Senate BillNo. 511


Introduced by Senator Lieu

February 21, 2013


An act to amend Section 30221 of the Public Resources Code, relating to coastal resources.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 511, as introduced, Lieu. Coastal resources: California Coastal Act of 1976: oceanfront land.

The California Coastal Act of 1976 provides for the planning and regulation of development, under a coastal development permit process, within the coastal zone, as defined, based on various coastal resources planning and management policies set forth in the act. Existing law requires that oceanfront land suitable for recreational use be protected for recreational use and development unless present and foreseeable future demand for public or commercial recreational activities that could be accommodated on the property is already adequately provided for in the area.

This bill would revise that provision to refer to the immediate area.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 30221 of the Public Resources Code is
2amended to read:

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30221.  

Oceanfront land suitable for recreational use shall be
4protected for recreational use and development unless present and
5foreseeable future demand for public or commercial recreational
P2    1activities that could be accommodated on the property is already
2adequately provided for in thebegin insert immediateend insert area.



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