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AB-1650 Capitol Park.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 06/17/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 17, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1650


Introduced by Assembly Member Cooley

February 22, 2019


An act to add Section 9149.18 to the Government Code, relating to the Legislature. Legislature, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1650, as amended, Cooley. Capitol Park.
Existing law establishes the Historic State Capitol Commission for the purpose of, among others, reviewing and advising the Legislature on any development, improvement, or other physical change in any aspect of the historic State Capitol, as defined to include Capitol Park upon the adoption of a master plan regarding Capitol Park by the Joint Rules Committee.
This bill would require any development, improvement, or other physical change in any aspect of Capitol Park to be approved by the Joint Rules Committee regardless if a master plan regarding Capitol Park has been adopted by the Joint Rules Committee, as specified.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: MAJORITY2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 9149.18 is added to the Government Code, to read:

9149.18.
 Notwithstanding Section 9149.1, Sections 9149.1 and 9149.7, any development, improvement, or other physical change in any aspect of Capitol Park shall be approved by the Joint Rules Committee. This section does not alter, limit, or negate the authority of the Department of General Services or the Department of the California Highway Patrol to establish rules and regulations pertaining to the State Capitol building and grounds as authorized by Section 14685.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to facilitate the orderly planning and development of the Capitol Park public spaces to promote the pleasure and meaningful character of public visits, it is necessary that this bill take effect immediately.