May 21, 2004 - California Land Use Bill Passes Assembly In Unanimous Vote
By Alan J. Reinach
On Thursday, May 20, the California Assembly passed Assembly Bill 1903 by a unanimous voice vote. This bill would preclude local governments from discriminatory treatment of religious uses. The bill is supported by the Church State Council, among others.
Now the bill moves to the California Senate. We will keep you posted if your letters are needed to support the bill as it moves through the Senate. We encourage you to add this bill to your prayer list.
Religious land use conflicts have escalated in recent years, and become almost an epidemic. AB 1903 is just a piece of a much more comprehensive effort, but it is an important piece.
If your church or religious property runs into a conflict with local government over land use issues, please contact the Church State Council for assistance.
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