ASSEMBLY BILL 707 (MCALISTER – 1982)
CHAPTER 1364, STATUTES OF 1982
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Numerous Code of Civil Procedure sections related to enforcement of judgments were enacted in 1982 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 707. (See Exhibit A, #1k) Assembly Bill 707 was introduced on March 2, 1981 by Assembly member Alister McAlister to codify the recommendations of the California Law Revision Commission [hereinafter referred to as “the Commission” or “the CLRC”] regarding the enforcement of judgments law. (See Exhibit A, #1a; #3a; #16, document A-1; and #17)
The measure was heard by the Assembly Committee on Judiciary and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means. (See Exhibit A, #3 and #5) In the Senate, the bill was heard by the Senate Committee on Judiciary and the Senate Committee on Finance. (See Exhibit A, #2 and #9) There were nine amendments
proposed for this bill as it was considered by the Legislature. (See Exhibit A, #1b through #1j and #2) Assembly Bill 707 was then approved by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., on September 23, 1982 and was chaptered by the Secretary of State on September 24th as Chapter 1364 of the Statutes of 1982. (See Exhibit A, #1k and #2)
The Concurrence in Senate Amendments analysis of Assembly Bill 707 described this bill as follows:
. . . this bill repealed existing provisions of law relating to the enforcement of judgments and provided for a comprehensive statute governing such judgments. The bill addressed all judgments (money judgments, possessory or sale judgments and
judgments enforceable by contempt) and enacted the Enforcement of Judgment Law and Wage Garnishment Law.
(See Exhibit A, #15, page 1)