Lake Tahoe bill heads to CA governor’s desk
September 12, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Senate is sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to preserve a 45-year-old agreement with Nevada governing the sensitive environment in and around Lake Tahoe.
The scenic lake straddles the California-Nevada state line in the high Sierra and is a major tourist draw.
SB630 ratifies a revised bistate Tahoe Regional Planning Compact, duplicating a bill already signed into law by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Nevada had threatened to withdraw from the compact in 2010 in a dispute over how the states decided on conservation protection.
State officials reached a compromise to amend the compact to require that the agency that enforces the compact takes economic considerations into account. In return, Nevada agreed to remain in the compact.
California senators approved the bill Tuesday, 37-0. It already had gained Assembly approval.
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