SB 885 - An Act to Amend Section 1749.5 of the Civil Code, Relating to Gift Certificates.

Gift certificates: redemption. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law provides that a gift certificate sold after January 1, 1997, is redeemable in cash or subject to replacement with a new gift certificate. Existing law also provides that a gift certificate with a cash value of less than $10 may be redeemed in cash, as defined, for its cash value. Existing law prohibits the sale of a gift certificate that contains a dormancy fee, subject to specified… More
Existing law provides that a gift certificate sold after January 1, 1997, is redeemable in cash or subject to replacement with a new gift certificate. Existing law also provides that a gift certificate with a cash value of less than $10 may be redeemed in cash, as defined, for its cash value. Existing law prohibits the sale of a gift certificate that contains a dormancy fee, subject to specified exceptions.

This bill would delete those exceptions and expressly prohibit the sale of a gift certificate that contains a dormancy fee. Hide
 
Status:
This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 25, 2010.

voted YES: 25 voted NO: 8
6 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Section 1749.5 of the Civil Code, Relating to Gift Certificates.

SB 885 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law provides that a gift certificate sold after January 1, 1997, is redeemable in cash or subject to replacement with a new gift certificate. Existing law also provides that a gift certificate with a cash value of less than $10 may be redeemed in cash, as defined, for its cash value. Existing law prohibits the sale of a gift certificate that contains a dormancy fee, subject to specified exceptions.

This bill would delete those exceptions and expressly prohibit the sale of a gift certificate that contains a dormancy fee.
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Title
An Act to Amend Section 1749.5 of the Civil Code, Relating to Gift Certificates.
Author(s)
Ellen Corbett
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Gift certificates: redemption
Major Actions
Introduced1/19/2010
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary3/23/2010
Passed Senate6/03/2010
Passed Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection6/29/2010
Passed Assembly8/23/2010
Passed Senate8/25/2010
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/03/2010
Vetoed by Governor9/23/2010
Vetoed by Governor9/23/2010
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on JudiciaryDo pass.3/23/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Judiciary
3 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB885 Corbett6/03/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
21 voted YES 12 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer ProtectionDo pass as amended.6/29/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection
6 voted YES 4 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 885 Corbett Senate Third Reading By ENG8/23/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
50 voted YES 26 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateUnfinished Business SB885 Corbett8/25/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
25 voted YES 8 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/19/2010
1/19/2010Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
1/20/2010From print. May be acted upon on or after February 19.
2/04/2010To Com. on JUD.
3/11/2010Set for hearing March 23.
select this voteVote3/23/2010Do pass.
3/23/2010From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 3. Noes 2. Page 3001.)
3/24/2010Read second time. To third reading.
4/05/2010Read third time. Amended. To second reading.
4/06/2010Read second time. To third reading.
5/28/2010Read third time. Amended. To second reading.
6/01/2010Read second time. To third reading.
6/03/2010Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 21. Noes 12. Page 3794.) To Assembly.
6/03/2010In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage6/03/2010Senate 3rd Reading SB885 Corbett
6/10/2010To Com. on B.,P. & C.P.
6/14/2010From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on B.,P. & C.P.
6/22/2010Set, first hearing. Further hearing to be set.
select this voteVote6/29/2010Do pass as amended.
6/30/2010From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 4.) (Heard in committee on June 29.)
7/01/2010Read second time. Amended. To second reading.
8/02/2010Read second time. To third reading.
8/18/2010Read third time. Amended. (Page 6328.) To third reading.
8/19/2010Assembly Rule 69(d) suspended. (Ayes 51. Noes 28. Page 6352.)
8/23/2010Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 50. Noes 26. Page 6534.) To Senate.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/23/2010SB 885 Corbett Senate Third Reading By ENG
8/24/2010In Senate. To unfinished business.
8/25/2010Senate concurs in Assembly amendments. (Ayes 25. Noes 8. Page 4907.) To enrollment.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/25/2010Unfinished Business SB885 Corbett
9/03/2010Enrolled. To Governor at 11:45 a.m.
Vetoed9/23/2010Vetoed by Governor.
9/24/2010In Senate. To unfinished business. (Veto)
11/30/2010Died on file.

Total contributions given to Senators from Elderly issues & Social Security, which…

supported this bill

Elderly issues & Social Security$175
$175

4 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

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An Act to Amend Section 1749.5 of the Civil Code, Relating to Gift Certificates.: Unfinished Business SB885 Corbett

4 organizations supported this bill

California Labor Federation
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 24). Bill Analysis SB 885 8-24-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.
Congress of California Seniors
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 24). Bill Analysis SB 885 8-24-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.
Consumer Attorneys of California
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 24). Bill Analysis SB 885 8-24-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.
Consumers Union
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 24). Bill Analysis SB 885 8-24-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.

0 organizations opposed this bill

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from Elderly issues & Social Security interest groups, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$0Yes
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$0$0Yes
Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0Yes
Ron CalderonDCA-30$0$0Yes
Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$0$0Yes
Dave CogdillRCA-14$0$0No
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$0$0Yes
Lou CorreaDCA-34$0$0Yes
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$0$0Yes
Jeff DenhamRCA-12$0$0Not Voting
Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
Bob DuttonRCA-31$0$0No
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$0$0No
Dean FlorezDCA-16$0$0Yes
Loni HancockDCA-9$0$0Yes
Tom HarmanRCA-35$0$0Not Voting
Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$0$0Not Voting
Bob HuffRCA-29$0$0No
Christine KehoeDCA-39$0$0Yes
Mark LenoDCA-3$175$0Yes
Carol LiuDCA-21$0$0Yes
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0Yes
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$0$0Not Voting
Jenny OropezaDCA-28$0$0Not Voting
Alex PadillaDCA-20$0$0Yes
Fran PavleyDCA-23$0$0Yes
Curren PriceDCA-26$0$0Yes
Gloria RomeroDCA-24$0$0Yes
George RunnerRCA-17$0$0No
Joe SimitianDCA-11$0$0Yes
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$0$0Yes
Tony StricklandRCA-19$0$0Yes
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$0$0No
Pat WigginsDCA-2$0$0Not Voting
Lois WolkDCA-5$0$0Yes
Rod WrightDCA-25$0$0Yes
Mark WylandRCA-38$0$0No
Leland YeeDCA-8$0$0Yes

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Sam AanestadRCA-4$2,000$0Yes
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$15,000$0Yes
Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$3,000$0Yes
Ron CalderonDCA-30$18,100$0Yes
Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$17,150$0Yes
Dave CogdillRCA-14$12,300$0No
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$107,017$0Yes
Lou CorreaDCA-34$32,900$0Yes
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$104,058$0Yes
Jeff DenhamRCA-12$15,550$0Not Voting
Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
Bob DuttonRCA-31$14,695$0No
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$5,931$0No
Dean FlorezDCA-16$2,000$0Yes
Loni HancockDCA-9$140,040$0Yes
Tom HarmanRCA-35$36,948$0Not Voting
Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$2,000$0Not Voting
Bob HuffRCA-29$13,895$0No
Christine KehoeDCA-39$36,925$0Yes
Mark LenoDCA-3$156,777$0Yes
Carol LiuDCA-21$60,200$0Yes
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$20,450$0Yes
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$26,400$0Not Voting
Jenny OropezaDCA-28$25,259$0Not Voting
Alex PadillaDCA-20$87,799$0Yes
Fran PavleyDCA-23$93,279$0Yes
Curren PriceDCA-26$34,109$0Yes
Gloria RomeroDCA-24$34,623$0Yes
George RunnerRCA-17$37,025$0No
Joe SimitianDCA-11$44,750$0Yes
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$227,171$0Yes
Tony StricklandRCA-19$67,926$0Yes
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$44,375$0No
Pat WigginsDCA-2$9,650$0Not Voting
Lois WolkDCA-5$70,983$0Yes
Rod WrightDCA-25$33,650$0Yes
Mark WylandRCA-38$11,500$0No
Leland YeeDCA-8$34,900$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$1,588,060
Labor unions$112,100
Elderly issues & Social Security$175
Consumer groups$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
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