California Lemon Law Co-Author Dies

We would like to take a moment to express our appreciation for the life and work of former California assemblyman and state senator Robert G. Beverly who recently died at the age of 84. Mr. Beverly is best-known as the co-author of California’s famous Song-Beverly Act, which since its passage in 1970 has formed the basis for California’s lemon law, considered by many to offer the strongest protection to automobile consumers in the nation as well as to buyers of many other products.

Beverly was a Republican who collaborated with Democrat Alfred Song to produce the bipartisan law. According to those who knew Beverly, working well with people of either party was one of his strengths.

Californians should be grateful for Robert Beverly’s efforts to create a level playing field in the marketplace and his legacy in the form of the bill that bears his name.