California Commercial Code Statutory History

Commercial Code: In 1963, California established the Commercial Code, adopting the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Earlier, California had adopted the uniform laws promulgated by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (“NCCUSL”) [i.e., Uniform Negotiable Instruments Law (1917); Uniform Warehouse Receipts Act (1953); Uniform Sales Act (1931); Uniform Bills of Lading Act (1919); Uniform Stock Transfer Act (1947); Uniform Conditional Sales Act (which California did not adopt); and Uniform Trust Receipts Act (1935)]. From 1942 to 1962, the American Law Institute and the NCCUSL, with assistance from the New York Law Revision Commission and the 1961 Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code, drafted the Uniform Commercial Code that was then adopted by states such as California.

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Commercial Code Sections

Section 1103: Derived from former uncodified § 56, enacted in 1909.

Section 2314: Derived from former Civil Code § 1735, enacted in 1931.

Section 3117: Derived from former Uniform Commercial Code § 3119, enacted in 1963.

Section 3305: Enacted in 1992.

Section 3406: Derived from former Uniform Commercial Code § 3406, enacted in 1963.

Section 9406: Derived from former Commercial Code § 9318, enacted in 1963.

Section 9607: Derived from former Commercial Code § 9502, enacted in 1963.