Menu
Contact Us Search
Organization Title

Land Conservation (Williamson) Act

Legislative Amendments Summary

As part of its outreach efforts, the Department of Conservation's Division of Land Resource Protection provides an annual summary of new legislation affecting the California Land Conservation (Williamson) Act. Below is a summary of legislative changes and budgetary changes.

 

 

Effective Date

Legislation

Subject

January 1, 2015         Assembly Bill 2241
Chapter 582, Statutes of 2014
Establishes a new distribution formula for rescission fees assessed on solar easements.  Until January 1, 2020, the rescission fee will be 10% of the fair market value of the property for land under a Williamson Act contract or Farmland Security Zone.  The bill also requires that only 50% of the rescission fees collected are to be deposited in the State General Fund.
January 1, 2015 Senate Bill 1353
Chapter 322, Statutes of 2014
Makes permanent the option for participating jurisdictions to recapture portions of foregone tax revenue.

January 1, 2012

 

Assembly Bill 1265
Chapter 90, Statutes of 2011

Renewed option for participating juristictions to recapture portions of foregone tax revenue

Senate Bill 618
Chapter 596, Statutes of 2011

Solar-use easements
January 1, 2011

Senate Bill 863
Chapter 722, Statutes of 2010

Option for participating juristictions to re-capture portions of foregone tax revenue
January 1, 2010

Senate Bill 671
Chapter 358, Statutes of 2009 

Cancellation valuations

Assembly Bill 1441
Chapter 148, Statutes of 2009 

Lot line adjustments

Assembly Bill X-4
Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009  

Budget implementation
January 1, 2009 Assembly Bill 1764
Chapter 136, Statutes of 2008
Agricultural Commodities and Open Space definition
Assembly Bill 1389
Chapter 751, Statutes of 2008
Budget implementation
Assembly Bill 2921
Laird, Chapter 503, Statutes of 2008
Development definition, Open Space Easements, Material Breach of Contract, Easement Exchanges, Lot Line adjustments
January 1, 2007 Assembly Bill 797
Wolk, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2006
Easement exchanges in the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta area
January 1, 2006 Assembly Bill 365
Salinas, Chapter 605, Statutes of 2005
Greenhouse Status under Williamson Act
Senate Bill 49
Machado, Chapter 245, Statutes of 2005
Assessor Review of Property Valuation
January 1, 2005 Senate Bill 1820
Machado, Chapter 794, Statutes of 2004
Current Fair Market Evaluation for Cancellation Fee Determination and Review
January 1, 2004 Assembly Bill 1492
Laird, Chapter 694, Statutes of 2003
Material Breach, Lot Line Adjustments
January 1, 2003 Assembly Bill 1997
Thomson, Chapter 613, Statutes of 2002
Open-Space, Conservation and Agricultural Easements
  Assembly Bill 137
Reyes, Chapter 188, Statutes of 2002
Williamson Act Contract Protest: Record of Filing
  Senate Bill 1515
Machado, Chapter 174, Statutes of 2002
Mello-Roos Community Facilities District
  Senate Bill 1864
Costa, Chapter 616, Statutes 2002
Lot Line Adjustments
  Assembly Bill 2370
Thomson, Chapter 614, Statutes of 2002
Local Agency Formation Commission: Sphere of Influence
January 1, 2002 Senate Bill 497
Sher, Chapter 873, Statutes of 2001
Lot Line Adjustments
January 1, 2001 Assembly Bill 1944
Wayne, Chapter 889, Statutes of 2000
Williamson Act Contract Cancellation
Compatible Uses
Assembly Bill 2838
Hertzberg, Chapter 761, Statutes of 2000
Local Agency Formation Commissions
Senate Bill 2204
Soto, Chapter 431, Statutes of 2000
Agricultural Conservation Easements in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
Assembly Bill 2698
Florez, Chapter 1045, Statutes of 2000
Proceeding to Contest Certain Contract Cancellations in Kern County
January 1, 2000 Senate Bill 649
Costa, Chapter 1019, Statutes of 1999
Open Space Subvention Funds for Farmland Security Zones
Senate Bill 649
Costa, Chapter 1019, Statutes of 1999
Supercedes SB 985, Johnston, for this section
Cancellation Provisions for Farmland Security Zones
Senate Bill 985
Johnston, Chapter 1018, Statutes of 1999
“Recreational Use” definition
Agricultural Preserves
Lot Line Adjustments
Public Acquisitions
Senate Bill 985
Johnston, Chapter 1018, Statutes of 1999
Supercedes SB 831, Baca, for this section
1240 Land Exchange
Senate Bill 985
Chapter 1018, Statutes 1999
Assembly Bill 1505
Ducheny, Chapter 967, Statutes of 1999
Subdividing Williamson Act Contracted Land
January 1, 1999 Senate Bill 1835
Chapter 690, Statutes of 1998
City annexation of county Williamson Act contracted land
Senate Bill 2227
Chapter 590, Statutes of 1998
City annexation of county Williamson Act contracted land