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Assembly Bill 2057 (Song 1965)

Chapter 1341, Statutes of 1965 - AB 2057

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Former sections relating to judicial review of subdivision map and zoning decisions in the Business and Professions Code and the Government Code were affected in 1965 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 2057.  (See Exhibit #1d)  Assembly member Alfred H. Song introduced the bill on March 25, 1965 at the request of the City Attorney for the City of Monterey Park.  (See Exhibits #1a and #3, document PE-1)                        

Assembly Bill 2057 was assigned to the Assembly and Senate Committees on Municipal and County Government where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibit #2)  Two amendments were made to Assembly Bill 2057 during the legislative process.  (See Exhibits #1b, #1c, and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Edmund G. Brown signed the bill on July 15, 1965, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 1341 of the Statutes of 1965.  (See Exhibits #1d and #2)

The Office of Legislative Counsel in its Report on Enrolled Bill to the Governor described Assembly Bill 2057 as follows:

Provides that any action or proceeding to attack, review, set aside, void or annul the decision of a governing body concerning a subdivision, or the decision of an administrative agency concerning zoning, or of any of the proceedings, acts or determinations taken, done or made prior to such a decision, or to determined the reasonableness, legality of validity of any condition attached thereto, shall not be maintained by any person unless such action or proceeding is commenced within 18- days after the date of such decision.  Provides further that thereafter all persons are barred from any such action or proceeding or any defense of invalidity or unreasonableness of such decision or of such proceedings, acts or determinations.

(See Exhibit #3, document PE-4)