California Boating Caucus Bill Report
(Wood D) Sport fishing licenses: 12-consecutive-month licenses.
Last Amend: 5/20/2019
Status: 7/10/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10). (Last location was N.R. & W. on 6/12/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)
Location: 7/10/2019-S. 2 YEAR
Summary: Current law requires a resident or a nonresident, 16 years of age or older, upon payment of a specified fee, to be issued a sport fishing license for the period of a calendar year, or, if issued after the beginning of the year, for the remainder thereof. Existing law also requires the issuance of shorter term licenses upon payment of a specified lesser fee. This bill, in addition to sport fishing licenses for the periods specified above, would require a sport fishing license to be issued to a resident or nonresident for the period of 12 consecutive months, upon payment of a fee that is equal to 130% of the fees for issuance of resident or nonresident calendar-year sport fishing licenses, as applicable.
Watch: Likely to support, awaiting amendments.
(Mullin D) San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission: Suisun Marsh Preservation Act of 1977.
Status: 3/12/2020-Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
Location: 3/12/2020-A. NAT. RES.
Summary: Would require, by the end of the 2020–21 fiscal year, that the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission create and implement procedures to provide managerial review of staff decisions in enforcement cases, timelines for resolving enforcement cases, and a penalty matrix for assessing fines and civil penalties. The bill would, commencing with the 2022–23 fiscal year, authorize the commission to record notices of violation on the titles of properties that have been subject to enforcement actions, as specified.
(Monning D) Vessels: for-hire operators’ licenses.
Status: 3/18/2020-March 24 hearing postponed by committee.
Location: 2/6/2020-S. N.R. & W.
Summary: Current law requires an operator of a for-hire vessel, as defined, to obtain a valid license to operate a for-hire vessel on the waters of this state, except as provided. Current law defines for-hire vessel to include a vessel propelled by machinery carrying more than 3 passengers for hire, except as specified. Under existing law, a violation of the provisions governing the licensing of an operator of a for-hire vessel is a misdemeanor. This bill, for the purposes of those provisions governing the licensing of an operator of a for-hire vessel, would revise the definition of for-hire vessel to instead include a vessel propelled by machinery carrying one or more passengers for hire, except as specified.
(Monning D) Vessels: arrests.
Status: 2/12/2020-Referred to Com. on TRANS.
Location: 2/12/2020-S. TRANS.
Summary: Current law generally requires every undocumented vessel, as defined, using the waters or on the waters of the state to be currently numbered. The owner of each vessel requiring numbering by the state is required to, among other things, paint on or attach to each side of the forward half of the vessel the identification number, as specified. This bill would additionally require an arresting officer to permit a person arrested for various offenses, including, among others, the failure to paint on or attach to each side of the forward half of the vessel the identification number, as specified, to execute a notice, prepared by the officer in triplicate, containing a promise to correct the violation and to deliver proof of correction to the issuing agency, unless the officer finds that a disqualifying condition exists.
Watch: Question regarding ferrying customers at marinas. BB to clarify with sponsor
(Jones R) Fishing: inspection of fish.
Status: 3/16/2020-March 24 hearing postponed by committee.
Location: 2/27/2020-S. N.R. & W.
Summary: Current law makes it unlawful to possess on any boat or to bring ashore any fish upon which a size or weight limit is prescribed in a condition that its size or weight cannot be determined.This bill would authorize a person to bring ashore a fish taken in a lake, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, or other inland waters pursuant to a sport fishing license in a condition that its size or weight cannot be determined if the fish is cleaned or otherwise cut at the end of a fishing trip on a boat that is temporarily attached to a dock or other permanent structure.
Watch: Awaiting amendments