ASSEMBLY BILL 402 (WINTON – 1963)
CHAPTER 2172, STATUTES OF 1963 - AB 402
Assembly Bill 402 was a single-section bill that only amended Government Code section 1090. (See Exhibit #1c) Assembly member Gordon H. Winton, Jr., introduced Assembly Bill 402 on January 23, 1963 at the request of the Assembly Interim Committee on Government Organization. (See Exhibits #1a and #6, document PE-6) Assembly member Winton served as chair of this sponsoring interim committee and was responsible for introducing a series of bills affecting sections 1090, et seq. (See Exhibit #8, page 1 and #11)
The measure was heard in the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization and the Senate Committee on Governmental Efficiency. (See Exhibit #2) There was one amendment proposed for this measure. (See Exhibits #1b and #2) Assembly Bill 402 was approved by the Legislature on June 15, 1963, signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown on July 23, 1963, and recorded by the Secretary of State on that date as Chapter 2172 of the Statutes of 1963. (See Exhibits #1c and #2)
The Legislative Counsel described Assembly Bill 402 as follows:
Provides that employees, as well as officers of various governmental, judicial and legislative bodies, shall not be interested in any contract executed by them in official capacity or be purchasers at any sale or vendors, at any purchase made by them in official capacity. Provides that the prohibited interest in contracts is a financial interest.
(See Exhibit #6, document PE-3)