Assembly Bill 2086 (Keeley – 1998)
Chapter 915, Statutes of 1998 - AB 2086
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As enacted, Assembly Bill 2086 was a single-section bill that affected only Code of Civil Procedure section 1282.4, relating to arbitration. (See Exhibit #1f) The bill was introduced on February 18, 1998 by Assembly member Fred Keeley on behalf of the Securities Industry Association. (See Exhibits #1a and #9)
Assembly Bill 2086 was assigned to both the Assembly and Senate Committees on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #7) Four amendments were made to Assembly Bill 2086. (See Exhibits #1b through #1e and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Pete Wilson signed the bill on September 28, 1998 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 915 of the Statutes of 1998. (See Exhibit #1f)
The Office of Senate Floor Analyses’ Third Reading analysis of Assembly Bill 2086 describes the bill as last amended on August 27, 1998 as follows:
This bill would allow out-of-state attorneys to represent a party in the course of, or in connection with, an arbitration in California when the out-of-state lawyer complies with the pro hac vice procedures for appearing in California, including the association of local counsel as the attorney of record.
The bill would also allow any person, including a non-lawyer or a out-of-state lawyer, to represent a party in an arbitration arising under collective bargaining agreements in industries or in provisions subject to either state or federal law.
(See Exhibit #9, page 1)