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2023 Legislation & Advocacy

2022 legislative items

BORG Bill Report.docxNeutral AB 1817 Boating Coalition.docxOUA AB 1817 Boating Coalition.docx

CARB passes amendments to commercial harbor craft proposed regulations

Recreational angling and commerical fishing comments on Draft Pathways to 30x30 document 02.15.2022.pdf

2021 legislative items

11-3-21CARBSportfishingCoalitionLetter.pdfAB 817 (Wood) - CHMPC Governor Signature Request letter 09.09.2021.pdfAB 332_TWW Coalition Letter_support_Sen Jud (1).pdfHMPC AB 335 (Boerner Horvath) - support .docxPublic Comments 2 16 21.pdfBudget Change Proposal DBW 2021.pdfDBW Response to 5-4-20 letter.pdfBoating Community and Industry Letter to State Parks 5 4 20.pdf

2020 legislative items

AB 1949 Support 9-2020.pdfSB 68 Support 9-2020NPS imp plan comments 7-31.pdfNonbiocideal AFP_20200730.pdfElection Summary-August 2020 (1).pdf

 Link to 2021 Legislative Calendar

California Boating Caucus Bill Report


AB 332

(Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials)   Hazardous waste: treated wood waste: management standards.


Introduced: 1/27/2021


Last Amend: 6/29/2021


Status: 6/30/2021-In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.


Location: 6/23/2021-S. APPR.


Summary: Current law, as part of the hazardous waste control laws, requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control to regulate the management and handling of hazardous waste. Under current law, certain wood waste that is exempt from regulation under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended, is exempt from the hazardous waste control laws, if the wood waste is disposed of in a municipal landfill that meets certain requirements imposed pursuant to the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act for the classification of disposal sites, and the landfill meets other specified requirements. A violation of the state’s hazardous waste control laws, including a regulation adopted pursuant to those laws, is a crime. This bill would require a person managing treated wood waste to comply with the hazardous waste control laws or the management standards established in the bill, including standards for the reuse, storage, treatment, transportation, tracking, identification, and disposal of treated wood waste, as provided.




AB 335

(Boerner Horvath D)   California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018: vessel information.


Introduced: 1/27/2021


Last Amend: 3/26/2021


Status: 6/22/2021-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.


Location: 6/22/2021-S. THIRD READING


Summary: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 grants a consumer various rights with regard to personal information relating to that consumer that is held by a business, including the right to direct a business not to sell, as defined, personal information about the consumer to third parties, as defined. This right is known as the right to opt out. The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, approved by the voters as Proposition 24 at the November 3, 2020, statewide general election, amended, added to, and reenacted the CCPA. This bill would exempt from the right to opt out vessel information or ownership information retained or shared between a vessel dealer and the vessel’s manufacturer, if the information is shared for the purpose of effectuating or in anticipation of effectuating a vessel repair covered by a vessel warranty or a recall, as specified.




AB 564

(Gonzalez, Lorena D)   Biodiversity Protection and Restoration Act.


Introduced: 2/11/2021


Status: 4/30/2021-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(2). (Last location was A. & A.R. on 2/18/2021)(May be acted upon Jan 2022)


Location: 4/30/2021-A. 2 YEAR


Summary: Would establish the Biodiversity Protection and Restoration Act and would provide that it is the policy of the state that all state agencies, boards, and commissions shall utilize their authorities in furtherance of the biodiversity conservation purposes and goals of certain executive orders. The bill would require all state agencies, boards, and commissions to consider and prioritize the protection of biodiversity in carrying out their statutory mandates. The bill would require strategies related to the goal of the state to conserve at least 30% of California’s land and coastal waters by 2030 to be made available to the public and provided to certain legislative committees by no later than June 30, 2022.




AB 591

(Villapudua D)   Vessels: arrests.


Introduced: 2/11/2021


Status: 7/9/2021-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 57, Statutes of 2021.


Location: 7/9/2021-A. CHAPTERED


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.




AB 817

(Wood D)   Sport fishing licenses: electronic display: 12-consecutive-month licenses.


Introduced: 2/16/2021


Last Amend: 7/1/2021


Status: 7/14/2021-From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (July 13).


Location: 7/13/2021-S. APPR.


Summary: Would authorize the Department of Fish and Wildlife, on or before January 1, 2023, to provide an option to display a sport fishing license, validation, report card, or other sport fishing entitlement issued pursuant to the Fish and Game Code or regulations adopted pursuant to this code electronically on a mobile device, except as provided. The bill would provide that a person who displays a sport fishing entitlement electronically on a mobile device in accordance with this provision shall be deemed to be in compliance with any requirement to possess or affix the entitlement.




AB 1066

(Bloom D)   Priority inland water-contact recreation sites: water quality monitoring.


Introduced: 2/18/2021


Last Amend: 6/24/2021


Status: 7/7/2021-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (July 7). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.


Location: 7/7/2021-S. APPR.


Summary: Current law requires the State Department of Public Health, by regulation and in consultation with the State Water Resources Control Board, local health officers, and the public, to establish, maintain, and amend, as necessary, minimum standards for the sanitation of public beaches. Current law provides for the establishment of the California Water Quality Monitoring Council, which is administered by the state board, and requires the council to undertake various actions relating to water quality data collection and to review existing water quality monitoring, assessment, and reporting efforts and recommend specific actions and funding needs necessary to coordinate and enhance those efforts. This bill would require, on or before July 1, 2022, the council to direct a new or existing working group to study water recreation hazards at priority water-contact recreation sites, as specified.




SB 273

(Hertzberg D)   Water quality: municipal wastewater agencies.


Introduced: 1/29/2021


Last Amend: 6/21/2021


Status: 7/8/2021-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.


Location: 7/8/2021-A. THIRD READING


Summary: Would authorize a municipal wastewater agency, as defined, to enter into agreements with entities responsible for stormwater management for the purpose of managing stormwater and dry weather runoff, as defined, to acquire, construct, expand, operate, maintain, and provide facilities for specified purposes relating to managing stormwater and dry weather runoff, and to levy taxes, fees, and charges consistent with the municipal wastewater agency’s existing authority in order to fund projects undertaken pursuant to the bill. The bill would require the exercise of any new authority granted under the bill to comply with the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000. The bill would require a municipal wastewater agency that enters into or amends one of these agreements after January 1, 2022, to file a copy of the agreement or amendment with the local agency formation commission in each county where any part of the municipal wastewater agency’s territory is located, but would exempt those agreements and amendments from local agency formation commission approval except as required by the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000.

Total Measures: 7

Total Tracking Forms: 7