SB 342 – Senate Environmental Quality

Environmental Justice Representation on the South Coast AQMD Board

SB 342 would empower community involvement by providing greater representation in decisions about cleaning up toxic air pollution for communities who are disproportionately burdened by high levels of pollution in the South Coast Air Basin (which is home to about half of the state's population and includes all of Orange County, and parts of Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County). This bill would have added two environmental justice seats to the South Coast Air Quality Management District governing board, requiring those members to have a proven history of fighting against environmental racism in low-income communities of color and advocating for environmental justice.

Author: Lena Gonzalez

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Bill info from the legislature

Issues: Air Quality, Racial & Social Justice

Not signed into Law

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Voted on by Senate policy Committees but never made it to a Senate Floor vote.


Never Made it to Assembly


Passed Environmental Quality and Governance/Finance, but did not get a floor vote



Legend Key

  • Pro-Environmental Action
  • Anti-Environmental Action
  • NV
    Did Not Vote on Good Bill,
    Counted Negatively
  • NV
    Did Not Vote on Bad Bill,
    Counted Positively
  • Excused Absence, Not Counted
    Positively or Negatively

SB 342 – Senate Environmental Quality VotesVote Date: 4/12/21