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          Bill No:  AB 731
          Author:   Gallagher (R)
          Amended:  7/2/15 in Senate
          Vote:     21  

           SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE:  7-0, 7/14/15
           AYES: Jackson, Moorlach, Anderson, Hertzberg, Leno, Monning,  

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  79-0, 4/13/15 (Consent) - See last page for  

           SUBJECT:   Maintenance of the codes

          SOURCE:    Office of Legislative Counssel

          DIGEST:  This bill makes numerous nonsubstantive technical  
          changes in the California codes that have been recommended by  
          the Office of Legislative Counsel.  

          ANALYSIS:   Existing law directs the Legislative Counsel to  
          advise the Legislature from time to time as to legislation  
          necessary to maintain the codes.

          This bill makes nonsubstantive changes in various provisions of  
          law to effectuate the recommendations made by the Legislative  
          Counsel to the Legislature.



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          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  

          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          repealed and added, or repealed by this act, shall prevail over  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.

          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No

          SUPPORT:   (Verified8/11/15)

          Office of Legislative Counsel (source) 

          OPPOSITION:   (Verified8/11/15)

          None received


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           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  79-0, 4/13/15
           AYES: Achadjian, Alejo, Travis Allen, Baker, Bigelow, Bloom,  
            Bonilla, Bonta, Brough, Brown, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chang,  
            Chau, Chávez, Chiu, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Dababneh, Dahle,  
            Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Beth Gaines, Gallagher, Cristina  
            Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez,  
            Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hadley, Roger Hernández, Holden, Irwin,  
            Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Kim, Lackey, Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low,  
            Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin,  
            Nazarian, Obernolte, O'Donnell, Olsen, Patterson, Perea,  
            Quirk, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Salas, Santiago,  
            Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber,  
            Wilk, Williams, Wood, Atkins
           NO VOTE RECORDED: Harper

          Prepared by:Benjamin Palmer / JUD. / (916) 651-4113
          8/19/15 21:14:26

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