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SB 11

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2015-2016, 1st Special Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jul 16, 2015
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Environmental quality: transportation infrastructure.

Abstract

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 establishes a procedure by which a person may seek judicial review of the decision of the lead agency made pursuant to CEQA. This bill would exempt from these CEQA provisions a project that consists of the inspection, maintenance, repair, restoration, reconditioning, relocation, replacement, or removal of existing transportation infrastructure if certain conditions are met, and would require the person undertaking these projects to take certain actions, including providing notice to an affected public agency of the project's exemption. Because a lead agency would be required to determine if a project qualifies for this exemption, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would also, in an action or proceeding seeking judicial review under CEQA, prohibit a court from staying or enjoining a transportation infrastructure project that is included in a sustainable communities strategy or an alternate planning strategy and for which a programmatic EIR has been certified unless it makes specified findings. For purpose of these provisions, the bill would specify that a transportation infrastructure project includes a project that consists of new construction of transportation infrastructure or a project that consists of the inspection, maintenance, repair, restoration, reconditioning, relocation, replacement, or removal of existing transportation infrastructure. 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 (15)

Berryhill

Author

Joel Anderson

  • Republican
Coauthor

Patricia C. Bates

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 36
Coauthor

Frank Bigelow

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 5
Coauthor

William P. Brough

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 73
Coauthor

Gaines

Coauthor

Runner

Coauthor

Stone

Coauthor

Ling Ling Chang

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 29
Coauthor

Jean Fuller

  • Republican
Coauthor

James Gallagher

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 3
Coauthor

Bob Huff

  • Republican
Coauthor

Tom Lackey

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 36
Coauthor

Mike Morrell

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 23
Coauthor

Andy Vidak

  • Republican
Coauthor

Votes


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Actions


Sep 04, 2015

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on T. & I.D.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on T. & I.D.

Aug 31, 2015

Senate

September 1 hearing postponed by committee.

Aug 28, 2015

Senate

Set for hearing September 1.

Aug 17, 2015

Senate

August 19 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.

Aug 06, 2015

Senate

Set for hearing August 19.

Jul 17, 2015

Senate

From printer.

Jul 16, 2015

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. Referred to Com. on T. & I.D.

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
Com. on T. & I.D.

Senate

To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB11 HTML
07/16/15 - Introduced PDF
09/04/15 - Amended Senate PDF

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