Legislation

The shape of this year’s legislative committees

January 30, 2015

Bills of interest to our membership will pass through one or more of these committees.  We watch not only bills directly related to forestry, but also bills that affect rural living and the side aspects of running a forestry business, including water policy, air policy, wildlife policy, including endangered species, taxation, markets, and use of […]

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2015 CA legislative calendar in a nutshell

January 30, 2015

Calendar: Jan 1 Statutes from previous legislation take effect Jan 5 Legislature reconvenes Jan 10 Budget must be submitted by Governor Jan 19 Martin Luther King Jr Day Holiday Jan 30 Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel Feb 16 Presidents’ Day Holiday Feb 27 Last day for bills to […]

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Newsletters Archive

October 6, 2014

This is a transitional action to provide access our archived newsletters. Fall 2014 AB 1504 (Skinner, 2010) – What it Does AB 1504 Public/Stakeholder Comment Period Deadline: September 26, 2014 CCFA’s Response the AB 1504 Implementation EPA Water Map – Docket ID # EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880 – Stop the EPA’s Water of the United States redefinition CCFA Letter to […]

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California Legislation Update 10/1/14 – The End is Here!

October 1, 2014

The 2013/14 California legislative session is over. For the most part, it was a good year for forestry.  The only significant blow was the veto of AB-2465 »  – Burning of lands: private burns.  This bill would have provided a website with prescribed fire regulations and other information and authorized developing a uniform prescribed burn template for […]

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California Legislation August 29 – The end is near…

August 29, 2014

The deadline to get legislation through to the Governor is August 31. Currently, the tally is: Signed by the Governor: Supported by  CCFA AB-1905 Water rights: appropriation: small domestic, small irrigation, and livestock stockpond use AB-2082 Forest practices: resource conservation standards: stocking standards AB-2112 Forestry: timber operations Of interest to CCFA: AB-2239 Forest practices: management […]

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CA Legislation update 8/18/14

August 18, 2014

California Legislation Update 8/18/14 We are fast closing in on the end of the legislative session.  Here is today’s tally: Signed by Governor   AB-2112 » – Forestry: timber operations changes timelines for filing for THP extensions AB-2364 » – State amphibian: California red-legged frog   Presented to Governor AB-1686Trespass extends duration of permission for […]

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Wildfire hazard mitigation – Who gets it

August 12, 2014

The United States Legislature currently has a bill, HR 3992, The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014, which would change to funding mechanism for handling wildfire disasters to align with other disaster funding streams such as those already in place for “predictable” emergencies such as hurricanes, floods and tornadoes.  The intent is to forestall raiding […]

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Legislation Update June 30

June 30, 2014

This last week pushed a lot of CCFA’s bills of interest through committee hearings. The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee heard AB-1709, AB-1739, AB-1867,  AB-1905 , AB-2031, AB-2142, AB-2184, AB-2193, AB-2239 and passed them all.  Most of them continued on to Senate Appropriations. The Senate Environmental Quality Committee heard AB-1711, AB-2465 and passed both […]

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Prospects in Federal Tax Legislation

June 16, 2014

CCFA has more than enough work to do keeping up with California state legislation, but that does not mean that the federal arena can be neglected. There has been a lot of rumbling recently about reforming taxes.  Several of the forestry associations (Forest Landowners Association, American Forest Foundation) who do track federal legislation have been […]

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California Legislation Update – June 17

June 16, 2014

Committee hearings are under way again.  Many of our bills are being heard in the next two weeks.  We have been busy sending out correspondence in advance of these hearings. There was a hearing on June 10 at the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee.  The following bills were heard and we sent these letters: […]

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