Legislation Year - 2021-2022
*Passed* AB 36 would help the Town of Paradise recover from the devastating impacts of the Camp Fire by authorizing the use of the design-build project delivery method for a water pipeline and a sewer treatment project. These are critical infrastructure projects that will provide essential services while increasing fire resiliency.
*Passed* AB 232 would amend California Vehicle Code §38010(b)(10) to limit California’s Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) reciprocity provision only to those states which recognize California registered OHVs to be legal to operate within their state.
*Passed* AB 379 corrects an oversight in code that prevents the management of conservation lands by California Native American Tribes. The bill also authorizes the Wildlife Conservation Board to award grants or loans to California Native American Tribes for the purposes of fish and wildlife habitat restoration, enhancement, management, protection and improvement of riparian resources, and for the development of compatible public access facilities.
*Passed* AB 850 extends the sunset date on a pilot program created by AB 2339 (2018) to encourage the voluntary consolidation of small municipal water systems (in the cities of El Monte, Montebello, and Willows into larger systems to improve water services for Californians.
*Passed* AB 1079 clarifies which beneficiaries under a revocable trust are owed duties by the trustee in the event the settlor or other person holding the power to revoke the trust is deemed incompetent.
Legislation Year - 2019-2020
AB 1941 would temporarily pause the state’s renewable power mandates until infrastructure and vegetation management conditions are improved. The bill will also pause proposed bonuses and salary increases for executives would be prohibited. Savings from these measures may only be used by electrical corporations to harden the grid and update decaying infrastructure.
AB 1942 would appropriate $330 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for forest and fire prevention programs and projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by uncontrolled wildfires.
AB 1957 would help Paradise Irrigation District (PID) recover from the devastating impacts of the Camp Fire by authorizing the use of design-build contract procurement for a pipeline from Paradise to Chico.
AB 1983 would allow hearsay as evidence in Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVPA) probable cause hearings, safeguarding victims of sexual violence from needing to testify at both the jury trial and probable cause hearings.
The Purple Heart Trail was established in 1992 by the congressionally sanctioned military order of the Purple Heart to be a symbolic trail throughout all 50 states to commemorate and honor all men and women who have given their lives in combat while serving in the U.S. armed forces. The National Purple Heart Trail originates in Mount Vernon, Virginia, and traverses the United States to California. This trail creates a visual reminder to those who use the road system that others have paid a high price for their freedom to travel and live in a free society. In 2019 the City of Marysville adopted a proclamation to designate Marysville Highways as part of the National Purple Heart Trail.