2011: Founding member, Janet Doell, begins the campaign to designate lace lichen as the California State lichen.
2014: CALS seeks a state legislator to sponsor a bill designating a state lichen.
March 18, 2015: Assembly Bill 1528 is sponsored by Assemblymember Marc Levine.
April 28, 2015: AB 1528 passes the Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife.
April 30, 2015: AB 1528 passes the California State Assembly (vote: 75-0) and moves to the Senate.
June 23, 2015: AB 1528 passes the Senate Natural Resources & Water Committee.
June 29, 2015: AB 1528 passes the California State Senate (vote: 37-2) and moves to the governor’s desk.
July 9, 2015: AB 1528 is presented to Governor Jerry Brown.
July 15, 2015: Governor Jerry Brown signs AB 1528 into law, designating lace lichen as the California State Lichen.
January 1, 2016: Law designating lace lichen as the California State Lichen goes into effect.