SB 25

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Dec 03, 2018
  • Passed Senate May 23, 2019
  • Assembly
  • Governor

California Environmental Quality Act: projects funded by qualified opportunity zone funds or other public funds.

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. This bill would, until January 1, 2025, establish specified procedures for the administrative and judicial review of the environmental review and approvals granted for projects located in specified counties that are funded, in whole or in part, by specified public funds or public agencies and that meet certain requirements. Because a public agency would be required to comply with those new procedures, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the Judicial Council, by March 31, 2021, to adopt rules of court applicable to an action or proceeding brought to attack, review, set aside, void, or annul the certification or adoption of an environmental review document or the granting of project approvals, including any appeals therefrom, to be resolved, to the extent feasible, within 270 days of the filing of the certified record of proceedings with the court to an action or proceeding seeking judicial review of the lead agency's action related to those projects. The bill would require a party seeking to file an action or proceeding pursuant to CEQA to provide the lead agency and the real party in interest a notice of intent to sue within 10 days of the posting of a certain notice and would prohibit a court from accepting the filing of an action or proceeding from a party that fails to provide the notice of intent to sue. The bill would also require a qualified opportunity fund that finances, in whole or in part, a qualified project to provide, to the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development and upon initial application for a qualified project and every 6 months thereafter, specified information regarding the fund and the qualified opportunity zone in which the project is located. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Counties of Fresno, Madera, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, and Stanislaus. 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 (3)

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Actions


Aug 06, 2020

Assembly

August 6 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jul 27, 2020

Assembly

July 29 hearing postponed by committee.

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

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

Jul 08, 2019

Assembly

July 8 hearing: Testimony taken. Hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 27, 2019

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on NAT. RES. (Ayes 6. Noes 1.) (June 26). Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

Jun 17, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Coms. on L. & E. and NAT. RES. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on L. & E. and NAT. RES. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.

Jun 06, 2019

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on NAT. RES. and L. & E.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on NAT. RES. and L. & E.

May 24, 2019

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

May 23, 2019

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 28. Noes 6. Page 1257.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 14, 2019

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 13, 2019

Senate

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

May 03, 2019

Senate

Set for hearing May 13.

Apr 30, 2019

Senate

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

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

Apr 29, 2019

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 1. Page 797.) (April 23).

Apr 18, 2019

Senate

Set for hearing April 23.

Apr 11, 2019

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 651.) (April 10).

Senate

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

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

Mar 08, 2019

Senate

March 20 hearing postponed by committee.

Senate

Set for hearing April 10.

Mar 07, 2019

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on EQ.

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

Feb 12, 2019

Senate

Set for hearing March 20.

Jan 16, 2019

Senate

Referred to Coms. on EQ. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on EQ. and JUD.

Dec 04, 2018

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after January 3.

Dec 03, 2018

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB25 HTML
12/03/18 - Introduced PDF
03/07/19 - Amended Senate PDF
04/11/19 - Amended Senate PDF
04/30/19 - Amended Senate PDF
07/27/20 - Amended Assembly PDF

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