Bruce’s Beach bill at edge of becoming law after Assembly vote

September 08, 2021

A state bill that would set the stage for Los Angeles County to return a sliver of oceanfront land in Manhattan Beach to the family of the property’s original Black owners is at the brink of becoming law, though legislative deadlines loom.

Senate Bill 796 passed unanimously in the state Assembly Wednesday, Sept. 8, but because of non-substantive amendments from that body, it must pass once more in the Senate by the end of Friday before going to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for his signature.

That is likely to happen.

The bill, which is considered a first-of-its-kind proposal, initially passed the Senate unanimously in June.

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