California - AB52 - 2013

Native Americans: California Environmental Quality Act.

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Added On: 11-26-2013
Updated On: 09-08-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: Jim Cooper (Democratic)

Actions (4)

  • 12-05-2016 - Read first time. To print.
  • 12-06-2016 - From printer. May be heard in committee January 5.
  • 01-19-2017 - Referred to Com. on P.E., R., & S.S.
  • 04-18-2017 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

News (4)

CEQA Takes Closer Look at Native American Cultural Resources -
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:29:39 GMT

Assembly Bill 52 adds new requirements under the California Environmental Quality Act—or CEQA—that could identify and address potential adverse impacts to the state's tribal heritage before a project moves forward. The bill took effect July 1 ...

AB 52 stalls in state Senate committee - Monterey County Herald
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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 03:14:34 GMT

SACRAMENTO >> A bill co-authored by Assemblyman Luis Alejo and opposed by many Native Americans across California stalled Monday in a state Senate committee. The Watsonville Democrat's legislation would bolster the rights of federally-recognized ...

AB 52, Native American bill, passes Senate - Monterey County Herald
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:41:50 GMT

SACRAMENTO >> Native American legislation seemingly opposed by thousands was significantly altered before it was passed by the California Senate on Wednesday. AB 52, a bill co-authored by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, is designed to give Native American tribes more power in the state's environmental laws, but it galvanized non-federally recognized tribes not included in the bill. Non-federally ... It must now go back to the Assembly because of the many amendments in the Senate. After that, it can ...

New Law Gives Native Americans More Input in Development Process -
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:11:37 GMT

Assembly Bill 52 was drafted to ensure that tribes have a say in development projects that affect tribal sacred places and cultural resources, by strengthening the consultation standards with tribes under the California Environmental Quality Act, according to a news release. The bill was ... “If we don't do something, future generations will wonder what happened to California's pre-Columbian heritage,” said Mike Gatto, chairman of the appropriations committee in the California State Assembly. “By including tribes in the ...