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          Date of Hearing:   August 21, 2013

                                  Mike Gatto, Chair

            SB 814 (Natural Resources and Water) - As Amended:  August 5,  

          Policy Committee:                             Water, Parks and  
          Wildlife     Vote:                            14-0
                        Natural Resources                       9-0   

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              


          This bill authorizes a cucumber fishing permit holder's estate  
          to transfer the decedent's permit to a qualified person.  

          This bill also delays the implementation of ballast water  
          performance standards for vessel discharges and makes minor  
          technical amendments to various code sections relating to public  
          resources management.

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          Negligible state costs


           Purpose and Background.    This omnibus committee bill makes  
          several noncontroversial changes to update code sections related  
          to public resource management.  The only substantive provisions  
          deal with sea cucumber permits and ballast water discharge  

          With regard to sea cucumber permits, existing law allows a  
          person to transfer his or her permit, but does not explicitly  
          allow a permit to be transferred by the permit holder's estate  
          after death. This bill expressly authorizes such a transfer.  

          With regard to the state's ballast water discharge standards,  
          the State Lands Commission which has statutory authority over  
          the issue, adopted a report on June 21, 2013 recommending a  


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          delay in the state's ballast water performance standards due to  
          the lack of compliance options currently available to the  
          shipping industry .  

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Jennifer Galehouse / APPR. / (916)