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May 03, 2013

AB 823 held in Assembly committee without hearing

California’s Assembly Bill 823 has had a busy couple of weeks, culminating in a victory for property rights.  After cancelling two scheduled hearings in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, the author amended the bill last week.  While the amendments were apparently aimed at reducing opposition to the bill, Pacific Legal FoundationR ...

April 26, 2013

Meet the new AB 823 – worse than the old one

California Assemlybill 823 (Eggman, D – Stockton) is the land grab bill that we have posted about here and here.  It has been scheduled twice for a committee hearing, and twice the author has cancelled the hearing.  This usually means that the author knows the bill will fail the committee vote absent an improved lobbying ...

April 12, 2013

California legislature sending help to farmers . . . by taking their property rights

California Assembly Bill 823 will be heard next Monday in the state Assembly's Natural Resources Committee.  Since the bill will impose unconstitutional exactions on many if not all farmland development projects in California, PLF sent this letter to the author and committee this week.  PLF does not take positions on pending legislation, but occa ...

March 22, 2013

Put down the legislation, and step away from the property rights

When I posted about supporting farming on AgDay this week, I was thinking about the importance of protecting farmers’ property rights.  And maybe that legislatures should act to reduce the regulatory burdens farmers face.  On the other hand, some members of the California legislature think that supporting farmers requires stripping them of ...

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