SB 757

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 22, 2019
  • Passed Senate Jan 29, 2020
  • Passed Assembly Aug 30, 2020
  • Governor

California Environmental Quality Act: environmental leadership projects: fixed guideway.

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. CEQA requires a court to make specified orders if it finds that any determination, finding, or decision of a public agency has been made without compliance with CEQA. The Jobs and Economic Improvement Through Environmental Leadership Act of 2011 (leadership act) authorizes the Governor, until January 1, 2020, to certify projects that meet certain requirements, including certain labor-related requirements, for streamlining benefits provided by the leadership act related to compliance with CEQA and streamlining of judicial review of action taken by a public agency to require a judicial action to be resolved within 270 days of the filing of the certified record of proceedings with the court. The leadership act provides that if a lead agency fails to approve a project certified by the Governor before January 1, 2021, the certification expires and is no longer valid. The leadership act requires a lead agency to prepare the record of proceedings for the certified project concurrent with the preparation of the environmental documents. The leadership act is repealed by its own terms on January 1, 2021. This bill would additionally include projects to construct a fixed guideway, as defined, and related fixed facilities meeting certain conditions as projects that are eligible for certification by the Governor under the leadership act. The bill would provide that the certification by the Governor expires if the lead agency fails to approve the project by January 1, 2024. Because a lead agency would be required to prepare the record of proceedings for these projects, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would provide that this act shall become effective only if Senate Bill 995 of the 2019–20 Regular Session is enacted on or before January 1, 2021. 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 (7)

Votes


Actions


Sep 29, 2020

Senate

In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.

Senate

Vetoed by the Governor.

Sep 08, 2020

California State Legislature

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

Aug 31, 2020

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 35. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Aug 30, 2020

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 72. Noes 1. Page 5290.) Ordered to the Senate.

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Aug 25, 2020

Assembly

Read third time and amended.

Assembly

Ordered to third reading.

Aug 24, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (August 20).

Aug 18, 2020

Assembly

August 18 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.

Aug 11, 2020

Assembly

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

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

Aug 10, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 1.) (August 6).

Jul 27, 2020

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.

Assembly

July 29 hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 29, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

Jan 30, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Jan 29, 2020

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 3168.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Jan 27, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jan 23, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 1. Page 3142.) (January 23).

Jan 21, 2020

Senate

January 21 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Senate

Set for hearing January 23.

Jan 16, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing January 21.

Jan 15, 2020

Senate

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

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

Jan 14, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 10. Noes 0. Page 3088.) (January 14).

Jan 08, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing January 14.

Jan 06, 2020

Senate

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

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

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on TRANS.

Mar 14, 2019

Senate

Referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Feb 25, 2019

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 27.

Senate

Read first time.

Feb 22, 2019

Senate

Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB757 HTML
02/22/19 - Introduced PDF
01/06/20 - Amended Senate PDF
01/15/20 - Amended Senate PDF
01/23/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/27/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/11/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/25/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
09/02/20 - Enrolled PDF

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