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Labor Code section 3853 was amended in 1980 following legislative approval of Assembly Bill 2695, which affected this section only.  (See Exhibit #1d)  This bill was introduced on March 3, 1980 by Assembly member Frank Vicencia at the request of the California Association of Publicly Owned Transit Systems.  (See Exhibits #1a and #9)  At this time, Assembly member Vicencia served as chair of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization.  (See Exhibit #10, document A-9)


Assembly Bill 2695 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Finance, Insurance and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Industrial Relations where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #7)  The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance.  (See Exhibits #5 and #2)  Two amendments were made to Assembly Bill 2695.  (See Exhibits #1b, #1c, and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed the bill on July 17, 1980 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on July 18th as Chapter 582 of the Statutes of 1980.  (See Exhibit #1d)


An Enrolled Bill Memorandum prepared by the Legislative Secretary to the Governor described Assembly Bill 2695 as last amended as follows:


This bill would require an employer or employee who is bringing an action against a third party to provide that person with a copy of the complaint.

(See Exhibit #11, document PE-1)