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Evidence Code Section 703.5 was amended following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 1757, which affected this section only.  (See Exhibit #1c)  Assembly member Louis Caldera introduced Assembly Bill 1757 on March 4, 1993.  (See Exhibit #1a)

 Assembly Bill 1757 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibit #3)  The Assembly amended the bill on April 20, 1993.  (See Exhibit #1b)  Assembly Bill 1757 was approved by the Assembly and forwarded to the Senate on May 6, 1993.  (See Exhibit #2)  While in the Senate, the Committee on Judiciary considered the policy issues raised by the bill.  (See Exhibit #6)  The Senate approved the bill, without making any amendments, and returned it to the Assembly.  (See Exhibit #2)

 The Assembly thereafter forwarded Assembly Bill 1757 to the Governor on July 7, 1993.  Governor Pete Wilson signed the bill on July 12, 1993, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on July 13, 1993 as Chapter 114 of the Statutes of that year.  (See Exhibits #1c and #2) 

The Senate Committee on Judiciary analysis of the bill as amended April 20, 1993 explained that the purpose of this legislation was “to preserve the confidentiality and neutrality of mediators.”  (See Exhibit #6, page 2)