AB 1097, as amended, Nestande. Department of Fish and Wildlife: primary function.
law establishes the Department of Fish and Wildlife in the Natural Resources Agency.
This bill would state that the primary function of the department is to provide services to persons who fish and hunt in the state.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 700 of the Fish and Game Code is
2amended to read:
(a) There is in the Natural Resources Agency a
4Department of Fish and Wildlife administered through the director.
5The primary function of the department is to provide services to
6persons who fish and hunt in the state.
7(b) The Department of Fish and Wildlife shall succeed to, and
8is vested with, all the duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities,
9property, and jurisdiction previously vested in the Department of
10Fish and Game.
begin deleteWhenever end deletethe term
“Department of Fish and Game”
12appears in a law,
begin delete theend delete term means the “Department of Fish and
begin deleteNo existing end deletesupplies, forms, insignias, signs, logos,
15uniforms, or emblems shall be destroyed or changed as a result
16of changing the name of the Department of Fish and Game to the
17Department of Fish and Wildlife, and those materials shall continue
18to be used until exhausted or unserviceable.
(a) The Mirage Trail within the Magnesia Spring
22Ecological Reserve shall be open nine months of the year to
25recreational hiking, if the commission determines that the
26following conditions are met:
27(1) Local public agencies or other entities will assume complete
28financial responsibility for the following as determined to be
29necessary by the commission:
30(A) Fencing to dissuade hikers from traversing beyond the trail
31and into sensitive Peninsular bighorn sheep habitat.
32(B) Signage and educational materials to educate hikers about
33Peninsular bighorn sheep.
34(2) A single entity has been designated to fulfill the financial
35arrangements and other terms and conditions determined by the
36commission to be necessary pursuant to paragraph (1).
P3 1(b) The commission shall determine seasonal openings and
2closures of the trail that will not conflict with the use of the area
3by Peninsular bighorn sheep, consistent with subdivision (a).
4(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
5and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
6is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.