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Humboldt County 2016 State Legislation

 Updated October 3, 2016

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  AB 1923    (Wood D)   Bioenergy feed-in tariff.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/26/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/11/2016

Last Amended: 8/19/2016

Status: 9/26/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 663, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/26/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Would, for the purposes of the bioenergy feed-in tariff, revise a generally applicable interconnection requirement for electric generation facilities, as specified. The bill would also require the Public Utilities Commission to direct the electrical corporations to authorize a bioenergy electric generation facility with an effective capacity of up to 5 megawatts to participate in the bioenergy feed-in tariff if the facility delivers no more than 3 megawatts to the grid at any time and complies with specified interconnection and payment requirements. This bill contains other related provisions.

Position:  Sponsor


  Support



  AB 21    (Wood D)   Medical marijuana: cultivation licenses.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 2/3/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 12/1/2014

Last Amended: 1/21/2016

Status: 2/3/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter No. 1, Statutes of 2016

Location: 2/3/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Current law provides that if a city, county, or city and county does not have land use regulations or ordinances regulating or prohibiting the cultivation of marijuana, commencing March 1, 2016, the Department of Food and Agriculture is the sole licensing authority for medical marijuana cultivation applicants in that city, county, or city and county. This bill would delete the provision that grants the department the sole licensing authority under those circumstances.

Position:  Support


  AB 1958    (Wood D)   Forestry: timberlands: restoration and conservation forest management activities.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/24/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/12/2016

Last Amended: 8/19/2016

Status: 9/24/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 583, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/24/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
The Z'berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act of 1973 authorizes the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to exempt from some or all of specified provisions of the act a person engaging in specified forest management activities. Current law authorizes a registered professional forester in an emergency to file, on behalf of a timber owner or operator, a specified emergency notice with the department that allows for the immediate commencement of timber operations. This bill would also, until January 1, 2024, authorize the board to exempt from some or all of those provisions of the act a person cutting or removing trees in specified areas to restore and conserve California black or Oregon white oak woodlands and associated grasslands, as specified.

Position:  Support


  AB 2516    (Wood D)   Medical cannabis: state cultivator license types: specialty cottage type.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/19/2016

Last Amended: 8/1/2016

Status: 9/29/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 827, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/29/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
The Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act provides for the licensure and regulation of commercial activities relating to medical cannabis and establishes various types of state cultivator licenses to be issued to qualified applicants by the Department of Food and Agriculture. This bill would also provide for the issuance of a Type 1C, or "specialty cottage," state cultivator license, as specified, by the Department of Food and Agriculture.

Position:  Support


  SB 1188    (McGuire D)   Wildlife management areas: payment of taxes and assessments.  

Current Text: Vetoed: 9/30/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/18/2016

Status: 9/30/2016-Vetoed by the Governor

Location: 9/30/2016-S. VETOED

Summary:
Current law regulates real property acquired and operated by the state as wildlife management areas, and authorizes the Department of Fish and Wildlife, when income is directly derived from that real property, as provided, to annually pay to the county in which the property is located an amount equal to the county taxes levied upon the property at the time it was transferred to the state. This bill would require, instead of authorize, the department to make these payments subject to appropriation by the Legislature.

Position:  Support


  SB 1212    (Hueso D)    

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/18/2016

Last Amended: 8/15/2016

Status: 9/29/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 841, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/29/2016-S. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Would state the intent of the Legislature to facilitate the expansion of 2-1-1 services into those counties in California where they are lacking and to support a comprehensive statewide database that will connect all callers to information and referrals they need. The bill would additionally state the intent of the Legislature to facilitate access to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery information, and referral services, uniformly in the state, especially in hard-to-serve rural areas, through a universally available telephone service. This bill contains other existing laws.

Position:  Support


  SBX1 1    (Beall D)   Transportation funding.  

Current Text: Amended: 8/29/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 6/22/2015

Last Amended: 8/29/2016

Status: 8/29/2016-From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Location: 8/29/2016-S. APPR.

Summary:
Would create the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program to address deferred maintenance on the state highway system and the local street and road system. The bill would require the California Transportation Commission to adopt performance criteria, consistent with a specified asset management plan, to ensure efficient use of certain funds available for the program.

Position:  Support


 Other Monitored Legislation



  AB 120    (Committee on Budget)   Budget Act of 2015.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 4/29/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 1/9/2015

Last Amended: 4/21/2016

Status: 4/29/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter No. 11, Statutes of 2016

Location: 4/29/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
The Budget Act of 2015 appropriated specified amounts for support of the state government for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2015 to appropriate an additional $16,288,000 to the Secretary of State for a specified purpose. This bill contains other related provisions.


  AB 558    (Low D)   Horse racing: nonthoroughbred races.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 3/29/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/23/2015

Last Amended: 3/1/2016

Status: 3/29/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter No. 3, Statutes of 2016

Location: 3/29/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Would empower the California Horse Racing Board to authorize an association licensed to conduct a thoroughbred race meeting to include up to 6 nonthoroughbred races per calendar year with the consent of the organization representing thoroughbred horsemen and horsewomen, provided, however, that a nonthoroughbred race shall not be held when a fair in the northern zone is conducting a race meeting without that fair's consent. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.


  AB 567    (Gipson D)   Medical cannabis: regulation and taxation amnesty.  

Current Text: Vetoed: 9/29/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/24/2015

Last Amended: 8/19/2016

Status: 9/29/2016-Vetoed by the Governor

Location: 9/29/2016-A. VETOED

Summary:
Would require the State Board of Equalization to administer a tax penalty amnesty program during the period beginning on July 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, inclusive, for medical cannabis-related businesses, as provided. The bill would define a medical cannabis-related business for these purposes as a person that engages in the sale of cannabis for medical purposes to qualified patients or the primary caregivers of qualified patients pursuant to the Compassionate Use Act or the Medical Marijuana Program.


  AB 626    (Chiu D)   Public contracts: claim resolution.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/24/2015

Last Amended: 8/19/2016

Status: 9/29/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 810, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/29/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Current law applicable to state public contracts generally requires that the resolution of claims related to those contracts be subject to arbitration. Current law applicable to local agency contracts prescribes a process for the resolution of claims related to those contracts of $375,000 or less. This bill would establish, for contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2017, a claim resolution process applicable to any claim by a contractor in connection with a public works project.


  AB 1549    (Wood D)   Department of Transportation: state highway rights-of-way: broadband: fiber optic cables.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/23/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 9/11/2015

Last Amended: 8/19/2016

Status: 9/23/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 505, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/23/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Would require the Department of Transportation to notify companies and organizations working on broadband deployment on its Internet Web site of specified department-led highway construction projects and would authorize those companies and organizations to collaborate with the department to install a broadband conduit as part of each project. The bill would require the department, in consultation with stakeholders, on or before January 1, 2018, to develop guidelines to facilitate the installation of broadband conduit on state highway rights-of-way.


  AB 1786    (Cooley D)   Horse racing: the California Standardbred Sires Stakes Program.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 8/30/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/4/2016

Status: 8/29/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 223, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 8/29/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
The Horse Racing Law establishes the California Standardbred Sires Stakes Program for standardbred horses bred in California, and provides that an offspring of a registered California standardbred stallion standing in California during an entire breeding season is eligible to race in the program. This bill would expand eligibility to race in the program to include the offspring of registered standardbred stallions standing in Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, or Wisconsin, or the Province of Alberta, Canada. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.


  AB 1842    (Levine D)   Water: pollution: fines.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/14/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/9/2016

Last Amended: 8/2/2016

Status: 9/14/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 349, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/14/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Current law imposes a maximum civil penalty of $25,000 on a person who discharges various pollutants or other designated materials into the waters of the state. This bill would impose an additional civil penalty of not more than $10 for each gallon or pound of material discharged. The bill would require that the civil penalty be reduced for every gallon or pound of the illegally discharged material that is recovered and properly disposed of by the responsible party. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.


  AB 1937    (Gomez D)   Electricity: procurement.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/26/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/12/2016

Last Amended: 8/17/2016

Status: 9/26/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 664, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/26/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Would require electrical corporations' proposed procurement plans to also include a showing that the electrical corporations (1), in soliciting bids for new gas-fired generating units, actively seek bids for resources that are not gas-fired generating units located in communities that suffer from cumulative pollution burdens and (2), in considering bids for, or negotiating bilateral contracts for, new gas-fired generating units, give preference to resources that are not gas-fired generating units located in those communities.


  AB 1977    (Wood D)   Tribal gaming: compact amendment ratification.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/12/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/16/2016

Last Amended: 8/9/2016

Status: 9/12/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 296, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/12/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Would ratify amendments to the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, executed on August 4, 2016. The bill would provide that, in deference to tribal sovereignty, certain actions are not projects for the purposes of CEQA. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.


  AB 1979    (Bigelow R)   Renewable feed-in tariff: hydroelectric facilities.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/26/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/16/2016

Last Amended: 8/19/2016

Status: 9/26/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 665, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/26/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Would authorize a conduit hydroelectric facility with an effective capacity of up to 4 megawatts to participate in the renewable feed-in tariff if the facility delivers no more than 3 megawatts to the grid at any time, was operational on January 1, 1990, and complies with specified interconnection and payment requirements.


  AB 2011    (Cooper D)   Thoroughbred racing: northern, central, and southern zones: auxiliary offsite stabling, training, and vanning.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/24/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/16/2016

Last Amended: 8/19/2016

Status: 9/24/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 562, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/24/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
The Horse Racing Law requires, when satellite wagering is conducted on thoroughbred races at associations or fairs in the northern, central, or southern zone, that an amount not to exceed 1.25% of the total amount handled by all of those satellite wagering facilities be deducted from the funds otherwise allocated for distribution as commissions, purses, and owners' premiums and instead be distributed to an organization formed and operated by thoroughbred racing associations, fairs conducting thoroughbred racing, and the organization representing thoroughbred horsemen and horsewomen, to administer a fund to provide reimbursement for offsite stabling at California Horse Racing Board-approved auxiliary training facilities for additional stalls beyond the number of usable stalls the association or fair is required to make available and maintain, and for the vanning of starters from these additional stalls on racing days for thoroughbred horses. This bill would increase the amount that is required to be deducted to an amount not to exceed 2% in the northern, central, and southern zones, and would provide that this amount in the northern zone, if adjusted by the board, may be a different percentage of the handle for different associations and fairs, but only if all the associations and fairs agree to the differing percentages.


  AB 2024    (Wood D)   Critical access hospitals: employment.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/23/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/16/2016

Last Amended: 8/15/2016

Status: 9/23/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 496, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/23/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
The Medical Practice Act, restricts the employment of physicians and surgeons or doctors of pediatric medicine by a corporation or other artificial legal entity to entities that do not charge for professional services rendered to patients and are approved by the Medical Board of California, subject to specified exemptions. This bill, until January 1, 2024, would also authorize a federally certified critical access hospital to employ those medical professionals and charge for professional services rendered by those medical professionals if the medical staff concur by an affirmative vote that the professional's employment is in the best interest of the communities served by the hospital and the hospital does not direct or interfere with the professional judgment of a physician and surgeon, as specified.


  AB 2139    (Williams D)   Ocean Protection Council: ocean acidification and hypoxia.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/14/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/17/2016

Last Amended: 8/15/2016

Status: 9/14/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 352, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/14/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Current law establishes the Ocean Protection Council in state government and prescribes the membership, functions, and duties of the council with regard to the protection and conservation of ocean and coastal resources. This bill would, subject to the availability of funding, authorize the council to develop an ocean acidification and hypoxia science task force to ensure that council decisionmaking is supported by the best available science, and require the council to take specified actions to address ocean acidification and hypoxia, as prescribed, and, beginning January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, at its first meeting of the year, adopt recommendations for further actions that may be taken to address ocean acidification and hypoxia.


  AB 2568    (Atkins D)   County integrated health and human services program.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/22/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/19/2016

Last Amended: 8/17/2016

Status: 9/22/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 469, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/22/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Current law authorizes the Counties of Humboldt, Mendocino, and Alameda to implement a program for the funding and delivery of services and benefits through an integrated and comprehensive county health and human services system, subject to certain limitations. This bill would authorize the County of San Diego, upon approval of the county board of supervisors and the California Health and Human Services Agency, to operate an integrated and comprehensive county health and human services system, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.


  AB 2616    (Burke D)   California Coastal Commission: environmental justice.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/24/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/19/2016

Last Amended: 8/16/2016

Status: 9/24/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 578, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/24/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Current law, the California Coastal Act of 1976, establishes the California Coastal Commission and prescribes the membership and functions and duties of the commission. Current law provides that the commission consists of 15 members. This bill would require one of the members appointed by the Governor to reside in, and work directly with, communities in the state that are disproportionately burdened by, and vulnerable to, high levels of pollution and issues of environmental justice, as defined. The bill would require that the Governor appoint a member who meets these qualifications to a vacant position from the appointments available no later than the fourth appointment available after January 1, 2017.


  AB 2808    (Gipson D)   Horse racing: exchange wagering: operative extension.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/13/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/19/2016

Last Amended: 4/13/2016

Status: 9/13/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 335, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/13/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Current law requires any racing association or racing fair receiving distributions from any exchange provider's exchange revenues to distribute a portion of that revenue to the official registering agency in a specified manner. Current law makes these exchange wagering provisions inoperative on May 1, 2016, and repeals them on January 1, 2017. Violations of the Horse Racing Law are generally misdemeanors. This bill would extend those inoperative and repeal dates to May 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021, respectively. The bill, by extending these requirements, the violation of which is a crime, would impose a state-mandated local program.


  AB 2914    (Committee on Governmental Organization)   Gaming: Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust Fund.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 7/25/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 3/17/2016

Status: 7/25/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 110, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 7/25/2016-A. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Current law establishes the Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust Fund within the State Treasury for the receipt and deposit of moneys derived from gaming device license fees that are received from tribes pursuant to the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts for the purpose of making distributions to noncompact tribes. Current law provides that moneys in that fund are available to the California Gambling Control Commission, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purpose of making those distributions in accordance with plans specified in tribal-state gaming compacts. This bill would clarify that the purpose of the fund is for making distributions to eligible recipient Indian tribes.


  SB 187    (Hall D)   Tribal-gaming: compact ratification.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/12/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/9/2015

Last Amended: 8/18/2016

Status: 9/12/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 306, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/12/2016-S. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Would ratify the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Jamul Indian Village of California, executed on August 8, 2016. The bill would provide that, in deference to tribal sovereignty, certain actions are not projects for the purposes of CEQA. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.


  SB 443    (Mitchell D)   Forfeiture: assets: controlled substances.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/25/2015

Last Amended: 8/4/2016

Status: 9/29/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 831, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/29/2016-S. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Would require a prosecuting agency to seek or obtain a criminal conviction for the unlawful manufacture or cultivation of any controlled substance or its precursors prior to an entry of judgment for recovery of expenses of seizing, eradicating, destroying, or taking remedial action with respect to any controlled substance. The bill would prohibit maintaining an action for recovery of expenses against a person who has been acquitted of the underlying criminal charges. This bill contains other related provisions.


  SB 745    (Hueso D)   Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/27/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/27/2015

Last Amended: 8/19/2016

Status: 9/27/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 710, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/27/2016-S. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Current law provides that moneys in the Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Grant Account are available for grants to eligible consortia to fund the cost of broadband deployment activities other than the capital cost of facilities, as specified by the Public Utilities Commission, and provides that an eligible consortium may include representatives of organizations, including local and regional government, public safety, elementary and secondary education, health care, libraries, postsecondary education, community-based organizations, tourism, parks and recreation, agricultural, and business. This bill would specifically include representatives of workforce organizations and air pollution control or air quality management districts amongst the persons that can be included in an eligible consortium.

  SB 826    (Leno D)   Budget Act of 2016.  

Introduced: 1/7/2016

Last Amended: 5/25/2016

Status: 6/27/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 23, Statutes of 2016.

Is Urgency: N

Is Fiscal: Y

Location: 6/27/2016-S. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

 


  SB 900    (Jackson D)   State lands: coastal hazard removal and remediation program.  

Current Text: Vetoed: 9/23/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 1/21/2016

Last Amended: 8/19/2016

Status: 9/23/2016-Vetoed by the Governor

Location: 9/23/2016-S. VETOED

Summary:
Current law establishes the State Lands Commission in the Natural Resources Agency and prescribes the functions and duties of the commission. Under existing law, the commission has jurisdiction over various state lands, including coastal lands. This bill would, upon appropriation of moneys by the Legislature, require the commission to, within 2 years, administer a coastal hazard removal and remediation program, as specified.


  SB 970    (Leyva D)   Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund: grant program: recyclable materials.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/14/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/8/2016

Last Amended: 6/29/2016

Status: 9/14/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 365, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/14/2016-S. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Current law requires certain moneys appropriated by the Legislature from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to be used by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for a grant program to provide financial assistance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting in-state development of infrastructure to process organic and other recyclable materials into new, value-added products. This bill would require the department, in awarding a grant for organics composting or anaerobic digestion under the program, to consider, among other things, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions reductions that may result from the project and the amount of organic material that may be diverted from landfills as a result of the project.


  SB 1266    (McGuire D)   Joint Exercise of Powers Act: agreements: filings.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 8/22/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/18/2016

Last Amended: 4/12/2016

Status: 8/22/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter No. 173, Statutes of 2016

Location: 8/22/2016-S. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Current law requires an agency or entity that files a notice of agreement or amendment with the Secretary of State to also file a copy of the original joint powers agreement, and any amendments to the agreement, with the Controller. This bill would require an agency or entity required to file documents with the Controller, as described above, that meets the definition of a joint powers authority or joint powers agency, as specified, that was formed for the purpose of providing municipal services, and that includes a local agency member, as specified, to also file a copy of the agreement or amendment to the agreement with the local agency formation commission in each county within which all or any part of a local agency member’s territory is located within 30 days after the effective date of the agreement or amendment to the agreement.


  SB 1287    (McGuire D)   Fishing.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/23/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/19/2016

Last Amended: 8/18/2016

Status: 9/23/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 542, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/23/2016-S. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Curent law authorizes the Director of Fish and Wildlife to order the closure of any waters or otherwise restrict the taking under a commercial fishing license in state waters of species of fish if the Director of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, in consultation with the State Public Health Officer, determines that the species or subspecies of fish is likely to pose a human health risk from high levels of toxic substances. The closure or restriction is required to be adopted by emergency regulation, as specified. Under current law, any violation of the Fish and Game Code, or of any rule, regulation, or order made or adopted under the code, is generally a misdemeanor. This bill would expand this authority to all fishing.


  SB 1333    (Block D)   State beaches and parks: smoking ban.  

Current Text: Vetoed: 9/28/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/19/2016

Last Amended: 8/19/2016

Status: 9/28/2016-Vetoed by the Governor

Location: 9/28/2016-S. VETOED

Summary:
Current law makes it an infraction for a person to smoke a cigarette, cigar, or other tobacco-related product within 25 feet of a playground or tot lot sandbox area. This bill would make it an infraction for a person to smoke, as defined, on a state coastal beach or in a unit of the state park system or to dispose of used cigar or cigarette waste on a state coastal beach or in a unit of the state park system. The bill would establish a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.


  SB 1363    (Monning D)   Ocean Protection Council: Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Reduction Program.  

Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2016   pdf   html

Introduced: 2/19/2016

Last Amended: 8/15/2016

Status: 9/29/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 846, Statutes of 2016.

Location: 9/29/2016-S. CHAPTERED

Summary:
Would require the Ocean Protection Council, in consultation with the State Coastal Conservancy and other relevant entities, to establish and administer the Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Reduction Program for the purposes of achieving specified goals. The bill would authorize moneys in the trust fund to be expended for grants or loans for projects or activities that further public purposes consistent with the Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Reduc