BILL NUMBER: AB 1519	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Ma

                        FEBRUARY 23, 2007

   An act to add Section 269 to the Harbors and Navigation Code,
relating to landing rights.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1519, as introduced, Ma. Landing rights: revocation.
   Existing law imposes various water pollution control and
prevention requirements on vessels.
   This bill would authorize the state or a subdivision of the state
to revoke, rescind, or suspend the landing rights of a person
operating a vessel for commercial purposes on navigable waters, if
the person has violated a state or federal water pollution law. The
bill would exempt the landing of a vessel operated by a public
agency, and would define the term "landing rights" for purposes of
the bill.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 269 is added to the Harbors and Navigation
Code, to read:
   269.  (a) The state or a subdivision of the state, including a
harbor or port district, may revoke, rescind, or suspend the landing
rights of a person operating a vessel for commercial purposes on
navigable waters, if the person has violated a state or federal water
pollution law.
   (b) This section does not apply to landing of a vessel operated by
a public agency.
   (c) For purposes of this section, "landing rights" means the right
by contract, license, or any other grant of authority, to land or
moor a vessel at a publicly owned or controlled wharf, pier, quay,
landing, or other similar facility.