AB 697

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 01, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 01, 2021
  • Became Law Sep 23, 2021

Forest resources: national forest lands: Good Neighbor Authority Fund: ecological restoration and fire resiliency projects.

Abstract

Existing law establishes in the State Treasury the Good Neighbor Authority Fund, to be administered by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection under the direction of the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency. Existing law makes the moneys in the fund available for expenditure, upon appropriation by the Legislature, as authorized by specified federal law, and to the extent not in conflict with federal law or agreements, for state departments or agencies to undertake forest health and fuels reduction projects on federal lands executed through these agreements, and to fund costs associated with planning, implementing, and maintaining these projects, including administrative and operational costs. This bill would reorganize the law relating to the fund. The bill would require the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, under an agreement between the state and the federal government, to establish a program for purposes of conducting ecological restoration and fire resiliency projects on national forest lands, with priority given to forest restoration and fuels reduction projects that are landscape scale and are focused on ecological restoration and to community fire protection and protection of water and other infrastructure. The bill would require projects to be based on the best available science and emphasize the use of prescribed fire where appropriate. The bill would require projects with multiple benefits to be prioritized, as applicable and feasible. The bill would require projects to be designed, to the extent feasible, to prevent type conversion and the spread of invasive plants and grasses, provide for ecological restoration and fire resiliency projects appropriate to the landscape and vegetation being treated based upon the best available science, and provide ecologically appropriate treatment to native shrublands, as provided.

Bill Sponsors (3)

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Sep 23, 2021

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 232, Statutes of 2021.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 10, 2021

California State Legislature

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

Sep 02, 2021

Assembly

Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 43. Noes 12.)

Assembly

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

Sep 01, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 1.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 3 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

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

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (August 26).

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jul 15, 2021

Senate

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

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

Jul 14, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (July 13).

Jun 17, 2021

Senate

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

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on N.R. & W.

Jun 09, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on N.R. & W.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on N.R. & W.

Jun 02, 2021

Senate

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

Jun 01, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 66. Noes 0.)

May 27, 2021

Assembly

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

May 13, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 12, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 13. Noes 1.) (May 12).

May 03, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 25, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 2.) (March 24). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Feb 25, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

Feb 17, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Feb 16, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB697 HTML
02/16/21 - Introduced PDF
05/27/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/17/21 - Amended Senate PDF
07/15/21 - Amended Senate PDF
08/26/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/07/21 - Enrolled PDF
09/23/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/22/21- Assembly Natural Resources PDF
05/11/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/14/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
05/27/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
07/09/21- Senate Natural Resources and Water PDF
08/13/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/26/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/31/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/01/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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