AB 1

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Apr 23, 2015
  • Passed Senate Jun 22, 2015
  • Signed by Governor Jul 13, 2015

Drought: local governments: fines.


The California Constitution requires that the water resources of the state be put to beneficial use to the fullest extent of which they are capable and that the waste or unreasonable use or unreasonable method of use of water be prevented. Existing law, the California Emergency Services Act, sets forth the emergency powers of the Governor under its provisions and empowers the Governor to proclaim a state of emergency for certain conditions, including drought. This bill would prohibit a city, county, or city and county from imposing a fine under any ordinance for a failure to water a lawn or having a brown lawn during a period for which the Governor has issued a proclamation of a state of emergency based on drought conditions.

Bill Sponsors (2)



Jul 13, 2015

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 62, Statutes of 2015.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Jul 01, 2015

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.

Jun 25, 2015


Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 2140.).

Jun 23, 2015


In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after June 25 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Jun 22, 2015


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 1549.).

Jun 17, 2015


Ordered to special consent calendar.

Jun 16, 2015


Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 15, 2015


From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 10).

May 07, 2015


Referred to Com. on GOV. & F.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on GOV. & F.

Apr 23, 2015


In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 1098.)

Apr 13, 2015


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 09, 2015


From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April 8).

Jan 16, 2015


Referred to Com. on L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. GOV.

Dec 02, 2014


From printer. May be heard in committee January 1.

Dec 01, 2014


Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
12/01/14 - Introduced PDF
06/16/15 - Amended Senate PDF
06/29/15 - Enrolled PDF
07/13/15 - Chaptered PDF

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