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AB-1857 Building codes: earthquake safety: immediate occupancy standard.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Nazarian (A)
Chiu (A)
Building codes: earthquake safety: immediate occupancy standard.
An act to add Section 18941.11 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to building standards.

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
09/30/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/04/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/27/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 6612.).
08/22/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 24 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/21/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 5560.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1857 without my signature.

This bill requires the California Building Standards Commission to convene a working group to evaluate the creation of a new standard to minimize structural building damage from earthquakes.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is in the initial stages of developing an immediate occupancy standard for buildings following a natural disaster. This federal agency is consulting engineers, scientist, and other experts to understand the changes needed to ensure that a building can be used immediately after a natural disaster.

Instead of duplicating this federal process at the state level, it would be wise to allow the Institute to finish its work.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.