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SB-182 Local government: planning and zoning: wildfires.(2019-2020)

Senate:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
2nd
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Cmt
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
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Pass
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Pass
Bill Status
SB-182
Jackson (S)
McGuire (S) , Wiener (S)
Aguiar-Curry (A) , Muratsuchi (A)
Local government: planning and zoning: wildfires.
03/01/19
An act to amend Sections 65007, 65302, 65584, 65584.04, and 65584.06 of, and to add Sections 65011, 65012, 65013, 65040.18, 65302.11, 65860.2, 65865.6, 65962.3, and 66474.03 to, the Government Code, to amend Section 13132.7 of the Health and Safety Code, and to add Section 4123.6 to the Public Resources Code, relating to local government.
Senate
09/02/20
08/25/20

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/20 Last day to consider Governor's veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
09/30/20 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/30/20 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/08/20 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
08/31/20 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 32. Noes 5. Page 4573.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 182 without my signature.

This bill would impose certain fire hazard planning responsibilities on local governments and would require cities and counties to make specified findings on fire standards prior to permitting development in the very high fire hazard severity zone.

I strongly support strengthening land use planning requirements in order to better protect our communities from wildfire. The importance of reducing the number and impact of fires in our communities cannot be overstated. However, this bill creates inconsistencies, duplicates existing requirements, creates a loophole for regions to not comply with their housing requirements, fails to account for consequences that could increase sprawl and places significant cost burdens on the state.

New state laws and policies are already directing housing to communities near transit, jobs and urban centers and away from fire risk areas, including integration into the current housing planning cycle. Additionally, the 2019-20 Budget requires the California Department of Housing and Community Development, in collaboration with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, to develop recommendations to improve the regional housing need allocation process to promote and streamline housing development to address California's housing shortage.

Wildfire resilience must become a more consistent part of land use and development decisions. However, it must be done while meeting our housing needs.

For these reasons, I am returning Senate Bill 182 without my signature.

Sincerely,



Gavin Newsom