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AB-524 Public utilities: fines and settlements: 2015 Butte Fire.(2017-2018)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-524
Bigelow (A)
Berryhill (S)
Dahle (A) , Obernolte (A)
Public utilities: fines and settlements: 2015 Butte Fire.
03/16/17
An act relating to public utilities, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.
Assembly
09/13/17
08/28/17

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Two Thirds Vote Required
Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/12/18 Stricken from file.
01/03/18 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/02/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/19/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/11/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 3120.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 524 without my signature.

This bill transfers $8.3 million of penalty money from the General Fund for the State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund and the Tree Mortality Grant Program.

The legislature added $220 million Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to the Budget Act of 2017 for programs designed to reduce fire risk, enhance community fire protection, and promote forest health. A portion of these funds will be used for projects that address the immediate impacts of the tree mortality state of emergency and prevent further spread of the epidemic. Furthermore, the Budget Act of 2017 included $6 million from the General Fund to assist counties in accessing emergency funding for tree mortality projects. Therefore, this bill is not needed.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.