Assembly Bill 3373 (Thurman – 1982)
Chapter 667, Statutes of 1982 - AB 3376
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As enacted in 1982, Assembly Bill 3373 amended only former Business and Professions Code section 13531.5, a historical derivation of current Business and Professions Code section 13532, relating to motor vehicle fuel. (See Exhibit #1e) Assembly member John E. Thurman introduced this bill on March 11, 1982 at the request of the California Independent Oil Marketers Association. (See Exhibits #1a)
Assembly Bill 3373 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection and Toxic Materials and the Senate Committee on Business and Professions where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #5) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance. (See Exhibits #2 and #4) Three amendments were made to Assembly Bill 3373. (See Exhibits #1b through #1d and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed the bill on August 27, 1982, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that date as Chapter 667 of the Statutes of 1982. (See Exhibits #1e and #2)
The Consent analysis of Assembly Bill 3373 as last amended on June 25, 1982 prepared by the Senate Democratic Caucus states that this bill would:
. . . provide that notwithstanding the law relating to weights and measures, including the above provision, a person offering for sale or selling any gasoline or motor vehicle fuel from any place of business in this state may post, as an attachment to an existing price sign, a sign or statement which uses the expression “cash discount” of a given amount, such as “less 5 cents per gallon cash discount,” provided that that person also posts and displays and makes available certain information regarding the discount, as specified.
The bill would also provide that no criminal penalty shall be imposed on any person who posts a sign or statement authorized by the bill on and after January 1, 1982, and before the effective date of the bill.
(See Exhibit #8)