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Assembly Bill 1905 (Assembly Committee on Judiciary 1989)

Chapter 1105, Statutes of 1989

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Sections relating to courts from the Civil Code, Code of Civil Procedure and Penal Code were affected in 1989 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 1905.  (See Exhibit #1e)  This bill was introduced by the Assembly Committee on Judiciary, which was chaired by Assembly member Phillip Isenberg.  (See Exhibits #1a and #3) 

 

In the Assembly, the bill was heard in the Judiciary Committee and in the Senate, the bill was heard by the Committee on Judiciary.  (See Exhibits #3 and #8)  The fiscal ramifications of Assembly Bill 1905 were heard by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and by the Senate Committee on Appropriations.  (See Exhibits #2 and #5) 

 

Assembly Bill 1905 was amended three times during legislative consideration.  (See Exhibits #1b through #1d and #2)  Following the approval of the Legislature on September 13, 1989, Assembly Bill 1905 was forwarded to the Governor for signature where Governor George Deukmejian signed Assembly Bill 1905 on September 29, 1989 and the bill was recorded by the Secretary of State as Chapter 1105 of the Statutes of 1989.  (See Exhibits #1e and #2)

 

The Third Reading analysis prepared by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses contained the following digest of Assembly Bill 1905 as it was last amended:

 

DIGEST:  This bill would:

 

1)      Provide that the power of court commissioners in family law court proceedings be identical to those of court commissioners in other cases.

 

2)      Allow parties to file a motion in a family law proceedings [sic] to adjudicate any community assets which were omitted or undistributed in the final judgment for dissolution, legal separation, or nullity.

 

3)      Provide that certain restraining orders be incorporated into the summons for an action under the Family Law Act or the Uniform Parentage Act.

 

4)      Impose sanctions upon persons who wringfully [sic] disclose the existence of restraining orders.

 

5)      Clarify the statute relating to awards of attorneys fees [sic] as sanctions in family law proceedings.

(See Exhibit #12, page 1)