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SB-80 California Environmental Quality Act: notices.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Wieckowski (S)
California Environmental Quality Act: notices.
An act to amend Sections 21092.2, 21092.3, 21108, and 21152 of the Public Resources Code, relating to environmental quality.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/03/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
10/15/17 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/15/17 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/15/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/11/17 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 29. Noes 7. Page 2689.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 80 without my signature.

This bill requires a lead agency to file a Notice of Determination when a project considered under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) receives a categorical exemption. The bill also requires a lead agency to post certain notices on its website, and send the notices by email upon request.

While I agree with the author's desire to provide greater transparency, the current CEQA process already is very detailed, and requires an incredible amount of notice. For that reason, I am reluctant to add the additional requirements mandated by this bill.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.