Despite Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposals to amend the recently enacted fire prevention fee, neither the State Assembly nor Senate could find a solution that satisfied the Legislature — Republicans and Democrats.
Consequently, no amendments were enacted in the Legislature’s final week.
However, H.D. Palmer, spokesman for the Department of Finance, said the administration still believes that the law needs some modifications and enabling legislation.
Until the Legislature reconvenes this winter, the adminstration will continue to review the July law and develop the corrections that it believes will improve the fee’s usefulness, he added.