Assembly Bill 2583 (Goggin – 1984)
Chapter 1514, Statutes of 1984 - AB 2583
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As enacted in 1984, Assembly Bill 2583 amended Public Resources Code sections 21002.1, 21004, and 21153 and added sections 2100.1, 21005, 21081.5, 21082.2, 21092.1, 21094, 21166.1, 21167.6, 21167.8, and 21177 to the Public Resources Code, relating to environmental control. (See Exhibit #1h) Assembly member Terry Goggin introduced the bill on February 1, 1984. (See Exhibit #1a) Assembly Bill 2583 was the result of “a lengthy study by the Committee on the Environment of the California State Bar Association.” (See Exhibit #13, document A-1) A copy of the Bar’s report is enclosed. (See generally, Exhibit #17)
Assembly Bill 2583 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #6) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were reviewed by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance. (See Exhibits #2 and #4) The Legislature made six amendments to Assembly Bill 2583. (See Exhibits #1b through #1g and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor George Deukmejian signed the bill on September 28, 1984, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on the same day as Chapter 1514 of the Statutes of 1984. (See Exhibits #1h and #2)
The Enrolled Bill Report of the Department of Housing and Community Development provided the following description of Assembly Bill 2583:
Would make several amendments to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) that would expedite the environmental review process and help reduce the impact of CEQA litigation on development projects.(See Exhibit #14, document PE-15)