BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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          Date of Hearing:   June 18, 2013

                                Anthony Rendon, Chair
            SB 814 (Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water) - As  
                               Amended:  June 10, 2013

           SENATE VOTE  :   34-0
          SUBJECT  :   Public Resources: Administration

           SUMMARY  :   Authorizes a permit to take sea cucumbers to be  
          transferred upon the death of the permit holder, and makes  
          several technical non-substantive changes to update sections of  
          law relating to the administrative authorities of the Department  
          of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), the Department of Conservation  
          (DOC), the State Mining and Geology Board (SMGB), and the  
          California Coastal Commission (CCC).   Specifically,  this bill  :
           1) Authorizes a sea cucumber dive or trawl permit, upon the  
             death of a sea cucumber permit holder, to be transferred by  
             the deceased person's heirs, assignees, or estate to another  
             qualified person, upon payment of a nonrefundable transfer  
             fee to the DFW.

           2) Deletes an obsolete reference to the Division of Recycling,  
             which used to be part of the DOC, but whose functions are now  
             part of the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery  

           3) Makes other technical non-substantive changes to reflect the  
             DFW's name change, and to update provisions of law regarding  
             preparation and review of mining reclamation plans,  
             designation of special geographic areas by the SMGB, and  
             processes for review of coastal development plans by the CCC.  

           EXISTING LAW  :

          1)Authorizes a permittee to transfer a sea cucumber permit,  
            subject to specified conditions.

          2)Establishes the DOC, the work of which is divided into the  
            following divisions: the California Geological Survey; the  
            Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources; the Division  


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            of Land Resource Protection; and the Office of Mine  

          3)Provides procedures for the development and review of mining  
            reclamation plans and coastal development plans.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :   According to the Senate Appropriations  
          Committee, pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8, negligible state costs.

           COMMENTS  :  This is an omnibus clean-up bill authored by the  
          Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, and makes several  
          technical changes to update various sections of law relating to  
          public resource management.  The only substantive provision  
          authorizes the transfer of a sea cucumber permit upon the death  
          of a permit holder.  

          This bill is double-referred to this Committee and the Assembly  
          Natural Resources Committee.


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           Analysis Prepared by  :    Diane Colborn / W., P. & W. / (916)