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                             SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
                             Senator Noreen Evans, Chair
                              2011-2012 Regular Session


          SB 1171 (Harman)
          As Introduced
          Hearing Date: May 1, 2012
          Fiscal: No
          Urgency: No
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                                        SUBJECT
                                           
                              Maintenance of the Codes

                                      DESCRIPTION  

          This bill would make numerous technical changes in the 
          California codes that have been recommended by the Legislative 
          Counsel's Office.  The proposed changes would not make any 
          substantive change in the law.

                                      BACKGROUND  

          Every year, the Legislative Counsel's Office identifies 
          grammatical errors and other errors of a technical nature that 
          have been inadvertently enacted into statutory law.  The annual 
          "Maintenance of the Codes" bill is the vehicle for implementing 
          these wholesale corrections.  In order to be included in the 
          measure, the change must be technical only and may not affect or 
          enact substantive law.  Any proposed change that is identified 
          as having a substantive change is automatically deleted from the 
          bill. 

                                CHANGES TO EXISTING LAW
           
          None
          
                                        COMMENT
           
          1.  Commitment to delete any substantive provision
           
          A condition for inclusion in the annual code maintenance bill is 
          that the change must be nonsubstantive.  Consequently, any 
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          provision that is identified as making a substantive law change 
          has been or will be deleted by the Legislative Counsel's Office.












































                                                                      



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          2.  "All-purpose" yielding clause avoids double jointing problems
           
          Proposed Section 242 on page 583 of the bill provides that any 
          other bill enacted by the Legislature during the 2012 calendar 
          year that takes effect on or before January 1, 2013, and that 
          amends, amends and renumbers, adds, repeals and adds, or repeals 
          a section that is amended, amended and renumbered, added, 
          repealed and added, or repealed by this act, shall prevail over 
          the provisions of this bill.  This "all-purpose" yielding clause 
          avoids any double jointing problems that might otherwise occur.


           Support  :  None Known

           Opposition  :  None Known

                                        HISTORY
           
           Source  :  Office of Legislative Counsel

           Related Pending Legislation  :  None Known

           Prior Legislation  :  Annual Maintenance of the Code bills

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