Category Archives: Legislation

2017 Chaptered and Vetoed Bill Update as of 10/3/17

The following list and information include actions by the Governor since the September 15, 2017 legislative deadline ending the 2017 legislative session.  This list will change as we reach the October 15, 2017 deadline as the Governor either veto, signs, … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Enrolled Bills 2017

Bills introduced in the 2017 legislative session were required to be enrolled and sent to the Governor by September 15, 2017, concluding the last legislative deadline.  Nearly forty bills were enrolled sometime before this deadline.  Several bills dealing with renewable … Continue reading

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Legislature Extends Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program: AB 398 and AB 617

(Jessica Kirshner, a 2L at the University of San Diego School of Law, wrote this post.  It was minimally edited for publication.) AB 398 and AB 617 are the latest push by the legislature to meet SB 32’s greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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Exercising Discretion in CEQA EIR GHG Analysis: Cleveland National Forest v. SANDAG

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued a narrow opinion on the appeal by the San Diego Association of Government (SANDAG) of the appellate decision in Cleveland National Forest Foundation et al., v. San Diego Association of Government.  The California Supreme … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Denial of Petition Upholds Appellate Decision on Cap-and-Trade

The Supreme Court denied a petition to review the Third Appellate District court decision on the California Chamber of Commerce, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al consolidated cases.  In that decision, the Third Appellate District affirmed a … Continue reading

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Legislative Update June 2017

The deadline for bill to pass out of their house of origin occurred on June 1, 2017.  The following is a short list of important bills that met this deadline as well as two pieces of legislation that may move … Continue reading

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2017 Legislative Session: Two Bills Seek to Amend the Solar Rights Act relating to HOAs

Two recently amended bills, AB 634 and SB 522, address issues faced by residential property owners who live in common interest developments that seek to install rooftop solar.  Both bills would amend the Solar Rights Act, but for different purposes.  … Continue reading

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