Calif. Governor Brown Takes Action to Promote Renewable Energy and Protect the Environment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Saturday that he has taken action on legislation to protect California’s environment and natural resources.

The following bills have been signed by Governor Brown:

• AB 291 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Underground storage tanks: petroleum: charges.
• AB 320 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) – Environmental quality: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA): determination: dispute.
• AB 358 by Assemblymember Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) – Hazardous substances: underground storage tanks: releases: reports.
• AB 359 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – Groundwater management plans.
• AB 408 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Environment: hazardous substances and materials: hazardous waste transportation: paint recycling.
• AB 525 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Solid waste: tire recycling: architectural paint recovery program.
• AB 681 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Aboveground storage tanks: funds.
• AB 703 by Assemblymember Richard Gordon (D-Redwood City) – Property taxation: welfare exemption: nature resources and open-space lands.
• AB 712 by Assemblymember Das G. Williams (D-Santa Barbara) – Recycling: beverage containers.
• AB 849 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Water: use efficiency: graywater building standards.
• AB 913 by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) – Hazardous waste: source reduction: certified green business program.
• AB 964 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – Water rights: appropriation.
• AB 1027 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) – Local publicly owned electric utilities: utility poles and support structures.
• AB 1036 by Assemblymember Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa) – Parks: regional park, park and open-space, and open-space districts: employee relations.
• AB 1077 by Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) – State parks: Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.
• AB 1112 by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) – Oil spill prevention and administration fee: State Lands Commission. A signing message can be found here.
• AB 1414 by Committee on Natural Resources – Forestry: timber harvesting.
• SB 152 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Public lands: general leasing law: littoral landowners.
• SB 170 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Air districts: adverse effects of air pollution: intellectual property.
• SB 224 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Public contracts: Department of Water Resources.
• SB 267 by Senator Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield) – Water supply planning: renewable energy plants.
• SB 328 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Eminent Domain Law: conservation easement.
• SB 436 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Land use: mitigation lands: nonprofit organizations.
• SB 454 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) –Energy efficiency standards.
• SB 456 by Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) – Household hazardous waste: transportation.
• SB 482 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – Public beach contamination: standards: testing: closing.
• SB 489 by Senator Lois Wolk (D -Davis) – Electricity: net energy metering.
• SB 567 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Recycling: plastic products.
• SB 595 by Senator Lois Wolk (D -Davis) –Tidelands and submerged lands: removal of vessels.
• SB 618 by Senator Lois Wolk (D -Davis) – Local government: solar-use easement.
• SB 679 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Energy: energy conservation projects: financial assistance: local governments and public institutions.
• SB 771 by Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) – California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority.
• SB 790 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Electricity: community choice aggregation.
• SB 836 by Senator Alex Padilla (D -Pacoima) – Renewable energy resources: cost reporting.
• SB 909 by Senator Doug La Malfa (R-Butte) – Treated wood waste: disposal.

The Governor also announced that he has vetoed the following bills:

• AB 306 by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) – Energy: piezoelectric transducers: study. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 263 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Wells: reports: public availability. A veto message can be found here.
• SB 752 by Senator Tom Berryhill (R- Stanislaus) – Entitlements: voluntary donations. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

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