BILL NUMBER: SB 762 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Yee FEBRUARY 18, 2011 An act to amend Section 2000 of the Fish and Game Code, relating to fish and wildlife. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 762, as introduced, Yee. Fish and wildlife: taking and possession. Existing law makes it unlawful to take any bird, mammal, fish, reptile, or amphibian except as provided in the Fish and Game Code or regulations made pursuant to that code. Possession of those animals, or animal parts, under specified circumstances is prima facie evidence the possessor took the animal or animal parts. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions. 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 2000 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read: 2000. It is unlawful to take any bird, mammal, fish, reptile, or amphibian except as provided in this code or regulations made pursuant
thereto.to this code. Possession of a bird, mammal, fish, or reptilereptile, or parts thereofof these animals, in or on the fields, forests, or waters of this state, or while returning therefromfrom those places with fishing or hunting equipment is prima facie evidence the possessor took the bird, mammal, fishfish, or reptilereptile, or parts thereof.of the animal.