Aug. 8, 2014

Issue #66

Editor's Note

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Bills in Committee: Aug. 11–15

The following is a list of League priority and hot bills scheduled to be heard as the Legislature prepares to meet the Aug. 15 fiscal committee deadline.  

Legislation, Hot Bills

CalEPA/ARB to Hold Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceed Investment Public Workshop

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold  three public workshops this month to discuss three items: the investment of Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds in disadvantaged communities, the identification of disadvantaged communities and the criteria for determining benefits to disadvantaged communities in accordance with SB 535 (De León, Chapter 830, Statutes of 2012).

Enviornmental Quality, Cap-and-Trade, Transportation

Time Running Short as Lawmakers, Governor Wrangling over Water Bond

Against the backdrop of one of the most severe droughts in recorded California history, lawmakers debate on about whether to replace Proposition 43, the $11.1 billion water bond, with a less costly option.

Legislation, Environmental Quality, Water

Bill Signed by Governor Clarifies Stormwater Management Fees

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law clarifying how Proposition 218 applies to fees for domestic water supply. AB 2403 (Rendon) amends the definition of "water" in the Proposition 218 Implementation Act so that it is consistent with recent court that it is consistent with recent court decisions.

Legislation, Environmental Quality, Water
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