Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — With the start of the New Year comes new laws!
Hundreds of bills went into effect on January 1st, 2022. These new laws will have significant impacts on our district, including our farms, housing, water, and more! Here are just a few new bills that went into effect at the beginning of this year that may have a positive or negative impact on our community:
- Assembly Bill 1103: Creates a county livestock pass program so that livestock producers can access their own property during or after a natural disaster, such as a wildfire. During the Lilac Fire that impacted much of Bonsall, Fallbrook, and the surrounding areas in 2017, over 50 horses died because people were not allowed to evacuate their horses. I am proud to have co-authored AB 1103 to prevent this from happening again.
- Assembly Bill 692: Allows additional time for the City of Escondido to use funds set aside by the Disaster and Flood Prevention Bond Act of 2006 to increase local water supply. I authored this bill to increase our water supply in San Diego County to protect our agricultural and rural communities from drought.
- Senate Bill 9 & Senate Bill 10: SB 9 takes away local zoning control by requiring a local agency to permit, without discretionary review by Planning Group or City Council, a duplex, the subdivision of a parcel into two equal parcels, or both. SB 10 permits a local government to pass an ordinance to zone any parcel, including single-family lots, up to 10 units of residential space, regardless of local voter initiatives. I did not support these one-size-fits-all policies when they came before me in the State Assembly because I believe in local control of zoning decisions and protecting the unique character of our neighborhoods and rural communities!
As your State Representative, I will do my best to keep you informed of these important issues impacting our community. If you have any questions about a new law that went into effect on January 1st, please contact me here!
Assembly Minority Leader, 75th District
Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
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