Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Act California Public Resources Code Division 23Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Chapter 1. General Provisions 33000-33010 Chapter 2. Definitions 33100-33105.6 Chapter 3. Establishment and Functions of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy 33200-33215 The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Act was enacted in 1979 by Assembly Bill 1312 authored by Assemblyman Howard L. Berman based on the recommendations of the Santa Monica Mountains Comprehensive Planning Commission. It was signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on September 27, 1979 as Chapter 1087 of the Statutes of 1979 and pursuant to the California Constitution it became effective on January 1, 1980.