ASSEMBLY BILL 1167 (BRADLEY – 1987)
CHAPTER 605, STATUTES OF 1987, AB 1167
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Government Code sections 12940, 12946, 12980, 12983, and 12986 were amended, section 12956 was added to the Government Code, and Government Code section 12982 was repealed in 1987 following legislative approval of Assembly Bill 1167, which affected these sections only. (See Exhibit #1e) Assembly Bill 1167 was introduced by Assembly member Bill Bradley on March 3, 1987. (See Exhibit #1a) Assembly member Bradley carried this bill on behalf of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to “[eliminate] the inconsistencies in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).” (See Exhibit #15, document PE-3)
Assembly Bill 1167 was heard in the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means. (See Exhibits #3 and #5) In the Senate, the bill was considered by the Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations. (See Exhibit s #2 and #9) This bill was amended three times as it was considered by both Houses. (See Exhibits #1b through #1d) Assembly Bill 1167 was approved by the Legislature on August 31, 1987, signed by Governor George Deukmejian on September 12, 1987, and recorded on September 14, 1987 as Chapter 605 of the Statutes of 1987. (See Exhibits #1e and #2)
The Third Reading analysis of Assembly Bill 1167 as last amended described the bill, in part, as follows:
Requires any owner of housing accommodations against whom a complaint has been filed to maintain and keep all records relevant to the complaint until the complaint has been fully and finally disposed of in all relevant forums.
Removes the authority of the FEHC to file complaints citing alleged housing violations of the Act.
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Eliminates from unlawful employment practice the violation of law prohibiting school boards from requiring credentials or certification not required by law.
(See Exhibit #12, pages 1 and 2)