In the agreement, reached earlier this year, California and Nevada will continue the two-state partnership known as the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, after Nevada passed a law in 2011 in which it would have withdrawn from the compact unless California made concessions to allow more development.
The Sierra Club and other environmentalists have filed a lawsuit in federal court, fearing the agreement will lead to more development in the region.
In announcing his enactment of Senate Bill 630, by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, Brown said in a prepared statement, "Today, California reaffirmed its longstanding partnership with the state of Nevada to protect and enhance the beauty of Lake Tahoe."
PHOTO CREDIT: California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, speaks with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval at the Lake Tahoe Summit in Incline Village, Nev., on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. The Sacramento Bee/David Siders