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AB-2528 Climate adaptation.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Bloom (A)
Kalra (A)
Climate adaptation.
An act to amend Sections 71150 and 71153 of, and to add Section 71151 to, the Public Resources Code, relating to climate change.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/18/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/05/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/27/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 44. Noes 32. Page 6664.).
08/22/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 24 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/22/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 23. Noes 12. Page 5592.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2528 without my signature.

This bill would add three sectors - land use and community development, climate justice, and parks, recreation and California culture - to the Safeguarding California Plan (Plan), the state's climate adaptation strategy. The bill would also require the Biodiversity and Habitat sector of the Plan to include habitat resilience areas.

While well intentioned, this bill is unduly restrictive in its definitions. The bill requires too narrow a focus for the broad mandate that the Safeguarding California Plan envisions.

As we continue to evaluate the impacts of climate change across all sectors, it is important for state agencies to be able to identify priorities based on in-depth assessment of climate risks and adaptation needs pertaining to all ecosystems.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.