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                             SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
                         Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair
                             2015-2016  Regular  Session


          SB 1171 (Committee on Judiciary)
          Version: February 18, 2016
          Hearing Date: March 29, 2016
          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 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.  

                                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  
          provision that is identified as making a substantive change will  








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          be deleted by the Office of Legislative Counsel.

          2.  "All-purpose" yielding clause avoids double jointing problems

           Proposed Section 330 on page 640 of this bill includes an  
          "all-purpose" yielding clause that 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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