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AB-2614 Outdoor experiences: community access program: grant program.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Carrillo (A)
Friedman (A) , Eduardo Garcia (A) , Gonzalez Fletcher (A) , Limón (A)
Outdoor experiences: community access program: grant program.
An act to add Chapter 3.4 (commencing with Section 5660) to Division 5 of the Public Resources Code, relating to outdoor experiences.

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.
09/07/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.
08/29/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 72. Noes 1. Page 6856.).
08/27/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 29 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/27/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 34. Noes 4. Page 5764.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2614 without my signature.
This bill requires the California Natural Resources Agency to implement a program to increase participation in outdoor recreational activities, especially for people living in disadvantaged communities.
Under current law, several departments within the California Natural Resources Agency administer programs that expand outdoor recreation. Moreover, the 2018 Budget Act sets aside $277 million for grants to local government and nonprofits to accomplish the same goal.

I agree that these outdoor programs are very important, but these are best targeted and most beneficial when done at the local level. Finally, it would be prudent to see how the recreational grant program unfolds before adding the new state role required by this bill.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.