A bill (S. 1071) is currently pending in the California legislature that would, among other things, require an entrepreneurial spouse to obtain the nonoperating spouse's consent prior to engaging in many business transactions. This consent requirement would apply at all times during a marriage, not just when one spouse has filed for divorce, and would apply regardless of whether the business is operated as a corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship. The bill provides that the nonoperating spouse shall not "arbitrarily" withhold consent, but it is not difficult to imagine conflicting views on the reasonableness of a proposed business transaction in the emotionally charged atmosphere of a troubled marriage.