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Assembly Bill 792 (Yee 2003)

Chapter 212, Statutes of 2003

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Assembly Bill 792 was a single section bill that amended Vehicle Code section 22658 only.  (See Exhibit #1c)  Assembly member Yee introduced this measure regarding the towing of vehicles at the request of the City and County of San Francisco on February 20, 2003.  (See Exhibits #1a and #8b, page 1)  There were no amendments to Assembly Bill 792 and thus it was enacted as it was introduced.  (See Exhibit #2

Assembly Bill 792 was assigned to both the Assembly and Senate Committees on Transportation where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #7)  As mentioned above, no amendments were made to Assembly Bill 792 during the legislative process.  (See Exhibits #1 and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Gray Davis signed the bill on August 9, 2003 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on August 11th as Chapter 212 of the Statutes of 2003.  (See Exhibit #1c)

The Office of Senate Floor Analyses’ Third Reading analysis summarized Assembly Bill 792 as follows: 

This bill provides that it is the intent of the Legislature that certain statutory provisions relating to the towing of vehicles promote the safety and welfare of the public.

(See Exhibit #8b, page 1)