bill makes a number of technical and substantive changes designed to increase the effectiveness of domestic violence restraining orders.

(See Exhibit #10, page 1)