AB 2731

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 10, 2020
  • Passed Senate Aug 30, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 29, 2020

California Environmental Quality Act: City of San Diego: Old Town Center redevelopment.

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 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 a procedure by which a person may seek judicial review of the decision of the lead agency made pursuant to CEQA and a procedure for the preparation and certification of the record of proceedings upon the filing of an action or proceeding challenging a lead agency's action on the grounds of noncompliance with CEQA. This bill would authorize the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to obtain site control to support the redevelopment of the Old Town Center site, including a transit and transportation facilities project, in the City of San Diego before completing the environmental review for those actions. This bill would provide that the requirements of CEQA for transit-oriented development projects occurring at the Old Town Center site that meet certain requirements are satisfied by a specific environmental impact statement prepared by the United States Department of the Navy. The bill would require further environmental review for transit-oriented development projects to be conducted only if certain events occur. The bill would require the approval of a transit-oriented development project to be preceded by a certain determination. This bill would require SANDAG, in certifying the environmental impact report and in granting approvals for a transit and transportation facilities project, as defined, to comply with specified procedures. The bill would require SANDAG to concurrently prepare the record of proceedings for the project. Because SANDAG, a regional agency, would be required to comply with those new procedures, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require a transit and transportation facilities project to comply with certain requirements concerning the emissions of greenhouse gases. The bill would apply certain rules of court establishing procedures requiring actions or proceedings seeking judicial review pursuant to CEQA or the granting of project approvals, including any appeals to the court of appeal or the Supreme Court, to be resolved, to the extent feasible, within 270 business days of the filing of the certified record of proceedings with the court to an action or proceeding seeking judicial review of SANDAG's action related to the project. The bill would repeal these provisions if SANDAG fails to certify an environmental impact report for the transit and transportation facilities project before January 1, 2025. This bill would require transit-oriented development projects at the Old Town Center site and transit and transportation facilities projects to comply with certain labor-related requirements. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the City of San Diego. 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 (2)

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Actions


Sep 29, 2020

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 291, Statutes of 2020.

Sep 15, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Aug 31, 2020

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 74. Noes 0. Page 5434.).

Aug 30, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.).

Aug 28, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 27, 2020

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 26, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 25, 2020

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 19, 2020

Senate

From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Aug 17, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Aug 14, 2020

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (August 14).

Aug 03, 2020

Senate

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

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on EQ.

Jul 14, 2020

Senate

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

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on EQ.

Jul 02, 2020

Senate

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

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on EQ.

Jul 01, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on EQ.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on EQ.

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

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

Jun 10, 2020

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 4800.)

Jun 04, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Jun 03, 2020

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Jun 02, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (June 2).

May 14, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (May 13). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

May 07, 2020

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

May 06, 2020

Assembly

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

May 05, 2020

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

May 04, 2020

Assembly

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

Apr 24, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

Feb 21, 2020

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.

Feb 20, 2020

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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02/20/20 - Introduced PDF
05/04/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/06/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/03/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/02/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/14/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/03/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/17/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/25/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/27/20 - Amended Senate PDF
09/04/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/29/20 - Chaptered PDF

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