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AB 121: Cruise Ships: water quality (2003)


The recent expansion of the cruise line industry in California poses a risk to the ocean’s ecosystem, special environmental sanctuaries, and public health. AB 121 (2003) extends greater protection to California coastal waters by preventing the discharge of dangerous environmental toxins, including sewage and oily waste water, from cruise ships within three miles of the California coastline and within identified marine sanctuaries, including the Monterey Bay Sanctuary.

Final Status and Text

AB 121 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about AB 121

08/25/2010 - Simitian Welcomes EPA's 'No Discharge' Ruling for Ships

08/24/2010 - Ban on sewage dumping along California coast to get federal teeth

12/31/2003 - Simitian Environmental Protection Package Now In Effect

10/13/2003 - Governor Signs Forest Protection Legislation: Final Bill in Four Bill Environmental Package

09/24/2003 - Governor Signs Simitian’s Cruise Ship Pollution Bill

08/20/2003 - Simitian, Nakano, Laird Call for Passage of Bills to Stop Cruise Ship Pollution

08/18/2003 - Tired of Covering the Recall? Come Watch Three Assemblymembers Battle Cruise Ship Pollution

05/01/2003 - Simitian Seeks to Limit Cruise Ship Dumping