American Society of Landscape Architects
Northern California Chapter


Final Legislative Report

California Council of ASLA (CCASLA)

2015 Legislative Session Final Report on Bills of Interest

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            Chaptered = Bill signed by Governor (Chapter references the code section in CA statutes)

Water Use/Utilities/State Bond Final Status
AB 1 (Brown) Drought: Local Governments/Fines Chaptered 62
AB 149 (Chavez) Urban Water Management Plans Chaptered 49
AB 349 (Gonzales) CIDs Maintenance Chaptered 266
AB 585(Melendez) Outdoor Watger Efficiency Act/Tax Credits Dead
AB 603(Salas) Turf Removal Tax Credit 2 year bill
AB 1128 (Jones) Water Conservation 2 year bill
AB 1139 (Campos) Turf Removal Tax Credit 2 year bill
AB 1362 (Gordon) Stormwater Fees/Charges 2 year bill
AB 1164 (Gatto) Drought Tolerant Landscape Chaptered 671
SB 47 (Hill) Synthetic Turf-Environmental Health 2 year bill
SB 553 (Wolk) Water Conservation 2 year bill


License Final Status
AB 177 (Bonilla) Con Affrs/License Bds Sunset Legislation Chaptered 428
AB 320 (Wood) Environmental Engineers 2 year bill
AB 750 (Low) Business and Professions-Licenses 2 year bill
AB 1142(Gray) Mining and Reclamation 2 year bill
SB 467(Hill) Con Affrs/Admin Costs Authority Chaptered 656
SB 209 (Pavley) Mining Reclamation 2 year bill


Taxes & Bonds Final Status
AB 988 (Stone) Outdoor Environ Ed & Rec Grants Program 2 year bill
SB 8 (Hertzberg) Service Taxes 2 year bill
SB 317 (DeLeon) Safe Neighborhd Parks, Rivers, Coastal Bond 2 year bill
SB 760 (Mendoza) Disadvantaged Community Enhancement Act 2 year bill