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Assembly Bill 769 (Badham 1933)

Chapter 261, Statutes of 1933 - AB 769

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Chapter 261 enacted what was denominated commonly as the1933 Anti-Rebate Act as an amendment to the 1913 Unfair Practice Act.  (See Exhibit #1c) We have enclosed a copy of the 1913 Act for your reference.  (See Exhibit #7)


The bill responsible for this 1933 amendment was Assembly Bill 769, which was introduced by Assembly member Willard E. Badham on January 23, 1933.  (See Exhibit #1a)  Assembly Bill 769 was a single section bill that only added former uncodified section 1c to the 1913 Act.  (See Exhibit #1c) 


While before the Legislature, the measure was heard in both the Assembly and Senate Committees on Judiciary.  (See Exhibit #2)  Assembly Bill 769 was amended once in the Assembly.  (See Exhibits #1b and #2)  The Senate did not amend the bill.  (See Exhibits #1 and #2)  Assembly Bill 769 was approved by the Legislature on April 26, 1933, signed by Governor James Rolph, Jr., on May 8, 1933, and recorded on that date as Chapter 261 of the Statutes of 1933.  (See Exhibits #1c and #2) 


As introduced, Assembly Bill 769 was described by Legislative Counsel in the Legislative Digest as follows:


Prohibits rebates, or special privileges to purchasers of a manufacturer or merchant “where such payment or allowance tends to destroy competition.”

(See Exhibit #3)