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Update on California Fracking Legislation – May 13, 2013

May 13, 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 5, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water
April 9, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water; passed 6-2
April 24, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 29, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Environmental Quality
May 1, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Environmental Quality; passed 6-2
May 7, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
May 20, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Appropriations

SB241

Past activity:
February 12, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 24, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 25, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Governance and Finance
May 1, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Governance and Finance; passed 5-2
May 7, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
May 20, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Appropriations

SB395

Past activity:
February 20, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 4, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 29, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Environmental Quality
May 1, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Environmental Quality; passed 6-3
May 7, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
May 20, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Appropriations

SB665

Past activity:
February 22, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 16, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 19, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water
April 23, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water; passed 7-2
April 30, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
May 13, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Appropriations

AB7

Past activity:
December 3, 2012 – Introduced (pdf)
April 8, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 12, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
April 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources; passed 7-0
April 30, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
May 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations

AB288

Past activity:
February 11, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 8, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 12, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
April 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources; passed 6-3

Future activity:
May 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations

AB649

Past activity:
February 21, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
March 19, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 26, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
April 29, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources; passed 5-3
May 8, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
May 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations

AB669

Past activity:
February 21, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 1, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 12, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
April 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources; passed 6-3
April 17, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
May 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations

AB982

Past activity:
February 22, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
April 12, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
April 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources; passed 6-3
May 7, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
May 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations

AB1301

Past activity:
February 22, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
March 21, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 26, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
April 29, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources; passed 5-3

Future activity:
May 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations

AB1323

Past activity:
February 22, 2013 – Introduced (pdf)
March 21, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
April 26, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
April 29, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Natural Resources; passed 5-3
May 8, 2013 – Amended (pdf)

Future activity:
May 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations

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