BILL ANALYSIS Ó SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair 2015-2016 Regular Session AB 731 (Gallagher) Version: July 2, 2015 Hearing Date: July 14, 2015 Fiscal: No Urgency: No BCP SUBJECT Maintenance of the codes DESCRIPTION This bill would make numerous technical changes in the California codes that have been recommended by the Office of Legislative Counsel. The proposed changes would not make any substantive change in the law. BACKGROUND Each year, the Office of Legislative Counsel 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 AB 731 (Gallagher) Page 2 of ? that the change must be nonsubstantive. Consequently, any provision that is identified as making a substantive law change has been or will be deleted by the Office of Legislative Counsel. 2. "All-purpose" yielding clause avoids double jointing problems Proposed Section 644 on page 970 of this bill provides that any other bill enacted by the Legislature during the 2015 calendar year that takes effect on or before January 1, 2016, 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amends and renumbers, adds, repeals and adds, or repeals a section that is amended, amended and renumbered, added, repealed and added, or repealed by this act, shall prevail over the provisions of this bill.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 Prior Vote : Assembly Floor (Ayes 79, Noes 0) Assembly Judiciary Committee (Ayes 10, Noes 0) ************** AB 731 (Gallagher) Page 3 of ?