ASSEMBLY BILL 1560 (BURTON – 1974)
CHAPTER 455, STATUTES OF 1974
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As enacted Assembly Bill 1560 affected various sections of the Health and Safety Code relating to Bay area air pollution. (See Exhibit #1e) Assembly member Burton introduced the bill on April 24, 1973 at the request of the California Lung Association. (See Exhibits #1a and #8, document PE-2)
Assembly Bill 1560 was assigned to both the Assembly Committees on Government Administration and on Transportation and both the Senate Committees on Revenue and Taxation and on Transportation where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #2, #3, and #5) Four amendments were made to Assembly Bill 1560. (See Exhibits #1b through #1e and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Ronald Reagan signed the bill on July 11, 1974 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 455 of the Statutes of 1974. (See Exhibit #1f)
Assembly Bill 1560 contained an urgency clause which caused the bill to go into immediate effect. (See Exhibit #1f) The reason for this urgency can be found in section 6 of Chapter 455. (Id.)
The following digest of Assembly Bill 1560 as it was sent to the Governor is found in the Enrolled Bill Memorandum to Governor:
Makes violation of the Bay Area Pollution Control Law or any violation of a rule or regulation of the Bay Area Pollution Control District a misdemeanor. Each day a violation occurs is a separate offense.
The bill also repeals the prohibition against the District specifying the design of equipment, type of construction, or particular method to be used in reducing air contaminants except in the case of railroad locomotives.
(See Exhibit #8, document PE-2)