SCGA Governmental Affairs

AB 672 Threatens Golf’s Future

Monday, April 19, 2021

AB 672 (Garcia; D-Bell Gardens), tagged by the California Alliance for Golf (CAG) as the most damaging bill re golf to come along in a generation, died in committee last week. Thanks in part to the E-mails and letters golfers sent legislators, AB 672 cannot be acted upon the remainder of 2021. But comes alive again in January 2022 to haunt us. Click here to read the details.

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Archived Updates

CGCOA Golf is Good Ambassador Program

Are you interested in becoming an advocate for golf in California? The CGCOA is seeking amateur golfers who are passionate about protecting the game of golf and promoting public policies that enable golf to flourish in California. Take the next step to becoming an advocate for golf by completing the attached Golf is Good Ambassador Application.

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FORE - Governmental Affairs

FORE - The magazine of the SCGA. Find archived Governmental Affairs articles on the website of the SCGA's award winning quarterly publication.

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AB 672 Dies In Committee

To be more specific, AB 672 never got placed on the agenda of either of the Assembly Committees to which it was referred. Since today was the deadline for bills to pass through committee and advance in the 2021 session, that means that no further action can be taken on AB 672 the remainder of 2021.

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AB 672 Threatens Golf’s Future

AB 672 (Garcia; D-Bell Gardens), tagged by the California Alliance for Golf (CAG) as the most damaging bill re golf to come along in a generation, died in committee last week. Thanks in part to the E-mails and letters golfers sent legislators, AB 672 cannot be acted upon the remainder of 2021. But comes alive again in January 2022 to haunt us. Click here to read the details.

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TWO QUICK UPDATES FOR A FRIDAY AFTERNOON

AB 672 is the most damaging piece of legislation re golf to be filed in a generation.

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HOT BILLS

AB 672 (Garcia; D-Bell Gardens) – the “hottest” to hit the golf industry in the last 20 years in our opinion!

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COVID UPDATES

On Friday the state changed its reopening blueprint effective April 15 to permit indoor live events. Sporting events, concerts, and theatrical performances off limits for the last year will again be parts of our lives.

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LA COUNTY COVID ADDENDUM and AB 672

The LA County Department of Public Health amended its “Safer at Home” Tier order, the county’s “Youth/Adult Sports Leagues” order, and the county’s “Re-opening Restaurants” order, all of which apply to golf club/course functions that are not exclusive to golf courses.

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EUREKA

Los Angeles County Public Health (DPH) has updated its “Golf Appendix” to align the play and practice of golf with the rhythms of life in the “Red Tier”

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MEMO TO LA COUNTY GOLFERS, GOLF CLUBS AND HIGH SCHOOLS (Exceptions:  Long Beach & Pasadena)

So, if you’re flummoxed by the disconnect between the ability to dine, shop, or even use a gym indoors at your golf club/course and the inability to putt, chip, play in consecutive tee times, or host high school golf matches – you are not alone.

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