Parks Bills Move to Governor’s Desk

Late last Thursday, the Legislature passed two important state park bills, AB 1589 and AB 1478, which we were very happy to see.

AB 1589 (Huffman) helps move state parks toward sustainability by providing a comprehensive and creative approach to searching for additional funding streams.

AB 1478 (Blumenfield) is a budget trailer bill that will direct a portion of the hidden funds to state parks and establishes a two-year moratorium on closing state parks.

Both bills have moved to Governor Brown’s desk. He has 30 days to sign or veto them. In the case of the budget trailer bill, he can “blue pencil” portions that contain appropriations, which would be akin to vetoing or reducing parts of the appropriations.

We  hope you will help us request the governor’s signature on AB 1478 in particular. You can send him a letter now.