Legislative Initiatives

Key Legislation: Legislative Committee Bill Tracking 

2021 Legislative Initiatives

Wildfire Protection

The following legislative initiatives are supported by the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors and Legislative Committee to address wildfire:

  • AB 1500 (Garcia D-Coachella) Safe Drinking Water, Wildfire Prevention, Drought Preparation, Flood Protection, Extreme Heat Mitigation and Workforce Development Bond Act of 2022
  • SB 45
  • AB 9 (Wood D-Santa Rosa) Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program
  • SB 332 (Dodd D-Napa) Insurance for Prescribed Burn Supervisors
  • SB 63 (Stern D-Los Angeles) Defensible Space Standards
  • AB 909 (Frazier D-Discovery Bay) Wildfire Risk Assessment Map
  • AB 1255 (Bloom D-Santa Monica) Fire Prevention Local Assistance Grant Program
  • SB 456 (Laird D-Santa Cruz) Long Term Forest Management Plan
  • H.R. 1066 (Neguse D-CO) Wildfire Recovery Act
  • S. 2404 (Cortez Masto D-NV) Western Wildfire Support Act

Climate Adaptation

The following legislative initiatives are supported by the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors and Legislative Committee to support climate adaptation:

  • AB 50 (Boerner Horvath D-Encinitas) Regional Support Network for Climate Adaptation and Sea Level Rise
  • SB 27 (Skinner D-Berkeley) California Carbon Sequestration and Climate Resiliency Project Registry
  • AB 67 (Petrie-Norris D-Laguna Beach) Sea Level Rise Adaptation Economic Analysis
  • SB 1 (Atkins D- San Diego) California Coastal Commission Sea Level Rise Planning
  • AB 11 (Ward D-San Diego) Regional Climate Change Coordinating Groups
  • SB 604 (Hueso D-San Diego) Career Pathways and Climate Resiliency Grant Programs
  • H.R. 610 (Speier D-CA) San Francisco Bay Restoration Act
  • H.R. 660 (Plaskett D-VI) Shovel-Ready Restoration Grants for Coastlines and Fisheries Act of 2021
  • S. 280 (Markey D-MA) and H.R. 744 (Clarke D-NY) FEMA Climate Change Preparedness Act
  • S. 487 (Wyden D-OR) and H.R. 1162 (Neguse D-CO) 21st Century Conservation Corps Act
  • S. 1057 (Coons D-DE) and H.R. 2241 (Neguse D-CO) Civilian Climate Corps Act
  • H.R. 4235 (Pallone D-NJ) Living Shorelines Act

Park Access and Community Health

The following legislative initiatives are supported by the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors and Legislative Committee to support park access and community health:

  • AB 30 (Karla D-San Jose) Equity in Outdoor Access to Nature
  • SB 624 (Hueso D-San Diego) Environmental Equity and Outdoor Access Act
  • SCR 52 (McGuire D-Healdsburg) California Parks and Recreation Professionals Month
  • S. 91 (Sinema D-AZ) and HR 535 (Garamendi D-CA) Special Districts Qualify for Coronavirus Relief Fund
  • H.R. 159 (Sires D-NH) Investments in Parks
  • H.R. 436 (Espaillat D-NY) Transportation Alternative Enhancements Act
  • H.R. 1678 (Barragan D-CA) Parks, Jobs and Equity Act
  • H.R. 3423 (Meng D-NY) Safe Drinking Water in Playgrounds and Parks
  • S. 1461 (Booker D-NJ) Transit to Trails Act
  • H.R. 4878 (DeSaulnier D_CA) National Discovery Trails Act

Wildlife Health and Natural Habitats

The following legislative initiatives are supported by the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors and Legislative Committee to support wildlife health and natural habitats:

  • AB 564 (Gonzalez D-San Diego) Biodiversity Protection and Restoration Act
  • AB 614 Agular-Curry D-Winters) Nesting Bird Habitat Incentive Program
  • AB 1512 (Bauer-Kahan D-Orinda) Preservation of Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area
  • SB 799 (Glazer D-Orinda) Preservation of Alameda-Tesla Property of Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area
  • H.R. 389 (Case D-HI) Safe and Quite Skies Act of 2021
  • H.R. 803 (DeGette D-CO) Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act
  • S. 557 (Collins R-ME) and HR 1548 (Cartwright D-PA) Native Plant Species Pilot Program
  • S. 809 (Merkley D-OR) and HR 1983 (Panetta D-CA) Monarch, Action, Recovery and Conservation Habitat (MONARCH) Act 

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