AB 275

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 23, 2019
  • Passed Senate Aug 30, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 25, 2020

Native American cultural preservation.

Abstract

Existing law establishes the Native American Heritage Commission and vests the commission with specified powers and duties. Existing law requires the commission to publish a document that lists the California Indian tribes as well as to consult in matters pertaining to repatriation under the act. The California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 2001 requires all agencies and museums that receive state funding and have possession or control over collections of California Native American human remains and associated funerary objects to inventory those remains and objects for repatriation to the appropriate California Indian tribes, as specified. The act requires those entities to complete an inventory and summary of those objects, as specified, and to provide the inventories and summaries to the commission. The act provides a process by which a California Indian tribe can request the return of human remains and cultural items. The act defines various terms, including "California Indian tribe" and "museum." The act defines "California Indian tribe" as a tribe that either meets the federal definition of Indian tribe or that is indigenous to California and is not reorganized by the federal government, is listed on the Bureau of Indian Affairs Branch Acknowledgment and Research petitioner list, and is determined by the commission to be a tribe that is eligible to participate in the repatriation process under the act. The act defines "museum" as an entity, including a higher educational institution, excluding school districts, that receives state funds. This bill would revise various definitions, including, among others, the definition of "California Indian tribe" to include both a tribe that meets the federal definition of Indian tribe and a tribe that is not recognized by the federal government, but that is a native tribe located in California that is on the list maintained by the commission; the definition of "museum" to specify it receives state funds; the definition of "preponderance of the evidence" to specify that tribal traditional knowledge alone may be sufficient to meet this standard; and the definition of "reasonable" to specify that tribal traditional knowledge can and should be used to establish reasonable conclusions with respect to determining cultural affiliation and identifying cultural items. This bill would revise and recast the process of creating the inventories and summaries by, among other things, requiring consultation with California Indian tribes during the creation of the preliminary inventories and summaries and after submission to the commission. The bill also would revise and recast the process by which a direct lineal descendent or a California Indian tribe can request the return of human remains or cultural items. The bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes. This bill would require every state agency, as defined, with significant interaction with tribal issues, peoples, or lands, and request the Regents of the University of California, to designate one or more liaisons for the purpose of engaging in consultation with California Native American tribes on the tribal contact list and educating the agency on topics relevant to the state's relationship with those tribes.

Bill Sponsors (3)

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Sep 25, 2020

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 167, Statutes of 2020.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 08, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Aug 30, 2020

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.).

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 75. Noes 0. Page 5380.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

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

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 20).

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 19, 2020

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Jun 24, 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 APPR.

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

Aug 07, 2019

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jul 09, 2019

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (July 9). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jul 02, 2019

Senate

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

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

Jun 06, 2019

Senate

Referred to Com. on G.O.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on G.O.

May 24, 2019

Senate

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

May 23, 2019

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 1924.)

May 20, 2019

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 17, 2019

Assembly

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

May 16, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (May 16).

May 08, 2019

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Apr 30, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 29, 2019

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 25, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 23).

Apr 23, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on A.,E.,S.,T., & I.M.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on A.,E.,S.,T., & I.M.

Apr 22, 2019

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on A.,E.,S.,T., & I.M. Read second time and amended.

Mar 27, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on A.,E.,S.,T., & I.M.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on A.,E.,S.,T., & I.M.

Mar 26, 2019

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on A.,E.,S.,T., & I.M. Read second time and amended.

Mar 25, 2019

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on A.,E.,S.,T., & I.M. and NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on A.,E.,S.,T., & I.M. and NAT. RES.

Jan 29, 2019

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee February 28.

Jan 28, 2019

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB275 HTML
01/28/19 - Introduced PDF
03/26/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/22/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/29/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/17/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/02/19 - Amended Senate PDF
06/24/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/25/20 - Amended Senate PDF
09/01/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/25/20 - Chaptered PDF

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