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                                       CONSENT


          Bill No:  SB 814
          Author:   Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee
          Amended:  4/11/13
          Vote:     21

           
           SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES AND WATER COMMITTEE  :  9-0, 4/23/13
          AYES:  Pavley, Cannella, Evans, Fuller, Hueso, Jackson, Lara,  
            Monning, Wolk

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  Senate Rule 28.8


           SUBJECT  :    Public resources:  administration

           SOURCE  :     Author


           DIGEST  :    This bill authorizes, upon the death of a sea  
          cucumber permit holder, a sea cucumber permit to be transferred  
          by the permit holder's heirs, assignees, or estate to a  
          qualified person as specified.

           ANALYSIS  :    

          Existing law:

          1. Prohibits sea cucumbers from being taken, possessed aboard a  
             boat, or landed by a person for commercial purposes except  
             under a valid sea cucumber permit.

          2. Authorizes a sea cucumber permit to be transferred if  
             specified conditions are met, including requiring that an  
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             application for transfer be submitted to the Department of  
             Fish and Wildlife and the payment of a transfer fee.

          3. Requires, under the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of  
             1975 (Act), administered by the Department of Conservation,  
             every lead agency to adopt ordinances that establish  
             procedures for the review and approval of reclamation plans,  
             and, before approving a reclamation plan, to submit the plan  
             to the Director of Conservation.  The Act prohibits a person,  
             with exceptions, from conducting surface mining operations  
             unless, among other things, a reclamation plan is submitted  
             to and approved by the lead agency for the operation.  

          4. Authorizes, under the Act, the State Mining and Geology Board  
             to designate specific geographic areas of the state as areas  
             of statewide or regional significance, as specified.

          This bill:

          1. Authorizes, upon the death of a sea cucumber permit holder, a  
             sea cucumber permit to be transferred by the permit holder's  
             heirs, assignees, or estate to a qualified person as  
             specified.

          2. Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to provisions of law  
             governing the Department of Conservation and the California  
             Coastal Commission.

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


          RM:d  5/7/13   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  NONE RECEIVED

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