Assembly Bill 1615 (Johnson – 1973)
Chapter 977, Statutes of 1973 - AB 1615
As enacted Assembly Bill 1615 amended sections 12020, 12500, 12501.1, 12504, 12505, 12508, 12509, and 12510 of and added section 1212.1 to and Chapter 505 (commencing with section 12531) of the Business and Professions Code relating to weights and measures. (See Exhibit #1i) Assembly member Ray E. Johnson introduced the bill on April 25, 1973 at the request of the Department of Food and Agriculture. (See Exhibits #1a and #4, page 1)
Assembly Bill 1615 was assigned to both the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization, Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation, and the Senate Committee on Business and Professions where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3, #2, and #4) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance. (See Exhibit #2) Seven amendments were made to Assembly Bill 1615. (See Exhibits #1b through #1h and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Ronald Reagan signed the bill on September 30, 1973 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 977 of the Statutes of 1973. (See Exhibits #1i and #2)
The Enrolled Bill Memorandum to Governor from the Legislative Secretary provides the following digest of Assembly Bill 1615:
AB 1615 makes several technical changes to the weights and measures laws and authorizes injunctive relief for violations of such laws. In addition the bill adds a new chapter to provide for the registration of weighing and measuring device repairmen.
(See Exhibit #9, document PE-2)