Capitol Alert


Your Guide to Legislation that Impacts California Family Farms and Ranches

Gov. Brown has less than two weeks to sign or veto the remaining legislation that was approved by the Legislature in the final weeks of the 2011-12 session.

A number of important issues still await action. If you have not yet sent a letter to the governor on Assembly Bill 2346 (Butler) or AB 2676 (Calderon) regarding heat illness prevention regulations, visit and click on the Farm Team icon.

We are continually updating the Capitol Alert section on the CFBF and Ag Alert websites as the governor takes action on bills. Visit for up-to-date information.

Farm Bureau SUPPORTS this legislation that would help family farms:

Signed by Gov. Brown Assembly Bill 1492 (Budget Committee) Forestry Reform AB 1888 (Gatto, D-Burbank) Commercial Drivers: Traffic School Senate Bill 863 (DeLeón, D-Los Angeles) Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program

Awaiting action by Gov. Brown AB 1966 (Ma, D-San Francisco) Mineral Rights AB 1966 requires the owner of mineral rights to notify the real property owner at least five days prior to entering the property for non-surface-disrupting activities, and at least 30 days prior to entering the property for surface-disrupting activities.

SB 594 (Wolk, D-Davis) Net Energy Metering SB 965 (Wright, D-Inglewood) Water Resources Control Board

Farm Bureau OPPOSES this legislation that would harm family farms:

Awaiting action by Gov. Brown AB 685 (Eng, D-Monterey Park) Accessibility of Water AB 2346 (Butler, D-Los Angeles) Heat Illness ACT NOW! AB 2676 (Calderon, D-Montebello) Heat Illness ACT NOW! SB 1221 (Lieu, D-Torrance) Hunting

Reprinted with permission to the California Farm Bureau Federation