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AB 516 Oppose unless amended- Click here to see the entire copy of AB 516

CAHMPC opposition letter can be seen here

ARC 81 - Gibson, SupportAB 1111 Friedman, Support with amendmentAB 516- Chiu & Santiago, Oppose unless amendedSB 393- Stone, Support

 

Marine Legislative Committee
Active Position Bill Summary

Current Bill list updated 8/20/19

 AB 1387    (Wood D)   Sport fishing licenses: 12 consecutive month licenses.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Current law governs the issuance of calendar year and short-term sport fishing licenses, including the fees for those licenses. Under current law, a calendar year license expires at the end of the calendar year, regardless of when issued. This bill, instead of calendar year licenses, would require issuance of sport fishing licenses that expire 12 consecutive months after the date specified on the license. The bill would require license applicants to provide their email address and agree to be contacted regarding purchase, renewal, or reactivation.

Position:  Support 

 

SB 393    (Stone R)   Vessels: impoundment.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would authorize a court to order the impoundment of a vessel, as defined, for a period of not less than one nor more than 30 days, if the registered owner is convicted of a specified crime involving the operation of a vessel while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, any drug, or the combined influence of an alcoholic beverage and any drug and the conduct resulted in the unlawful killing of a person. The bill would authorize a court to consider certain factors in the interest of justice when determining whether a vessel used in the commission of such a crime shall be impounded pursuant to those provisions.

Position:  Oppose unless amended

 

AB 705    (Stone, Mark D)   Mobilehome parks: change of use.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would require the management to give homeowners at least 60 days’ written notice that the management will be appearing before a local governmental board, commission, or body to obtain local approval for the intended change of use of the mobilehome park and comply with other specified provisions. The bill would also require the local government to first make a finding that the approval of the closure of the mobilehome park and of its conversion into its intended new use will not result in, or materially contribute to, a shortage of housing opportunities and choices within the local jurisdiction for low-and moderate-income households.

Position:  Oppose unless amended

  

Marine Legislative Committee
Full Bill Summary

  AB 5    (Gonzalez D)   Worker status: independent contractors.  

Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would state the intent of the Legislature to codify the decision in the Dynamex case and clarify its application. The bill would provide that the factors of the “ABC” test be applied in order to determine the status of a worker as an employee or independent contractor for all provisions of the Labor Code, unless another definition or specification of “employee” is provided. The bill would codify existing exemptions for specified professions that are not subject to wage orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission or the ruling in the Dynamex case. The bill would state that its provisions do not constitute a change in, but are declaratory of, existing law.

Position:  Watch


  AB 65    (Petrie-Norris D)   Coastal protection: climate adaption: project prioritization.  

Current Text: Amended: 3/18/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would require specified things of the State Coastal Conservancy when it allocates any funding appropriated pursuant to the The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018, including that it prioritize projects that use natural infrastructure, as defined, to help adapt to climate change. The bill would require the conservancy to provide information to the Office of Planning and Research on any projects funded pursuant to the above provision to be considered for inclusion into the clearinghouse for climate adaption information. The bill would authorize the conservancy to provide technical assistance to coastal communities to better assist them with their projects that use natural infrastructure.

Position:  Watch


  AB 142    (Garcia, Cristina D)   Lead-acid batteries.  

Current Text: Amended: 2/25/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
The Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Act of 2016 requires, until March 31, 2022, a manufacturer battery fee of $1 to be imposed on a manufacturer of lead-acid batteries for each lead-acid battery it sells at retail to a person in California, or that it sells to a dealer, wholesaler, distributor, or other person for retail sale in California. The act requires the manufacturer battery fee to be paid to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and requires dealers and manufacturers of lead-acid batteries to register with the department. The act defines “manufacturer” for these purposes. This bill would, on and after April 1, 2022, increase the amount of the manufacturer battery fee to $2 and would provide that the fee would continue indefinitely.

Position:  Watch


  AB 202    (Mathis R)   Endangered species: conservation: California State Safe Harbor Agreement Program Act.  

Current Text: Amended: 2/26/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would delete the January 1, 2020, repeal date of the California State Safe Harbor Agreement Program Act, thereby extending the operation of the act indefinitely. Because submission of false, inaccurate, or misleading information on an application for a state safe harbor agreement under the act would be a crime, this bill would extend the application of a crime, thus imposing a state-mandated local program.

Position:  Watch


  AB 296    (Cooley D)   Climate change: Climate Innovation Grant Program: voluntary tax contributions.  

Current Text: Amended: 3/20/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would establish the Climate Innovation Grant Program, to be administered by the Strategic Growth Council. The program would award grants in the form of matching funds for the development and research of new innovations and technologies to address issues related to emissions of greenhouse gases and impacts caused by climate change. The bill would establish the Climate Innovation Fund, a special fund, in the State Treasury and would continuously appropriate the moneys in the fund to the council for purposes of the program. The bill would repeal the program on January 1, 2031.

Position:  Watch


  AB 487    (Gallagher R)   Department of Water Resources: dams and reservoirs: fees and penalty plus interest.  

Current Text: Amended: 4/2/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Current law requires the of Water Resources to adopt, by regulation, a schedule of fees to cover the department’s reasonable regulatory costs in carrying out the supervision of dam safety, which may include, but is not limited to, the costs of reviewing an inundation map, the amounts necessary to repay budgetary loans, and a prudent reserve. Existing law requires that a penalty plus interest, as set forth in existing law, be imposed for fees received after July 1 in any year. This bill would instead authorize that a penalty plus interest may be imposed for fees received more than 30 days after the July 1 required date of payment in any year.

Position:  Watch


  AB 552    (Stone, Mark D)   Coastal resources: Coastal Adaptation, Access, and Resilience Program.  

Current Text: Amended: 4/1/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would establish the Coastal Adaptation, Access, and Resilience Program for the purpose of funding specified activities intended to help the state prepare, plan, and implement actions to address and adapt to sea level rise and coastal climate change. The bill would create the Coastal Adaptation, Access, and Resilience Fund in the State Treasury, and would authorize the California Coastal Commission and specified state agencies to expend moneys in the fund, upon appropriation in the annual Budget Act, to take actions, based upon the best scientific information, that are designed to address and adapt to sea level rise and coastal climate change, as prescribed.

Position:  Watch


  AB 556    (Carrillo D)   Outdoor experiences: community access program: grant program.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/13/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would require the Natural Resources Agency to develop and implement a community access program focused on engagement programs, technical assistance, or facilities that maximize safe and equitable physical admittance, especially for low-income and disadvantaged communities, to natural or cultural resources, community education programs, or recreational amenities. The bill would authorize the agency to develop a grant program for innovative transportation projects that provide disadvantaged and low-income youth with access to outdoor experiences, as specified.

Position:  Watch


  AB 584    (Gallagher R)   Sport fishing licenses.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Current law requires every person 16 years of age or older who takes any fish, reptile, or amphibian for any purpose other than profit to first obtain a sport fishing license for that purpose, with specified exceptions, and to have that license on their person or in their immediate possession when engaged in carrying out any activity authorized by the license. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this provision.

Position:  Watch A


  AB 639    (Cervantes D)   Financing lower carbon emissions: seaports.  

Current Text: Amended: 4/4/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would require the Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank, after consulting with appropriate state and local agencies, to establish criteria, priorities, and guidelines for the receipt and review of applications and determining the accuracy of estimates of the future financial value of proposed projects for the purchase and installation of equipment submitted by harbor agencies, as defined, for assistance from the bank to finance projects that will reduce carbon emissions at seaports, as specified. The bill would require the harbor agency to set forth specified information regarding the state fiscal and economic impacts that will result from the proposed infrastructure development or equipment purchase project.

Position:  Watch


  AB 705    (Stone, Mark D)   Mobilehome parks: change of use.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would require the management to give homeowners at least 60 days’ written notice that the management will be appearing before a local governmental board, commission, or body to obtain local approval for the intended change of use of the mobilehome park and comply with other specified provisions. The bill would also require the local government to first make a finding that the approval of the closure of the mobilehome park and of its conversion into its intended new use will not result in, or materially contribute to, a shortage of housing opportunities and choices within the local jurisdiction for low-and moderate-income households.

Position:  Oppose unless amended


  AB 727    (Flora R)   Dams and reservoirs: exclusions.  

Current Text: Amended: 3/21/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Current law requires the Department of Water Resources to adopt, by regulation, a schedule of fees to cover the department’s costs in carrying out the supervision of dam safety. Current law excludes certain obstructions from being considered a dam, including a barrier not across a stream channel, watercourse, or natural drainage area and that has the principal purpose of impounding water for agricultural use. This bill would specify that a structure owned or operated by a public entity may have the principal purpose of impounding water for agricultural use for the purposes of an exclusion from being a considered a dam.

Position:  Watch


  AB 756    (Garcia, Cristina D)   Public water systems: contaminants.  

Current Text: Amended: 3/13/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would require a public water system to monitor for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The bill would additionally require a public water system to publish and keep current on its internet website water quality information relating to regulated contaminants and to notify each customer on the customer’s next water bill and through email, as prescribed, of confirmed detections of specified excess contaminants.

Position:  Watch


  AB 762    (Quirk D)   Public health: fish and shellfish: health advisories.  

Current Text: Amended: 3/11/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Current law requires the State Water Resources Control Board, in consultation with the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, to develop the Coastal Fish Contamination Program to identify and monitor chemical contamination in coastal fish and shellfish and assess the health risks of consuming sport fish and shellfish caught by consumers. Current law requires the office, under that program, to issue health advisories when the office determines that consuming certain fish or shellfish presents a significant health risk. This bill would require local health officers, as defined, to be notified of a health advisory under that program, and would additionally require the State Water Resources Control Board and the appropriate regional water quality control board to be notified of the health advisory under that program.

Position:  Watch


  AB 783    (Bigelow R)   State parks: American River Parkway: concessionaires.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to meet and negotiate with existing recreational concessionaires located on the South, Middle, and North Forks of the American River to find a solution that will protect the natural resources of the American River Parkway and permits those existing businesses to continue to operate. The bill would require the department to keep those contracts in place and to have until January 1, 2026, to finalize a path that allows those existing recreational concessionaires to come into full compliance with these provisions.

Position:  Watch


  AB 834    (Quirk D)   Freshwater and Estuarine Harmful Algal Bloom Program  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would require the State Water Resources Control Board to establish a Freshwater and Estuarine Harmful Algal Bloom Program to protect water quality and public health from algal blooms. The bill would require the state board, in consultation with specified entities, among other things, to coordinate immediate and long-term algal bloom event incident response, as provided, and conduct and support algal bloom field assessment and ambient monitoring at the state, regional, watershed, and site-specific waterbody scales.

Position:  Watch


  AB 835    (Quirk D)   Safe recreational water use: standards: harmful algal blooms.  

Current Text: Amended: 4/2/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would require the State Water Resources Control Board by regulation and in consultation with the State Department of Public Health local health officers, California Native American tribes, as defined, and the public, to establish, maintain, and amend as necessary, minimum standards for the safety of freshwater recreational bodies as related to harmful algal blooms, as it determines are reasonably necessary for the protection of the public health and safety.

Position:  Watch


 


  AB 912    (Muratsuchi D)   Marine invasive species: ballast water and biofouling management requirements.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
The Marine Invasive Species Act requires the State Lands Commission to implement and administer laws regulating the uptake or discharge of ballast water from vessels that impact marine species in the state’s waterways. This bill would, for purposes of the act, define the term “land” and would revise the coastal boundaries used to define the “Pacific Coastal Region,” as specified.

Position:  Watch


  AB 1040    (Muratsuchi D)   Protection of cetaceans: unlawful activities.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Current law makes it unlawful to hold in captivity an orca, whether wild caught or captive bred, for any purpose, including for display, performance, or entertainment purposes; to breed or impregnate an orca held in captivity; to export, collect, or import the semen, other gametes, or embryos of an orca held in captivity for the purpose of artificial insemination; or to export, transport, move, or sell an orca located in the state to another state or country. Current law creates certain exceptions to these provisions, including an exception that authorizes an orca located in the state on January 1, 2017, to continue to be held in captivity for its current purpose and, after June 1, 2017, to continue to be used for educational presentations. This bill would expand these provisions to include cetaceans, which the bill would define to mean a whale, dolphin, and porpoise in the order Cetacea.

Position:  Watch


  AB 1183    (Ramos D)   Vessel operator: definition.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Current law regulates vessels, as defined, and the equipment used, to be used, or carried in vessels used on waters subject to the jurisdiction of this state, except as provided. Current law defines an “operator” to mean the person on board who is steering the vessel while underway. This bill would revise that definition of “operator” to mean: (1) the person on board who is steering the vessel while underway; (2) the person on board who is responsible for the operation of the vessel while underway; or (3) the person who is at least 18 years of age and who is attentive and supervising the operation of the vessel by a person 12, 13, 14, or 15 years of age, pursuant to a specified provision.

Position:  Watch


  AB 1194    (Frazier D)   Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Delta Stewardship Council.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would increase the membership of the Delta Stewardship Council to 13 members, including 11 voting members and 2 nonvoting members, as specified. By imposing new duties upon local officials to appoint new members to the council, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Position:  Watch


  AB 1300    (Kamlager-Dove D)   State Coastal Conservancy: Explore the Coast Program.  

Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Current law establishes the State Coastal Conservancy with prescribed powers and responsibilities relating to the acquisition, protection, preservation, and enhancement of coastal lands within the coastal zone, as defined. Current law, for purposes of those provisions, defines a “nonprofit organization” to mean any private, nonprofit organization, that qualifies as a nonprofit organization under a specified provision of the Internal Revenue Code, and whose purposes are consistent with those provisions governing the conservancy. This bill would revise that definition by eliminating the requirement that a nonprofit organization have purposes that are consistent with those provisions governing the conservancy.

Position:  Watch


  AB 1387    (Wood D)   Sport fishing licenses: 12 consecutive month licenses.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Current law governs the issuance of calendar year and short-term sport fishing licenses, including the fees for those licenses. Under current law, a calendar year license expires at the end of the calendar year, regardless of when issued. This bill, instead of calendar year licenses, would require issuance of sport fishing licenses that expire 12 consecutive months after the date specified on the license. The bill would require license applicants to provide their email address and agree to be contacted regarding purchase, renewal, or reactivation.

Position:  Support


  AB 1516    (Friedman D)   Fire prevention: defensible space and fuels reduction management.  

Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Current law requires that a person who owns, leases, controls, operates, or maintains an occupied dwelling or structure in, upon, or adjoining a mountainous area, forest-covered land, brush-covered land, grass-covered land, or land that is covered with flammable material that is within a very high fire hazard severity zone, as designated by a local agency, or a building or structure in, upon, or adjoining those areas or lands within a state responsibility area, to maintain a defensible space of 100 feet from each side and from the front and rear of the structure, as specified. A repeated violation within a specified timeframe of those requirements is a crime. This bill would require a person described above to utilize more intense fuel reductions between 5 and 30 feet around the structure, and to create a noncombustible zone within 5 feet of the structure.

Position:  Watch


  AB 1612    (Quirk D)   Department of Fish and Wildlife: Invasive Species Response Fund.  

Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would establish the Invasive Species Response Fund in the State Treasury and would continuously appropriate money deposited in the fund to the Department of Fish and Wildlife to respond to nonnative vertebrate species invasions in coordination with other relevant government agencies. The bill would require any money received by the department from the federal government for the purpose of controlling and eradicating nonnative vertebrate species to be deposited in the fund.

Position:  Watch


  AB 1644    (Levine D)   Coastal resources: California Coastal Commission: scientific advice and recommendations: agriculture.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would include agriculture among the specified issues on which the California Coastal Commission may receive technical advice and recommendations, with regard to its decisionmaking, from members of the scientific and academic communities in the social, physical, and natural sciences.

Position:  Watch


  AB 1718    (Levine D)   State parks: state coastal beaches: smoking ban.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
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, with certain exceptions, as specifically provided. The bill would establish a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime.

Position:  Watch


  AB 1811    (Committee on Communications and Conveyance)   Public utilities: for hire vessel operators: household movers: commercial air operators.  

Current Text: Introduced: 3/4/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Current law requires the Legislative Counsel to annually prepare, publish, and maintain an electronic list of all reports that state and local agencies are required or requested by law to prepare and file with the Governor or the Legislature, or both, in the future or within the preceding year.This bill would require the Legislative Counsel to revise the list by deleting a specified report from the list.

Position:  Watch


  AJR 8    (Quirk D)   Invasive species: federal Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003.  

Current Text: Introduced: 2/15/2019   html   pdf

Summary:
Would urge the United States Congress to specifically add California to the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003 and to authorize an appropriation of $4,000,000 to help the state implement a nutria eradication program.

Position:  Watch


  SB 8    (Glazer D)   State parks: state coastal beaches: smoking ban.  

Current Text: Introduced: 12/3/2018   html   pdf

Summary:
Would make it an infraction punishable by a fine of up to $25 for a person to smoke, as defined, on a state coastal beach, as defined, or in a unit of the state park system, as defined, or to dispose of used cigar or cigarette waste on a state coastal beach or in a unit of the state park system unless the disposal is made in an appropriate waste receptacle. The bill would establish a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime.

Position:  Watch


  SB 19    (Dodd D)   Water resources: stream gages.  

Current Text: Amended: 2/28/2019   html   pdf