Senate Bill 474, authored by Senator Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) is not being pursued this year. The bill, as recently amended, would have prohibited all commercial and residential development in Very High Fire Hazards Severity Zones (VHFHSZ) and State Responsibility Areas (SRA). Representatives with Senator Stern’s office confirmed the bill will not be set or heard in policy committee. More information on this bill, as well as RCRC’s letter of opposition, can be found in a previous Barbed Wire article here.

For more information, contact Tracy Rhine, RCRC Legislative Advocate at (916) 447-4806 or