AB 3214:

Increasing Penalties for Oil Spills


Assemblymember Monique Limón

Increases inadequate and out-of-date penalties for oil companies that knowingly cause or reasonably should have known that their actions would lead to an oil spill, making it clear that there are real financial consequences for bad actors by doubling the current baseline criminal penalties.

Bill info from the legislature
Issues: Oil & Gas

CLCV Supported

Top Priority Bill

Top Priority Bill


Passed Assembly 48-18

Passed Senate Floor 26-12

Passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Newsom

VOTE EVENT: Vote in Assembly Natural Resources Committee, May 13, 2020Status: Passed

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 negatively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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