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AB-2447 California Environmental Quality Act: land use: environmental justice.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Reyes (A)
Lara (S)
California Environmental Quality Act: land use: environmental justice.
An act to amend Sections 21083.9 and 21092 of, and to add Chapter 2.8 (commencing with Section 21099.50) to Division 13 of, the Public Resources Code, relating to land use.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/30/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/10/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
08/30/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 42. Noes 30. Page 7031.).
08/29/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
08/29/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 25. Noes 13. Page 5995.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2447 without my signature.

This bill would expand notice and public meeting requirements under the California Environmental Quality Act for certain industrial projects in or near disadvantaged communities.

Land use is quintessentially a local matter. I believe the notice and meeting requirements, as outlined in this bill, are too prescriptive. Disadvantaged communities are entitled to clear and adequate notice, but zones of notice and the definition of projects subject to the requirements should be flexibly defined to reflect the vast diversity of our state.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.