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Update on California Fracking Legislation – April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013 by Eric Adair in News with 0 Comments

Eleven bills related to the oil well stimulation technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are currently wending their way through the California legislature. We have previously described each of the pending bills (here, here, here, here, and here). This and future posts will provide tabular summary updates on the current status of each of the bills, tracking their progress through the various committees and their ultimate adoption or rejection. Click on the tab for a given bill to see its current status.

SB4

Past activity:
December 3, 2012 – Introduced (pdf)
March 11, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 9, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water; passed 6-2
April 24, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
May 1, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Environmental Quality

SB241

Past activity:
February 12, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 24, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
May 1, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Governance and Finance

SB395

Past activity:
February 20, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 4, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
May 1, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Environmental Quality

SB665

Past activity:
February 22, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 16, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 23, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water; passed 7-2

Future activity:
None scheduled

AB7

Past activity:
December 3, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 8, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources; passed 7-0

Future activity:
None scheduled

AB288

Past activity:
February 11, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 8, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources; passed 6-3

Future activity:
None scheduled

AB649

Past activity:
February 21, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
March 19, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
April 29, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources

AB669

Past activity:
February 21, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 1, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources; passed 6-3
April 17, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
None scheduled

AB982

Past activity:
February 22, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources; passed 6-3

Future activity:
None scheduled

AB1301

Past activity:
February 22, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
March 21, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
April 29, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources

AB1323

Past activity:
February 22, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
March 21, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
April 29, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources

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