Assembly Bill 1647 (Mori-1978)
Chapter 1161, Statutes of 1978 - AB 1647
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Numerous Business and Professions Code sections were amended in 1978 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 1647. (See Exhibit A, #1e) Assembly member Floyd Mori introduced Assembly Bill 1647 on April 14, 1977 on behalf of the Department of Consumer Affairs. (See Exhibit A, #1a; #4, document AP-1; and #11, document PE-2)
Assembly Bill 1647 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Labor, Employment, and Consumer Affairs where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibit A, #3) Assembly Bill 1647 was approved by the Assembly without amendment and forwarded to the Senate on June 6, 1977. (See Exhibit A, #2)
While in the Senate, the Committee on Business and Professions considered the policy issues raised by the bill. (See Exhibit A, #5) Three amendments were made to Assembly Bill 1647 by the Senate, on August 1 and September 12, 1977, and June 7, 1978. (See Exhibit A, #1c, #1d, and #2) The Senate thereafter approved the bill and returned it to the Assembly. (See Exhibit A, #2)
The Assembly approved the Senate amendments and Assembly Bill 1647 was forwarded to the Governor on August 21, 1978. Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed the bill on September 25, 1978, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on September 26, 1978 as Chapter 1161 of the Statutes of 1978. (See Exhibit A, #1e and #2)
An Enrolled Bill Report of Assembly Bill 1647 from the Department of Consumer Affairs stated the following with regards to the history and sponsorship of the bill:
The bill is sponsored by the Department of Consumer Affairs. There is no specifically related legislation. The bill contains a disclaimer provision in Section 536 so as not to inadvertently chapter out any substantive provisions in other bills.
Over the years numerous provisions in the Business and Professions Code have become obsolete or superceded [sic]. This bill is intended to cleanup those provisions.
(See Exhibit A, #11, document PE‑2)