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          Bill No:  SB 814
          Author:   Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee
          Amended:  8/5/13
          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

           SENATE FLOOR  :  34-0, 5/9/13 (Consent)
          AYES:  Anderson, Beall, Block, Calderon, Cannella, Corbett,  
            Correa, De León, DeSaulnier, Emmerson, Evans, Fuller, Gaines,  
            Galgiani, Hancock, Hernandez, Hill, Hueso, Huff, Jackson,  
            Knight, Leno, Lieu, Liu, Monning, Nielsen, Padilla, Roth,  
            Steinberg, Walters, Wolk, Wright, Wyland, Yee
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Berryhill, Lara, Pavley, Price, Vacancy,  
            Vacancy

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  78-0, 8/30/13 (Consent) - See last page for  
            vote


           SUBJECT  :    Public resources:  administration

           SOURCE  :     Author


           DIGEST  :    This bill authorizes a cucumber fishing permit  
          holders estate to transfer the decedents permit to a qualified  
          person, delays implementation of ballast water performance  
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          standards for vessels that discharge ballast water in the state,  
          makes minor clean-up amendments to various code section related  
          to public resources management.

           Assembly Amendments  add provisions authorizing, upon the death  
          of a sea cucumber permitholder, the deceased person's sea  
          cucumber dive or trawl permit to be transferred by his/her  
          heirs, assignees, or estate to a qualified person as provided,  
          upon payment of the fee; delay implementation of ballast water  
          performance standards for vessels that discharge ballast water  
          in the state; and make other clarifying and technical changes.

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


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          2. Requires all vessels with a ballast water capacity of 1,500  
             to 5,000 metric tons to comply with the state's ballast water  
             discharge performance standards by January 1, 2016.  Requires  
             all vessels with a ballast water capacity of less than 1,500  
             metric tons or a ballast water capacity greater than 5,000  
             metric tons, to comply with the performance standards by  
             January 1, 2018.

          3. Makes minor clean up amendments to various code sections  
             related to public resources management.

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

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  8/30/13)

          State Lands Commission

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  78-0, 8/30/13
          AYES:  Achadjian, Alejo, Allen, Ammiano, Atkins, Bigelow, Bloom,  
            Bocanegra, Bonilla, Bonta, Bradford, Brown, Buchanan, Ian  
            Calderon, Campos, Chau, Chávez, Chesbro, Conway, Cooley,  
            Dahle, Daly, Dickinson, Donnelly, Eggman, Fong, Fox, Frazier,  
            Beth Gaines, Garcia, Gatto, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gorell,  
            Gray, Grove, Hagman, Hall, Harkey, Roger Hernández, Holden,  
            Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Linder, Logue, Lowenthal,  
            Maienschein, Mansoor, Medina, Melendez, Mitchell, Morrell,  
            Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Nestande, Olsen, Pan, Patterson,  
            Perea, V. Manuel Pérez, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Salas,  
            Skinner, Stone, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wieckowski,  
            Wilk, Williams, Yamada, John A. Pérez
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Vacancy, Vacancy


          RM:d  8/30/13   Senate Floor Analyses 

                           SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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