Senate Bill 1086 (Schiff – 1998)
Chapter 45, Statutes of 1998
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Senate Bill 1086 was introduced by Senator Adam Schiff on February 28, 1997 at the request of Public Storage, Inc. (See Exhibit #1a and #3, page 7) The bill only affected Business and Professions Code sections 21701 (amended) and 21701.1 (added). (See Exhibit #1h)
The bill was assigned to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and the Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection, Governmental Efficiency, and Economic Development where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibit #3 and #7) Following six amendments, two in the Senate and four in the Assembly, Senate Bill 1086 was approved by both Houses of the Legislature, signed by Governor Pete Wilson and recorded by the Secretary of State as Chapter 45 of the Statutes of 1998. (See Exhibit #1b through #1h and #2)
Senate Bill 1086 contained an urgency clause providing that the measure go into immediate effect. (See Exhibit #1h, SEC. 4, page 181) The necessity for the urgency was noted as follows:
In order to clarify the application of the Household Goods Carriers Act, and to ensure appropriate protections for customers transporting goods in individual storage containers, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.
(See Exhibit #1h, SEC. 4, page 181)