AB 890:

Strengthening CEQA protections

Author: Assemblymember Jose Medina

Developers of projects with significant environmental impacts are currently able to abuse the initiative process to avoid environmental review. This loophole allows projects to be built without publicly disclosing or mitigating their environmental and public health impacts. AB 890 would have closed this loophole by limiting the use of the voter initiative to effect certain land use actions and restored CEQA's protections to our communities.

Bill info from the legislature



Passed Assembly 45-30; Passed Senate 22-15; Vetoed by Governor Brown

vote key

PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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