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Update from CC/ASLA: 2013 Legislative Session Bills Review

Update from CC/ASLA: 2013 Legislative Session Bills Review

Recommendations re amended bills to either Watch or Drop. To read full text of each bill, go to http://www.leginfo.ca.gov

The State legislature is set to hold hearings and review all two year bills by the end of January in the new year. A new bill list will be available from CC-ASLA’s lobbyist Terri Thomas in February.

Also of interest is this link to ASLA National’s bill tracking website, referenced by state.

Water Use/Storage    

AB 295 (Salas D)   Water Supply Infrastructure   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – Appropriations
AB 793 (Gray D)    Hydroelectric/Renewable Energy/Public Utility   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – Senate 2nd Read/Inactive
AJR 5 (Gomez D)   LA River – Watershed Study   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: Senate Rules
SB 42*(Wolk D)   CA Clean & Secure Water Supply Act of 2014   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – Sen Natrl Res&Envir Qual
SB 726 (Lara D)    Global Warming Solutions Act      CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: Signed by Governor (Chaptered 9/28/13)
SB 750 (Wolk D)   Building standards: water meters: multiunit structures   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – Asm Water Parks Wildlife

Water Recycling/Stormwater/Plants    

AB 1078*(Quirk D)   Water: water recycling technology   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – No Com
AB 1251 (Gorell R)     Water quality: Stormwater Task Force: 2017 Statewide Plan    CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – Asm Appropriations
AB 803 (Gomez D)      Water Recycling Act of 2013   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: Signed by Governor (Chaptered 10/8/13)

CEQA    

AB 416 (Gordon D)   Emission Reduction/Global Warning   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – Asm Appropriations
SB 633 (Payley D)   CEQA – New EIR Information Guidelines   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – Asm Appropriations
SB 731 (Steinberg D)   Environment: CEQA and sustainable communities strategy CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – Asm Local Govt

Consumer Affairs    

AB 630  (Holden)   Architects – Instruments of Service   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: Signed by Governor (Chaptered 10/1/13)
AB 1063 (Eggman)   Engineers/Surveyors   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – Asm Appropriations


Bicycles/Bikeways/Parks    

AB 417 (Frazier D)   CEQA – Bicycle Transportation Plans   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: Signed by Governor  (Chaptered 10/7/13)
AB 738 (Harkey R)   Public entity liability: bicycles   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – Asm Judiciary
AB 1193 (Ting D)   Bikeways   CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – Asm Local Govt
SB 783* (Lelong)   CA Clean Water/Safe Urban Parks Act    CC-ASLA Position: Watch ‑ Status: 2 Yr – Sen Rules

* Spot Bills – Will be reviewed when they are amended

 

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