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AB-543 California Environmental Quality Act: translation.(2013-2014)

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Bill Status
AB-543
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California Environmental Quality Act: translation.
03/23/13
An act to add Section 21083.02 to the Public Resources Code, relating to environmental quality.
Assembly
08/27/14
06/24/14

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/25/14 Vetoed by Governor.
09/05/14 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
08/25/14 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 56. Noes 23. Page 6400.).
08/21/14 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 23 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/21/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 31. Noes 3. Page 4708.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 543 without my signature.

This bill would require the Office of Planning and Research to prepare and develop recommended amendments to the CEQA Guidelines that would establish criteria for a lead agency to assess the need for translating certain notices into non-English languages.

Translating public notices and other important information is often good practice. In fact, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Government Code Section 11135 require lead agencies to do just that. The High Speed Rail Project and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan are examples of projects where the lead agency determined that translation of environmental review documents was merited.

Existing federal and state laws already provide guidance to lead agencies regarding the circumstances which give rise to the need for translating public documents.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.