SB 1056, Know It, Love It

Senate Bill 1056 is State Senator Richard Alarcon's big-box legislation. (It passed from the Assembly on August 16th. Judy Chu voted "aye" on it.)

The proposed law mandates that a "big-box" retailer (not just Wal-Mart) must prepare an study of the economic impacts of a project on the local economy, and that this report be open to public comment. Click on that link above for more details.

The bill passed the Senate, and goes to the governor for approval.
He may veto it.