SB 118

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 08, 2021
  • Passed Senate Feb 22, 2021
  • Passed Assembly Mar 14, 2022
  • Became Law Mar 14, 2022

California Environmental Quality Act: public higher education: campus population.

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 (EIR) on a project that the lead agency 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. Existing law makes the selection of a location for a particular campus of public higher education and the approval of a long-range development plan subject to CEQA, requires preparation of an EIR, and requires environmental effects relating to changes in enrollment levels to be considered for each campus or medical center of public higher education in the EIR prepared for the long-range development plan. Existing law makes the approval of a project on a particular campus or medical center of public higher education subject to CEQA and authorizes it to be addressed in a tiered environmental analysis based upon a long-range development plan EIR. This bill would delete the provision requiring the environmental effects relating to changes in enrollment levels be considered in the EIR prepared for the long-range development plan. The bill would provide that enrollment or changes in enrollment, by themselves, do not constitute a project for purposes of CEQA. The bill would authorize the court, if the court determines that increases in campus population exceed the projections adopted in the most recent long-range development plan and analyzed in the supporting EIR, and those increases result in significant environmental impacts, to order the campus or medical center to prepare a new, supplemental, or subsequent EIR. The bill would authorize the court, if a new, supplemental, or subsequent EIR has not been certified within 18 months of the court's order, to enjoin increases in campus population that exceed the projections adopted in the most recent long-range development plan and analyzed in the supporting EIR, as provided. The bill would specify that any injunction or judgment in effect as of the effective date of this bill suspending or otherwise affecting enrollment is unenforceable. The bill would specify that the above provisions apply retroactively to any decision related to enrollment or changes in enrollment made before the effective date of this bill. This bill would appropriate $50,000 from the General Fund to the Regents of the University of California for purposes of this act for the 2021–22 fiscal year. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review

     
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Actions


Mar 14, 2022

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 10, Statutes of 2022.

Assembly

Assembly Rule 96 and 63 suspended. (Ayes 50. Noes 15. Page 3812.)

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 34. Noes 0. Page 3091.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 70. Noes 0. Page 3815.) Ordered to the Senate.

Assembly

Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

Withdrawn from committee.

Mar 11, 2022

Assembly

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

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

Feb 25, 2021

Assembly

(Corrected May 14).

Assembly

Referred to Com. on BUDGET.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on BUDGET.

Feb 22, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 29. Noes 8. Page 274.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Feb 17, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Feb 16, 2021

Senate

Ordered to second reading.

Senate

Withdrawn from committee. (Ayes 26. Noes 5. Page 201.)

Jan 28, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on B. & F.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.R.

Jan 11, 2021

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after February 10.

Senate

Read first time.

Jan 08, 2021

Senate

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

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB118 HTML
01/08/21 - Introduced PDF
03/11/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
03/14/22 - Enrolled PDF
03/14/22 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
02/17/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
03/14/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
03/14/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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