Legislation Year - 2021-2022

AB 1952 would amend the Infill Infrastructure Grant Program of 2019 to exempt funding recipients from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. With SB 35 (2017) the legislature already exempted many infill developments from CEQA, but the infrastructure to facilitate these developments is currently not exempt. By facilitating infrastructure projects that lay the groundwork for infill projects, AB 1953 would help advance and fast-track desperately needed housing projects.
AB 2020 would, for counties that opt-in, create an alternate definition of “gravely disabled” which is used to evaluate the need to establish a Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act conservatorship. This would help ensure that individual suffering from serious mental illness, especially those who are incapable of understanding the negative impacts of their illness, do not continue to deteriorate without the treatment and support they desperately need.
AB 2139 would aid disaster recovery efforts by authorizing local agencies, notwithstanding building standards updates, to continue to use template floor plans for a period of six years from the plan’s approval by the local agency.
AB 2445 would require a party seeking judicial review of the decision made pursuant to CEQA to carry out or approve an affordable housing project to post a bond of $500,000 to cover the costs and damages to the affordable housing project incurred by the respondent or real party in interest. The bill would also authorize the court to waive or adjust this bond requirement upon a finding of good cause to believe that the requirement does not further the interest of justice.

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.