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Update on California Fracking Legislation – May 31, 2013

May 31, 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)
May 20, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Appropriations
May 20, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Appropriations; placed on suspense file
May 23, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Appropriations
May 23, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Appropriations; passed 5-2
May 24, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
May 25, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Floor
May 28, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Floor
May 29, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Floor; passed 28-11; sent to Assembly

Future activity:
Nothing on calendar

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)
May 20, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Appropriations
May 20, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Appropriations; placed on suspense file
May 23, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Appropriations
May 23, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Appropriations; held under submission

Future activity:
Nothing on calendar

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)
May 20, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Appropriations
May 20, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Appropriations; referred to suspense file
May 23, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Appropriations
May 23, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Committee on Appropriations; passed 5-2
May 28, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Floor
May 28, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
May 29, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Appropriations
May 30, 2013 – To inactive file at request of author

Future activity:
Nothing on calendar

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)
May 15, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water
May 28, 2013 – Hearing, Senate Floor; passed 26-12; sent to Assembly

Future activity:
Nothing on calendar

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)
May 14, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Committee on Appropriations
May 24, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations; passed 16-0
May 28, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
May 29, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Floor

Future activity:
Nothing on calendar

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
May 24, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriation; passed 12-0
May 30, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Floor; failed 25-34

Future activity:
Nothing on calendar

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)
May 14, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Committee on Appropriations
May 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations; referred to suspense file
May 24, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations; held under submission

Future activity:
Nothing on calendar

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)
May 14, 2013 – Bill Analysis; Assembly Committee on Appropriations
May 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations; referred to suspense file
May 24, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations; passed 12-5
May 24, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
May 28, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Floor
May 30, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Floor; failed 32-32

Future activity:
Nothing on calendar

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)
May 14, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Committee on Appropriations
May 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations; referred to suspense file
May 24, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations; held under submission

Future activity:
Nothing on calendar

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
May 14, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Committee on Appropriations
May 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations; referred to suspense file
May 24, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations; held under submission

Future activity:
Nothing on calendar

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)
May 14, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Committee on Appropriations
May 15, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations; referred to suspense file
May 24, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Committee on Appropriations; passed 12-5
May 28, 2013 – Amended (pdf)
May 29, 2013 – Bill Analysis, Assembly Floor
May 30, 2013 – Hearing, Assembly Floor; failed 24-37

Future activity:
Nothing on calendar

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