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Past Legislative Successes

Leg Year - 2021-2022

Repeals the Carpenter-Presley-Tanner Hazardous Substance Account Act and recodifies it into a new statute, while specifying that this bill makes no substantive changes. Reorganizes a major hazardous waste law to be more understandable without changing any underlying policies.

AB 2327: Carpenter-Presley-Tanner Hazardous Substance Account Act: Conforming Revisions

Updates cross-references to the Carpenter-Presley-Tanner Hazardous Substance Account Act throughout state law to reflect its proposed recodification in AB 2293 (ESTM, 2022), while specifying that this bill makes no substantive changes. Makes technical changes to conform with the proposed reorganization of a major hazardous waste law.

AB 2877: Safe And Affordable Drinking Water Fund: Tribes

Requires the State Water Board (SWB) to “make diligent efforts” to distribute Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund (Fund) to Native American tribes. Requires any waiver of tribal sovereign immunity in order to use the Fund to be narrowly drafted. Strengthens efforts to make the clean drinking water funding more accessible to tribes.

AB 2963: Veterans: California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Advisory Committee

Changes the makeup of the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Advisory Committee (Committee), which is comprised of seven total members, to update committee membership since two of the authorities referenced in code have since dissolved. Replaces the required membership of the Committee from one committee member from the Fort Ord Reuse Authority and two from the Fort Ord Veterans Cemetery Citizens Advisory Committee, to instead include three representatives from local veterans’ service organizations appointed by the secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet). 

AB 2964: Agricultural Land Conservation: California Farmland Conservancy Program Act

Recasts the California Farmland Conservancy Program (CFCP) to update statutory language and remove barriers to access for farmers and ranchers. Serves as an Assembly Agriculture Committee bill that seeks to implement a number of non-controversial proposals to update the California Farmland Conservancy Program.

AB 2965: California Environmental Quality Act: Administrative And Judicial Procedures

Makes several technical changes to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) including deleting a reference to a code section that no longer exists, deleting an operative date from several years ago, deleting a section that would have provided expedited judicial review for the Farmers Field Project in Los Angeles that never came to fruition, and deleting two code sections that are now obsolete.  Serves as one of the two committee bills for the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.

AB 2966: Conservation Easements: Forest Lands: California Conservation Corps

This bill makes changes to two existing programs: management of conservation easements using state funds and the California Conservation Corps.

AB 2969: Horse Racing: Out-Of-State Thoroughbred Races: Blue Grass Stakes: Pension Plan Or Program

Adds the Blue Grass Stakes to the group of stake races that are exempt from the 50-race per day limit on imported races in California. Provides the horse racing industry an opportunity to increase the attendance and interest in the sport of horse racing.

AB 2971: Alcoholic Beverage Control: Fees

Acts as the omnibus bill to improve the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act.  Extends the sunset date on the statute that allows alcohol producers to hold free invitation-only events to promote their wine or distilled spirits and the statute that permits beer manufacturers to provide up to five cases of glassware to on-sale licensees. Corrects errors, eliminates duplicative fees for applications, and recognizes a new license number for special licenses codified by the Legislature.