ASSEMBLYMAN TRAVIS ALLEN
Assemblyman Travis Allen’s Bills to Save Beach Bonfires and Strengthen California’s International Trade Strategy Pass Out of the Assembly
Both bills will be sent to the Senate
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) presented Assembly Bill 1102, joint authored by Assemblywoman Sharon-Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), which will protect beach bonfires for all Californians and Assembly Bill 337, which will update California’s international trade strategy on the Assembly Floor. Both bills passed out of the Assembly with bipartisan support and will now head to the Senate.
AB 1102 protects the Southern California tradition of beach bonfires by requiring the South Coast Air Quality Management District to work with local cities and other coastal oversight agencies to prove that there will be no loss of beach access, no harm to local economies, and that any environmental concerns are addressed before a city can remove the fire rings from the beaches in Orange and Los Angeles counties.
“Beach bonfires are an activity enjoyed by people from all across California, including those who cannot afford multi-million dollar beachfront homes. This legislation will ensure that every Californian has access to our beautiful beaches through the affordable iconic activity of a beach bonfire,” said Assemblyman Travis Allen. “It’s passage out of the Assembly is an important step to protect our environment while preserving this historic, safe, and inexpensive family recreational tradition on our beaches.”
AB 337 will require that the State’s International Trade and Investment strategy include a full analysis of the transportation infrastructure and physical capacity to meet the import and export needs of California’s ports of entry (air, ground, sea).
“Our ports continuously need to adapt to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving global trade marketplace. This bill sends the message that the Legislature is committed to strengthening California’s economy through one of our strongest and best opportunities for growth and job creation – international trade,” said Assemblyman Travis Allen.
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CONTACT: Stephanie Freedman
January 27, 2014
Assembly vote UNANIMOUS per the Huntington Beach Independent: Assembly approves bill on beach fire rings