AB 889

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2017-2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Secrecy agreements.

Bill Subjects

Secrecy Agreements.

Abstract

Existing law specifies that certain types of confidential or privileged information shall not be introduced as evidence in a court action. Existing law generally permits the parties to a civil action to include, as a condition to a settlement, a provision requiring that information about the settlement or the underlying dispute be kept confidential; however, existing law prohibits a confidential settlement agreement in a civil action with a factual foundation establishing a cause of action for civil damages for an act that may be prosecuted as a felony sex offense. Existing law also establishes that flouting this prohibition is grounds for professional discipline for an attorney, and it requires the State Bar of California to investigate and take appropriate action in any case brought to its attention. This bill would instead authorize but not require the State Bar to investigate these cases of attorney misconduct. This bill would also provide that in an action based upon the existence of a danger to the public health or safety, as defined, information relating to the danger that was discovered during the course of litigation shall not be kept secret pursuant to an agreement of the parties or a court order, except that a court or arbitral tribunal may order information relating to a trade secret be kept secret in narrow circumstances. The bill would similarly establish that flouting this prohibition is grounds for professional discipline for an attorney.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Feb 01, 2018

Assembly

Died on third reading file.

Jan 29, 2018

Assembly

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Page 3851.)

Jan 08, 2018

Assembly

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Page 3716.)

Jan 04, 2018

Assembly

Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

From inactive file.

Jan 03, 2018

Assembly

Notice of intention to remove from inactive file given by Assembly Member Mark Stone.

Jun 01, 2017

Assembly

Ordered to inactive file at the request of Assembly Member Mark Stone.

May 30, 2017

Assembly

Assembly Rule 69(b) suspended. (Ayes 53. Noes 23. Page 1851.)

Assembly

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Page 1854.)

May 04, 2017

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 03, 2017

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 3.) (May 2).

Apr 24, 2017

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on P. & C.P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on P. & C.P.

Apr 20, 2017

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on P. & C.P. Read second time and amended.

Apr 17, 2017

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on P. & C.P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on P. & C.P.

Apr 06, 2017

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 05, 2017

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on P. & C.P. (Ayes 8. Noes 3.) (April 4).

Apr 03, 2017

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Mar 30, 2017

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on JUD. Read second time and amended.

Mar 02, 2017

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on JUD. and P. & C.P.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on JUD. and P. & C.P.

Feb 17, 2017

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Feb 16, 2017

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB889 HTML
02/16/17 - Introduced PDF
03/30/17 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/06/17 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/20/17 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/30/17 - Amended Assembly PDF
01/08/18 - Amended Assembly PDF
01/29/18 - Amended Assembly PDF

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