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AB 2002:

Disclosure of Coastal Commission lobbying

Author: Assemblymember Mark Stone

The California Coastal Commission plays a critical role in protecting California's coast, with power to make decisions on everything from offshore oil and gas extraction, to public access, to coastal development projects large and small. But unlike the State Legislature where lobbyists are required to report their expenses and activities, the people who lobby the Coastal Commission don’t operate with the same requirements. AB 2002 (Stone) would have closed a loophole in current law by requiring any person who communicates with Coastal Commission members regarding an administrative action of the commission, and who qualifies as a lobbyist, to comply with provisions of the Political Reform Act of 1974.

Bill info from the legislature

CLCV Supported


Passed Assembly 54-23
Failed Senate 22-13 (needed 2/3 to pass)

vote key

PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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