In early 2017 Assemblyman Mark Stone, a former Coastal Commissioner, introduced a bill, AB 1129, to ban seawalls for structures built after 1976, and to increase the Coastal Commission’s direct power to assess substantial fines against accused Coastal Act violators.  The bill also included “slippery slope” features that could lead to an outright prohibition on seawalls for all structures over time.  This bill did not pass in this legislative session, in large part to the Coastal Rights Coalition, but was shelved as a two-year bill which means it will come again in the 2018 session. 

Read the bill text here or go directly to the California Legislative Information page for additional information including voting records, analysis, and more.



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