CRC - 2017                                   COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Proposal No. P 6
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: FAV            .                                
                  04/03/2018           .                                

       The Committee on Style and Drafting (Martinez) recommended the
    1         CRC Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the proposal clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 21 is added to Article V of the State Constitution
    6  to read:
    7                              ARTICLE V                            
    8                              JUDICIARY                            
    9         SECTION 21. Judicial interpretation of statutes and rules.
   10  In interpreting a state statute or rule, a state court or an
   11  officer hearing an administrative action pursuant to general law
   12  may not defer to an administrative agency’s interpretation of
   13  such statute or rule, and must instead interpret such statute or
   14  rule de novo.
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   17  And the title is amended as follows:
   18         Delete everything before the proposal clause
   19  and insert:
   20                        A proposal to create                       
   21         Section 21 of Article V of the State Constitution to
   22         require a state court or an administrative law judge
   23         to interpret a state statute or rule de novo in
   24         litigation between an administrative agency and a
   25         private party and not merely defer to the
   26         administrative agency's interpretation.