Senate Bill 2058 (Watson – 1994)
Chapter 741, Statutes of 1994- SB 2058
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Penal Code section 832.7 was amended in 1994 following legislative passage of Senate Bill 2058, a single-section bill that proposed only to amend section 832.7. (See Exhibit #1e) This bill was introduced by Senator Diane Watson on February 25, 1994, who carried it for the State Bar of California. (See Exhibits #1a and #4, document SP-1)
Senate Bill 2058 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibit #3) After approval by that Committee, the Senate Committee on Appropriations examined its fiscal ramifications. (See Exhibit #2) The Senate amended the bill on April 13, 1994. (See Exhibit #1b) Senate Bill 2058 was approved by the Senate and forwarded to the Assembly on June 2, 1994. (See Exhibit #2)
While in the Assembly, the Assembly Committee on Public Safety considered the policy issues raised by the bill. (See Exhibit #7) Subsequent to approval by that Committee, the measure was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means which examined its fiscal implications. (See Exhibit #9) The Assembly amended Senate Bill 2058 on two occasions, on July 7 and August 15, 1994. (See Exhibits #1c and #1d) The Assembly thereafter approved the bill and returned it to the Senate. (See Exhibit #2)
The Senate approved the Assembly amendments and forwarded Senate Bill 2058 to the Governor on September 21, 1994. Governor Pete Wilson signed the bill on September 21, 1994 as Chapter 741, Statutes of 1994. (See Exhibits #1e and #2)
The Senate Third Reading analysis prepared by the Assembly Committee on Public Safety provided the following description of the Senate Bill 2058 as last amended on August 15, 1994:
This bill requires the department or agency to give the complaining party a copy of his or her own statement when a complaint is filed, and to notify the complaining party within 30 days of the disposition of the complaint.
(See Exhibit #10c)