AB 762

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Hazardous emissions and substances: schoolsites: private and charter schools.

Abstract

(1) The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires a lead agency to prepare, or cause to be prepared by contract, and certify the completion of, an environmental impact report on a project, as defined, 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 prohibits an environmental impact report or negative declaration from being approved for any project involving the purchase of a schoolsite or the construction of a new elementary or secondary school by a school district unless specified conditions are met, relating to, among other things, whether the property is located on a current or former hazardous waste disposal site or solid waste disposal site, a hazardous substance release site, or a site that contains a pipeline that carries specified substances, and the property's proximity to facilities that might reasonably be anticipated to emit hazardous emissions or handle hazardous or extremely hazardous substances or waste, as provided. This bill would prohibit an environmental impact report or negative declaration from being approved for a project involving the purchase of a schoolsite or the construction of a new elementary or secondary school by a charter school, unless those specified conditions are met. By imposing new requirements on school districts, charter schools, lead agencies, cities, and counties, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (2) Existing law prohibits the governing board of a school district from approving a project for the acquisition of a schoolsite unless specified conditions are met, including, among others, that the school district, as the lead agency, determines that the property to be purchased or built upon is not the site of a current or former hazardous waste disposal site or solid waste disposal site, a hazardous substance release site, or a site that contains a pipeline that carries specified substances, and that the school district, as the lead agency, has not identified specified facilities within 14 of one mile of the proposed schoolsite that might reasonably be anticipated to emit hazardous air emissions or handle hazardous or extremely hazardous materials, substances, or waste, as provided. This bill would impose that prohibition on the governing body of a charter school and would require the determination and identification described above to be made by the lead agency. The bill would impose that prohibition, and related requirements, additionally on a private school. By imposing new requirements on school districts, charter schools, lead agencies, cities, and counties, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (3) 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 with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Apr 07, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on ED. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (April 7). Re-referred to Com. on ED.

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

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Apr 05, 2021

Assembly

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

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

Mar 30, 2021

Assembly

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

Feb 25, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on E.S. & T.M. and ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on E.S. & T.M. and ED.

Feb 17, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Feb 16, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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AB762 HTML
02/16/21 - Introduced PDF
03/30/21 - Amended Assembly PDF

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