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SB 670 - Ban on Suction and Dredge Mining - Key Vote

California Key Votes

Abel Maldonado voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (28-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Ban on Suction and Dredge Mining

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that temporarily prohibits issuing permits to operate vacuum or suction dredge equipment until certification of an environmental impact report.

Highlights:
-Prohibits the usage and issuance of permits to operate vacuum or suction dredge equipment until certification of an environmental impact report under the California Environmental Quality Act (Sec. 1). -Exempts any nonmotorized or recreational mining activities, such as panning for gold (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: A BILL WITH AN URGENCY CLAUSE REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF EACH CHAMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR THE CLAUSE TO PASS. IF PASSED, THE BILL GOES INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON ENACTMENT.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (63-11) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-8) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Ban on Suction and Dredge Mining

Sponsors

  • Patricia A. 'Pat' Wiggins (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Noreen Evans (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jared William Huffman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dave Jones (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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