Stadium Bill Passed By Assembly, Heads to Senate
Rendering of Farmers Field, AEG's proposed stadium next to Staples Center and L.A. Live.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — AEG's efforts to bring the NFL to Downtown took another step forward today as a bill to protect the $1.2-billion project from lawsuits easily passed California's State Assembly.
After the 63-13 vote, the bill now moves to the State Senate. If passed, it would send any challenges to the Farmers Field project's environmental documents on a fast-track through the state appeals court.
AEG might not be the only one benefiting from the legislation. A report in the L.A. Times says that a second bill will be joined that would extend the same treatment to other projects over $250 million that create green buildings.
The Senate must pass the bill by Friday in order to move it on to Governor Jerry Brown's desk and into law before the end of the year.