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                                                                     AB 731
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          Date of Hearing:  April 7, 2015


                           ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
                                  Mark Stone, Chair
          AB 731  
          (Gallagher) - As Introduced February 25, 2015
                                  PROPOSED CONSENT


          SUBJECT:  MAINTENANCE OF THE CODES


          KEY ISSUE:  SHOULD VARIOUS NON-SUBSTANTIVE, TECHNICAL CHANGES BE  
          MADE VIA THE "MAINTENANCE OF THE CODES" BILL SPONSORED BY THE  
          LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S OFFICE IN THIS ANNUAL TECHNICAL CLEAN-UP  
          BILL?


                                      SYNOPSIS


          This non-controversial bill makes 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.


          SUMMARY:  Makes non-substantive changes to the codes by  
          recommendation of the Legislative Counsel's office.   
          Specifically, this bill makes various grammatical and other  
          technical changes suggested by the Office of Legislative Counsel  
          in order to correct non-substantive errors that exist in the  
          original bill text.


          EXISTING LAW:  Unaffected


          FISCAL EFFECT:  As currently in print this bill is keyed  
          non-fiscal.










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          COMMENTS:  Each 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 the wholesale corrections.  For inclusion into the  
          measure, the change must be technical only and may not affect or  
          enact substantive law.  Any proposed change which is identified  
          as having a substantive change is automatically removed from the  
          bill.


          REGISTERED SUPPORT / OPPOSITION:


          Support


          None on file


          Opposition


          None on file


          Analysis Prepared  
          by:              Alison Merrilees/JUD./(916) 319-2334