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                                 THIRD READING

          Bill No:  AB 815
          Author:   Berryhill (R)
          Amended:  8/4/08 in Senate
          Vote:     21

           SENATE NATURAL RES. & WATER COMMITTEE  :  5-3, 6/25/08
          AYES:  Steinberg, Hollingsworth, Cogdill, Machado, Margett
          NOES:  Kehoe, Kuehl, Migden

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  Senate Rule 28.8

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  72-3, 5/25/07 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT  :    Hunting or fishing:  local regulation

           SOURCE  :     California Outdoor Heritage Alliance

           DIGEST  :    This bill makes findings regarding the  
          Legislatures jurisdiction over fish and game matters that  
          cite case law, Attorney General opinions, and the state  

           ANALYSIS  :    The state constitution authorizes the  
          Legislature to delegate to the Fish and Game Commission  
          (Commission) the power to protect and propagate fish and  
          game.  The Legislature delegated this responsibility to the  
          Commission which must act in accordance with state fish and  
          game laws.  The constitution also guarantees the right to  
          fish on public lands and waters of the state and prohibits  
          laws to impede access to these lands for the purpose of  


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          The constitution confers on local governments the authority  
          to make and enforce, within their jurisdictions, ordinances  
          to provide police, sanitary, and other public welfare  
          protections that do not conflict with general law.

          This bill:

          1.Provides that the state fully occupies the field of  
            hunting and fishing.

          2.Provides that unless otherwise expressly authorized by  
            the Fish and Game Code or other state or federal law, the  
            Commission and the Department of Fish and Game are the  
            only entities that may adopt or promulgate regulations  
            regarding the taking of fish and game on any lands or  
            waters within the state.

          3.Provides that local ordinances and regulations that  
            regulate trapping are not subject to these provisions.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes    
          Local:  No

           SUPPORT  :   (Unable to verify at time of writing)

          California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (source)
          California Waterfowl Association
          California Fish and Game Wardens' Association 
          California Trout
          California State Pipes Trade Council 
          Butte Sink Waterfowl Association, Inc. 
          California Council of Land Trusts
          California Deer Association 
          California Houndsmen for Conservation 
          California Outdoor Heritage Alliance
          California Rice Commission 
          California Rifle and Pistol Association 
          Federation of Fly Fishers, Northern California Nevada  
          Golden Gate Fishermen's Association 
          Lower Sherman Island Duck Hunters Association 
          Mountain Meadows Conservancy 


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          Mule Deer Foundation 
          National Rifle Association 
          Nevada County Sportsmen Inc. 
          Outdoor Sportsmen Coalition of CA
          Recreational Fishing Alliance
          Safari Club International 
          San Diego County Wildlife Federation 
          Suisun Resource Conservation District
          California Sportsmen's Lobby 
          US Sportsmen's Alliance
          Quail Unlimited, Orange and Santa Clarita Counties
          Z-Tech Sales Inc. 

           OPPOSITION  :    (Unable to verify at time of writing)

          Animal Protection Institute
          Animal Switchboard
          California Animal Association 
          California Federation for Animal Legislation 
          Last Chance for Animals 
          League of Humane Voters -- CA Chapter
          People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 
          The Humane Society of the US
          Urban Wildlands Group, Inc.

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  : 
          AYES:  Adams, Aghazarian, Anderson, Arambula, Bass, Beall,  
            Benoit, Berg, Berryhill, Blakeslee, Brownley, Caballero,  
            Charles Calderon, Carter, Cook, Coto, Davis, De La Torre,  
            De Leon, DeSaulnier, DeVore, Duvall, Dymally, Emmerson,  
            Eng, Evans, Feuer, Fuentes, Fuller, Gaines, Galgiani,  
            Garcia, Garrick, Hayashi, Hernandez, Houston, Huff,  
            Huffman, Jeffries, Jones, Karnette, Keene, La Malfa,  
            Laird, Leno, Levine, Lieber, Lieu, Ma, Maze, Mullin,  
            Nakanishi, Nava, Niello, Parra, Plescia, Portantino,  
            Price, Sharon Runner, Salas, Silva, Smyth, Solorio,  
            Spitzer, Strickland, Swanson, Torrico, Tran, Villines,  
            Walters, Wolk, Nunez
          NOES:  Hancock, Krekorian, Ruskin
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Horton, Mendoza, Richardson, Saldana,  


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          CTW:cm  8/6/08   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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