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Assembly Bill 1358 (Shelley and Kuehl 2000)

Chapter 808, Statutes of 2000 - AB 1358

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As enacted Assembly Bill 1358 affected numerous sections from the Business and Professions Code, Civil Code, Family Code, Government Code, Health and Safety Code, Insurance Code, Labor Code, Revenue and Taxation Code, Unemployment Insurance Code, and Welfare and Institutions Code relating to child support enforcement.  (See Exhibit #1h)  Assembly member Shelley introduced the bill on February 26, 1999.  (See Exhibit #1a) However, at this time the bill related to unclaimed property.  (Id.)  The first amendment to the bill, dated January 3, 2000 gutted the introduced version of the bill and replaced it with various sections relating to child support enforcement. (See Exhibit #1b)  The January 3rd amendment also added Assembly member Kuehl as a co-author.  (Id.)


Assembly Bill 1358 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary and both the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Senate Committee on Health and Human Services where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3, #8 and #9)  The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by both the Assembly and the Senate Committees on Appropriations.  (See Exhibits #5 and #2)  Six amendments were made to Assembly Bill 1358.  (See Exhibits #1b through #1g and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Gray Davis signed the bill on September 28, 2000 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 808 of the Statutes of 2000.  (See Exhibits #1h and #2)


The Third Reading analysis prepared by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses provides the following digest of Assembly Bill 1358 as it was last amended on August 25, 2000:


DIGEST:    This bill makes numerous technical changes to various California codes relating to child support enforcement.  The changes are necessary to accommodate California's new child support enforcement organizational structure enacted last year, effective on January 1, 2000.  For the most part, this bill replaces the references to “district attorney” with “local child support agency” and   “Department of Social Services” with “Department of Child Support Services,” the successor agency and department, respectively).
(See Exhibit #12c, page 1)