Governor Vetoes SB 1

Late Friday, the Governor announced that he vetoed SB 1 (Atkins).  In his veto message, Governor Newsom stated “While I disagree about the efficacy and necessity of Senate Bill 1, I look forward to working with the Legislature in our shared fight against the weakening of California’s environmental and worker protections.”  The veto is good news as the effort to arrive at a resolution of the Voluntary Agreements for the tributaries to the San Joaquin River hinged upon the outcome of SB 1.  Hopefully, those efforts can now continue and come to a close.  The defeat of SB 1 was a priority for the Association as the team worked extensively against the bill, even meeting with Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins last month to plead our case for resolving the Voluntary Agreements