SB 1214

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2011-2012 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 22, 2012
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Environmental quality: California Environmental Quality Act: judicial review.


The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires a lead agency, as defined, to prepare, or cause to be prepared, and certify the completion of, an environmental impact report (EIR) on a project that it proposes to carry out or approve that may have a significant effect on the environment or to adopt a negative declaration if it finds that the project will not have that effect. CEQA also requires a lead agency to prepare a mitigated negative declaration for a project that may have a significant effect on the environment if revisions in the project would avoid or mitigate that effect and there is no substantial evidence that the project, as revised, would have a significant effect on the environment. CEQA establishes judicial review procedures for challenging a lead agency action on the ground of noncompliance with CEQA. This bill would require a judicial proceeding challenging a project, except for a high-speed rail project, located in a distressed county, as defined, to be filed with the Court of Appeal with geographic jurisdiction over the project.

Bill Sponsors (14)



Apr 16, 2012


Set, first hearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 0. Noes 5. Page 3189.) Reconsideration granted.

Mar 28, 2012


Set for hearing April 16.

Mar 01, 2012


Referred to Coms. on E.Q. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on E.Q. and JUD.

Feb 23, 2012


From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 24.

Feb 22, 2012


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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