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SB-1301 State permitting: environment: processing procedures: dam safety or flood risk reduction project.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Beall (S)
Caballero (A) , Dodd (S)
State permitting: environment: processing procedures: dam safety or flood risk reduction project.
An act to add Division 13.6 (commencing with Section 21200) to the Public Resources Code, relating to environmental permitting, and making an appropriation therefor.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
09/28/18 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/28/18 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/10/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/28/18 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5870.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1301 without my signature.

This bill requires state agencies involved in permitting dam safety and flood mitigation projects to provide project applicants quarterly supplemental consultation to those applicants who agree to pay the costs of the consultation.

Under this measure, state agencies must prioritize their limited resources on projects that have applicants willing to pay a "supplemental consultation" fee. Consequently, these agencies may be required to fast-track work on permits for minor projects at the expense of other projects that directly impact the public's health and safety.

This bill attempts to address a perceived shortfall in funding and staffing at the permitting agencies. The proper balance of state agency resources is deliberated in the annual budget process. I suggest the author propose this issue during next year's budget discussion.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.