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CHAPTER 493, STATUTES OF 2001 - SB 125

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Section 1748.5 to the Civil Code, to add Section 4002 to, and to add Article 6 (Commencing with Section 22470) to Chapter 2 of Division 9 of the Financial Code, to amend Section 7480 of the Government Code, and to add Section 530.8 to the Penal Code as Assembly Bill 125 was enacted.  (See Exhibit #1i)  Senator Deirdre Alpert introduced the bill on January 25, 2001.  (See Exhibit #1a)  The bill was sponsored by the Identity Theft Resource Center, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, Consumer Union, Government Relations Oversight Committee, Electronic Data Systems, California District Attorneys Association, Peace Officers Research Association of California.  (See Exhibit #5, page 3)


Senate Bill 125 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Public Safety and the Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance and Public Safety where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3, #6 and #8)  Seven  amendments were made to Senate Bill 125.  (See Exhibit #1b through #h and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Gray Davis signed Senate Bill 125 on October 4, 2001, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State as Chapter 493 of the Statutes of 2001.  (See Exhibits #1i and #2)