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Assembly Bill 2055 (Webber 1937)

Chapter 670, Statutes of 1937 - AB 2055

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The Subdivision Map Act of 1937 was enacted following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 2055.  (See Exhibit #1f) Assembly member Charles M. Weber, a well-known engineer, introduced the bill on January 22, 1937.   (See Exhibits #1a and #12, page 38)   The measure was sponsored by the League of California Municipalities and supported by the California Real Estate Association.  (See Exhibits #10 and #12)

Assembly Bill 2055 was heard in the Assembly Committee on Judiciary General and the Senate Committee on Judiciary.  (See Exhibit #2)  There were four amendments proposed for this bill, one in the Senate and three in the Assembly.  (See Exhibits #1b through #1e and #2) After passage in both Houses of the Legislature, the measure was approved by Governor Frank F. Merriam and was recorded as Chapter 670 of the Statutes of 1937.  (See Exhibits #1f and #2) 

Background on this measure was reported in an article found in the California Real Estate Magazine as follows:

     A. B. 2055 was drafted last September by Reeve Conover, city engineer of Monterey County planning commission, assisted by the principal municipal, planning, engineering and legal authorities

of Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Francisco, and it has the endorsement of the League of Municipalities. . .

(See Exhibit #12, page 38)