AB 1301

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 22, 2013
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Oil and gas: hydraulic fracturing.


Under existing law, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources in the Department of Conservation regulates the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of oil and gas wells in the state. The State Oil and Gas Supervisor supervises the drilling, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of wells and the operation, maintenance, and removal or abandonment of tanks and facilities related to oil and gas production within an oil and gas field regarding safety and environmental damage. Existing law requires an operator of a well, before commencing the work of drilling the well, to obtain approval from the supervisor or a district deputy. Under existing law, a person who violates any provision specific to the regulation of oil or gas operations is guilty of a misdemeanor. This bill would define "hydraulic fracturing" and would prohibit hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas operations until the Legislature enacts subsequent legislation that determines whether and under what conditions hydraulic fracturing may be conducted while protecting the public health and safety and the natural resources of the state. Because this bill would create a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (1)



Feb 03, 2014


From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.

Jan 31, 2014


Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.

May 24, 2013


In committee: Set, second hearing. Held under submission.

May 15, 2013


In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Apr 30, 2013


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 3.) (April 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Apr 01, 2013


Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

Mar 21, 2013


From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on NAT. RES. Read second time and amended.


Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

Feb 25, 2013


Read first time.

Feb 24, 2013


From printer. May be heard in committee March 26.

Feb 22, 2013


Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/22/13 - Introduced PDF
03/21/13 - Amended Assembly PDF

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